Hands down, our favorite math center right now is Penguin Number Dominoes – a fun game teaching number concept and comparison.

Snag your activity and then hop over and grab our Number Formation Pack for more math fun!

Getting Ready

To prep the activity, I simply printed the dominoes on cardstock to give them extra durability and cut apart the pieces.

That’s it! Doesn’t get much easier than that, right?!

Note: If you’re a teacher, you could laminate the cards for even more durability.

Penguin Number Dominoes

I helped my five year-old shuffle the dominoes and gather them into a stack face down on the table.

He flipped over the top card in the pile and laid it next to the stack to use as our first domino.

Then he divided the remaining cards between us.

Since he was the youngest player in the group, my son took the first turn.

The domino he’d flipped over a few minutes earlier showed a 5 ten frame on the top half and the number three down below.

He could match either the ten-frame or the number, so he looked through his cards and found a domino showing the number 5.

He laid the matching ends together on the table.

It was my turn to make the next move, so I slid a domino with five fish next to the number 5.

One turn after the next, we battled to be the first to play all of our cards.

It can get really tricky toward the end of the game because you lose your turn if you don’t have a domino that will work.

Thankfully, several minutes after we started, my son’s face lit up in a huge smile.

He proudly laid down his last card. He’d won the game!

Grab Your Set

Join in the fun! Grab your set of Penguin Number Dominoes by clicking the blue button below and then make sure to hope over and snag our Number Formation Pack in our shop!

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  1. Does the download-button work? I hit it but nothing happened.

    1. Hi Cecilia,
      When you click the blue “Download Here” button, a pop-up should open. You can try checking to make sure your browser isn’t blocking pop-ups from the site or try using a different browser. If you happen to be attempting the download at school, your district’s web filter may be blocking the pop-up. Let me know if you’re not able to get the dominoes!
      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

        1. Hi Rebecca,
          I’ve just checked to confirm that the link is working. Are you able to try allowing pop-ups or trying from a different web browser or network?
          Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

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