It’s wintertime and kids are doing their best to stay warm.
They’re bundled up in thick jackets, hats, mittens, scarves, and boots. Their cheeks are rosy red from the cold. And they can’t wait for snow days!
But kids don’t just love winter because of snow days…they also love all things arctic animals like polar bears too.
If you’re looking for a fun learning activity about these magnificent animals, these free printable polar bear do a dot printables are perfect!
Kids will work on their fine motor skills, letter recognition, and counting while having a blast.
Just download, print, and grab your dot markers and kids are ready to go! These printables would be great for preschool, pre k, and kindergarten kids.
Also, browse through all of our polar bear activities for kids for more ideas this winter!
Free Polar Bear Printables
Inside this polar bear do a dot set, we’ve included the following printables:
- Find the letter P page
- Fine motor practice page
- Dot the number page
- Polar bear art page
Find The Letter P Worksheet
This letter recognition worksheet is a fun winter activity that will keep your kids entertained. All you need to do is find all of the uppercase and lowercase p’s on this page.
To make it reusable, kids can swap out dot markers for things like pom poms, coins, or cereal!
Fine Motor Practice Worksheet
Dot markers are a great way to practice fine motor skills. Kids will have to focus in order to dab the marker inside each of the circles.
Once they’re done, they’ll also have an opportunity to take it even further by tracing the dashed line or cutting along it!
Dot The Number Worksheet
Kids will have a blast with this winter-themed dot marker activity. They’ll read the number at the bottom and then use their markers to dab that many circles! It’s a great counting and number recognition activity for kids in preschool or kindergarten.
Polar Bear Art Page
Print out this classic polar bear do a dot art page in full color or black and white for kids to color in.
Winter Activities For Kids
Continue on with the winter theme with even more winter activities for kids! We’ve got some great ideas to keep kids occupied and having fun.
Reading aloud with your kids is a great way to start and develop their reading skills. It can help them learn and have fun while doing so!
Here are some of the best winter animal books.
Polar Bear Island is a fun book for winter! Polar bear island is just that – only for polar bears! That is until Kirby the penguin comes to visit. She turns the place around and adds tons of interesting excitement, but will the polar bears let her stay? You have to check it out and see for yourself!
Tacky The Penguin– This is a great book for children to learn about acceptance and valuing others for exactly who they are.
Owl Babies– A sweet book that teaches kids that Mom always comes back! It’s especially great for children who may have separation anxiety.
Crafting is another great way for kids to learn new skills and develop patience and focus. It also includes a lot of fine motor skills which is helpful for their overall development! Add in some winter animal crafts with a few (or all) of our favorites:
Paper Plate Penguin Craft -This paper plate penguin activity can be done in less than 30 minutes and gives the kiddos an opportunity to explore colors, paint, cut, glue and more! It’s a perfect winter day or evening project that will keep them occupied.
Polar Bear Handprint Craft – This winter craft is really easy and virtually mess-free. Make it by cutting out the shapes from construction paper, then glue it together to create a wintery scene.
Paper Bag Walrus Craft – This paper bag walrus craft is a fun, easy project that kids of all ages will enjoy making. It’s great for encouraging pretend play in the winter months when it can be tough to get outside! Make your own at home with our step by step tutorial.
Handprint Snowy Owl Craft – Kids will have fun with this no-mess activity. Trace their handprints onto paper, then cut the shapes out and glue it all together. It’s a cute craft that can double as a keepsake.
Get your kids in the mood for winter with these winter do a dot printables. They are great to use at school or at home, and they make it easy for children to practice patterns, counting skills, and visual discrimination.