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Winter Fun - Picture Dominoes

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 5 pages | Grades: PK - 1

Build a seasonally-inspired vocabulary with this set of 28 winter picture dominoes.

Looking for a winter word activity that builds a vocabulary faster than you can say, “More hot chocolate, please!”?

Your class is going to love this matching game. ☃️ ☃️ 

Expand Your Students’ Vocabularies With These Cute Winter Words 

We created this resource for your reading center as an independent practice activity. 

To play, students will identify the word in the picture and connect it to its matching domino. 

The winter words pictured are:

  • boots
  • card
  • cocoa/mug
  • earmuffs 
  • fire
  • gingerbread man
  • hat/cap
  • holly
  • igloo
  • mittens/gloves
  • penguin
  • polar bear
  • reindeer
  • scarf
  • skate
  • skiing
  • sled
  • snow globe
  • snowballs
  • snowing
  • snowflake
  • snowman
  • snowsuit
  • socks
  • sweater
  • tree

And For An Extra Helping Of Winter Cheer… 

We also suggest using this game to reinforce your small group and full-class lessons in the following ways: 

☃️ Odd (Snow)Man Out

Place 3 cards at each station, making sure 2 cards create a matching set, and the 3rd card is different. Student pairs will rotate through each station and match the winter words. Remind students to reshuffle the cards before moving on to the next station. 

🔗 Winter Words Human Chain 

Provide each student in your class with a domino. Challenge the students to find both of their other halves, creating one long chain of dominoes. For an extra challenge, ask the students to complete the task in silence!

✂️ Upcycle Into Playing Cards

Turn this game into a deck of cards! Break out your scissors and cut up the cards in half. Students can play games like Match It, Go Fish, or Snap (to name a few). 

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

Support students who need help understanding the concepts by encouraging students to work in teams. 

Challenge fast finishers who already understand the concept to produce rhyming words for each word. 

Get our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies here!

Easily Prepare This Resource For Your Students

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Before You Download

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

 

These snowy activities are the perfect way to bring the outdoors into the classroom!  

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