Sunday, February 5, 2012

Dot Marker Counting

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This was a pretty simple activity to set up and play.

First I took our dot marker set, which includes 6 colors, and dotted each side of a 1 inch wood block with each color.
Then C and I took turns rolling a number die and the color die. If we rolled a "3" and a "teal" then we would put 3 teal dots on a piece of paper. We weren't making any special pictures, we were just going to play until the paper was filled up (or until C was done with the game) But you could play with any dot marker printable out there, or make a picture as you go.


We ended up filling up almost the entire paper.

13 comments:

  1. Oh what a fun idea! I must try this!

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  2. I love this idea! A great way to learn colors, numbers, and practice fine motor skills! And have fun! I pinned you here: http://pinterest.com/lnmontessori/ on my For Kids To Do board!

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  3. This is a great idea! I think we'll use it next week!

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  4. How fun! Great idea. We will definitely be trying this one out! My daughter LOVES dot art!

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  5. Hmm I like the idea but as for games go, how do anyone win? Is there a way to make it so my whole or at least part of my Enrichment Class for Kids can participate?

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    1. I originally made this "game" to play with my daughter, 1 on 1, not for a group setting. I don't think there needs to be a winner. You could roll a number die and have the children make that many dots on the paper.

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  6. What if YOU rolled the dice. Each child has a color...or each 'team'...when their color is rolled, they get to announce the number/color and do the dots. You would need a row of open dots for each color. The row that fills up first is the ????...(I have trouble with having a "winner"...it makes for tears and gloating). Maybe just continue until every color is full and the 'color' wins, not the team!

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  7. I've never actually seen the dot markers in person, only on Pinterest. Where can I find some as well as the blank die?

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    1. I am not sure where in the store you can find Dot Markers as ours were a gift from my sister. I am guessing they would be near school supplies or art supplies? You can also find them on amazon.com, just search for "dot markers"

      The blank dice are just 1 inch wooden blocks from the the wood section of the craft store. You could also make your own dice using paper or use stickers to cover the dots on traditional dice.

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    2. They are BINGO dabbers and can be purchased at the dollar store!

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  8. Hi, jodie,

    I'm an EFL teacher in Taiwan. I just saw your post of "Dot marker counting" and really love this great idea!! Actually, me and my friends really enjoy reading your blog and appreciating your creative teaching ideas. I am wondering if it is welcome that I share this "Dot maker counting" idea on my page with a photo and a direct link to your blog with other EFL teachers?? It will certainly inspire most of them!

    best,
    Kate

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  9. Love the hands-on math and motor skill development. And it's fun! going to pin and tweet

    jeannine: waddleeahchaa.com

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