Friday, May 22, 2009
Children can play "store," learn to recognize denominations or even prep for a career in finance with the help of free printable play money
available to download instantly at PrintablePlayMoney.net.
The play money comes in several, full-color designs. There are bills with whimsical graphics of children's faces, oversized bills for little hands, and realistic play money that looks similar to actual bills.
"Don't worry. This fake money won't get you carted off to the slammer," joked Kevin Savetz, the site's creator. "Even the realistic money designs are well within legal parameters."
The realistic play money comes in $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills and features images of the appropriate presidents so children can learn to recognize denominations (and add and subtract them) without making off with their parent's real money.
The bills print in PDF form, with several bills on each sheet. You can choose to download all $1 bills, or an assortment of denominations. Then, simply cut the bills out with scissors or a paper trimmer and start banking!
The play money is not just for the little Alex P. Keatons of the world. There are other uses for printable money, such as gaming tournaments, fundraisers and other events for kids or adults.
"This play money is perfect for home or in the classroom," Savetz said. "To make the bills even more durable, you could print them on cardstock or even laminate them."
There are more than 40 sites in the FreePrintable.net family of free printables
sites created by Savetz Publishing
, Inc., a company devoted to creating useful and informative web sites of interest to consumers and small businesses.
Kevin Savetz ( firstname.lastname@example.org
Savetz Publishing, Inc.
PO Box 1205
Blue Lake, CA