Dot To Dot Worksheets
We all remember the fun dot to dot worksheets that we did as kids. Sometimes they would reveal a line, curve, shape, or an actual picture. Simply put, they are fun to do. While these types of activities may seem pointless for youngsters, they have a deep impact on students forming an understand of choices and consequences. When you make a choice as to which two dots to put together and draw a line between them you have formed a bond. It that choice was incorrect you then need to break that bond to fix it. This helps students begin to form their relationship and thought process with options and the choices that we make. These preschool worksheets help reinforce solid counting skills (from 1 to 10) and help students progress towards addition.
Aligned Standard: PreK K.CC.A.2
- Dolphin Counting: Step-By-Step Lesson- Put the dolphin together by completing the connect-the-dot exercise.
- Guided Worksheet - Take your time to identify the points. It will help the picture come across more clearly.
- Guided Explanation - You finally find the banana, the cow, and the volleyball. Some kids might think the volleyball is a basketball or soccer ball.
- Independent Practice Worksheet - This set of pictures are spread out over 4 pages. Make sure to draw pictures to help you solve the problems. To see the whole picture, you might need to connect parts without dots.
- Matching Worksheet - This is a perfect, simple, tracing activity. In the blanks provided, write the letter that represents the answer to each problem.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
A good way to get started is to complete a pictures that is already partially drawn.
- HW 1 - In the picture, we have 15 numbered‐dots. To complete the picture, connect the dots in numerical order, from 1‐15. As we connect each dot, we should say each number out loud.
- HW 2 - As you go from number to number, count them out loud.
- HW 3 - What type of bird is it?
For good measure, I threw some geometric shapes in there.
- Practice 1 - Complete the handle of the jug below.
- Practice 2 - Be careful on your curves here.
- Practice 3 - One to five and one to nine.
Math Skill Quizzes
For good measure I threw some geometric shapes in there.
- Quiz 1 - The milk jug and the cow who filled it.
- Quiz 2 - Geometric Problems. Name the shapes for extra credit.
- Quiz 3 - A witches hat and a deer.
How Do Dot to Dot Worksheets Help Students?
Dot to dot activities have been a classic boredom buster for the youngsters for a long time. But we never realize that these activities are more than just a rough scribbling to connect a series of dots with the help of a line. Yes, connect the dots activities help in developing and enhancing the mental and cognition skills of kids. Completing dot to dot activities have many different benefits for students. We took some time to highlight a few of them below for you.
Connecting the Dots Helps in Counting - Working on connecting the dots activities helps youngsters learn or reinforce their counting skills and understand number order. Little ones might need assistance in completing these activities, but as they grow up, they will be able to complete these worksheets independently and confidently. This simple procedure helps them gain an understanding of number sense and that points of interest do not always flow on a straight number line in real life.
Hand-to-eye Coordination - Connecting the dots is a great way to improve hand-to-eye coordination. Connecting the dots requires a lot of concentration and visual motor control. Through connecting the dot activities, you not only improve concentration but also develop the ability to visually analyses the information. It also helps them with the concept of tracking which will help with reading and writing.
Handwriting Skills - Connecting the dots is significantly beneficial for improving handwriting and acts as a valuable pre-penmanship resource. Youngsters learn to grip the pencil properly, focus their pencil and apply adequate pressure on their pencil. In addition, they learn how to slowly form curves and lines with their writing implement. I encourage students to complete two activities with each dot to dot worksheet. The first is done with pencil and is a draft form. When it is approved or matched up with the template I post, I then have students go back over the pencil marks with a pen. This gets them comfortable with both writing tools.
Motor Skills - Early childhood is the ideal duration of learning and tuning the vital muscles of the body. Connecting the dots strengthen finger and hand muscles and prepare them for writing. Children can concentrate on their grip and strengthen their hands while doing connecting the dots activities. This will ultimately help them when it is time to learn how to form letters of the alphabet.