Printable Play Money Template

Free play money printable template

Please note that this is play money and cannot be used to purchase anything.

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Free Custom Printable Play Money Template

You can personalize this play money printable with your child’s photo. Open the play money template and click on the image to upload your child’s photo. Drag your picture until it fills the frame. Edit the denomination to whatever sum you want. You can use a dollar sign or any other currency.

Once you have finished creating the printable fake money, download the file to your computer and print it. Cut out each note. There are three notes per page.

You can also add a note to your child by adding additional text.

The notes can be used as reward bucks to reward kids for good behavior, doing chores, helping others, etc.

Play Money Templates with Photos

$100 Play Money

Don’t forget to delete the dummy text if you don’t want to write anything on your $100 bill (play money). This can only be downloaded as a PDF file and not as an image file.

play money $100 dollars

$50 Play Money

Don’t forget to delete the dummy text if you don’t want to write anything on your $50 bill (play money). This template can only be downloaded as a PDF file and not as an image file.

fake money with your photo


Printable 10 dollar bill with photo

$5 Play Money

$5 Play Money with Photo

Dollar Bill Template

Either edit the text or delete the dummy text if you don’t want to write anything. This fake money printable $1 bill can only be downloaded as a PDF file and not as an image file.

$1 bill for playing

Printable Money Templates with Text and No Photos

You can add your text to these fake money printables, but you cannot change the photo.


100 dollars


50 dollars


Printable 10 dollar bill


Printable 5 dollar bill


1 dollar

Printable Money with any Denomination

You can edit the denomination and the currency. If you want to create reward bucks for specific achievements then feel free to add the achievement on the note. To do this, click on “Add Text”.

You can add any image. It can be a photo of a person, a school logo, a picture of books (to make book bucks for reading rewards), or a picture of your classroom (to make classroom bucks). You can either upload your own photo or choose a picture from the gallery (if for example, you want a picture of a pile of books).

printable play money template

Printable Money with no Denomination

This printable fake money template has a photo of the child with no denomination. You can add any photo. 

Free printable play money template

What can you use printable play money for?

You can use the play paper money to reward kids. For example, every time they tidy their room, they get one play dollar. When they save $20, they can get a special treat. You can either use the money instead of behavior charts or together with a behavior chart. For example, once they complete a behavior chart, they get $5, and when they save $50, they get a special prize.

The printable play money can also be used in various games and can be a fun way to teach kids about money, small change, and basic mathematics.


The uploaded photo is too small for the frame?

Drag the photo (by pulling the little square on the bottom right) until the picture expands enough to fill the frame.

How do you change the denomination?

Click on the denomination and type in the number that you want to appear. You can delete the text entirely and type in your own text.

How do you make the text smaller or larger?

Drag the text (by pulling the arrows on the bottom right) until the text box is as big as required.

How do you add text?

Just click on the icon that says “add text.” For example, you can write a message such as well done! You have earned this note for excellent behavior!

Can teachers at school use this paper money?

Yes, you can upload a photo of each child, a class photo, or you can choose people that the class feels deserve to appear on the play money. You can also upload a school logo. If you want to make a classroom fake money printable then click on “Add Text” to add your class details.

How do you download or print the fake money?

The file can only be downloaded as a PDF file or as an image file. The best way is to download it to your computer and then print the file. You can also try printing directly from the play money maker, but the results are often not as good, depending on your printer’s settings.

How can play money be used to improve behavior?

Give reward bucks right after a child or student behaves well. Over time, behavior improves based on a theory called token economy. This is a form of behavior modification designed to increase desirable behavior and decrease undesirable behavior with the use of tokens (in this case, play money). You give children the “behavior bucks” (play money) immediately after they display desirable behavior. They can exchange fake money for a reward or privilege. Teachers can use this method at school, and parents can use it at home.

How do you make the notes smaller or bigger?

You can control the size with your printer’s settings. Most printers enable you to determine how many copies of an image will be duplicated on a page. For life-sized notes print about four copies per page depending on your printer. If you want to print mini money then select as many copies as your printer allows on one page.


  1. The money is too large. How can you reduce the size to get more on a page?

  2. Brenda,
    The money should be pretty much the same size as real money but if you want to reduce the size then you can do so by changing your printer’s settings. Each printer is different but once you click on print you can usually make the image smaller or print two pages on one in which case you will get 6 bills per page.

  3. those are so great for pretend play with my kids. Do you have $5, $ 10 and $20 s too. Thanks so much

  4. I really wish that the $5, 10 and 20 were available as well. This is the best template which I have found to be able to have realistic looking money and still be able to edit the photos to use in the classroom. Students will have to have the cheap looking editable money for the missing denominations in order to practice using all the denominations. Please let me know when the others are available.

  5. Just used these for my high school class! I am hosting an auction for them to bid on a final project to do and needed fun money. I put my face on them LOL, they already think I am crazy weird, this might just cement it in. Thank you so much, totally fun!

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