Not Your Average Dots - 5 Art Dots Pages
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Something different than paper plates for International Dot Day, September 15th.
l. Cover Page
2. Alphabet Dots - Each alphabet letter is printed, with space below the letter for the student to practice writing the letter in a 2x2 grid block.
You can challenge the students to write their name on another piece of paper.
Or, you can challenge them to make the letters 3D, by tracing one side of the letter with black marker with thick lines.
Resource Page 1 & 2 These are printable scrapbook type pages. One page has a blank space for the student to create their own dot patterns.
One/two resource pages per student, it is up to you. Students can trade colors with others at their table if they want. They are create their own picture using shapes cut out of the colored dots paper. Allow them to be creative. For the background you will need the grey halftone paper copied for each student, scissors and glue. Rulers would be optional.
5. Design Your Own Dots. A page full of different sizes of dots, where students can color and design to their hearts content. Suggest a different design, pattern or color in each dot. It's actually up to them, so see how creative they can be with this page!
You will want colored pencils/markers for this one.
5. Dot to Dot. This is a reverse "Dot to Dot" activity. Students can do this in a few different ways. First, have them visualize their picture/character or shapes before they start connecting. You may want rulers and erasable pencils for this. Because this requires visualization, this may be a challenge for some. They could draw out their design on another paper, then put the dot grid on top to figure out where the connections/dots are. Let them have fun with this one!
One way is to draw the outline of their character/shape and then number each dot in order. (It has dots on the grid paper) Then they can give it to a neighbor to complete, or you can wait until everyone is done and disperse them. This combines STEAM by having students add consecutive numbers to complete their design.
Or, without numbers, they just connect dots to create the outlines in their picture with one color. When done with all the connections, they can color the picture in.
NOTE: All these sheets are all 8.5" by 11" printables. You may edit them using PAINT on PCs or free software Paintbrush for MACs.
If you have any questions, please ask. Of course, being open ended to a degree, anything goes! Try to encourage the students to create their own magic. This lesson may be an excellent to the graphics of Pop Art and Lichtenstein cartoons.