Snowman Do a Dot Printables for Preschoolers
We have had so much fun with the preschool do a dot printables that I was happy to have themed monthly packets made for you guys, and myself, to use with our little ones. I will offer a new packet each month with a theme based on the season or upcoming holiday.
This month the kit is a snowman theme. Do a dot activities are great for building fine motor skills, determining patterns, recognizing colors and so much more.
This packet includes seven pages with many do a dot activities as well as a color page, a maze, counting activities, patterns and more. Let me walk you through them all.
You Will Need:
- Preschool Do a Dot Printables (Snowman Packet) <<—– click to print
- Do a Dot Art Markers
- Alphabet Flip Book (optional)
Print out the packet. I like to print these on card stock.
For the first page you can let them pick which color do a dot marker they want to use. Matthew chose green.
Let him use the do a dot marker to fill in the circles on the snowman.
Then we pulled out our alphabet flip book. We talked about the letter that snowman starts with.
We found the letter in our flip book.
S is for snowman and s is for sock.
Then we went on to the next page which has the letter S in the middle of the paper.
The instructions tell you to use the green do a dot marker to find all of the big S’s and a red marker to find all of the small ones.
Matthew likes to also make random marks on the paper. And the table cloth…. We are working on our listening skills.
The next page tells you to find all of the big and small S’s and use specific colors to mark them.
After this Matthew did not want to do anything else with the do a dot marker, which was totally fine.
Feel free to split these pages into multiples days and even do just one or two a day if that works best for you. I just Matthew lead and I want learning to be fun.
Matthew really wanted to do the color page, but he did not want to use crayons.
He had his eye on the watercolors.
Honestly, it worked perfectly.
He likes to mix colors.
He likes to draw lots of lines with his watercolor brush.
His fine motor skills when it comes to paining inside the lines are not very precise, but he really enjoys painting.
One thing I encourage you to do is not to focus so much on their skill level. Are they behind, are they advanced, etc.?
They are children. They are learning. Let them be.
He loves to tell us about what he drew or painted. He told us what colors he made and walked us through the fun colorful lines be made.
(See that blue paint line on my yellow table cloth? Story of my life. I am totally ok with it.)
I loved this snowman, so I put it up on the dry erase board.
I love that he gets to have the freedom to create what he loves.
I also love that this was, in my head, a coloring sheet, but it worked perfectly as a watercolor sheet too!
Then we went on the the next page where we counted the hats, the mittens, the buttons and the snow friends.
We used the do a dot markers as we counted the circles in each section.
And then Matthew was done. He wanted to go and run outside and play.
So he and his brothers went into the backyard and did just that. We will finish up the last two pages another day, but here is how these pages work.
In this page you use the markers to get through the maze to help the snowman find his mittens.
It is a very basic maze, not complicated whatsoever. Again, you’re building fine motor skills.
For a more advanced student, let them create a color pattern with the markers as they go through the maze.
The last sheet is fun. Let your preschooler use the indicated colors to determine what a snowman wears.
I think Matthew will have a lot of fun with this, and really, there is no wrong answer. A snowman could wear sunglasses and flip flops if you wanted them to. This page is totally at your discretion.
And that is it.
A super fun packet that you and your little one will have fun doing together as we enjoy winter (and snow) depending on where you live.
Hi Crystal! I always love finding toddler/preschool crafts because I know at some point I will want to try them with my son. He’s 20 months now and I am just now starting to get into the craft phase, but I think he will definitely enjoy this in the near future. I will pin and tweet this one for you for sure! 🙂
Awesome Brittnei, I am so glad you like it. Before you know it he will be ready for lots of crafting. Time flies.
Yay yay yay. Snowman was made this morning outside and now she can have fun with one inside. Plus we received letter cards for Christmas and because of your brilliant idea they are going on a ring today. Thank you.
Love the activity! I am sure little ones will love this too. Painting is fun even if its messy. It’s a fun way to learn things while exploring. Will definitely try this one out with my kid soon.
These are really cute! Pinned from the Toddler & Preschool Moms Pinning Party!
Crystal, Thanks so much for posting these snowman papes. They are so fun for my 3 and 5 yr. olds,
and my 19 month old will love them too. They almost can’t get enough. Bless your heart for sharing these.
How awesome, Kathy. That makes me so happy!
Have a great weekend.
These are fantastic! I can’t wait to try these with my kids!
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Thanks Jill. These are a great way to make learning fun. My four year old loved them. We did spread them out over two days, but he really had fun.
I love these, Crystal. What great work. Thanks for linking up last week at Mom’s Library. I featured this over at Meaningful Mama. I’d love for you to come on over, link up again, grab a button and see your feature. Thanks! Jodi http://www.meaningfulmama.com/2014/01/moms-library-splash-math-giveaway.html