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Rainy Day Crafts and Activities for Kids


Domino Duplex
How high can you build a house from dominoes?
How high can you build a house from dominoes?
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Domino duplex requires kids to exercise patience rather than speed to win this rainy day activity for kids. Building a house from dominoes also requires coordination skills. How high can the house rise without falling down?

What You'll Need:

  • Standard set of dominoes

The object is to build a house, one player and one domino at a time.

Step 1: The first player lays a domino down on its side.

Step 2: The next player adds another domino in such a way as to start building a house. Keep in mind that you will have to lay dominoes on their long or short sides so that they stick up to make walls.

Step 3: Players take turns adding dominoes to build up the building -- it gets tricky pretty quickly! The game is over when the first domino falls down.

An alternative is to play this game by yourself, each time trying to add more dominoes. Keep track of how many you add. You can also time yourself; see how many you can place before the timer goes off!

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