Coupon Money

Suggested Grades



Students will practice representing written money into actual money.


  • a collection of coupons in a box (ask students to bring some from home too)
  • play money(optional)
  • piece of paper
  • writing utensils
  • glue


  • Wander around from student to student and ask each of them to put their hand in the box and take out a coupon.
  • Have students glue their coupon on one side of their piece of paper.
  • On the other side of the paper, explain to students that you would like them to draw the coins and/or the bills that would be needed to equal the amount on the coupon. You may want to use play money instead, to prevent the obstacle of drawing.
  • Repeat the process.