Do I know? Dominoes!

I’ve made my first set of dominoes for my classes. I’m so excited about them. :D

Dominoes game

I knew that I wanted to use them in my classroom but after some research, I decided against buying them. They either are pricey or they eat up the color ink in your printer.  Therefore, I did what I quite often do…got crafty using what I had on hand.

Items that I used:

Dominoes supplies

  • card stock
  • scrap construction paper
  • glue (I had Aleen’s tacky but Elmer’s will work fine.)
  • scissors
  • MS Word (not pictured)
  • Laminator (not pictured)
  • crayons or markers (not pictured)

Step 1

I created a table on MS Word (10 rows by 4 columns, I didn’t want the pieces too small) and added the color words in Spanish in the 1st and 3rd columns. I decided to use 2 sheets per domino set.

Step 2

Using scrap construction paper, I cut strips and then chopped them up into little pieces. I used my muffin tin to keep these pieces organized. My daughter helped me to glue the construction paper pieces to the boards.

Glueing

We had to get creative with grey (gris). I didn’t have grey construction paper so I had my daughter color a sheet of paper grey with a crayon.

Step 3

After they dried, I trimmed the blank border around the table to help cut down on the amount to be laminated.

Trim and laminate

Step 4

Next, I flip the trimmed tables over and color them with a crayon. Both sheets for a set were colored the same color and each set getting a different color. I did this so that if I find the random domino piece on my floor, I know exactly which set it goes with.

Marking

Step 5

Laminate the sheets.

Step 6

Cut out the dominoes and put each set in a baggy. (My son lent a hand with this.) I made a total of 15 sets for a class of 30.

Cut and Package

I can’t wait to bring these out in class. It’s hands on and an easy game for everyone to play! I already have plans to make more sets…adjective opposites, countries and capitals, and verb conjugation.

Hasta luego!

Sra S

 

 

 

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