Using Dot Marker Printables: Fall Tree

How do you do dot marker printables is one of the top questions that I get. I thought I would show a few ways that we used the Dot Marker printables for the Fall Tree in the Fall Dot Marker Extras.

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The ways to use these pages is open ended. They don’t have to be use the same basic ways every time. I like to change things up and see what different ways they can be used. In the Fall Dot Marker Extras, there are three different trees. Any of these activities could be used with them. I used two different types this time to show what we have been doing. Just remember nothing has to stay just one way.

Dot Markers

These are made to fit Do A Dot Art Marker . I made them because my girls LOVE to use the Do A Dot Art Marker . You don’t have to use just Do A Dot Art Marker . If you don’t have them use round sponge brushes with some washable kids paints. One fun way we do this is roll a die and dot that many spots on the tree.

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Water Color Pencils or Crayons

I love using watercolor colored pencils with dot marker printables. For the activity shown we used some new water color gel crayons from Target. Which was really neat to use. We did this with the circles and without the circles to have fun with it.

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ABC Stamps

I uses the alphabet stamp and 6 color stamp pad often. There are many ways to do use the stamps. For this activity we talked about the starting sound of each of the three colors. Yellow start with y. Red starts with r. Orange starts with o. You can do this activity upper or lower cases. We did upper case for this example.

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Playdough Mats

There is a great tree that is blank. This is easy to use many different ways but the most often we use it with playdough. We used three difference colors of playdough and made our fall tree. We did small circles first and then made some flat leaves later. This is great for developing fine motor with a pinch skills.

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Hands on Math

I often use them as hands on counting. I give them something to put on and a die to roll. If you don’t have a die use the ones from the Number Writing Practice Dice. I give them something to fill in the circles that is a small object or just let them place items on the tree. We used some small table scatters from Michael’s and Target. You can clean off the paper each time or just let them build up the tree.

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Fine Motor Drawing

For my older girls I have them use small markers and do designs in the circles. Every picture will turn out differently. This will turn out different for every child’s ideas. We love this. If you need ideas of what to draw try using the Writing Practice Printable Dice.

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Make It An Art Project

I turn my dot marker pages into art projects a lot. We have loved this Fall Yarn Tree. Never think you can’t make it into a art project. We have done this several times! You never know what your kids will create for it. My favorite things to use is yarn, torn paper and stickers.

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If you are looking for more fall crafts check these out:

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Free 2014 Pumpkin Calendar Set

The Free Pumpkin Calendar Cards has been updated plus a new pattern set as well! This is perfect calendar for October and November theme of pumpkins. This was a favorite of my girls last year.

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We love having the calendar cards and pages. We use them often. Some times the cards are used for hands on math activities. It is always fun to see what new ways we can use them. Be sure to check out this post on Different Ways to Use calendar Cards.

The first set of cards is the fancy cards with 6 repeating cards. There is pumpkins of different types that are fancy to single and double.

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A new addition this year is the pattern ABB to the pumpkin calendar set. You can still get the AB pattern and pages that match from last year for the 2014.

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Be sure to check out some of the other printables that match this pumpkin calendar set. There is the Pumpkin Activity Pack, Pumpkin Prewriting and Pumpkin Writing Pages.

Graphics from Melonheadz Illustrating and Doodles.

Pumpkin Calendar Set

What you will Find in these Pumpkin Calendar printables:
Pumpkin Calendar set: Days of the weeks, October, November, 2014, 2015, and 1 to 31 numbers (3×3).
Pumpkin Pattern Calendar: October, November 2014, 2015, and 1 to 31 numbers (3×3) AB or ABB.
Pumpkin Single Page Calendar: 6 pages of September, October, 2014 – color pattern, trace and color number, AB or ABB.

Things we plan on using with these calendar printables:

Keep an eye out for the New Calendar Themes that will be coming out for 2014!

Looking for more Fall Printables then check out all of them on 3 Dinosaurs.

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Free Pumpkin Themed Writing Paper

Since we had something pumpkin for the preschooler and tot I thought it would be fun to also have a themed pumpkin printable for the older kids. This is the Pumpkin Themed Writing Paper for the fall. It is always fun to change things up so you are working on different activities.

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I love having seasonal activities for my girls There is always something different you can do. These Pumpkin Themed writing papers can be used so many different ways. Here are some of the ways we use them.

  • Practice Writing Letters
  • Practice writing their name
  • Practice writing their address
  • Practice writing their phone number
  • Write stories for the season
  • Keep a journal of what you do
  • Write letters to grandparents or other family
  • Journal to obverse nature and seasonal changes
  • Do a book report about books on pumpkins

What you will find in these Free Pumpkin Writing Printables:

  • Line with area for drawing picture
  • Guild Lines with area for drawing picture
  • Guild lines page
  • Single line page
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Here are some great Pumpkin Books:

Check out these other pumpkin printables and activities:

Check out all the Fall Printables check out all of them on 3 Dinosaurs.

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