Ways to Learn with Dabber Dot Markers

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Is there that one crafting and creation supply for preschoolers and young learners that you just can’t live without? Ok, maybe it’s really one item that comes in eight different color? You know the one. You grab them from your craft closet and your kiddos’ eyes light up.

And by kiddos I defiantly mean the preschoolers, but even the older kids at my house!  Any child who loves to be creative and use their imagination loves dabber dot markers!
ways to learn using dabber dot markers

You know I share new ideas with you guys constantly sharing ways to use dabber dot markers with your littles. They are an excellent way to increase hand and eye coordination. I love that they build fine motor skills. Hand dexterity is being built as you flip the dabber up and down marking your spot. They encourage color identification, which is huge as preschoolers (and toddlers) and learning the names of colors. Honestly, the list of benefits go on and on.

Have you ever considered using dabber dot markers as a way to teach your little one? We use them all of time in our homeschooling and they are a clean way to express and learn as there are no brushes, mixing, etc.,you just take off the cap and create! We love these from Fiddle and Doodle

Let me show you some of the super fun ways to create with dabber dot markers as you are teaching and encouraging you sweet children! (These are perfect for preschool classrooms too!! Shout out to all of our teachers out there!)

Ways to Learn Using Dabber Dot Markers

1) Using a blank sheet of white paper, write your child’s name with pencil. Have them us the dabber dot marker of their choice to trace their name. Or, start slow and only trace one letter of the alphabet at a time. Say the letter with them as they trace each letter.

fiddle dabber name letter trace

2) Using a sheet of white printer paper or a light color sheet of construction paper, write the numbers 1-5 in a vertical column on the far left hand side of the paper with a pencil or marker. (You can do up to 6 or 7 if you can fit that many numbers without cramming the them together.) Have your child use the markers to make a dot to the right hand side of each number representing the number in dots. Use a different color for each number. out aloud together as your child makes their dots.

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Are your kids into Pokemon? Here is a fun 12 page Count with Pokemon pack that any young one would love!

count with pokemon

3) Take a couple of sheets of paper and cut them into rectangles that are all the same size. We are going to use these to make paper dominoes. Draw a line on each rectangle to divide it in half. Let the kids make the dots for the dominoes using the dabber dot markers. The is super fun an when you’re done you can use the paper dominoes to be create and make math games!

4) Encourage your kiddos to make picture using the dabbers. They can create rainbows, abstracts, fill the page with different colors and shapes. Let them be creative. Older kids can even use a pencil to draw out something more complex like a house and trees. Then, use the dabbers to color them pictures in. They will love this!!

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5) Use the dabbers to count numbers. This is how I learned to count in Kindergarten (minus the dabber markers but how cool would this have been!?). It’s called Touch Math.

6) Print out educational printables, like the apple pages below, and use the dabber dot markers to follow the instructions on each page. There is an activity pad that comes with each set of these markers which is super fun and educational for kids!

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7) Use dabber dot markers to cut! That’s right! Draw lines on a sheet of paper using the dabber bot markers. The lines can be curvy, straight, zig zag, etc. Let your young leaner use scissors to cut following the lines. This is excellent skill building on so many levels.

8) Dabber dot markers are a great tool to have as you teach children how to do visual scanning. This is a key learning activity many children learn in preschool. We have a 26 preschool letter worksheets (one for each letter of the alphabet) where young learners search for specific letters on each page.

dabber dot letter a seek and find

Fiddle and Doodle Dabber Dot Marker Set

There are so many ways to learn with dabber dot makers. Right Crystal & Co., readers can grab an 8 pack Fiddle and Doodle Dabber Dot Marker Pack on Amazon for 10% off if you purchase 1 set and 15% if you purchase 2 sets! This also includes a fun activity pad too! Go here and then use the promo code FIDOSALE at check out!  These are perfect for your homeschool supply box, perfect for preschool and elementary school teachers and perfect for public school parents looking to supplement their child’s education at home. Hurry, this sale ends September 18, 2016!

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I am giving away 1 set of 8 markers and activity pad to one lucky Crystal & Co., reader who lives in the US! Use the box below to enter! xoxo

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  1. My daughter is still a little too young to use dabber dot markers but they look like they’ll be a lot of fun!

  2. We use these fairly often on do-a-dot pages and letter finds, but haven’t gotten too creative with them yet. They are fun, though!

  3. These are great! My preschooler loves her dabber markers. We have tried the counting activity as well as the “find a letter” on homemade sheets. I will have to try those free printables next and see what she thinks. 🙂

  4. Sharon Schoepe says:

    We have not used them before but I bet she would love to make pictures with them

  5. I use them with my son to play the childrens version of Bingo. IT helps with learning new numbers and remembering them easier.

  6. Those look totally cool. My little one would love them!

  7. Sara Floyd says:

    My daughter hasn’t played with these yet, but she just started preschool and I think she’d love it

  8. Darlene Cruz says:

    Create pictures of animals made from dots.

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  10. Sharon Kaminski says:

    Our daughter will use them to make the dots but also to draw. She has started drawing.

  11. Christina Moore says:

    My granddaughter would love this, she loves to draw flowers

  12. Amy Gibby says:

    My youngest is four years old and she would absolutely go crazy over these things! Thanks for the chance

  13. Trinity Rosario says:

    We love them! The games make learning fun!

  14. POONAM GOSAIN says:

    I would love to win for mysids

  15. To learn how to differentiate colors and objects 🙂

  16. To trace her letters. She’s just started writing the alphabet and is super excited.

  17. We don’t have any dot markers. My daughter would love these. I think she’d definitely use them for making all kinds of drawings and help her out with her math.

  18. These markers are so neat! My toddler would love them. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party! Remember to comment on one of the featured posts from the party hosts for a better chance to be featured next week.

  19. This is a great reminder for me to get out our daubers! My last child is 6, so we need to use up our “do a dot” books before she outgrows them. I also like finding printable pages online for her.

  20. We love dabbers at our house. My daughter is absolutely obsessed with these and loves making and dotting everything. I’ve been doing letters and numbers with her lately, and your activities are a great addition to reinforce these skills. Thanks so much for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop this week!

  21. violet taylor says:

    she loves to make dots with my bingo blotters and make people “guess” how many

  22. stephanie scales campbell says:

    My children have never used these but i think they would have fun with them and it would make learning more fun

  23. She loves to color pictures with them

  24. We have not used them before but I’m sure he would love them when he gets a little older!

  25. I like to get a big whiteboard and have my toddler just scribble all over it! It promotes early writing skills, fine motor skills, and is easy to clean up!

  26. mayra gonzalez says:

    would love these for both my nephews!

  27. mayra gonzalez says:

    my nephew loves filling in coloring pages with them

  28. My daughter has yet to try dabber markers, but I know she would love using them for all of the learning activities that you mentioned! 🙂

  29. She would like to use dabber dot markers for counting type art activities.

  30. elizabeth miller says:

    Her favorite way for learning would be for counting games. Her favorite imaginary is doing skies with clouds or castles.

  31. Darlene Owen says:

    My granddaughter does not have any of these markers, but I would love to work with them and her to help her count.

  32. We actually haven’t used dabber dot markers before. I’m sure my nieces would love them though!

  33. Renee Walters says:

    My son hasn’t played with these yet, but I think he’d love them.

  34. Carissa joslyn says:

    We have bingo markers that my kids use. I like to use them with my 6 year old. he had strokes when he was younger and now has poor fine motor skills, these help a lot!

  35. We don’t have these, but my kids love making art and would love them to use them to do so.

  36. You know, I’ve always thought about getting some of these but never have bough any! Now, I think I’m going to have to. I love the activity booklet you have from Fiddle & Doodle.

    Stopping by from the Throwback Thursday link-up!

  37. My kiddo would love to make balloons using the markers. She’s really into balloons and circles right now, it’s pretty awesome!

  38. Laurie Nykaza says:

    We have not used them yet but would love to try them they look like so much fun.

  39. Oh these are so neat! We have not tried them before, but I know our little one would love them! I think he would draw pictures with them and would be great for counting!

  40. My daughter would probably like them to learn her colors.

  41. Cassidy Ciazza says:

    Great for my two year olds fine motor skills. We make catapults and our own connect the dots

  42. We don’t have the dabbers, but I know my daughter would love to create art with these! Great tools for learning.

  43. Angela Saver says:

    We haven’t used these, but they would love to color pages with these & also draw flowers & animals!

  44. We like to make dot pictures with them. My little one just likes to make dots all over the paper

  45. Debbie Lewis says:

    My granddaughter would love to use these to make dot pictures (that is what she calls them) She can be very creative

  46. We have never used them. Using them for counting would be good. Or bingo! 🙂 kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  47. william gossage says:

    We use to play bingo with the kids

  48. Dana Matthews says:

    We’ve not used them before but I can think of several ways they will help with worksheets and learning.

  49. My little one has never used these but I am sure she would have fun giving them a try!

  50. My kids love to make art with them, but I’m loving all the worksheets shown on your blog.

  51. Connie Tillman says:

    my little guys have never used dabbers – but we are working on colors and counting. What a cute idea.

  52. My daughter loves to use them on her letter learning worksheets.

  53. These look great! I would love to try the name tracing technique 😉

  54. We love to use the dabber on word finds.

  55. Dulce Finegold says:

    great for early toddlers to learn gross motor skills

  56. jesse johnson says:

    My grand daughter would love this.

  57. Gabrielly says:

    Those look totally cool. My niece would love them!

  58. Elizabeth H. says:

    They love to make pictures using the markers

  59. LeAnn Harbert says:

    My granddaughter likes to make dot to dot pictures.

  60. Our current uses include learning fine motor skills and attempting to keep the markers out of our mouths. Some in the house are better at that than others 🙂

  61. Laurie Emerson says:

    They both love to use them to make pictures of their favorite animals.

  62. holly lawson says:

    My kids love to use them for crafts like making flowers and practicing writing their name.

  63. Jill Myrick says:

    My children have never used dabber markers so this would be a real treat for them.


  64. Hesper Fry says:

    My daughter would love to color or draw with them.

  65. I do not have the dabber dot markers for my son but I would love to win them for him. He just started to draw last month
    Thank You

  66. Pamela Makuta says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win this for my kindergarten esol learners to increase their phonetic awareness!

  67. My kids have not used them yet but they would love it and they would have a blast. Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  68. Corey Olomon says:

    I’m sure my daughter could make all kinds of art work with these.

  69. Claire Quaile says:

    We haven’t tried these yet but I know my daughter would love to!

  70. Kelly schirado says:

    Great for counting

  71. Amy Deeter says:

    She likes to make flowers out of them.

  72. Leah Shumack says:

    We love to use them for counting! And it always turns into making funny faces too!

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