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Dominoes is a great choice for a game for your home or classroom as it keeps children entertained as well as sneaks in a bit of Mathematics learning too.
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Cut out the dominoes and laminate if you wish this will make them sturdier and more durable to play with. Play a traditional game of dominoes with these printable dominoes cards, but instead of matching dots, match the words that rhyme.A set of double-12 dominoes will have 13 rounds, and a set of double-9 dominoes will have 10 rounds. Because there are so many rounds played in Mexican Train, have players take turns flipping and shuffling the tiles.
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Prepare the Dominos: Glue copies of the last page in the PDF to the backs of the animal domino sheets. Young children can benefit from looking at the pictures and seeing the similarities and differences between them.
If you wanted to play the game with only a few players you could print several pages of the set of images on card, cut them out and then mix them together.
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To make them more suitable for younger children you can stick each one onto craft foam, or laminate them. If there are 4 players, you could choose to play as partners with the person sitting opposite you, or you can each play your own hands.Keep score on a piece of paper; have each player with tiles left in their hand add up the total number of pips. Each new round is started with the engine tile that is one number lower than the one used in the previous hand (double-9 for the first hand, double-8 for the second hand, double-7 for the third, and so on). Using a Marker: If you can't take a turn even after drawing a tile from the train yard, place a small marker, like a penny, on your train.