Free Printable Connect the Dots Activity Sheets
Do Your Kids Love Dot to Dots?
Dot to Dot (or Connect the dots) activities are a great way to help your child develop and improve their fine motor skills They encourage creativity and are just plain old fun!!!
There are tons of great connect the dot activities out there—from beginners with letters and simple shapes all the way through more advanced activities with over 100, 200 or more dots!
My son has been doing these puzzles for 5 years now (he just turned 8) and he still loves them! We used them to help him master the alphabet and learn to count higher, and higher until he could count to 200! He has also used the puzzles regularly to improve his fine motor skills but mostly he uses them just for fun now.
On this page you will find several of my own free printable connect the dot sheets including animals, basic shapes and foods as well as links to a variety of great sites which I have personally screened and use myself.
Please note that all of the graphics on this page are my own work!
You are free to print them for home use or school. If you wish to use any of these images online, please limit them to thumbnails and link them to this page.
These animal connect the dots pages use lots of numbers but are pretty easy to do as the numbers are close together. These can help your child practice counting higher... up to 68 on one and in the 50's on others!
Some of these animals are actually my pets! The bunny is Backsplash- he is almost 2 years old and is very sweet! The dog is Sammy- one of our 2 dogs, she is the smaller at 75 lbs. She is a retriever mix who just loves to cuddle and wag her tail.
Killer Whale or Orca
Did you know?
There are a lot of benefits to doing all types of puzzles. Dot to dot puzzles can be used in pre-writers to help develop hand eye coordination and improve fine motor skills to prepare the child for writing their first letter or improve their letter formation.
Puzzles like these also help younger kids learn their alphabet (if the dots are labelled with letters) and learn to count in the correct order and expand how high they can count!
Following a sequence is also one of the most basic exercises to help improve critical thinking skills such as logic, reasoning and problem solving.
Dot to dot puzzles also double as coloring pages once complete which encourages creativity and provides even more fine motor skills practice.
Fun Shapes for Little Kids
These familiar dot to dots are a bit easier than the animal pages and some use letters instead of numbers for the little kids learning the alphabet! Most of the decoration has been intentionally left off of pictures like the gingerbread man to encourage your child to use their imagination and draw and color their own.
Encourage your child to expand upon the pictures already here! Once they have completed the outline of the dot to dot, ask them to draw in a background and tell a story about the whole picture. This is a fun way to encourage even more creativity.
Gingerbread Man: This guy uses letters instead of numbers for kids learning the alphabet!
Airplane: With numbers to 30
Steam Train: With letters A-Z
Fire Hydrant: With letters A-Z
Holidays and Foods
Holiday printables are a great way to help younger kids learn more about culture and society. These are also fun to add a background to and tell a story about!
Sorry, I don't have many just yet, but here is what I have so far...