Sweet Pea is 4 years old.
From: I have finally finished the lowercase Do-A-Dot letters! A long time ago, I created a set of uppercase Do-A-Dot letters and since then, many people have asked me to also make a lowercase version. It took me much longer to make these than I expected, but here they are!
- Do-A-Dot Markers.
- Lowercase Do-A-Dot Worksheets.
- A plastic table cloth, 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 Lowercase Do-A-Dot Worksheets.
- 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 letter sheets and allow him to fill in the dots on his own.
Observations: Sweet Pea got so excited when she saw me printing out these new worksheets and begged me to let her do them right away. She was so happy to do this activity again. Children love trying fill in all of the circles and Sweet Pea was able to stamp them much more accurately this time.
Sweet Pea has loved the Do-A-Dot markers from the very first time I gave them to her, when she had just turned 2 years old. Do-A-Dot markers are a great activity for a wide range of ages and I highly recommended them.
Notes from the Trenches: About halfway through the alphabet, Sweet Pea grew a tired of stamping in the circles and started trying to smear the marker around to “trace” the letter. I think she wanted to “finish” all of them, but was getting tired. I put away the rest of them to do later. I suggest you only give out a few sheets at a time instead of the whole alphabet.
As I mentioned last time we used these, the Do-A-Dot markers do not clean up quite as quickly as washable Crayola markers.
Rating: 3 Stars * (Fun, Easy, Independent)