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Dot Painting Activity for Preschoolers

As an Experience Early Learning Blog Ambassador, we receive the Experience Early Learning preschool curriculum in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, our opinions on amazing things for children are 100% our own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best judgement when planning activities for your children.

collage of preschool dot painting art with text: Dot Painting for Preschoolers

I can't believe that we're well over halfway through September's All About Me topics from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time).

preschool dot painting artwork

Last week we learned about our five senses and made lots of really cool art projects.

preschooler's dot painting art

One of our favorites was the Dot Designs Invitation to Create. The process art activities are so very special. Not only do they encourage creative thinking and problem-solving skills, but they're also an excellent way to practice fine motor skills.

preschooler using clothespin with pom-pom to paint

This activity taught the preschoolers about pointillism, which is painting with dots.

preschooler using pom-pom to paint

Not only did we make dots with pom-poms, but we used pokey balls too.

child's finished dot painting artwork

Experience Early Learning includes several prompts with each invitation to create activity and these questions are a wonderful way to get kiddos thinking critically.


  • Painting with dots is called Pointillism. How many dots will you paint? Do you have dots on your pants?

  • What do you think will happen if the paint colors mix together?

  • What will you paint?

  • What do you think will happen if you use more water while you paint?

The process art experiences usually include an observation too, which is great for assessments.


  • Does the child explain his creative process?


What I love about these activities is how quick and easy they are to implement in this classroom and especially when Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) includes so much of what we need in each of the daily discovery bags.

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