Keeping things fun does not necessarily mean that the underlying purpose with an activity is lost. Dot-to-dot is in itself and activity that is designed to capture children’s attention while at the same time checking if they “correctly can join the dots together by counting”. A figure emerges if the child can correctly connect the dots with straight lines.
Yet it it great fun and also educational to connect the dots using curved, loopy or jaggedy lines. Admittedly, it does take longer to check if the child has correctly joined the dots.
Inspired by the dot-to-dot you can create a new creature or thing by using the dot-to-dot as a starting point. Or simply colour in the figures like we did.