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Coins for the Canteen

At Smart Boarding School, we're passionate about providing engaging and practical resources to help young learners develop essential math skills. We're excited to introduce a fun and educational worksheet aimed at kindergarten students learning about Australian money: "Coins for the Canteen." Get ready to count and explore Australian coins while imagining a delicious trip to the canteen!

"Coins for the Canteen" is a dynamic worksheet designed to help kindergarten students familiarise themselves with Australian coins and their values in a real-world context. With its colourful visuals and interactive format, this resource makes learning about money both exciting and relevant.

Activity Overview

  • Students begin by cutting out the Australian coins provided at the bottom of the page.

  • Next, they examine the six different food items listed on

the worksheet, each with a corresponding price.

  • Using their knowledge of Australian coins and their values, students match each food item with the appropriate coin by gluing the corresponding coin next to the food item.


Learning Objectives

  • Identifying Coins: By interacting with the images of Australian coins, students learn to recognize and identify different denominations, including the 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2 coins.

  • Counting Skills: Students practice counting and adding up the values of coins as they determine which coin matches each food item's price.

  • Real-World Application: "Coins for the Canteen" provides a practical application of math skills by simulating a scenario students might encounter when purchasing items from a canteen or store.


Key Benefits

  • Engaging Visuals: The images of food items and coins capture students' attention and make the learning experience enjoyable.

  • Hands-On Learning: Cutting out and gluing the coins onto the worksheet promotes fine motor skills while reinforcing mathematical concepts.

  • Relevant Context: By contextualizing money skills within the familiar setting of a canteen, students develop a deeper understanding of the value and use of Australian coins in everyday life.


"Coins for the Canteen" offers a valuable opportunity for kindergarten students to practice counting and familiarize themselves with Australian money in a practical and engaging way. Whether used in the classroom or at home, this worksheet provides a solid foundation for further exploration of money concepts.


Ready to embark on a coin-counting adventure with "Coins for the Canteen"? Click the button below to download your free copy from Smart Boarding School and watch as your students become confident money managers in no time!

At Smart Boarding School, we're committed to providing educators and parents with resources that inspire learning and foster mathematical understanding. Join us in empowering young learners with essential money skills through "Coins for the Canteen."

Let's count coins and explore the world of Australian money together!

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