Big Brother is learning to add, so we took the opportunity to turn a traditional game of dominoes into a fun and educational activity. This domino addition with dot markers activity can also be used to teach the concept of odd and even numbers using two different colors of dot markers.
1. Write numerals 1-12 randomly on your piece of paper. I wrote each number 4 times.
2. Have your child draw a domino and add the two numbers together. Use the dot marker to mark the sum. This is also a great time to discuss odd and even numbers–we used orange for odd numbers and blue for even numbers.
3. Continue playing the game, marking off the sums as you play.
This was a huge hit with Big Brother and an activity I foresee repeating many times.
And please excuse the gross pictures. A cloudy, rainy day = Absolutely no natural light. :)