Dot-to-dots, also called connect-the-dots or join-the-dots, are a fun, engaging activity for kids, involving a sequence of numbered dots that are connected one by one by drawing a line, revealing a fun picture.
On this website, you can freely browse 100+ dot-to-dot activity worksheets which reveal quirky, whimsical, goofy, or cute pictures of animals of all species. Difficulty level varies. You can find dot-to-dots for preschoolers, kindergarteners, 1st graders, 2nd graders, and even 3rd or 4th graders. Some only have a number sequence of 1-10, others go over 100. Some skip-count by twos, fives, or another number. Some even use Roman Numerals.
All the dot-to-dots are free printable PDF worksheets. Click on any dot-to-dot to open it, and then either print it directly, or download it as a PDF file and print it out later. If you'd like to have the entire collection saved on your computer, you can purchase one of my E-books for just a couple dollars.
In addition to serving as a simple, easy, intriguing, stimulating way to entertain and occupy your child, dot-to-dots also have some practical benefits. They can can teach and reinforce number sense and counting skills, and ignite excitement in playing with numbers. Practicing drawing lines can also help to improve motor skills and hand-eye coordination, which will be necessary when the child learns to write.
Tip: Pencil lines are often thin and faint. Although I recommend first drawing the lines with a pencil so it can be erased in case of a mistake, re-drawing them with a Sharpie, marker pen, or other thicker tool will make the lines more solid.
DID YOU KNOW?
A finished dot-to-dot can double as a coloring page.