Ordinal number words dominoes

Instructions for teachers

Decide which pack of cards to use, thinking about which will have the right level of difficulty for your students. (They are given in order of decreasing difficulty below).  

Cut up one pack of cards per class or group of two to four students. The dominoes cards need to have two parts, so don’t cut down the middle of the cards. After students work together to put the cards in order, they can:

  • Mix the cards up in front of their partner and see if they can put them back in order
  • Shuffle up all the cards and race to put them together in order
  • Play an actual game of dominoes (probably better with two or more packs of cards mixed up together)
  • Test each other orally on the word endings
  • Do the activity again with a more difficult pack of cards from below

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Cards to cut up

Ordinal number word dominoes words 1 to 12 version

st sec
ond thi
rd four
th fift
h six
th sev
enth eigh
th nin
th te
nth  

eleven

th  

twelf

th fir

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Ordinal numbers dominoes figures and numbers 1 to 12 version 

first 2nd
second 3rd
third 4th
fourth 5th
fifth 6th
sixth 7th
seventh 8th
eighth 9th
ninth 10th
tenth 11th
eleventh 12th
twelfth 1st

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Ordinal number word dominoes words 1 to 10 version

st sec
ond thi
rd four
th fift
h six
th sev
enth eigh
th nin
th te
nth fir

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Ordinal numbers dominoes figures and numbers 1 to 10 version

first 2nd
second 3rd
third 4th
fourth 5th
fifth 6th
sixth 7th
seventh 8th
eighth 9th
ninth 10th
tenth 1st

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Writing ordinal numbers practice

Without looking at the cards for now, write the missing parts in each of the ordinal words below. They are given in order:

fir_____

seco_____

thi______

four_____

fif______

six______

seven____

eight___

nin_____

ten____

Use the mixed answers to help with the task above. One can be used more than once.

h

nd

rd

st

th

Without looking above, or at the cards for now, write the missing parts in word below. They are in the correct order.

______st

______nd

______rd

______th

______th

______th

______th

______th

______th

______th

Use the mixed answers below to help.

eigh

fif

fir

four

nin

seco

seven

six

ten

thi

Correct the ordinal numbers below

farst

secand

thard

forth

fivth

sikth

sevenuth

eightth

nineth

tenuth

Without any help, try to write all the ordinal numbers, first as figures and endings, and then as words.

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PDF version for easy saving and printing: ordinal-number-word-dominoes-games

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