Little Brownie Bakers

1. 2021 Counting Horseshoes

1. 2021 Counting Horseshoes

Recommended Girl Scouts® grade level: Daisy, Brownie, Junior

Skills girls build with this activity: Money Management

Horseplay with money.

Build money management skills while horsing around! Girls will love this hands-on activity that teaches girls how to add up order totals and practice counting money.


  • Three printed counting horseshoes pattern templates
  • Printed counting horseshoes scorecards
  • Money (including ones, fives, tens, etc.)
  • One plastic bucket
  • Sixteen wooden or plastic horseshoes
  • Paint (including red, orange, yellow, green, teal, blue,
  • purple, and brown)
  • Scissors
  • Pens, pencils, and permanent markers
  • Tape or glue

1. Print out three copies of the counting horseshoes pattern template on 8.5″x11″ printer paper. Cut out and attach to the plastic bucket using tape or glue.

CH Bucket

2. Paint the wooden horseshoes to color coordinate with each variety of Girl Scout Cookie(Tagalongs®=red, Thin Mints®=green, Samoas®=purple, etc.). Let dry.

3. Use permanent markers to write on each horseshoe how much that cookie package costs. For example, a yellow Lemon-ups® horseshoe would have “Lemon-ups® — $ ” written on it. Fill in the appropriate price per package.


4. Print out counting horseshoes scorecards on 8.5″x11″ printer paper. There are three scorecards on each sheet. Each girl gets a scorecard.

5. Each girl gets a turn to toss the horseshoes and try to make it in the bucket. They will then use the scorecard to write in how many horseshoes they made in the bucket and add up their total sales. Practice making change with the money.

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