These money chart for kids printables are an easy (and free!) way to help your children learn not only the value of common bills and coins but also what they look like. Use these bills and coins worth money charts to make the concept of money less abstract!
Most of us live in a largely cashless world. Our paychecks are direct deposited, we pay our bills online, and we pay for goods and services with a piece of plastic (a credit card). Regardless of how infrequently you use actual cash, I still think it’s important to teach your kids the value of money, and these money chart for kids printables can help!
Now, when I talk about the “value of money,” I don’t mean how much work it takes to make money, although teaching your kid that is also important. What I’m talking about is the actual value of common bills and coins. In other words, what does a penny stand for, and (also important) what does it look like? And that’s where these money chart printables come in handy.
Bonus: While these money learning charts are awesome, if you’re working on teaching your child the value of money in the sense that you have to earn it as well as a sense of responsibility, a chore chart may be more helpful.
Coins Worth Money Chart
The first money chart for kids features common coins your kid may encounter. (Okay, it also features some relatively rare coins like a half dollar, but it doesn’t hurt them to learn the less common coins as well!) For each coin on this money coin chart there’s:
- Value – How much is this coin worth?
- Name – How do people refer to this coin?
- Image of the front – What does the front of this coin look like? This will help your kid recognize the coins on the money coin chart in the wild, so to speak.
- Image of the back – What does the back of this coin look like? Keep in mind that if your child encounters an older penny, the back might look different than what is shown on this coins worth money chart. Also, there are a ton of different quarter backings. To help your kid understand, consider grabbing some loose change and showing your child some of the varieties.
While this money coin chart is a great reference sheet, depending on your kid’s age and familiarity with money, it might still be a bit abstract. Presenting this coin money chart printable in conjunction with this printable play money template might help.
Tip: Cut out the money in the printable template to make it seem more like you’re handling “real” coins and bills!
Bills Money Value Chart
The bill version of the money value chart printable features all of the same columns as the coin money chart printable (value, name, and images of the front and back). This money learning chart includes a row for the:
- One dollar bill ($1).
- Five dollar bill ($5).
- Ten dollar bill ($10).
- Twenty dollar bill ($20).
- Fifty dollar bill ($50).
- One hundred dollar bill ($100).
In addition to helping your kid recognize different coins and bills and get familiar with their names and values, these money chart printables may help your child better understand the concept of making change. (Again, the play money template can also help with that.)
Tip: Before your child can really take full advantage of the money value charts, he or she will probably need to have a grasp on their 123s. If that’s an area where they could still use a little practice, making flashcards, games (like matching games), or coloring sheets with bubble numbers may help.
And while we’re on the subject of learning, how about those ABCs? Sure, letters aren’t exactly related to the money learning charts in this article but knowing how to read will almost certainly come in handy in life, right? 😉 Help your kids master their ABCs with this printable bubble letters alphabet in the same ways I suggested using the bubble numbers. Here’s are uppercase free printable bubble letters templates and lowercase bubble letters to get you started!
Use these free money chart for kids printables and before long your kid will be financially savvy enough to put together your household budget! Okay, that’s probably an exaggeration, but trust me, they’ll pick up on the concept of coins and bills super fast. And while they may never thank you for it, the knowledge will come in handy later—whether they’re learning basic math or making change at their first job as a teenager! 🙂