These free printable cute animal dab it marker pages are a fun, no-prep activity for your toddler, preschooler, or kindergartener. By reader request, the same 9 animals are available in both color and black and white! Mom tip – turn these pages into a mess-free activity when you use inexpensive round coding label stickers instead of dauber markers.
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Are dauber dot marker coloring pages developmental for toddlers?
You know your little learner loves dot marker pages, but are they developmentally appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers?
Yes! Dot marker pages are easy and no-prep for you, plus they’re fun and developmentally appropriate for your child. They are a simple, inexpensive way to help your child develop important skills like hand-eye coordination, grip strength, finger strength, concentration, and manual dexterity.
Your child uses their fine motor skills for important tasks like using their fork/spoon to eat, brushing their own teeth, zipping, buttoning, lacing shoes, and more. Won’t it be nice when they can button their own shirt and fasten their shoes?
How to print and use dab it dot marker pages
The circles on these pages are based on the size of my daughter’s Classic Do a Dot Markers. The circles are ideally sized for this brand of markers, but they also work fine with other dauber or bingo style markers because they’re all pretty much the same size.
These are the exact markers we use. According to my Amazon order date, we’ve been using them for more than three years at the time of writing. Although they still have plenty of ink, they can be a little spotty when they’re first used for the day. If your dot markers are spotty, make sure to store them on their sides (not standing up) and pounce them hard a few times to get the ink flowing.
To make the dot marker pages reusable, have your child cover the circles with pompoms, felt balls, or big buttons. For a greater fine motor challenge, have your child place the manipulative with a pair of toast tongs or silicone tongs. We like to use these wool felt balls with tongs:
- 15mm Handmade Felt Wool Balls: These rainbow felt wool balls are handmade in Nepal with a careful touch that creates uniform poms in the 1.3-1.7cm...
- 40 Color Craft Assortment: With Glaciart One what you see is what you get, so unlike cheap options, you get the 40 colors shown in the pictures for a...
- 120 Needle Felting Ready Poms: Crafters say the soft texture on these wool pom pom balls lets your needle travel easily making them great for core...
Mom hack: for an easy, no-mess activity, use these dot it printables printables with round coding label stickers. This is the perfect activity for car trips, doctor’s appointments, and any time when you just don’t feel like scrubbing marker off the table again.
The picture below shows my daughter using round stickers with these Easter dot marker pages:
Coding label stickers are inexpensive and can save you tons of time. NO scrubbing markers off fingers, tables, and walls! Stickers are also great fine motor practice – peeling them off the page is tricky for little fingers and placing them requires precision. Plus kids always love stickers, don’t they?
- ✅ 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 cute animal dab it pages download
This set of cute animal do a dot coloring pages includes 9 animals in both b&w and color. Animals include:
All 18 pages are located in one convenient PDF. Download information is below the preview images. Look for the row of purple arrows. Each image has its own page in the PDF printable. The preview images are shown in groups to help this page load more quickly. The black and white pages are shown first, followed by the color versions.
Like all preschool printables on The Artisan Life, these are for personal and single classroom use. This includes use with scout groups, homeschool co-ops, your own therapy clients, etc.
You are welcome to print and use these pages as many times as you you want for your own children, students, therapy clients, scouts, library activities, etc. as long as you are personally organizing the activity.
You are not licensed to sell, or redistribute, the files to other adults for use with their students/children. This includes posting them for sale or download on other websites. Instead, please refer them to this post so they can download their own copies.
I hope your little learner loves these cute animal 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: