Our transportation theme activities have been a hit this month on our preschool shelves. Each of the kids have a space for their activities and this month, Shiloh, has had a fun set for learning about forms of transportation. Today, we added a new game to the set! These DIY Transportation Dominoes for matching are perfect for preschoolers who are learning to match. My preschooler loved helping me create them!

– Life Over C's These DIY transportation dominoes for matching are perfect for a "new" game without going to the store. We've used this one bag of stickers for more than 5 different activities and still have more left!

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Materials for Transportation Theme Dominoes :

  • Cardstock
  • Transportation Foam Stickers
– Life Over C's These DIY transportation dominoes for matching are perfect for a "new" game without going to the store.

The first step is to cut the card stock into domino shapes. I cut the pieces in half the long way and then I cut strips that were 2″ wide with a 1″ strip left over.

Shiloh used the 1″ strips to practice sticking flower stickers while I worked on the dominoes. It was a great way to keep her occupied and working on her fine motor skills.

– Life Over C's These DIY transportation dominoes for matching are perfect for a "new" game without going to the store.

I recommend drawing the center line for the dominoes before you cut the 2″ strips. It will be much more efficient that way. (Says the person who didn’t think of that and had to draw lines on each individual piece…)

Then, I put the transportation stickers on the dominoes. I lined them up so that I could keep track of which pairs I had already created.

– Life Over C's These DIY transportation dominoes for matching are perfect for a "new" game without going to the store.

Since we have already used this set of stickers for several activities we are starting to get to the end of a few pieces. I just paired them up until I couldn’t make anymore full sets. We didn’t have enough to do the race cars and the helicopters, but if you have more of the stickers you could definitely include those.

– Life Over C's These DIY transportation dominoes for matching are perfect for a "new" game without going to the store.

You could play these like a traditional game of dominoes, but we were just focusing on making matches. If you play with them on the floor you can make quite the trail of dominoes!

– Life Over C's These DIY transportation dominoes for matching are perfect for a "new" game without going to the store.

These are compact and lightweight, so they fit perfectly into a quart-size plastic bag for storage. Then the kids can pull the out for quiet time.

– Life Over C's These DIY transportation dominoes for matching are perfect for a "new" game without going to the store.

Here are four more transportation activities that we created with this one set of stickers.

Planning for a Transportation Theme? We’ve done all the work for you!

We now have interactive thematic lesson plans for toddlers (18-35 months) AND preschoolers (3-5 years)! Get ready for fun and learning with unit lesson plans for your TRANSPORTATION THEME. Explore a variety of themed hands-on activities! Easy to follow lesson plans include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners. For more information, click on the graphics below:

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– Life Over C's These DIY transportation dominoes for matching are perfect for a "new" game without going to the store. We've used this one bag of stickers for more than 5 different activities and still have more left!

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The #ToolsforLearning team has come up with some great ideas for learning with dominoes! Check them out below:

– Life Over C's So many fun ways to learn with dominoes! DIY dominoes and traditional dominoes make for some great learning opportunities. Matching, alphabet, place value, learning to read, counting and more!
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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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