These free printable circus dot marker coloring pages are great for your circus theme or anytime fun. They’re a no-prep activity for fun-loving toddlers and preschoolers, and they can even be a mess-free activity when you provide round dot stickers instead of markers.
My preschooler loves dot marker pages, so I create a lot of them to share. Dot marker pages keep kids happily occupied for a long time! They’re also no-prep and developmentally appropriate. Make sure to check out the additional free printable dab it pages available today if you want no-prep, screen-free activities for your little learner.
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Are dab it marker coloring pages beneficial for preschoolers and toddlers?
Dauber marker coloring pages are popular, easy, no-prep activity. But are they developmentally appropriate and beneficial for your child’s development?
Yes! Dot marker coloring pages are developmentally appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers! Hooray! Finally there’s an activity that’s inexpensive, easy, and educational.
Dot marker pages aren’t just for tots – older children who need extra practice with fine motor skills can benefit from dot maker pages, too.
Dot marker pages can help your child develop:
- Hand-eye coordination
- Grip strength
- Finger strength
- Manual dexterity
- Creativity and artistic expression
Giving you child lots of chances to practice their fine motor skills helps prepare them for writing. Fine motor practice like these dot pages develop their strength and coordination for other important activities, too, such as:
- tying their own shoes
- brushing their teeth
How to use dab it dot marker coloring pages
The circles on these pages are based on the size of my daughter’s Classic Do a Dot Markers. The circles are sized for this popular brand of dauber markers, but they also work with most other dauber or bingo style markers. I’ve seen reader images using several different brands successfully.
The only markers I’m not sure about are some very small looking ones that are sometimes available at the Target Dollar Spot. I don’t own any, but they appear smaller than most dot markers. These smaller markers would be able to dot on the pages, they just wouldn’t fill the circles.
Store dot markers on their sides, not standing upright. My daughter always wants to set them up on end, but this drains the ink out of the sponge. If your markers are dotting poorly and leaving blank areas, get the ink flowing again by pouncing a few times on a scrap piece of paper or cardboard.
You can make the pages reusable by using plastic bingo chips to cover the circles. Make sure your child isn’t putting things in their mouth anymore before introducing plastic bingo chips. Bingo chips are also great for counting activities like these undersea themed counting mats. These are the bingo chips we use:
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- Mega Bundle: 500 PCS in total, no need to worry even you lose some, a real bargain that you wouldn’t miss.
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For an easy, no-mess activity, use these dot it printables printables with round coding label stickers. This is a fun quiet time activity for car trips, doctor’s appointments, visits with adult friends who don’t have kids, and any time you want hands and clothes to stay clean.
Coding label stickers come in different sizes. Make sure to get 3/4″ or 5/8″ round stickers, not 1″ stickers. One inch round stickers are too big for these pages. We use these stickers. You receive thousands of them for a few dollars. My daughter is using her stickers in the picture below with an Easter dot it printable:
- ✅ PACKAGE INCLUDED. Pack of 2400 Round Color Coding Circle Dot Sticker Labels and 1 zipper file bag can be used to keep labels. Bright and colorful...
- ✅ TIME SAVING. Our size stickers are super-easy to peel off, this is due to the 1 more process of removing excess waste paper before ex-factory,...
- ✅ GOOD QUALITY. The stickiness of size sticker is highly viscous, environmental and BPA Free! Make it good to stick to DVDs, books, notebooks, glass...
Free circus theme dab it pages download
This set of circus dot coloring pages includes 13 images. Images include animals, acrobats, tightrope walkers, and more. They’re shown in groups of 2 or 3 in the preview images below, but each image has its own page in the free PDF.
Like all toddler preschool printables on The Artisan Life, these are licensed for personal and single classroom use.
This license includes use with scouts groups, Sunday school classes, homeschool co-ops, your own therapy clients, etc. as long as you are personally organizing the activity and not charging specifically to participate. Yes, you may also leave them for a substitute in your own classroom. Thank you to the considerate readers who’ve emailed to ask!
You are not licensed to sell, or redistribute the files or printouts to other adults for use with their students, children, or clients. Instead, please refer them to this post so they can download their own copies.
I hope your little learner enjoys these circus themed do a dot pages! Be sure to check out these additional free printable dot marker coloring pages while you’re here on The Artisan Life: