Days of the week dominoes

Instructions for teachers

Choose which version below you want to use and cut up one set per class or per group of two to four students. Note that Monday is taken to be the first day of the week, so you’ll need to make your own version if you want to do the in line version starting the week with Sunday.  

Ask students to work together to put the cards into a line or circle (depending on what version you are using) with the days of the week in order and spelled correctly. After they have done that and checked their answers, they could:

  • Race to do it as quickly as possible on their own
  • Do it with one card missing, putting the cards into order and then saying which letters are missing on both sides
  • Play an actual game of dominoes, but either starting with just one card in their hand or playing with two or more sets mixed up together
  • Do the written exercises below
  • Test each other on the spelling of the words
  • Make their own set of dominoes split in a different way for another group to play with

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Days of the week dominoes usual abbreviations in a line version

 

 

start

Mon
day Tues
day Wed
nesday Thurs
day Fri
day Sat
urday Sun
day  

 

end

Days of the week dominoes normal abbreviations circular version

day Mon
day Tues
day Wed
nesday Thurs
day Fri
day Sat
urday Sun

 Days of the week dominoes unique matches in a line version

 

 

start

Mon
day Tue
sday Wed
nesday Thu
rsday Fr
iday Sat
urday Su
nday  

 

end

Days of the week dominoes unique matches circular version

nday M
onday Tu
esday Wed
nesday Th
ursday F
riday Sat
urday Su

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Days of the week spelling practice

Without looking at the cards, try to write the ending of each day of the week below.

Mon________________

Tues________________

Wed________________

Thurs________________

Fri_________________

Sat________________

Sun_________________

Use the mixed answers below to help with the spelling task above.

day

day

day

day

day

nesday

urday

Check with the cards.

 Without looking above, write the start of each of the days below. They are already in the right order.

_____________________day

_____________________day

_____________________nesday

_____________________day

_____________________day

_____________________urday

_____________________day

 Use the mixed answers below to help with the spelling task above.

Fri

Mon

Sat

Sun

Thurs

Tues

Wed

Check with the cards.

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PDF version for easy saving and printing: days-of-the-week-dominoes

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