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Are you looking for a simple Christmas-themed activity? These Christmas Do-A-Dot pages are not only fun, but have great learning benefits, too!
What Are Do-a-Dot Markers?
Do-a-Dot markers are great toddler and preschool friendly paint markers. They are a perfect size and easy to hold for little ones. On the end is a round sponge tip filled with paint. When you press down on the sponge, the paint comes out! You can choose to make circles by stamping or move the marker around to make lines. They are washable, too! The paint dries very quickly, which is a great when you are doing crafts with young children.
Educational Benefits to Dot Marker Activities
These dot marker activities are great for being a creative and educational tool in the classroom. Here are some educational benefits:
- Fine Motor Skills – These Do-a-Dot activities help students develop fine motor skills, as they need to control the markers to make precise dots.
- Hand-Eye Coordination – This helps improve hand-eye coordination as students aim to place dots accurately in the circles.
- Color Recognition – You can use these pages to reinforce color recognition.
- Creativity – It’s fun to see what your students will do on the pages. Some will use only one color and others will make patterns with their colors.
We love these do-a-dot markers, but you could also use dot stickers or regular markers to fill in the circles.
Christmas Do-a-Dot Pages
This set of printables has 20 Christmas pictures for children to fill in with dot markers. Here are the pictures included in this printable:
- candy cane
- jingle bell
- Christmas lightbulb
- milk and cookies
- snow globe
How to Use the Pages
These can be used for any age! I know toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners enjoy activities with dot markers.
Here are some ideas for using the Christmas printables:
- Add them to your art center and invite students to use their creativity to fill the pages.
- Send them home with students with dot stickers so they can strengthen fine motor skills.
- Have this be part of their morning table work.
Alternatives to Dot Markers
If you don’t have Do-a-Dot markers, you can use one of the following instead:
- dot stickers
- markers or crayons
- craft pom poms
- glass gems
- cotton balls
- wooden buttons
- play dough balls
- medium-sized googly eyes
Lastly, if you’d like the free printable for these Do-A-Dot pages, just click on the button below.
Have fun with this activity!