The Dot


the dot

The book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds is an art room favorite. It lends itself to many dot projects and students love the idea that starting with a dot can take you on a fantastic art journey.


For this lesson, pre -school students were given black construction paper and scraps of colored paper. The large black paper you see underneath is an art room “placemat”. They are from a package of extra large black construction paper ordered by mistake by another teacher. I have used them for several years to help make clean-up easier.

A plastic lid placed in the center of the paper helped keep the dot shape as students  glued and added paper to make these collage dots. 

I save scraps of paper from other projects for this lesson.



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