- Have a child add up three different priced items (total under $20). Have them find change (from a $20 bill).
- Play with fake money (add, subtract, multiply, and divide).
- Add up an order at the grocery store, divide to find the average per household member.
- At a restaurant multiply and see how much the total would be if everyone ordered the same thing.
- For any of these situations, given the play money, have them make change from a larger paid amount (If the total is $8.75, how much would you get back if you gave them $20--and to be more difficult--how much would you get back if you gave them $20.25?)
- Get to know what currency is in your area--US $, CAN $, Euros, etc. and practice using them.
- Play with a budget. Have the kids plan meals with only a certain amount of money for a few days--can they stay within the budget?
Are there there any other denominations of 'menu money' you want to see? .01 or .50? Maybe a 50 or 100?