These free printable Earth Day do a dot pages are a fun, no-prep activity for toddlers and preschoolers. They’re great for an Earth Day theme or any time you want to teach about recycling, environmentalism, or responsible stewardship of the Earth.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. Activities like picking up trash, planting a tree, and gardening are all great ways to celebrate Earth Day. If you’re thinking of starting a garden this year, be sure to grab your free printable garden planner while you’re here.
Older children will enjoy using these free printable Earth Day coloring pages. Make sure to download them for your “big kids!” If you want to get everyone outside to enjoy the day, print this nature scavenger hunt and bring it along.
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Are dab a dot coloring pages developmental?
Dab it pages are an easy, no-prep activity. But are they developmentally appropriate and helpful for your child’s development?
Using dot markers can help your child in a number of ways. They can help your child develop:
- hand-eye coordination
- grip strength
- finger strength
- manual dexterity
Providing you child with chances to practice their fine motor skills helps them develop the skills needed to (eventually) tie their own shoes, zip zippers, use buttons, and write.
Like the best preschool and toddler activities, these no-prep dot marker pages are educational and fun. Children’s work is play. I’ve never met a child who didn’t love dot markers. (The photo below is my daughter enthusiastically coloring her spring do a dot pages.)
How to use dot marker printables
The circles on these pages are based on the size of these Classic Do a Dot Markers. The circles are perfectly sized for this brand of markers, but they also work fine with other dauber or bingo style markers. These are the exact markers we’ve been using for over a year at the time of writing. We use them a lot and they’re still working fine.
To make the pages reusable have your child cover the circles with pompoms or big buttons. Nature treasures like shells and pebbles would work well, too. Your child can place the manipulative with tongs for even more finger strengthening fine motor fun. We use these wool felt balls:
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For an easy, no-mess activity, use these Earth Day dot printables printables with round coding label stickers. Stickers add even more fine motor practice. Removing stickers from the page is challenging, and placing them requires precision. This is a great activity for car trips, doctor’s appointments, and any time when you just don’t feel like having yet another shirt stained with marker.
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Make sure to get 5/8″ or 3/4″ round stickers for these dot printables. There are also one inch round stickers. They are too big for the circles. We use these stickers. You get literally thousands of them for just a few dollars. It’s a great deal. You can see the stickers in action below in this photo of my daughter using an Easter do a dot printable:
Free Earth Day dab it pages download
This set of Earth Day dab it coloring pages includes 13 images.
All 13 pages are located in one convenient PDF. Download information is below the preview images. Don’t worry – each image has its own page in the PDF printable.
Like all free 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, etc. as long as you are personally organizing the activity.
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I hope your little learner loves these Earth Day 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: