Have you tried dot art before? If not, grab this free Earth Day Dot Art printable and give it a try today.
So Earth Day is almost here and parents and teachers everywhere are scrambling for a fun, low-prep activity.
I have you covered friend. No complicated paper mache globes are necessary.
All you need is a printable, some q-tips, and blue and green paint. Then be prepared to drink your coffee hot because this will keep the children busy for a while.
Your child will enjoy this hands-on activity and you’ll love the limited mess and skills they will build.
Earth Day Dot Art
Dot art is simply forming pictures using dots. I usually use q-tips because they are excellent for developing pencil grip and a fun tool for children.
So while this Earth Day Q-tip Painting printable is a super cute and super easy craft, it is also a huge skill builder for your little learner.
Bonus: it is less messy than traditional painting because it is structured and your child uses a small amount of paint!
Benefits of Q-tip Painting
Q-tip painting has so many benefits for your child. They will:
- Develop hand control
- Use good pencil grip
- Increase attention to detail
- Build concentration abiliity
Develop Hand Control
Your child will develop hand control while q-tip painting. This means the muscles in their hands and fingers will be strengthened.
Your child will be better able to do small movements in a small space when their hand control is good. For example, your child will be able to print letters on a line.
Use Good Pencil Grip
The best thing about q-tip dot art is your child is forced to use a good pencil grip. Because the q-tip is so short, they can’t use a whole fist grasp,
The length promotes your child’s using the pincer grip with their thumb and first finger. They have to do this for all those dots, so it really grows with practice!
Increases Attention to Detail
If you gave a blank Earth printable and paint to a lot of children, you could end up with a giant mess!
The little dots direct where the paint belongs, and, thus increase your child’s attention to detail.
Build Concentration Skills
Getting paint inside the dots on the Earth Day Dot Art Printable takes a lot of concentration. So as your child works on this activity, they will practice concentrating for a substantial amount of time.
Free Earth Day Dot Art Printable
This Earth Day dot art worksheet is a free gift to email subscribers. Just enter your information in the box below and it will be sent directly to your email.
Once you’ve opened the email, click on the button that reads Earth Day Dot Art Printable. It will open up in your browser. If you have any printing troubles, just right-click on the button and save the file to your desktop.
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How to Use the Earth Day Dot Art Printable
It’s really easy to use the Earth Day dot art worksheet.
Here are the steps:
- Subscribe to get the printable sent to your email.
- Open your email and download it.
- Print the printable.
- Gather blue and green paint and some q-tips.
- Give your child a small amount of paint and a few q-tips.
- Model how to complete the painting.
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