These free printable Christmas dot marker pages are fun for kids and help your toddler or preschooler develop their hand-eye coordination, grip strength, and fine motor skills. Oh, they’ll also keep your kiddos busy while you’re wrapping presents!
My daughter (almost 3 at the time of writing) loves dab a dot painting printables. If your little one loves do a dot markers, be sure to check out these additional free printable do a dot pages.
Why your child should use dab a dot printables
Do a dot coloring pages are remarkably versatile, screen-free, and developmentally appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers.
Do a dot worksheets can help your child develop important skills such as hand-eye coordination, grip strength, finger strength, manual dexterity, and fine motor skills.
Children are increasingly are starting school with inadequate fine motor skills and poor manual dexterity.
Researchers believe this is because of more screen time and less time for other non-screen activities (such as playing with classic toys like blocks). This study found that preschooler’s manual dexterity was inversely related to their screen time. This means that the more screen time the preschooler received, the worse their manual dexterity was.
These Christmas do a dot marker printables are an easy way to keep your toddler or preschooler’s development on track – and they’ll have fun, too!
If you want to learn more about the domains of school readiness and make sure your preschooler is developing all the important skills they need, make sure to check out the guide below:
Make sure you grab these free printable Christmas matching cards for your little one, too!
How to use printable do a dot marker coloring pages
I created these printables with Classic Do a Dot Markers in mind. The circles are perfectly sized for this line of markers, but they also work fine with other dauber style markers.
I recently had a reader email to ask me where I found my markers. This is the exact set we have. According to Amazon, I ordered them on May 19, 2019. We’ve been using them ever since and they’re still working fine.
Dot markers are fairly low mess, but kids can make anything messy. For a guaranteed no-mess activity, use these dab a dot printables with colorful round label stickers. This makes a great quiet time activity for car rides, plane trips, and doctor’s offices. Make sure to get 5/8″ or 3/4″ round stickers – 1″ round stickers are too big for the circles on the printables.
Your child can place the manipulatives with their hands or use bamboo tongs, plastic tweezers, or small silicone tipped tongs to transfer the pompoms from a bowl onto the coloring page. Once pompoms become easy, you can move on to more challenging objects like dried chickpeas.
Laminate your printables to make them reusable with stickers and manipulatives.
Free do a dot printables for Christmas
Like all free printables on The Artisan Life, these are licensed for personal and classroom use. This includes use with scout groups, homeschool co-ops, Sunday school classes, etc.
You are welcome to print and use them as many times as you’d like for your own children, students, therapy clients, etc. as long as you are 1) personally organizing the activity and 2) not charging specifically to participate.
You are not licensed to sell, or redistribute the files to other adults for use with their students/children. Instead, please refer them to this post so they can download their own copies.
I’ve had several considerate teachers ask if they can share these with their virtual classroom. Yes, that’s okay (and thank you for asking!) but I ask that you please send parents to this page to download their own copies if possible. The pages are free and no email sign up is required so please link to this page and not the printable.
Christmas do a dot marker images include:
- Gingerbread man
- Christmas tree
- Christmas bulb
- Santa’s boots
- A Christmas cat
- A candy cane
- A sleigh
- A stocking
- A wreath
All 15 Christmas-themed images are in one handy PDF that’s free to download from DropBox using the link below the preview image. You may need to authorize downloads from Dropbox if a dialogue box asking for permission pops up.
There are tons of free printables for Christmas available on The Artisan Life – make sure to click around and check them out!
Natasha Núñez is a former classroom teacher with a Masters of the Arts in Teaching. She also is a registered yoga teacher & holds a certificate in natural skincare formulation from the School of Natural Skincare. She shares her passion for education, positive parenting, free printables, and recipes for DIY bath & home products. Learn more about Natasha and where she’s been featured.