My 5 Favorite Dot Paint Activities

 “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!

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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.


Dot Paint emotions

2) Decorating white paper bags (you can teach your little one to make a pattern around the edge of the bags).

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3) Practicing Number Recognition with my Simple Number Search Download.

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4) Decorating one of my calendar templates (practice one-to-one correspondence by marking only one square at a time with only one dot).

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5) And number 5 of course is filling in any one of my FIVE Bubble Skill Printables!

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I have an upper case alphabet, lower case alphabet, numbers 1-20, color words, and number words set.

Here is a glimpse for you:

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And the momma in me “needs” to share the pictures of my kids in action:


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These images may appear sideways on your phones…. sorry!  They are upright on a computer 🙂

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8 Comments on My 5 Favorite Dot Paint Activities

  1. earleyml
    October 4, 2013 at 9:57 am (4 years ago)

    My kids love painting with the dot bottles but I never had any ideas before. Thanks!

  2. Vanessa Betcher
    October 4, 2013 at 4:56 pm (4 years ago)

    I have dot painting and my 3 year old loves to smoosh paint very where! I love your ideas and would be very happy to use your wonderful ideas with my son. Thank you for your generosity!

  3. Lee Jackson
    October 9, 2013 at 7:42 am (4 years ago)

    James would love to try dot painting! Thanks for sharing, your ideas are great! I will definitely grab some dot paints to play.

  4. Natalie C
    October 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm (4 years ago)

    Camden does dot paint at school sometimes, but now I’m convinced I need to buy some 🙂

  5. Erinhudd
    October 12, 2013 at 5:11 pm (4 years ago)

    I would love to try dot painting! I think my little girl would love it!

  6. Carol Pickens
    October 12, 2013 at 10:51 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi! Love the website.

  7. AndreaE
    October 14, 2013 at 1:48 pm (4 years ago)

    Dot painting looks like so much fun! My 3 year old would love to try it!

  8. Meghan
    October 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m catching up on all my blog reading! Hope I’m not too late to get the freebie. I have dot markers and use them with my 3 year old. I am getting ready to try to let my 22 month old use them next week! Eek! I am not a neat freak, but that boy is high energy and I’m a little afraid the paint will get chucked across the room. Anyway, would love to use some of your printables for both of them 🙂


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