How to teach money to kids the fun way!
Teaching money to kids can be an energetic, hands-on lesson full of movement! Try teaching money to with a kinesthetic activity on our Money Hop Mat. Introduce financial literacy skills to young students in an interactive way. This floor mat will make math lessons involving money more exciting and engaging.
The Money Hop floor mat names and depicts of a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, one dollar bill, five dollar bill, and ten dollar bill. The relative value of each item in cents is also shown. At 38 inches wide and 84 inches long, kids are able to clearly see each coin and bill. It also allows multiple students to participate in money activities on this mat at once!
The bold colors and kid-friendly text will engage any visual learner. Furthermore, seeing the name of each coin and bill spelled out on the mat will help students solve word problems with money. This will further help them improve their reading comprehension and letter recognition.
Use this colorful floor mat with students as young as kindergarten, who are learning to identify coins and their values. They won’t have to sit still as they start counting money with this mat! The Money Hop can also be used with students as old as 3rd grade to practice multiplication with money.
Count and move!
Our money activities place an emphasis on movement-based learning. The Money Hop mat will encourage active learning while helping students develop gross motor skills. Physical activity will reinforce students’ learning and improve their memory retention. Watch your kids excel at manipulating coins and bills as they jump, step, skip, and trace their way through new kinesthetic money games!
Teaching financial literacy to kids is extremely important overall! Give them a strong foundation for real-life money management with the Money Hop floor mat. Check out our activity database to find our favorite money activities for kids.
Also available: Order our US Money Mats Set, which includes both the Dollar Hop and Money Hop, for a savings of $5 off the price of the individual mats!
Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl material, making them easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years.
Dimensions: 38 x 84 inches
Includes: penny, nickel, dime, quarter, half dollar, one dollar, five dollars, ten dollars
Check out our material FAQ page for more information and instructions on caring for your floor mat.
Sample Activity: Make the Amount
- First, give a student an amount of money, such as 23 cents.
- Then have them jump on the coins on the mat that they would use to make 23 cents.
- e.g the student may jump on two dimes (while skip counting by 10s up to 20). Then, they may jump three times on the penny (while adding 1, 2, 3 to 23) to make 23 cents.
- Then, challenge them to make the amount with as few coins as possible, or not using any quarters for larger amounts, etc.
- Finally, increase the amount of money to be higher and include dollars as students get more practice.
Click below to download free images of large-size coins for kids! Print, cut, and laminate these coin manipulatives for use with this mat.