Ladybug Dominoes

Ladybugs are one of the cutest bugs around.  In this easy kid’s craft and game, we turned these little sweeties into dominoes.  Playing dominoes is a fun way to reinforce matching and turn-taking and a nice way to pass the time.  

What you'll need:

  • Ladybug domino printout

  • Construction paper or cardstock – any color

  • Scissors

  • Glue Stick

  • Optional: laminator

 

How to make it:

  1. Print out the Ladybug dominoes cards and cut them out along the black lines. For added strength, glue the cards to construction paper or cardstock and trim them out.  Laminate and trim away the excess.  You should have 28 domino game pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To play the game:

 

On a table, turn all the dominoes face down and move them around to “shuffle” the deck.  Each player picks 7 dominoes from the pile.  The pile is called the boneyard.   The youngest player goes first.

 

The first player starts the game by laying one of their cards face-up on the table.  The next player must match one of the sides of the dominos in play with one of his own.  The player places his domino with the matching side next to the domino on the table.  If the player has a domino that has a double (2 sides with the same number) you can lay your domino so that it matches up on the table in the center.  Other dominoes can be laid down on either end or in the center of the double domino.  Any domino with an unattached end is a domino that can be matched.

 

If the player cannot match any cards, you must pick from the boneyard until you choose a card that will match with one in play.

 

The first player to get rid of all their dominoes wins the game.

Easy print version 

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Kidfunideas.com Ladybug dominoes pattern sheet
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