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.
Other easy games are Travel Tic Tac Toe and Dinosaur Matching Game for Toddler.
© Noreen Doll
smart momma says
this is awesome! my kids would love this!
thanks for joining my linky party!
Darlene W says
I am always on the look out for crafts and Games that I can do or play with the grandkids
that looks very easy to do!
It’s such a good idea! Kids would love it 🙂
This is so cute! And easy! And safe!
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What a great idea! I love quick, easy and cheap ideas to keep the kids entertained! We will be trying this at home for sure!
Natalia Khon says
Sam @ DIY Just Cuz says
I love crafts that use foam, these are no exception. My younger siblings would love to take something like this camping…future Christmas gift! (Pinning!). I got here from the Pin Junkie, fun to party with you 🙂
Love this idea. It’s so cute! Will definitely try with my little one!
simple nature decor says
I love dominos, as a child it was my favorite game, such a classic game, thanks for sharing this on Dream Create and Inspire.
Love this idea! It’s super cute
Jann Olson says
Cute idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
What a fun and clever idea! And of course the bright colors are simply perfect. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.
I can see myself doing this one day as a craft activity then the next day as a game….or even as a craft for when I am babysitting, either way this is a fantastic craft and activity! I also love how inexpensive the materials can be purchased. Thank you for sharing. =)
These look like so much fun! It has been pinned for future use! Thank you for linking up with us on Tips and Tricks Link Party!
Kristina & Millie says
totally cute and fun! i love dominoes and this would be a fun way to teach your child while having a good time 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle!
What a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope to see you again this week!! I pinn everything on my 2 favorite things pinterest board!!