Dot markers: going beyond art time

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

Dot markers may seem like just another art utensil but they are so useful! Here are some ways to use dot markers beyond art time:

  • Shake the dot marker and listen to the sound it makes. Experiment with new and old dot markers and check for any differences

  • Use the dot marker as a rolling pin or hole punch while working with Play-doh

  • Engage in some dramatic play and use the dot marker as a monocular or rubber band two dot markers together and use them as binoculars

  • Use the dot markers to explore mathematical patterns

  • Practice recognizing letters, numbers, and shapes by using the dot makers to create guide dots and have your child connect them

  • Line them up to practice counting skills and color recognition

  • Use them as bowling pins

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