Learning to count is a skill that continues to develop from counting single groups into counting and combining sets. As kids learn to add, they are putting groups together to find a new total, which can be a challenge that involves counting on and know the meaning of how many altogether.
I love adding in manipulatives as much as possible, and my kids love dominoes. These domino addition printables are the perfect activity to add to a math center or small group when practicing early addition skills!
These pair perfectly with our printable addition pack!
To get this set up, I simply printed out the pages that my kids would need (below) and grabbed a basket of dominoes.
There are two options for playing, depending on the level of your students. You can choose to play with sums to 5, or you can take it further and play with sums to 10.
I used the sums to 5 as a warm up for the day/morning task, so it was used without dominoes. Kids count the dots and write the equation underneath.
This gives them practice with forming addition equations and seeing how parts can combine to make a new total.
In math centers, I had out the sums to 10 version, and kids not only wrote the equations, but also searched for a matching domino. This gives them double exposure to that specific grouping of dots and lets them work on counting, subitizing, and adding.
Grab Your Copy
Ready for some domino addition? Grab your set of the printables by clicking the yellow button below.
Then, for even more fun with dominoes, grab some q-tips (yes, q-tips!) and have fun with our Dot the Dominoes printable!
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