2 nickels swam deep in the ocean,

Then they relaxed on the beach,

Two nickels together are 10 cents,

How much are nickels worth each?

The nickels warmed up in the sunshine,

And played with some shovels and pails,

2 nickels met 3 more warm nickels,

And relaxed on their silvery tails…

How many nickels in total,

3 nickels and 2 more are 5,

Yes, 5 nickels were there at the seashore,

The happiest nickels alive!

How much could 5 nickels be worth?

The total, just what could it be?

I skip-counted each nickel by 5,

As I stood by the waves of the sea…

I counted by cool ocean water,

Right next to a weathered wood fence…

How much did those nickels add up to?

1 quarter or 25 cents!