Friday, September 7, 2012

Lots of Dots

I have a dot-themed preschool program coming up that I am really excited about!  I've chosen lots of great dot-themed books (you'd be amazed at how many "dot" books there are out there!), and have planned a fun craft that is made of nothing but dots.

Lots of Dots Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier is a great book full of fun colors of all kinds of dots!  The book teaches us that dots come in all colors and sizes-- and that there are lots and lots of things made of dots in our world-- from balloons to ladybugs and more!

The Dot (Irma S and James H Black Honor for Excellence in Children's Literature (Awards))The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds tells the simple story of a girl who is frustrated by her lack of ability to draw a picture in class.  One of my favorite picture book quotes comes from this book, when the teacher tells the girl, "Just make a mark and see where it takes you".  There's an artist in all of us, if we just make that first mark.

Press Here by Herve Tullet is an interactive book that gets the kids involved in the story.  The text has us pushing buttons, shaking the book to get the dots to move, and moving the book all around.  This is a really fun book to watch the kids "read" by themselves!
Press Here


  1. FABULOUS Idea!! It will be so much fun and easy to do with the kids. Gotta find some bingo markers. They are super cool. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz:) Taylor

  2. Lynn - This is a great project to do with my granddaughters. They are always wanting to do something new and different. I need to really take a closer look at the dollar store for things that are round. Thanks for all the great ideas.
    Sylvia in AZ.....