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::: the dot mad challenge!

We can’t resist a challenge, and when we had the opportunity to have fun in the DOT MAD challenge, with our U.K. friend and freelance play consultantย Marc Armitage, well we were there with bells on!

We needed to find something white ….

and we were lucky enough to find an abandoned basin.

Then we needed some spots and …

some children and we were away!

There was a lot a talk between about who should stick where and what patterns they wanted to make.

They made round shapes …

and lines.

It was a fabulous fine motor activity, creative, caused lots of discussion and involved good solid team work.

The big children finally let the littlies have a go near the end …

and they loved joining in too!

We ran out of stickers eventually, but we reckon the finished product is pretty fantastic – well done guys!!!

Are YOU up for the challenge?

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5 Responses to “the dot mad challenge!”

  1. Kierna says:

    Love, love, love it! Trust you 2 to rise to the challenge – mmmmm got me thinking now ๐Ÿ™‚

    ::: Oh Kierna it was SO much fun. Get on board!! … We know if anyone is up for it YOU ARE! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Malisa Rader says:

    I love it! Decorating an old sink basin with dots! Thanks for the creative idea!

    ::: Thanks Malisa … It was lots of fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Connie says:

    Wonderful authentic (since a young one’s job is play) learning for the little ones. Now, hand it over to the “next ups” and let them find patterns, graph and discuss! Well done!

    ::: You’ve got to love the way they’re learning maths through play Connie and they don’t even realise it! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Ok Donna and Sherry … we took you up on your challenge!


    Kids loved it! Thanks for the great idea!

    ::: Yeehaa … This is fantastic Laura. Thank you so much for taking up the challenge. We LOVE it! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. It would be fun to do this in conjunction with reading the book, The Dot.

    ::: Great idea Diane! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚