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Name Activity – Dot Painting

Name Activities for Kids - Dot Painting - learning4kids


Dot Painting Name Activity is a fun and simple way to introduce your child to recognising their name and the letters that make up their name.   It is also progressing towards forming and writing the letters in their name and developing fine motor control.

What you will need?

Invitation to play name dot painting - learning4kids


To set up this invitation to play you will need, cotton buds (aka cotton tips), paint, paint tray, paper and a pencil.

To begin write your child’s name in large letters onto the paper.

Let’s Play

Name Activities - Dot Painting


Some ideas:

  • Model with your child that you make dots with the cotton buds only the letter lines.
  • Talk about each letter in your child’s name and what sound it makes.  Talk about other words beginning with that sound.
  • Make lines along the letters with the paint instead of dots.
  • Play Spot the letters in your child’s name in books, street names and other printed texts in and outside the home.

Let’s Learn

Preschool Ideas for Learning Name


Cotton buds and paint are very inviting props to play with, allow your child the opportunity to play freely and creatively.

Learning Opportunities

  • Hand and eye coordination.
  • Becoming familiar with alphabet letters and letters in their name.
  • Self-esteem- developing a sense of pride and achievement.
  • Fine  Motor Development – Pre-writing skills
  • Concentration
  • Language development – letter names, making the sounds each letter makes.
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Read and recognise own name.

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Hi and welcome to Learning 4 Kids!

My name is Janice and I am an Australian Pre-Primary Early Childhood Teacher (5 and 6 Year olds). I have a Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) and Graduate Certificate of Early Childhood Education.

I have a strong passion and love for teaching and creating meaningful learning experiences for my students. What I love most is watching children discover in those amazing light bulb moments. I hope Learning4kids brings you some useful ideas.

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