This fun Roll ‘n Dot count and color activity includes some rolling, counting and color identification with a dot!
South Africa is finally heading into warmer weather, so that means more messy play – OUTSIDE… If you can’t tell, I am excited! It felt so long, especially because the kids don’t really want to be outside in the cold and we tend to keep them in to avoid sicknesses, etc.
I know a lot of our audience is heading into fall now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do this too; you can do paint and use newspaper to make clean up easier or use stamps or stickers; what about pom-poms and tweezers, the ideas are endless. Choose your own colors and numbers and put them on the black and white printable.
This was extremely fun for all 3 of my boys. It wasn’t as messy as I anticipated, and their faces were priceless; clean-up was fun because which kid doesn’t like to wash up afterward, because that basically means WATER PLAY!
How to prep this activity:
For this game/activity, you’ll need dice, the printable, and the “color type” you’ll be using. If you’re using paint, I suggest a peg and cotton balls, I used q-tips – my inspiration came from a very awesome trend called “Dot Art” (Google it for more ideas) – alternatively, for a cleaner activity, use stamps or stickers…
Or do them all (all at once, or not) – they’ll have a different outcome and I think it’ll be a nice comparison for them to see their “same-but-different” art.
The plus side to doing it all at once is they’ll get to play around with different textures, I’m just not too sure if stickers will work very well on wet paint.
The instructions are simple, let your little one roll the dice, count the dots, find the matching number, 1=red, and let them out a dot down, continue until the page is full. The point is for them to just have fun and create their very own masterpiece!
I hope you enjoy this Roll ‘n Dot count and color activity as much as we did. This is an amazing interactive game for the little ones. It’ll help with color recognition, fine motor skills as well as counting skills, all in a fun way.