Dots and Spots

Some dots are big, some dots are small.  Some dots float, and some dots fall… There are dots on dogs, and dots in the air.  There are dots on your plate, there are dots everywhere!*


Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier

 One Red Dot by David A. Carter

Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd

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We played a fun and simple math game using dots!  The children were shown five green leaves, each one with holes cut through them from one to five.  They were also shown five ladybugs, each one with dots on their backs ranging from one to five.  The children had to match the correct number on the leaf with the correct ladybug in order to find out which lady bug ate a hole through which leaf.

Flannel Board Story:

We read Dog’s Colorful Day using a picture of Dog and colored spots to add every time he gets dirty in the story!  The children had fun identifying each color and counting the spots that appeared throughout the story.

Art Project:

After reading Dog’s Colorful Day, we made our very own colorful dogs!  Using Q-tips and watercolor paint, we took an ordinary dog and gave him spots of color.

You can use this same technique to add spotted color in any colorless picture.

*from the book Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier

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