We have been working hard on building up our number sense and our understanding of how numbers work together. I try hard to use manipulatives and math games whenever possible, as it makes the learning more engaging. Dice are always a favorite, but lately we have been loving dominoes as well! This free Domino Addition Game is a perfect activity for building the concept that two sets combining make one total!
*Pair with our Addition Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten!
This activity requires hardly any supplies. Just grab some dominoes and crayons, print the recording sheet (below), and you are good to go!
We used colored dominoes but you could use any kind that you have on hand!
I put the dominoes in a small basket on the table when I am using them for a math center. If I am playing with a small group I may just grab a handful so we can solve the equations together.
How to Play
To begin, the students grab a domino and use a crayon to draw matching dots on both sides of one of the blank dominoes on the recording sheet.
Then, underneath the domino they record their equation.
An addition sentence structure is there with the plus and equals signs, as some of my kids need support in setting up equations.
As your kids become more comfortable, you could remove the recording sheet completely and have them grab a domino and record the equations on a mini whiteboard.
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If using these recording sheets in your math centers, it is a great idea to laminate them for repeated use or simply slip them into a dry erase pocket sleeve. Grab the dry erase markers and you’re all set!
Another super fun twist for playing this addition game is to use q-tips and paint to make the dots. The students love it!
Grab Your FREE Copy
Ready for some domino addition fun? Grab your free copy of this Domino Addition Game by clicking the large, yellow download button at the very end of the post!
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