It's easy to imagine that the first game of connect the dots was played by somebody sitting by the fire staring up at the night sky. There are billions of dots waiting to be connected. Maybe they even took a stick from the fire and made the first pencil, joining together pebbles on the ground. It's amazing what you can create just by stringing things together. The good news is that since that ancient fireside episode, numbers have been invented and now it's a lot easier!
In The Everything® Kids' Connect the Dots Puzzle and Activity Book, we've gathered together subjects from our most popular books. Do you like sports, dinosaurs, insects, or princesses? There's something for everybody. We've created more than 100 brand new puzzles with games, interesting facts, and trivia. You can draw everything from a flying dinosaur (even though dinosaurs never flew) to a laughing shark (and sharks don't laugh — at least as far as we know).
The rules for playing connect the dots are simple. If you can count, you can play. Just get out your pencils or crayons and follow the numbers. Sometimes there are letters instead of numbers, so you follow your ABCs to create a picture. As an extra bonus, The Everything® Kids' Connect the Dots Puzzle and Activity Book is a coloring book, too; once you reveal the secret image on each page, you can color it in.
If you already know how to draw, this book will give you confidence to go further and try new things. It's exciting to see an elephant or racecar emerge from the page just by connecting numbers.
If you're just learning to draw, these puzzles will show you how simple it can be. Anyone can do it. The Everything® Kids' Connect the Dots Puzzle and Activity Book isn't going to make you a Picasso overnight, but when you think about it, maybe if he had been given a copy he might have been famous when he was a lot younger. Too bad Michelangelo didn't have one for the Sistine Chapel — it would have made it a lot easier.
To make things even more interesting, we've added challenges when you least expect them, so make sure you keep your wits about you.
We've jammed tons of weird and interesting facts inside, too — who said you can't have fun while you're learning! Did you know there's an ant in South America whose bite is so speedy he holds the world record for the fastest movement by any living thing? Chomp! Did you hear about the basketball player in Florida who set the record for spinning the most balls at one time? How many do you think that is: 6, 10, 15? I'm not telling, but if you check out Chapter 1, puzzle 10 you can see for yourself. Did you know that in the first lacrosse games (played by Native Americans), the number of players could be in the thousands and the field could be many miles long?
So if you're ready, let's get started. Grab your pencil or crayon (but definitely no burning sticks from the fire) and let's go connect the dots!