Make a giant dot-to-dot Christmas tree on your fridge(or on a whiteboard/chalkboard) and have fun drawing and decorating it too!
What can be more fun than a giant dot-to-dot picture?
We used our fridge together with whiteboard/dry erase markers for this fun activity!
My daughter’s occupational therapist suggested that she does more vertical, crossing midline activities to develop her shoulder girdle muscles. I intentionally made this picture this big and numbered it so that she has to cross her midline.
So how did we do it?
First, I drew the picture’s outlines by making the dots.
Then I numbered the dots, intentionally crisscrossing it.
Not only is this activity great for midline crossing and shoulder girdle muscle development, it also works on number recognition, ordering, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
And the fun part: the surprise of what picture it is!
She also decorated her tree with “baubles”, adding a little creativity to the activity too.
If you don’t want to work on the fridge, you could use a proper whiteboard, chalkboard (a vertical one) or even a big piece of paper stuck to the wall. Or draw against a window or glass shower door!
Change the picture to themed ones, depending on the season or theme your child is learning about! Add more numbers for older kids.
If you have difficulty “seeing” the picture without drawing it, draw it first, make the dots in strategic places, and wipe off your drawing, leaving dots only.
The possibilities are endless!
Have fun with giant dot-to-dot drawing!
Be sure to check out this Color-in Your Christmas ebook with lots of fun, printable Christmas crafts!
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