Sweet Pea is 5 years old.
From: Here are the Do-A-Dot number pages! A long time ago, I created a set of uppercase Do-A-Dot letters and since then, many people have asked me to also create number ones. These Do-A-Dot sheets are tedious to make so it took me a while to get them finished, but I am finally done!
- Do-A-Dot Markers. (We have the, slightly more interesting, Brilliant color set.)
- Do-A-Dot Number Worksheets.
- A plastic tablecloth, tray or at least some extra papers (to prevent the Do-A-Dot ink from staining your table).
- A smock or bib (optional).
- Print of a few of the Do-A-Dot Number Pages.
- For younger tots, you may have to remove the screw cap on the markers.
- If your tot has not worked with a Do-A-Dot marker before, select one sheet and show how him how to press straight down with the marker to make a colored dot inside one of the circles.
- Give your tot a few of the number sheets and allow him to fill in the dots on his own.
Observations: Sweet Pea was excited to see the return of Do-A-Dot sheets. After a couple of sheets, she decided to make things a little more interesting, and used all of the Do-A-Dot markers to create a colorful pattern.
In the picture below, Sweet Pea was upset because the green marker had gotten contaminated with some pink ink. :)
As I anticipated, this activity didn’t hold Sweet Pea’s attention as long as it did the last time. She only did about about 5 of the pages before she was was ready to move on to something else. I think these are just bit too simple for her now, but she still had fun with them.
I don’t know what it is about these types of worksheets, but little kids seem to love filling them in the Do-A-Dot markers. I highly recommended it for all little kids.
Notes from the Trenches: Sweet Pea loves Do-A-Dot markers, but they will seep through the Do-A-Dot page and stain whatever is below. Make sure you put down a plastic table cloth or another piece of paper. This is a picture of the paper that we kept below the sheets that Sweet Pea stamped. They will stain skin too, and despite what the packaging says, I have not found them to be 100% washable.
Rating: 3 Stars * (Fun, Easy, Independent)