1 Revise the Christmas vocabulary from the dominoes.
2 Give each pupil a copy of the Christmas dominoes to colour in and cut out along the dotted lines. Make sure pupils do not cut the black line in the middle of the dominoes!
3 Arrange the class in groups of three and ask them to put their cards face down on the table and mix them up.
4 Ask each pupil to take seven dominoes. The remaining cards are left face down on the table.
5 The oldest pupil begins by laying the first domino on the table. The next pupil tries to place one of his or her cards on either side of the first one. They can only do this if they have a domino which matches one side of the first one. Dominoes should be matched TEXT-PICTURE, TEXT-PICTURE etc and never TEXT–TEXT or PICTURE-PICTURE.
6 The game continues with each child laying down a domino in turn. If one of the children cannot lay down a domino, they must take another one from the remaining dominoes on the table and wait until their next turn before laying down another domino. The winner is the first pupil to use up all the dominoes in his or her hand.