“I want to paaaaaaaiiiinnt mom” was all I heard from my little Mckayla yesterday haha. I encouraged my little girl to re-phrase with “Mom, can we paint please?” and then of course we headed to the playroom (like 5 times yesterday). We hadn’t pulled out Dot Paint in a couple weeks so I thought it was time to re-visit it. My kids treat the dot paint sticks like drumsticks sometimes and just bang on the table, but there are plenty of uses for this art experience. So, I wanted to share some ideas with you. 🙂
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There are definitely days when I simply put all different types of paper on the art table and just let my kids jump around from one new creation to the next. Other days I use the printables I make specifically for these activities, and we focus on a few skills at a time. Today I’m all over the place y’all haha so bare with me… I felt like sharing my five favorite dot paint activities AND because one of those five activities involves using my home-made printables I am also going to share my five favorite dot paint printables!
So, my five favorite dot paint activities are:
1) Making faces using the dot paint on paper plates – this can be a great tool for discussing emotions.
2) Decorating white paper bags (you can teach your little one to make a pattern around the edge of the bags).
3) Practicing Number Recognition with my Simple Number Search Download.
4) Decorating one of my calendar templates (practice one-to-one correspondence by marking only one square at a time with only one dot).
5) And number 5 of course is filling in any one of my FIVE Bubble Skill Printables!
I have an upper case alphabet, lower case alphabet, numbers 1-20, color words, and number words set.
Here is a glimpse for you:
And the momma in me “needs” to share the pictures of my kids in action:
These images may appear sideways on your phones…. sorry! They are upright on a computer 🙂