**The Baby Kangaroo**

“My baby is a bright one,”

said the mother kangaroo.

“With money in my pocket,

he knows just what to do.”

He counts the nickels all by fives.

The dimes he counts by ten.

And if they drop, he quickly

picks them up and counts again.

Each time I give my son a coin

he always hollers, “Thanks!”

And when he’s got a lot of them,

He puts them in his bank!

**One a Penny**

One a penny,

Two a penny,

Three a penny,

More,

Four a penny,

Five a penny,

That’s a nickel more.

Six a penny,

Seven a penny,

Eight a penny,

More,

Nine a penny,

Ten a penny,

That’s a dime for the store!

**Four Bright Coins**

Four bright coins shining at me,

The first one said, “I’m a penny you see.”

The second one said, “How do you do?

I’m called a nickel, and I’m bigger than you!”

The third one said, “You’re both small stuff,

If you want to buy something, you’re not enough!

But look at me, I’m small, and I shine,

I can buy something cuz I’m a dime.”

The last coin looked at them all and laughed,

“All of you together don’t measure up to me,

Cuz I’m a quarter, can’t you see?”

Penny, penny,

Easily spent.

Copper brown

and worth one cent.

Nickel, nickel,

Thick and fat.

You’re worth five cents,

I know that.

Dime, dime,

Little and thin.

I remember,

you’re worth ten.

Quarter, quarter,

big and bold.

You’re worth twenty-five

I am told.

**Money Rhymes**

Twenty five cents,

Money that rhymes,

Take one nickel

Add two dimes.

Three fat nickels,

One thin dime.

Makes twenty-five cents

Every time.

Five fat nickels,

No thin dimes.

Makes twenty-five cents

Any time.

**A Penny Is One Cent**

A penny is one cent.

(stamp your foot)

A nickel is five.

(slap your thigh)

A dime is ten cents.

(clap your hands)

A quarter twenty-five.

(snap fingers over your head)

How many cents have I on this try?

For example:

Snap, stamp, stamp … would be 27 cents.

1 cent is a penny,

10 cents is a dime,

5 cents is a nickel,

Now you know that I’m

learning about money

And which coin is which

Don’t forget the quarter,

It’s worth 25 cents!

**The Coins Go Rolling**

(to the tune of “The Ants Go Marching”)

Submitted by Jenny Daughtry

The smallest coin of all is the penny. The penny.

The penny is worth one cent. One cent.

The picture on the penny is the maple leaf,

And the penny goes rolling down, to the ground, to get to the bank

Boom, boom, boom.

The next biggest coin is the nickel. The nickel.

The nickel is worth five cents. Five cents.

The picture on the nickel is the beaver,

And the nickel goes rolling down, to the ground, to get to the bank

Boom, boom, boom.

The next biggest coin is the dime. The dime.

The dime is worth ten cents. Ten cents.

The picture on the dime is the schooner,

And the dime goes rolling down, to the ground, to get to the bank

Boom, boom, boom.

The next biggest coin is the quarter. The quarter.

The quarter is worth twenty-five cents. Twenty-five cents.

The picture on the quarter is the caribou,

And the quarter goes rolling down, to the ground, to get to the

Bank boom, boom, boom.

The next biggest coin is the loonie. The loonie.

The loonie is worth one dollar. One dollar.

The picture on the loonie is the loon,

And the loonie goes rolling down, to the ground, to get to the bank

Boom, boom, boom.

The biggest coin of all is the toonie. The toonie.

The toonie is worth two dollars. Two dollars.

The picture on the toonie is the polar bear,

And the toonie goes rolling down, to the ground, to get to the bank

Boom, boom, boom.

**The Dollar Song**

10 little, 20 little, 30 little pennies.

40 little, 50 little, 60 little pennies.

70 little, 80 little, 90 little pennies.

100 pennies make a dollar!

2 small, 4 small, 6 small nickels.

8 small, 10 small, 12 small nickels.

14 small, 16 small, 18 small nickels.

20 nickels make a dollar!

1 tiny, 2 tiny, 3 tiny dimes.

4 tiny, 5 tiny, 6 tiny dimes.

7 tiny, 8 tiny, 9 tiny dimes.

10 dimes make a dollar!

1 big, 2 big, 3 big quarters.

4 big, 4 big, 4 big quarters.

1 big, 2 big, 3 big quarters.

4 quarters make a dollar!

**The Penny**

See the shiny penny, brown as it can be,

With two maple leaves for all of us to see.

It’s made out of copper at a mint,

A penny’s worth one whole cent.

**The Nickel**

A resting beaver will be found

On a nickel, shiny, smooth, and round.

The Queen is on the other side.

A nickel is worth five cents. Say it with pride.

**The Dime**

A dime is the smallest coin of them all,

With the Bluenose sailing nice and tall.

A dime is worth ten cents. Don’t you agree?

Which makes me happy as can be!

**The Loonie**

When compared to other coins,

A loonie is gold and shiny,

It’s worth a dollar at the store,

But isn’t very tiny,

Used by people in Canada,

To buy things big and small,

The real loon floats on a lake,

Listen close and hear it call!

james hörner

**The Toonie**

A toonie is shiny silver and gold.

It has a bear that stands so bold.

A toonie is worth two dollars, that’s a lot.

It’s the largest coin that we’ve got.