LOOKING FOR SOME FUN AND FRESH IDEAS FOR DOTTING ACTIVITIES?
I love dotting activities! We do them all the time in my classroom. We dot our names, letters, numbers, shapes, pretty much anything! Here are a few fun ways to try dotting in your classroom.
Grab a play hammer and some golf tees! Put a piece of cardboard or foam behind your paper. Have students hammer away at those dots! This is an especially great activity for kinesthetic learners.
One of the reasons I love dotting activities is because they can be applied to so many activities and themes! Here are some more ideas.
fun ways to dot in pre-k
Use golf tees and a play hammer to dot names. Just put a piece of foam or cardboard behind the paper.
Use paint samples, wrapping paper, used birthday cards (or anything else you have on hand) to make your own confetti using hole punches. Use bigger punches at the beginning of the year to make it easier for your little ones to manipulate. As the year progresses, make them smaller to build fine motor skills. Have them glue the "dot confetti" onto letters, shapes, or names.
Dip wine corks in paint for large-scale dotting activities.
Use cotton swabs dipped in paint for smaller-scale activites.
Use dot stickers (or any small stickers) to fill in letters of the alphabet or the letters in their name.
Dip a variety of balls and balloons into paint for a fun open-ended stamping activity. It's messy, but so creative and fun!
Cut pool noodles and dip them in paint trays.
Use the eraser side of an UNSHARPENED pencil and dip it into a stamp pad for dotting alphabet letters or names.