My kids love playing with dominoes and although they may not be able to play a strategic domino game, I still encourage the matching. This week’s #toolsforlearning are dominoes and I am going to share with you our robot domino math game. Teaching number recognition as well as subitizing can be extremely tear free and fun for kids especially if you make it into a game.
WHAT YOU NEED
Before you can start all the fun you need a few things: (Please note that affiliate links are used below for your convenience):
- Cardstock or regular paper for printing the cards
- Printer (we absolutely love our Epson Stylus NX530 )
- Robot Number Cards (at the end of the post)
- Print your cards and cut them up.
- Gather your dominoes.
How To Play
- Allow each player to take a domino and count the numbers.
- Choose the correct robot card that matches that number and place beside the domino.
- Try to do as many as possible in a set time. You can try matching for 3 minutes and then allow them to work their way to matching as many as possible within a minute.
A FEW HELPFUL TIPS FOR OUR ROBOT DOMINO MATH GAME
- Ideally you want to have 3 of each card, so I advice that you print the cards twice.
- I also removed the 0-0 dominoes as that was not our focus.
- This game also works on addition. In order to highlight this pick up a domino such as the 2-3 domino and say, “2 dots and 3 more dots is equal to 5 dots in all” You can also use the term ‘plus’ as well.
Check out these other domino activities for learning:
- DIY Transportation Dominoes for Matching from Life Over C’s
- Domino Place Value Activity from Still Playing School
- Robot Domino Math Game from Learning 2 Walk
- Domino Addition Game from The Kindergarten Connection
- DIY Alphabet Dominoes from Adventures of Adam
- Name Recognition with Dominoes from Line Upon Line Learning
- Dominoes Sensory Bin from Something 2 Offer
- Musical Bell Color Matching Dominoes from Sugar Aunts
- Teaching Numbers with Dominoes from Bambini Travel