Guest Post: Dots and Spots activity

October 15, 2010

Today, Ticia from Adventures in Mommydom is sharing a book-related art activity to do with your kids. 
Dots and Spots by Carol Morley

Princess picked this book out at the library.  We had a few slots free to get the book, so I thought “Why not.”

And I’m glad I got it.  It was very cute and led to what I’m starting to think of as a great “while I’m cooking dinner craft.”  So, here’s how to do it.

Supplies:  a coloring page (you can go here for a quick search I did); markers; plate to hold paint; paint (this works best with only one color); q-tips.
Now, in the book the girl’s mother is responsible for putting dots on clothes.  We decided to put our own dots on our picture.

1.  Let your kids color the picture with markers.  Markers are key because there’s no resistance like you would get with crayons.

2.  Then let them begin to make their own dots all over the page just like they did in the book. They happily added dots and spots while I cooked dinner and got food all ready.

Ummm, and then the little imp, also known as Princess (though Imp is one of her nicknames, and it is well earned), decided it needed a bit more and started gluing fabric on.  Or as my kids call it “vabric.”

Thanks for sharing this book with us, Ticia! I have never read it, but am intrigued. And I am always looking for a good "while I'm getting dinner ready" activity, so this is perfect!


Christy said...

We haven't read this book either. I'll have to look for it. Thanks!

Debbie said...

This sounds like a good book. I will have to look for it. Hey but mom clothes are made out of vabric!

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Vabric - I love it! This sounds like a cute book, too, and painting with Q-tips is always fun.

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