Monday, June 14, 2010

Pro Life: Look Who's Growing Dominos (game)

This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on all activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.

Look Who’s Growing Dominos: A fun way to educate young students that babies grow into adults to help promote Pro Life.

Introduce the game by discussing how babies grow after they are born. Example: What happens to babies after they are born? Do they stay the same size? Do they become bigger? How big do they grow? What do children become when they get older? What do they look like? What do you call someone who is all grown up? Etc.

4 pages of dominos

Look Who’s Growing Dominos Game- Shuffle/mix up dominos and place them all face down on the table in one pile.

For a two player game, each player should draw 4 dominos at random, for a game with more players; each player should draw 3 dominos. Do not let the other players see your dominos.

The youngest player should go first by laying any domino on the table. In the typical game you'd lay a double (one with the same image in both squares, but this is optional in the easy version -- I find it a tough rule to explain to the little ones and usually results in my having to look at their cards).

Player two tries to lay a domino on the table with an image that matches either end of the domino. If you cannot go, pick a domino from the pile and miss your turn. The next player may try to match the first domino image or try to match the end of the second domino image. Only one domino may be played per turn. Should the last domino be drawn with no play possible, the player passes and tries again on his/her next turn.

Play continues until one player has used all his dominos or until no one can play. The player with no dominos or with the least number of remaining dominos wins.

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