Friday, July 2, 2010

Do-A-Dot Names

Ella had a friend over this morning while Ryan was at camp. For an art project we used our liquid watercolor filled bingo bottles (both from discount school supply.)

I printed the Do-a-Dot letters for their names from Confessions of a Homeschooler's A-Z Preschool Curriculum. I left the large pages intact for them to paint (easier for little hands, plus then they got to do the lowercase letters also).

When the paint dried I cut the letters out and they helped me mount them onto large paper.
This simple activity packs a lot of learning in! Stamping the dots provides great fine motor practice and hand-eye coordination. The idea that each dot gets one stamp promotes the idea of one-to-one correspondence, especially if you count while dotting! Using the bingo markers is tricky for the little ones because they have to stamp without squeezing the bottle.


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