We had the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds given to us and we read it today. The book is about a young girl that feels she can't draw and her art teachers gives her a little encouragement to start where she can't fail, by making a dot and signing it. This encouragement motivates the girl to continue trying to improve her art. I don't know that I would rush out to buy this book, but the kids all seemed to enjoy it.
I saw this project over on The Artful Parent and thought it would be a good go along.
Their dots eventually turned into swirly circles.
I put out 3 different colors of paint, q-tips, and a 9x12 art canvas for each kiddo and showed them how they could make just dots if they wanted.
I couldn't resist serving LittleBitz ice cream dots for snack after!