Friday, October 8, 2010

do a dot fun

Yesterday afternoon I downloaded and printed these printables from Homeschool Creations. Both boys loved them as you can see.IMG_3835IMG_3836
The only problem was Monkey went through all the letters in less than 5 minutes, and then asked for more. So I drew a letter J and had him go over that with the dotter. He enjoyed that. So then I drew him a train, and he did the same with that. He was having a ball. IMG_3838 IMG_3840
Then it occurred to me, that he would probably like a coloring book type activity with these. I know they sell them, but it isn’t Christmas yet, and I don’t want to spend the money know. So after a search online I couldn’t find anything similar  so I made my own…..I know, shocking that I actually made my own of something.

train do-a-dot
That turned out so well, that I thought I would try a race car. My first attempts did not go so well. So I went to Making Learning Fun and found their bingo marker pages. But the only problem was there were no circles, and knowing Monkey, he would want the circles. Without the circles envision he would put one dot on the page and be done, he is very literal, and likes art with a very specific goal in mind. His favorite word is “perfect”. So I used Making Learning Fun’s page as a template to make the following race car.

car do a dot
I am sure my kids will like it but they haven’t had a chance to try them out yet. I am going to load them on scribd if you want to try them out.Train Car


  1. those are great!! that is so cool that you made your own :)

    We love our homemade dot stampers using water tubes from the floral dept.

  2. Thanks! I will have to try that. I made the dots too small, but it works well for the bingo markers that come from the Dollar store!

  3. Thanks so much for the link ~ and I'm glad that you all are enjoying them!! :) Love the train printable!

  4. I would love to print this train page for the birthday party we are having next week. I tried to download it and it said I have to be a premium member to download. Is there any way you could email me a copy????