Doodle Dots

Super Knowva and Bruce McBruce ask players to connect the dots and find out what's hiding between them.

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While Playing: 
  • Read the picture clue with your child, look at the outlined shape of the dots, and try to guess what the shape will be.
  • Say the name of the numeral or letter out loud to help your child associate the sound with the appearance of the written symbol. Encourage your child to do this with you.
  • If you speak another language in your family, which uses the same alphabet and number system, try the activities in the other language.
Ontario Curriculum Connections: 

Doodle Dots helps your child recognize, name, and sequence letters and numbers, which become the building blocks of reading and mathematics.  This game meets many expectations in multiple grades - some of which are:

Math: Number Sense and Numeration

Read, represent, compare and order whole numbers.

Count forward by 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's using a variety of strategies.

Language: Writing

Use editing, proofreading and publishing skills and strategies, and knowledge of language conventions, to correct errors, refine expression and present their work effectively.

Confirm spellings and word meanings or word choice using a few different types of resources (e.g. locate words in alphabetical order by using first and second letters)

At-Home Activities: 
  • Print out the completed dot to dot picture and follow the dots again, doing "rainbow tracing" (e.g., trace using different colours). Repetition of the activity reinforces learning. Many young children enjoy repeating something until they master the skill.
  • Create your own dot to dot picture. Help your child think of a simple shape. Print numbers or letters to form the silhouette of the shape. Think up a good clue. Give the dot to dot puzzle to another family member to try.
  • For older children, create a puzzle counting by 2s, 3s or 10s,a puzzle starting at an odd number, or a puzzle counting backwards from 20 to 0.
  • Create a doodle dot puzzle of a picture of something that begins with B (or any other letter). Use only words beginning with B to mark each dot.