by Noreen Doll.
Toddler games of dominoes are quick and easy to make and fun for toddlers to play.
Because they are made from craft foam, they are durable and light weight, and would make a great travel game.
Preschoolers can make their own dominoes game, or can make gifts for their friends and siblings.
10 pack sheets of craft foam can be found at the dollar store for $1, and the foam sticker packs of 100 pieces are also $1 there.
What You Need
2 Craft Foam Sheets of the same color
Craft Foam Stickers
Marker or Pen
What You Do
1. Mark off rectangles of 1 3/4 inches x 3 1/2 inches. You can get 4 across and 3 down on an 8 inch by 12 inch sheet. 24 total for 2 sheets.
2. Using a pen or marker (I used a pen), draw a dark line across the center of all the rectangles as shown. This will be the center line of each domino.
3. Cut around the rectangles – NOT on the center line.
4. Sort your shapes. For a set of 6 different shapes, you will need 7 identical pieces for each different shape.
One domino will have 2 of the same shape, and then each different shape will be paired with one of each other different shape.
Lay these all out before you attach the stickers.
5. Attach the stickers. Turn each domino so the shapes are upside down to each other – the bottom one will be right side up to you, and the top one will be upside down.
Press firmly – especially around the edges.
How to Play Toddler Games of Dominoes
For really young toddlers, just matching dominoes end to end is fun. Follow their lead – they might invent an interesting game!
For an early preschooler, start with a double (one with 2 identical shapes on it), and place it in the middle of the table.
Place a matching shape next to the double as shown, and continue to match the shapes on the open end of the domino.
Store the toddler games of dominoes in a sandwich or quart size ziplock bag.
© Noreen Doll