Spring is in the air, and with it comes rain and sunshine, and we all know that that means Rainbows. So that’s why this week’s #PLAYfulpreschool theme is all about Rainbows. Last week we did some rainbow baking and made rainbow candy crunch cookies which are now a much requested after school treat for the kids. To go with the rainbow cookies, and to work on some skills and knowledge we’ve got a Rainbow Domino Game for you to make and then play with your preschoolers.

Rainbow Domino Game with Free Printable domino set

Playing games with older siblings or with you as parents can help young children to learn about taking turns, sharing, how to lose gracefully as well as winning with grace. Whilst working on these social skills, you can also incorporate learning elements. A traditional domino set with dots is ideal for working on counting and recognition of number patterns but there is no reason why you have to restrict yourself to those. We’ve produced a printable of our rainbow domino set so you can print it off and have a different version of the game which works on colour recognition.

Materials needed

Rainbow Domino Printable – download here (you will need a PDF viewer to open and print)
Printer
Paper
Scissors
Laminater if you wish to make the set reusable time and time again

Learning Objectives

  • Social Skills – turn taking and winning and losing gracefully
  • Mathematics – colour recognition

Preparation Needed

Print out the Rainbow Domino Cards from the download link and then cut up.

If you wish to make the cards reusable then laminate like we have

Play Rainbow Dominoes

We always start by sharing out the dominoes equally between us, working on one for you, one for me etc. We talk about having half or a third of the cards so that even when the kids were very young, language of fractions was introduced with the concept of dividing a number.

Rainbow Domino Game with Free Printable domino set

With the dominos shared, we place a double in the centre of the table and then took turns to say the colours that we needed to match to continue and placing them in.

Rainbow Domino Game with Free Printable domino set

The Rainbow’s were a great addition as we worked on remembering the order of the rainbow colours and singing all the rainbow songs that we know.

Rainbow Domino Game with Free Printable domino set

More Rainbow Activities from the #PLAYfulpreschool team

Rainbow Themed Activities for Preschoolers

Rainbow Letter Formation Sticky Wall by Still Playing School

Language Activities for Preschoolers: Rainbow Climb by Growing Book by Book

Rainbow Sensory Bin by Tiny Tots Adventures

Inventing Their Own Songs to Encourage Creativity by Capri + 3

Rainbow Patterns with Blocks by Mom Inspired Life

Scented Rainbow Science and Sensory Play by Fun-A-Day

Preschool Engineering with Rainbows by Natural Beach Living

Design a Rainbow Technology Connection by The Educators’ Spin On It

Disappearing Rainbow Colors by Learning to Walk

Creating Salty Rainbows with Preschoolers by Life Over C’s

Rainbow Ice and Salt Experiment for Preschool by Powerful Mothering.

Rainbow Domino Game with Free Printable domino set

Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

6 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.