I recently got some new dot markers and after having a basic 4 color set the kids were thrilled with the extra 2 colors in the new set I purchased!
The other morning after the kids had finished their playful preschool theme for the week (we had a rather short idea this week!) they were still eager to do some art work and I took this as the perfect opportunity to try out these new dot markers.
The usual happened. My almost 3 year old dotted random circles on the blank paper and my just turned 6 year old made rainbows with all 6 colors (lets face it, he loves rainbows!) Oh and our 8 week old kitten loves to observe.
The set pictured is Do A Dot Art Marker Rainbow 6 pack.
Then something new happened.
My almost 3 year old made up a game! (I LOVE it when this happens!)
She lined up the lids and did a corresponding color dot.
She then moved the lids on the dots. At this point I switched the camera over to video mode! Take a look. I have a feeling if you show your toddler the video they will gladly copy the activity! (I sped the video up else the 1 min would have been 5 minutes!)
Dot Matching Game for Toddlers Video:
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