These free printable ocean animal do a dot pages are a fun, no-prep activity for toddlers and preschoolers. They’re a great activity for your ocean-loving little learner and can be used as a completely mess free activity when you use round stickers instead of dauber markers.
There are lots of free printable do a dot pages here on The Artisan Life because my daughter adores them and will happily dot or sticker them for ages. Be sure to grab these free printable summer dab it marker pages while you’re here for even more beach fun! Your older children will enjoy these cute sea creature coloring pages for kids. Make sure to print them off, too.
If you have young children at home (or are an early education teacher) and are looking for low-prep ocean-themed activities, you’ve come to the right place! Here are a few of the most popular ocean theme posts on The Artisan Life for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners:
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My daughter has always loved fish and the ocean. If your little learner loves sea life, too, be sure to check out this post with toddler-approved books about the ocean for toddlers and preschoolers.
We have lots of books about animals and fish. If you’re looking for new books about ocean life, I recommend pretty much anything by DK, Eyewitness, or National Geographic. These books have large, colorful photographs and dependable information.
I recently bought a book about animals at Costco because it caught my eye. It was packaged with a poster, so I wasn’t able to look through it before purchasing. After reading it, I realized it contained several pieces of misinformation. Yikes! (For example, it claimed that elephants only have 4 teeth…that’s just not true.) Now I stick to books I trust to have accurate information for my little animal lover.
Benefits of coloring with dot markers
Dauber marker coloring pages are an easy, no-prep activity. They’ve become increasingly popular, too. (I recently saw some at the Target Dollar Spot!) But are they developmentally appropriate and beneficial for your child’s development?
Yes, they are! Thank goodness. A child’s activity that’s fun, inexpensive, easy, and beneficial. They can help your child develop and strengthen their:
- Hand-eye coordination
- Grip strength
- Finger strength
- Manual dexterity
- Creativity and artistic expression
Providing your child with plenty of opportunities to practice fine motor skills helps them prepare to tie, button, zip, lace, and snap their own clothing. It also prepares them for writing.
How to use dauber marker printables
These cute ocean animal dab it pages will delight your little learner. There are 11 page with popular favorites to color including:
- Cute fish
- Clam shell
The circles on these pages are based on the diameter of my daughter’s Classic Do a Dot Markers. The circles are sized for this brand of markers, but they also work with other dauber or bingo style markers. The only ones that might not work as well are the really narrow-looking ones I’ve seen packaged with books at the Target Dollar Spot. I don’t own any of these markers to be sure, but they looked a lot smaller than typical dot markers.
We’ve been using the same set of rainbow Do a Dot markers for two years at the time of writing. The ink in them seems to last forever! They can be a little spotty when they’re first used for the day. Make sure to always store dab it markers on their sides, not upright, and pounce a few times to get ink flowing (as needed). This is actually good advice for pretty much any marker. Store your markers on their sides, not end up in a pen cup.
You can make the pages reusable. Have your child cover the circles with pompoms, big buttons, or another small item. Math manipulatives like unifix cubes and counting bears work, too, they just don’t perfectly fill the circles. You can also use edible items like o-style cereal, fish crackers, etc.
Traditional plastic bingo chips work for reusable pages, too. Make sure your child is past putting things in their mouth, and doesn’t have a younger sibling around who could access them, before getting plastic counting chips.
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For an easy, no-mess activity on the go, use these dot it printables printables with round coding label stickers. This is a great activity for car trips, doctor’s appointments, and any time when you just don’t feel like having yet another pair of pants stained with marker.
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Round stickers come in several common sizes. Get 5/8″ or 3/4″ round stickers, not 1″ stickers. One inch round stickers are too big for these pages. We have these stickers. You get thousands of them for just a few dollars. Ours came with a surprisingly sturdy zippered pouch to keep them in, too. Below you can see my daughter (3 years old at the time of writing) using round stickers with an Easter do a dot printable:
For cuter colors and easy to store rolls, get washi tape dots. Many washi dot stickers are very small – the largest ones I’ve found are only 9/16 of an inch. Make sure you don’t get the super tiny ones or there will be a lot of blank space inside each dot on the printables.
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Free ocean animal dab it pages download
This set of ocean creature dot marker coloring pages includes 11 pages.
All 11 pages are located in one convenient PDF. Download information is below the preview images. Each image has its own page in the PDF printable. The preview images are shown in groups to help this page load more quickly.
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I hope your little learner loves these ocean creature 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: