I have a tin of dominoes for each of my children that I bought at Dollar General a few years ago. I really liked the idea of the tins plus I have created some keepsake ornaments for each child. Today I am sharing with you a way to play with dominoes for your toddler or preschooler. I created a dominoes sensory bin for Lil’ Red to enjoy.
We have four or five different kids of Dominoes from Disney Princess to Cars to plain old black that my hubby had from his childhood! For the Dominoes Sensory bin I chose to use a set of Dominoes from Cardinal that are ceramic AND waterproof!
I got my water beads ready the night before by placing them in a large container with warm water. I kept checking on them every few hours to be sure that there was enough water to allow them to grow to their full size. The next morning I poured the water beads and Dominoes into a large plastic container. Once I placed it in front of Lil’ Red he went right to work.
He began scooping out the water beads with his hands and that’s when I added a pair of tongs. I asked him to try to grab the Dominoes out of the water beads. He thought that was great fun for awhile. Then he decided to just tong out the water beads!
Tools that I used for this activity:
For more activites with dominoes check out these posts from other Kid Bloggers:
- 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
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