Please note that this is play money and cannot be used to purchase anything.
Free Custom Printable Play Money Template
This printable play money can be personalized with your child’s photo. Open the play money template and click on the image to upload your child’s photo. Drag your photo 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. Cut out each note. There are three notes per page.
You can also add a note to your child by adding additional text.
Play Money Templates with Photos
$100 Play Money
Don’t forget to erase 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.
$50 Play Money
Don’t forget to erase the dummy text if you don’t want to write anything on your $50 bill (play money). This can only be downloaded as a PDF file and not as an image file.
$1 Play Money
Either edit the text or erase 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.
Printable Money Templates with Text and No Photos
You can add your own text to these fake money printables but you cannot change the photo.
You can edit the denomination and the currency.
This printable fake money template has a photo of the child with no denomination.
What can printable play money be used 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 photo 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 erase the text completely and type in your own text.
How do you make the text smaller or larger?
Drag the text (by pulling the little square on the bottom right) until the text 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 great behavior!
Can this paper money be used by teachers at school?
Yes, you can either 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.
How do you download or print the fake money?
The file can only be downloaded as a PDF file and not as an image file. The best way is to download 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?
This is based on a theory called token economy which is a 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). Children receive money immediately after displaying desirable behavior. The fake money is later exchanged for a reward or privilege. This method can be used by teachers at school or by parents at home.