I was inspired by NJoy’s love for stamps and stickers and his need to practice recognizing the dot patterns on a die…and I made up some blank 10 and 20 grids (before I realized Karen of Pre-Kinders already had some on her site!).
This is SO simple! Choose either a 10 grid or a 20 grid. Sneak in some fine motor work and ask the child to decorate the blank grid with
Then roll a die, count the dots-or use it as a dot pattern recognition-
and place that number of counters on the grid. (You could use cereal, pennies, counters, jewels…anything really!) Ask your child to start on the top row at the left, fill in each grid square going right and return sweep–just like reading.
For more grid ideas (and FREE downloads), here are my favorite resources: Teach Mama & Pre-Kinders (She has the blank grids and more ideas that you’ll want for this activity-scroll all the way to the bottom.)
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I’ve been thinking that I needed to work on the dot pattern recognition skill with my son. Thanks for a great suggestion in teaching it. I didn’t see you over on the weekly blogger share this week but if you get a chance, come share this post. I know others would love it as well! Thanks.
I’m going right now to share! 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion.
Great ideas! I’d love to invite you to join us and share Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers will love your ideas too!
Have a great weekend!
THanks, MacKenzie. I will be sure to do that! 🙂