Rhyme and Song – Preschoolers & Money

CAO mark Rhyme and Song   Preschoolers & MoneyI am a firm believer in introducing money to kids early in life. Early education is key to creating healthy habits for a lifetime. That education includes financial responsibility. I have a 27 month old, and, even though I believe my previous statement wholeheartedly, finding ways to introduce money concepts at this age in a way that he will understand and carry with him in life is tough. That is why I am really excited to introduce a few rhymes and songs I stumbled upon which provide a great and effective introduction to learning and teaching about money for our sweet toddlers and preschoolers.

 

 

Coin Order
Tune: Ten Little Indians

Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters
Put them in that order.

The Money Song
Tune: Itsy, Bitsy Spider

1 cent is a penny,
10 cents is a dime,
5 cents is a nickel,
Now you know that I’m…
learning about the money,
and which coin is which.
Don’t forget the quarter-
It’s worth 25 cents!

Dr. Jean’s Money Song
Tune: Shortnin’ Bread

Chorus:
I like money to buy things at the store.
Money, money, money, I always want more!

A penny’s worth one cent.
A nickel’s worth five.
A dime’s worth ten cents.
A quarter’s twenty-five.

Chorus

Lincoln’s on one cent.
Jefferson’s on five.
Roosevelt’s on ten cents.
Washington’s on twenty-five.

Chorus

A building’s on one cent.
A building’s on five.
A torch is on ten cents.
An eagle’s on twenty-five.

Chorus

Coin Combinations

5 pennies make a nickel
2 nickels make a dime
2 dimes and a nickel
Make a quarter every time.

4 quarters make a dollar
and that is quite a lot.
And a dollar in my pocket
is exactly what I’ve got.

Money Poems
From Mailbox Magazine

See the shiny penny, brown as it can be.
Showing Abraham Lincoln for all of us to see.
He had a bushy beard, and a tall, black hat.
A penny’s worth one cent, how about that.

Thomas Jefferson will be found.
On a nickel, shiny, smooth, and round.
His home, Monticello, is on the other side.
A nickel’s worth five cents, say it with pride.

Three Little Nickels
A Fingerplay

Three little nickels in a pocketbook new,
(hold up three fingers)
One bought a peppermint, and then there were two,
(bend down one finger)
Two little nickels before the day was done,
One bought an ice cream cone, and then there was one
(bend down another finger)
One little nickel I heard it plainly say,
“I’m going into the piggy bank for a rainy day!”

Three Shiny Quarters
fingerplay adapted from “Three Little Nickels”

Three shiny quarters in a pocketbook new
(Hold up three fingers)
One bought a gumball, then there were two
(Bend down one finger)
Two shiny quarters, before the day was done
One bought a sticker, then there was one.
(Bend down another finger)
One little quarter, I heard it plainly say,
“I’m going in the piggy bank for a rainy day!”

Quarter Poem
Have you heard of the bubble gum song?
The chorus is “Oompa, oompa bubble gum
Oompa, oompa bubble gum”

1. My mommy gave me a penny
she told me to buy a jenny (a mule)
but I didn’t buy a jenny
instead, I bought bubble gum.

Chorus

2. nickel-pickle
3. dime-lime
4. quarter-porter (porter house steak)
5. dollar-collar

Tune: First two lines of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Penny, penny, easily spent
Copper brown and worth 1 cent.

Nickel, nickel, thick and fat,
You’re worth 5 cents, I know that!

Dime, dime, little and thin,
I remember, you’re worth 10.

Quarter, quarter, big and bold,
You’re worth 25 cents I’m told.

Half-a-dollar, half-a-dollar, giant size,
50 cents to buy some fries.

Dollar, dollar, green and long,
Worth 100 cents, you can’t go wrong!!!

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Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters,
Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.
A penny’s worth one,
A nickel’s worth five,
A dime’s worth ten,
And a quarter’s worth twenty-five.

Tune: Oh My Darlin’

Found a penny,
Found a penny,
Found a penny just now.
Just now I found a penny.
Found a penny just now.

It’s worth 1 cent.
It’s worth 1 cent.
It’s worth 1 cent just now.
Just now, it’s work 1 cent.
It’s worth 1 cent just now.

Ten Little Pennies
Tune: Ten Little Indians
By Martha Hopkins and Donna Wright

Verse 1:
One little, two little, three little pennies,
Four little, five little, six little pennies,
Seven little, eight little, nine little pennies,
Ten pennies make one dime.

Verse 2:
One little, two little, three little dimes,
Four little, five little, six little dimes,
Seven little, eight little, nine little dimes,
Ten dimes make one dollar.

Verse 3:
Two little, four little, six little nickels,
Eight little, ten little, twelve little nickels,
Fourteen, sixteen, eighteen nickels,
Twenty nickels make one dollar.

The Dollar Song
Tune: Ten Little Indians
From Creative Teaching Press-theme-100

One little, two little, three little dimes,
Four little, five little, six little dimes,
Seven little, eight little, nine little dimes,
Ten dimes make 100 cents.

Two little, four little, six little nickels,
Eight little, ten little, twelve little nickels,
Fourteen little, sixteen little, eighteen little nickels,
Twenty nickels make 100 cents.

Ten little, twenty little, thirty little pennies,
Forty little, fifty little, sixty little pennies,
Seventy little, eighty little, ninety little pennies,

100 pennies make 100 cents.
Penny, Nickel, Dime
Tune: Frere Jacques
written by Linda Farris

Penny, nickel, dime.
Penny, nickel, dime.
Quarter, half dollar.
Quarter, half dollar.
Penny, nickel, dime.
Penny, nickel, dime,
Quarter, half dollar.
Quarter, half dollar.

One, five, ten.
One, five, ten.
Twenty-five, fifty.
Twenty-five, fifty.
One, five, ten.
One, five, ten.
Twenty-five, fifty.
Twenty-five, fifty.

Source: Mrs. Jones’ Room


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