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Free Printable Connect the Dots Activity Sheets

Updated on March 8, 2017

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.

Happy Connecting!

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.

Animals

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.

Rabbit

Bunny Dot to Dot
Bunny Dot to Dot

Penguin

Free printable Penguin Dot to Dot activity for children
Free printable Penguin Dot to Dot activity for children

Dog

Dog dot to dot activity
Dog dot to dot activity

Turtle

Free printable turtle dot to dot activity for kids
Free printable turtle dot to dot activity for kids

Killer Whale or Orca

Free Printable Orca connect the dots for children
Free Printable Orca connect the dots for children

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!

Free Printable Connect the dots for young kids- gingerbread man with letters
Free Printable Connect the dots for young kids- gingerbread man with letters

Airplane: With numbers to 30

free printable airplane connect the dots activity for children
free printable airplane connect the dots activity for children

Steam Train: With letters A-Z

Free printable steam train connect the dots activities for kids
Free printable steam train connect the dots activities for kids

Fire Hydrant: With letters A-Z

Free printable dot to dot activity for kids fire hydrant
Free printable dot to dot activity for kids fire hydrant

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...

Thanksgiving Turkey

Free printable thanksgiving connect the dots activity for kids
Free printable thanksgiving connect the dots activity for kids

Christmas Tree

Patriotic U.S. Flag

Free printable fourth of july, memorial day, veteran's day,labor day, president's day united states flag connect the dots activity for children
Free printable fourth of july, memorial day, veteran's day,labor day, president's day united states flag connect the dots activity for children

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      Tanu 2 years ago

      My sister made the jello slceis (with oranges) and I have the ice shot maker. Unfortunately they don't last very long, if you try to reuse one for a second shot they usually end up getting a hole and making a big mess. But fun non the less

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      iWrite4 5 years ago

      i LOVED this when i was a kid. Thanks for sharing

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      jakealoo 5 years ago

      What a great resource. I am very impressed with your portfolio of lenses. Over a 100 and all quality from what I have seen, Great Job!