What to teach your kids about the Philippine Peso

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We're dropping more Filipino things for your to teach your kids!

And today... it's all about the money šŸ’µšŸ’°

Not only is it a practical skill that they can use in the future, but it also helps them understand and appreciate their Filipino culture. We're talking about the Philippine peso (ā‚± or PHP). It comes in two forms: paper bills and coins.

Facts about the Philippine peso

The paper bills are like the money we see in our wallets, but they come in different sizes to show different amounts of money. The biggest bill is worth 1000 pesos, and the smallest is worth 20 pesos. And the coins are round and come in different sizes and colors too!

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Facts about Philippine coins

You can also teach them how to say the Filipino phrases when they want to buy.Ā 

Filipino phrases for money and buying

Have fun role playing using the Sari-Sari store or Palengke as a backdrop and get practicing learning all about the Philippine peso. Who knows? They might just be able to use this knowledge on your next trip home!

Check out our free Printable of Filipino pesos to play with here.

Philippine peso play money printable

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For more Philippine travel for kids resources. Check out our My Visit to the Philippines activity book.

Do you have any fun games you play with your kids that could teach them about money? Share them with us! We'd love to learn from you.


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