Did anyone else play Penny, Penny, Who’s got the Penny game with your family for FHE? It was a recurring family game in my house, we played it at least once a month all through my childhood. I’ll do my best to try to explain how it works in this post!
Penny, Penny Review Game
How to Play:
One person starts with a penny between two hands. They’ll hold their hands flat together with the penny pressed inside their palms.
They will then go from person to person sliding their hands between the other person’s two hands (also held straight with palms together). They’ll release and drop the penny into one person’s hand, randomly, or keep it in their own hand.
I’ve created two printable penny graphics that you can cut so they’re double-sided and then laminate so its durable and reusable. This is the larger size and there’s also a smaller size that will be trickier to spot.
After they’ve passed through all the participants, everyone tries to guess who has the penny! Or, swap in plastic gold coins to add to the theme!
For Primary, call up 4-6 helpers to come up front. Give one person the penny. Then have the Primary kids try to guess (they’ll have to agree or pick one volunteer to guess) who has the penny. This is a fun challenge even for Senior Primary!
If they guess correctly, draw a fun way to sing card!
- Instead of a way to sing card, if they guess correctly, they can pick their favorite song to sing!
- Call up one child to specifically watch and try to guess who is holding the penny.
- Hide pennies all around the room. Hunt for one of the pennies and collect one penny between each time singing through the song. You can then draw a way to sing card to pick a different singing actions!
Penny, Penny Ways to Sing Cards:
- Sing every other word
- Balance on one foot
- Jump on a keyword
- Hum the melody
- Turn off the lights
- Clap with the beat
- Sing glued in place
- Sing extra slow
- Don’t move your lips
For another super fun review game with a similar theme, you’ll also love this Heads or Tails Review Game! It will have you randomly select ways to divide the room or pick a way to sing!
Penny, Penny Review Game Printables
This printable set includes 9 Penny, Penny ways to sing cards and cutout pennies that you can use for the game the extension ideas!
I’ve included extended printables with larger 1/4 sheet ways to sing cards and an editable PDF to add your own ways to sing or song cards with the template. Plus, you’ll find a printable lesson plan. These extra printables are included in March Doctrine & Covenants INSTANT Primary Singing membership or can be picked-up in my shop.
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For a fun themed St Patrick’s Day singing time idea, head over to this What Comes Next St Patrick’s Day activity!
It’s perfect for tying in themed songs for the holiday and even for teaching some music theory with the patterns matching the first few notes and a fun idea to clap out the pattern!
What other fun ways could you extend or use this Penny, Penny Review game?