Dominoes is a classic number game that can be a fun way to reinforce numbers, number sense and counting skills. Domino tiles are a lot of fun to play with too!


  • Numeracy: number recognition, measuring, counting, addition, subitising and patterns.
  • Problem solving.
  • Sensory- hands on manipulating tools.
  • Fine motor skills- strengthening little muscles through manipulation of tools.
  • Hand and eye coordination- watching and doing and coordinating these actions.
  • Language development – talking about what they are doing, sharing ideas, communication and numeracy vocabulary.
  • Self-esteem- a sense of pride and achievement.

Here’s a link to what to do with Dominoes beyond the game!

Recommended Age

4 yrs. – 8 yrs. / Pre-K – 3rd gr.


8 tubs of 168 wooden dominoes—which includes 6 complete sets of 28 dominoes! Dominoes come in 6 colors; each domino measures 1 3/4″ long.


8 sets of four

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Resource Links:

Domino Rules

The Easiest Way to Play Dominoes

Early Literacy: Counting with Dominoes

Kaplan Early Learning: Teaching Strategies for Using Dominoes in the Classroom

Google: Domino Chain Reactions!

Easy Domino Experiment

Dominoes Chain Reaction Sets New Guinness World Record

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