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Dot to Dot Printables

Updated on December 14, 2015
Bee picture.
Bee picture. | Source

Connect the Dots Printable Worksheets

Dozens of dot-to-dot printables sorted into difficulty levels. I have included the number of dots in each sheet in brackets like this: (10) to help you decide which one would be suitable for your child or student. These sheets are very educational, reinforcing counting and number recognition. Once your student is fluent in counting, you can make the activity more challenging by getting him to start at the biggest number and work backwards—learning to count down.

The printables on this page range from very easy up to very hard. The very hard dot-to-dot worksheets would even be fun for adults.

I have also found some skip counting printables (e.g. count by 2's: 2-4-6-8-10 etc.). These would make an ideal introduction for teaching your children their times tables.

Some will also teach alphabetical order - either with uppercase letters (ABCD) or lowercase letters (abcd).

Children may also like to color in their final picture too, giving twice the enjoyment. And if you're looking for some different ways to use these designs, I have included some creative ideas near the end of this page.

Number Dot to Dot Printables

Very Easy: Up to 10 dots

Snail
Snail

These activity sheets are great for young children who are just learning their numbers - beginning counting and single digit number recognition.

www.abcteach.com

Several puzzles - Caterpillar (5), Dreaming Cat (5), Dog bone (5), Swimming Fish (5), Leaf (10), Butterfly (10), Apple (10), Ant with pencil (10)

www.myfreecolouringpages.com

Clown in a box (6)

www.myfreecolouringpages.com

Unicorn (7)

www.gratismalvorlagen.com

Duck / goose (9)

www.gratismalvorlagen.com

Yacht (9)

www.activity-sheets.com

Very easy puzzles, each with 10 dots - Candle, barn, castle, owl, snowman in hat and coat, dog in a chair, dog, boy in headdress, teepee, man wearing a hat, flower, gingerbread man ornament, gift in a stocking, laughing elf, and gift box.

Easy: 11 to 20 dots

13-dot puzzle
13-dot puzzle

www.dottodots.net

Tower (11)

www.dottodots.net

Baseball cap (12)

raisingourkids.com

Lion (14)

raisingourkids.com

Bear (14)

activitypad.com

Cute school house (16)

21 to 50 Dots

Butterfly puzzle
Butterfly puzzle

www.wpclipart.com

Butterfly (pictured above) (44)

www.abcteach.com

Several here - Liberty bell (23), Lighthouse and yacht (27), Snowman (31), Fire truck (33), Ghost (35), Pig (47)

activitypad.com

Alligator/crocodile (30)

www.connect-the-dots.info

Magnificent castle (35)

Hard: 51 to 100 Dots

www.connect-the-dots.info

Haunted house (85)

www.calvarywilliamsport.com

Bible story: Rebekah at the well (95)

Very Hard: 101 to 200 Dots

Very difficult connect-the-dot puzzle.
Very difficult connect-the-dot puzzle. | Source

www.monkeyingaround.com

Stop/start connect-the-dots. Sample from Book 1: tepee (112)

www.printactivities.com

Princess (102)

www.gkvapeldoornzuid.nl

A man (Abraham) riding a camel (105)

www.activity-sheets.com

Camel (109)

www.flickr.com

Penguins (pictured above) (124)

Extreme: More Than 200 Dots

www.monkeyingaround.com

Prepare to be challenged! Some really big puzzles here (including one with 822 dots!) and some with a slightly different format to usual. Part of the excitement of these puzzles is not being able to predict what the final picture will be, even as you're drawing.

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Snowflake (229)

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Colosseum (252)

www.agatethemoose.com/

Moose (270)

Dot-to-Dot Books by David Kalvitis

More challenges for you! The puzzles from the monkeyingaround site above are sample puzzles from the following books.

The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Book in the World, Book 1
The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Book in the World, Book 1

This fun book contains a variety of pictures - including animals, vehicles, people, buildings, insects, and sports, at varying difficulty levels. There are some twists and challenges which make it quite tricky to guess what the picture is before you start. Just the first in a series!

 

More Connect the Dots Websites

www.hellokids.com

This website has lots of puzzles, all organized by theme. You get to choose from different celebrations (Christmas, Valentines Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, etc.), animals, characters, carnivals, and more.

www.printactivities.com

These activity sheets are also organized by theme. The different themes include seasons, special occasions, animals, medieval, outer space, pirates, sports and more.

Multiples Dot to Dot Printables

Skip counting

Count by 2's - 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 18 - 20 ...

Skip counting by twos.
Skip counting by twos.

Count by 5's - 5 - 10 - 15 - 20 - 25 - 30 - 35 - 40 - 45 - 50 ...

Count by fives.
Count by fives.

Alphabet Printables

Great for teaching alphabetical order

Lowercase Letters ABCs

ABCs puzzle.
ABCs puzzle.

Dotted Line Pictures

Trace the Dotted Lines Printables

These designs don't have any numbers or letters to show the order. Instead it is just obvious from the picture how to connect the dots. This type of puzzle is great for preschoolers to help them develop their fine motor control and their ability to hold a pencil.

www.pointapoint.com/tout-petits/tout-petits-index01.php

Several tracing puzzles for toddlers, including a playful puppy, a penguin, a vase of flowers, a giraffe, a skeleton, a dinosaur, seals, dolphins and more.

www.lucylearns.com

Scroll down several pirate, fairies, Narnia and owls.

www.art-made-easy.com

Five suitable printables here: beaver, seahorse, snail, owl, dolphin.

www.coloring-pages-and-more.com

Several printables including a bird, care bear, ducks, elephant, flower, Hello kitty on a dolphin and a hippo. Note: I couldn't get the first one to work.

Creative Ideas for Using These Designs

Fun Idea for Teaching Sewing

When a child is just learning how to sew with a sewing machine is by sewing on a piece of paper with one of these puzzles printed on it. Use brightly colored threads. This is a fun way to practice sewing straight lines and learning to start the machine and stop at the right place. Your child will also learn how to make sure the needle is down in the right spot, lift the presser foot and pivot the paper so that it is facing in the right direction to get to the next point. It is best not to use too complicated a pattern to begin with. Choose a design where the dots are not crowded too close together and are a bit spread out. Set the sewing machine to have an average stitch length—if you make the stitches too long, you'll lose the detail and it will make it harder to stop close to each dot. If you make the stitch length too short, you might end up breaking the paper.

Another Sewing Project: Make a Greeting Card

Reduce the size of the picture then print it out on some thicker paper or card. This can be white or colored. Use a sewing machine to stitch the design from number to number using a thread with a color which contrasts well with the card you're stitching on. When you've finished stitching the picture, mount it on another piece of card folded in half to make a greeting card.

Again, I recommend using a relatively simple pattern with not too many dots. And make sure to set your stitch size to average. If you are using a very simple design, you could use some of the fancy stitches available on your sewing machine (e.g. a zigzag) to join each point.

Wikki Stix Designs

Wikki Stix are made from knitting yarn which has been infused with a non-toxic wax so that they hold together and will stick to most smooth surfaces. If you make a mistake, you simply peel them up and restick in the right place. You can use scissors to cut each stick to the desired size.

Light Picture

Choose an appropriate design. This craft will work best with patterns that have quite a few dots and no other lines printed on the design. You need to be able to "see" the picture from just the dots. Print the design on card then using a pin, make a hole at every dot. Stick your page to the window so that the light shines through the pin holes.

constellation dot to dot
constellation dot to dot

Star Constellations

Down through the ages, humans have been fascinated with joining points together with lines. Just look at the constellation diagrams, where stars are joined together to make pictures in the night sky. And with those, you need a good amount of imagination to see how you can get the picture out of the star-points!

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      andrea 17 months ago

      its ok

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      I used to love dot-to-dot when I was kid. Thanks for the memory

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      Sana139 4 years ago

      cute lens!!

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      Gigglesmith 4 years ago

      Connect the dots are always fun

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      Carpenter76 4 years ago

      The kids in my class love those!

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      Rodaussie 4 years ago

      love dot to dot since i'm a kid... Blessed

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      MVSquid 4 years ago

      Great idea. I know the kids will love these.

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      miller83 4 years ago

      Love the lens. My kid will loves these. Thank you.

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      seosmm 4 years ago

      Very interesting and nice lens!

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      beaworkathomemom 4 years ago

      Kids will surely love this. A great pastime activity.

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      forextrading2000 4 years ago

      I love this lens! You have given us a great resource. Thanks...

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      maryseena 4 years ago

      I wish I had come across this lens much earlier when I was teaching kindergarten.

      It is a good collection.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      ok for a 8 year old

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      mortgage2 4 years ago

      Great dot to dot puzzles that are super to color afterwards, the kids love them and it keeps them occupied nicely on rainy afternoons, thanks!

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      longbitbeard 4 years ago

      I love these, kids positively eat them up!

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      DeboraR 4 years ago

      OMG! I've not done these in years! I love dot 2 dot! Might have to scroll back up and place an order for a whole book of them!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great source :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      the puzzles are great ! It wood be interesting to to have some puzzles with multiplications. Example : 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, ...

      It makes it very interesting for children to exercise without knowing doing math.

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      krislu lm 5 years ago

      As a child, I LOVED dot to dot puzzles! This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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      IssacAlouf 5 years ago

      Yeah, I'm old... yeah I like connect the dots... what's the big deal? :)

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      KristoferPurple 5 years ago

      Just wanted to drop in and say this is an awesome lens! :)

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      JesusDensford 5 years ago

      Connect the dots are still awesome... I don't care what anyone says!

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      KarlHarer 5 years ago

      My kids will love these... thanks!

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      dave-sutton 5 years ago

      I have enough puzzles with my wife. Her name is Dot !

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      funbee lm 5 years ago

      You have a great set of dot to dot printables here!

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      steph-naylor 5 years ago

      Super Lens! Thankyou!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a student who is crazy about dot to dot. Thank you.

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      lucia1990 5 years ago

      Kids love your dot to dot lens....

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      They are so much fun. The kids always liked doing them (so do I for that matter).

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      IQplusone 5 years ago

      These printables are gorgeous. My kids love them. Thanks for sharing.

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      tomazg 5 years ago

      Dod to dot printables are great for kids. They learn a lot from it.

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      I loved doing dot to dot pages as a kid!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These were fun

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      wcjohnston 5 years ago

      These will be great for the kids

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      jazziyarbrough 5 years ago

      I think these are a great learning tool for children, thanks for sharing

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yeah!

      I find them fun even with the kids! :)

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      Expat Mamasita 5 years ago from Slovakia

      Thanks for sharing!

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      mistyblue75605 lm 5 years ago

      This is awesome for the kids! Thanks for sharing! :)p

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      kaposzta 5 years ago

      I loved these when I was a child... Great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I used to love doing Dot to Dot and they sure are a great way to work the brain for problem solving, number reinforcement and such satisfaction when the puzzle is solved and you get to color it too!

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      Dot to Dots are a great way for kids to learn their numbers and alphabets. :)

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      Pastor Cher 5 years ago from United States

      Love to do these puzzles and so do the kids in children's church. Great resource.

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      Pangionedevelopers 5 years ago

      great info source

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      Dot to dot puzzles can be fun, if not difficult at times when you don't know which ones to connect.

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      damoiselle 5 years ago

      Dang, you're thorough! Very nice.

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      jadehorseshoe 5 years ago

      VERY useful lens.

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Very cool dot puzzles, my little guys will like this.

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      Evelyn Saenz 5 years ago from Royalton

      I was searching for a dot to dot camel and found your page. Thanks for sharing :)

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      h2ofs1 5 years ago

      Dot to dot are still even now great fun! Magic lens many thanks!

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      Godsgraciousgift 5 years ago

      We need a new printer. Once I get the new one I hope I recall to get back to this lens. There are some cute dot to dot puzzles I'd like to share with my grandchildren.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I used to love connect the dots! Haven't done one in ages, though. Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      ukimpro 5 years ago

      awesome, i used to love dot to dots!

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      Jeanette 5 years ago from Australia

      @anonymous: Thanks. I appreciate that!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The link to the alphabet one doesn't work, the url comes up "http://www.squidoo.com/alphabet-coloringpages"... you might want to fix the extra "http//" :)

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      Dot-to-dot develops math skills (helps remember and learn numbers), alphabet and so much more! Angel blessed:)

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      dogface lm 5 years ago

      When I was a kid I loved dot to dot puzzles. :)

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      AngelDey 6 years ago

      I do enjoy dot to dot and so does my son. Your lens has so many different ones. Thanks for sharing.

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      TeacherRenee 6 years ago

      Great lens! Such a good activity for kids!

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      YourFirstTime 6 years ago

      Loved dot dot as a kid. Mae me feel like I could really draw.

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      YourFirstTime 6 years ago

      Loved dot dot as a kid. Mae me feel like I could really draw.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I used to love dot to dot as a kid, might even still do them, I love reading children's books!

      What a great Lens, well done!

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      yes i definitely do! brings back good old memories of tracing the dots with my fingers and imagining what the shape will eventually be! great lens! cheers