Money and Counting Theme: Piggy Bank Play

This story time features coins and counting.

Books: Benny’s Pennies by Pat Brisson, Pop-Up Numbers by Mary Novick and Sybel Harlin, The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen, One Yellow Lion by Matthew Van Fleet, Pouch! By David Ezra Stein, Teeny Weeny Bop by Margaret Read MacDonald, The Painting Gorilla by Michael Rex, Jenny Found a Penny by Trudy Harris, A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban, One Weighs a Ton by Salina Yoon, Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews, Pink by Michael Dahl, The Long-Nosed Pig by Keith Faulkner, Jelly Beans for Sale by Bruce McMillan, Sorting Money by Jennifer Marks


Three Little Nickels   (hold 3 fingers up, then count down along with poem)

Three little nickels in a pocketbook new,

One bought a peppermint, and then there were two.

Two little nickels, before the day was done,

One bought an ice cream cone, and then there was one.

One little nickel, I heard it plainly say,

“I’m going into the piggy bank for a rainy day!”

I Had a Shiny Dime (to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)

I had a shiny dime, (hold up R index finger)

I had a shiny dime,

I put it in my piggy bank, (make circle with thumb and fingers of L hand, put index finger into opening)

To spend another time.


“Jumping and Counting” by Jim Gill (Irrational Anthem CD)

“I Can Do It” by Moey (Moey’s Music Party CD)

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