Three cheers for bingo dotters! Bingo dotters make a great, cheap alternative to paint! An added plus....they aren't messy! We recently used bingo dotters to practice addition with these fun flowers.
Here's how we practiced addition while making these fun flowers. First, the children roll a double dice. If you don't have any of the double dice (a dice inside a dice), just use two dice! Write the equation on a circle. Glue the circle to a piece of paper.
Using two different colors of bingo dotters, the kids stamp the sets to match the dice. NOTE: If you are in prek or need to differentiate from some children who aren't quite ready for this, just have them roll one dice. Write the numeral on the circle instead of the equation.
I picked up these bingo dotters at the Dollar Tree. No need to buy expensive art dotters. These last FOREVER!
Here's one of the flowers up close.
Instead of making each flower on a separate piece of paper, consider making an accordion fold book. To make the book, fan fold a strip of paper so that each square is large enough to hold the circle and the bingo dotter dots. I used a strip 4 x 18 and folded it into 4 sections. Invite the children to glue a circle in each of the squares. Roll the dice and stamp the dots. Let it dry. Now fold the book. You can leave it like that, or put a few staples along the left edge to make a book. No assembling pages! Simple!
This idea is from this Spring unit.
Kim is a retired kindergarten teacher! She taught kindergarten for 30 years and now works as a national presenter. Now that she is retired, she spends her time volunteering in Megan's room. When she isn't working at Megan's school, she loves to garden and spend time with her family. She and Andy, her husband, have two children, Megan, who is married to Nick, and Tyler, who is married to Ginny. They also have a beagle named KT Ann. Megan followed in her mom's footsteps and is also a kindergarten teacher. She loves building relationships with her kiddos and their families. When she isn't teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family. She is married to Nick. They enjoy all the GA sports teams! She and Nick have a miniature dachshund named Lily Grace.
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