These free printable St. Patrick’s Day do a dot pages are a fun, and developmentally appropriate, no-prep activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Your little learner will be having fun mere minutes from now when you download and print these 11 free dab a dot printables for them!
My daughter adores dab a dot painting printables. If your little one loves do a dot markers, too, be sure to download more free printable do a dot pages.
These St. Patrick’s Day do a dot printables are an easy way to entertain your child and improve their important fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Just print and had them over to your eager little one with markers.
St. Patrick’s Day is a fun time for crafting and playing games with your family. Make sure to grab these additional family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day printables here on The Artisan Life:
- Shamrock templates
- St. Patrick’s Day picture bingo
- St. Patrick’s Day mazes
- Rainbow templates
- Pot of gold templates
Are do a dot pages developmentally appropriate?
Do a dot marker pages aren’t just no-prep fun – they’re beneficial for your child.
Do a dot worksheets can help your child develop skills like their hand-eye coordination, grip strength, finger strength, manual dexterity, and fine motor skills.
This is important because more and more children are entering school with are increasingly poor fine motor skills.
Researchers hypothesize this is because of increased screen time and decreased time for other non-screen activities. One study found that preschooler’s manual dexterity is inversely related to their screen time. In other words, the more screen time a preschooler gets, the worse their manual dexterity is. Screen time is also associated with behavioral problems in preschoolers.
I know that moming is hard and keeping your child busy all day can be incredibly challenging. These do a dot marker pages can give you the break you need without pulling up YouTube. Print an extra set of these pages and have them on standby for when you need to make a phone call (or catch a minute of quiet time to yourself).
Of course, these pages also make a great St. Patrick’s Day activity for your regularly planned homeschool preschool, too. You don’t have to reserve them for “emergency” use only!
How to print and use dab a dot pages
These pages were based on the measurement of my daughter’s Classic Do a Dot Markers.
The circles are perfectly sized for this brand of markers, but they also work fine with other dauber style markers. According to Amazon, I ordered them on May 19, 2019. I haven’t purchased any additional markers – they’re still working fine after more than a year and a half of frequent use.
To make the activity no-mess, use dot printables with round label stickers. (aka “coding stickers”) This makes a great quiet 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.
Free St. Pat’s do a dot printables download
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, Sunday school classes, your own therapy clients, etc.
You may print and use them 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 and 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.
This set as 11 family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day images to dot. Some have a smaller number of circles to dot and others have lots of circles. The pages with fewer circles are helpful for introducing dot printables to your toddler. They’re also great for fine motor practice with older children.
The download link is located below the preview image. All 11 pages are together in one convenient PDF. The link should open in a new tab and begin downloading automatically. You may need to authorize downloads from Dropbox if a box appears asking for permission.
I hope your little learner loves these pages as much as mine does! Be sure to check out these additional free printables on The Artisan Life while you’re here:
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.