Today we set up a small shop in the classsroom. Some of us were shopkeepers and the rest of us were customers. The shopkeepers had to display their goods and prices and answer any questions the customers had. They also had to make sure they received the correct amount of money for their sales.
The customers had to decide what they wanted to buy with their money and count it out before giving it to the shopkeeper. We used 1c ,2c and 5c coins . We changed roles after all our money was spent so everyone got a chance to role play the shopkeeper and customer.
We got really good at counting out our money!