12 Hands-On Ways to use Do-A-Dot Printables (Plus Free Printables Included!)

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I love being able to find multiple uses for educational resources, especially printables. Many printables are easy to turn into hands-on activities, rather than just using a pencil, pen, or marker. Do-A-Dot printables are quite popular on Pinterest, but you can use more than just Do-A-Dot markers with them! Today I wanted to share 10 hands-on ways you can use Do-A-Dot marker printables in your tot-school or preschool.

12 hands-on ways to use do-a-dot printables with preschoolers.

I'm also including a free set of printables at the end of this post, so keep reading!

12 Hands-On Ways to Use Do-A-Dot Markers

Instead of using Do-A-Dot Markers all the time, why not try out these 10 ideas:

  1. Round colored stickers
  2. Colored craft pom-poms (with fine motor tweezers)
  3. Glass beads
  4. DIY Magnets on a magnet board
  5. Large wood Buttons
  6. Small round blocks
  7. Paintbrush and finger paints
  8. Glue sticks with paper circle cut-outs
  9. Medium to large Googly eyes
  10. Coins (nickels or quarters)
  11. Make play dough circles by rolling small pieces into balls or circles with your fingers and place each circle on the do-a-dot pages.
  12. Cotton balls

12 hands-on ways to use do-a-dot printables with preschoolers.

Numbers 1-10 Do-A-Dot Printable Pages

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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