Hot Dots Giveaway!

I am not sure if you guys realize how much of of a fan I am of Hot Dots, but it has been a LIFE SAVER this year when I was moved to Kindergarten at the last minute.  I had to have my stations up and going in like ‘no time quick’.  And there is no way Kinders are ready for my old first grade stations at the beginning of the year. Just NOT gonna happen!

Hot Dots saved me, because they are easy and fun for kids to use.  There is no prep work involved…Oh, and the pens have a mute option! 

Needless to say,  my Kinders LOVE going to Word Work now!  Yay!!

Educational Insights has been kind enough to let me review a set AND give one away to my readers!!
The winner of the giveaway will get a
Hot Dots Getting Ready for School Pack and a Pen to go with it!


  1. Oooo ooo ooo Pick me! 🙂 So this is the first time I've been able to start catching up on blogs and I think I seemed to have missed something…. You are kinder now??? Hope things are great!


  2. Hot Dots would be a lifesaver in my classroom, too! I moved from 2nd to 1st this year and have a few students who are working at a lower level. What a perfect center for them!


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Hot Dots Giveaway!

I am in love with Hot Dots!  I guess I never got on the bandwagon until my two toddlers started playing it on my ipad!  Did you even know there’s an app for that?  Find it here for only .99! 

Anyway, Educational Insights contacted me and asked if I would like to try them out.  Well, school isn’t in session, but I thought my toddlers might like to give a it go with the real thing! The only problem is that I am going to have to buy another pen, they both want to play it ALL THE TIME!

 He loves how the pen lights up with or without sound =)

 He got it right!!

Although Hot Dots come in sets appropriate for ages 6-10, I decided I wanted to use them for independent practice in my letters and sounds station when school begins, so I got the Hot Dots Jr. version.  

I got the alphabet and beginning phonics packs.  They are AWESOME!  My kids not only love “playing” them, but I can see my kids at school loving them, too!  I also like the fact that they are going to be easy enough that even my struggling learners will be able to master them!
The Jr Hot Dots are available for:
Alphabet, Beginning Phonics, Numbers & Counting, Colors, Shapes, Patterns & Sequencing, Beginning Science, Beginning Problem Solving
The winner of this giveaway will be able to choose between any two card sets and one interactive pen as well!
Choose between 
Ace or Kat!

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  1. I would use them for a fun phonics center or for word work early on. The science and problem solving ones sound fun, too!
    nesheimb at gmail

  2. A neighbor teacher of mine uses these for her centers. She has also spoken very highly of them. I would really love to start using these in my classroom. I am excited to learn about the hot dots app too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love hot dots…only I don't actually own any 🙁 the girls on my GL do though. I'd use them for word work, independent practice, Peer tutoring, reward time…the possibilities are endless! You are so fortunate to be able to receive cool things like that!!

    A Passion For Primary

  4. I use hot dots cards in my classroom during guided math. The students practice addition and subtraction facts. I also have a set of hot and cold dots to make my own cards, but I haven't decided what to do with them yet. I bet the kiddos would LOVE these pens. 🙂

  5. I would start with my own kinder/1st grade kiddos and to help them build their confidence and then I would use them in the classroom for word work during our daily 5! Thanks for a great blog- have added your blog to my favorites- that I stalk regularly! 🙂

  6. This sounds right up my students alley! I teach a K-1 class for students diagnosed on the autism spectrum, and many of my students show academic delays. I could use the Hot Dots Jr during break times, as an academic play activity, and could also use it with the students during small group and centers work to boost their skills.

  7. I would use them with my 10 yr old daughter with down syndrome. These are the kind of things that help her learn best.

  8. I've had my eye on these for a while! I would love to use them for independent practice during center time! I think the kids would love them!

  9. These are so cool!! I would use these for my low ESL kiddos during stations. I think that this would help them with some independent practice that they could be successful at. 🙂

  10. I hope to win these and use them first with my granddaughter to see her reaction. Then I will use them with a kindergarten class when school starts up.

  11. I already have a few Hot Dot cards and pens, and I love using them in centers or with individual students who need extra practice with specific skills. I would love to add to my collection!

  12. I would love to use this in class with my learners that have Special needs! I have several that are tactile and auditory learners that need the multi sensory stimulation!

  13. One thing I'm worried about next year is differentiation, so I'd be excited to use Hot Dots in guided groups and centers. They seem like a great way to get struggling students excited about learning!

  14. I have always wanted some of these to use in my classroom! I would love to use these in one of my stations and for my struggling readers!

  15. I would use the Hot Dots as independent practice for my kiddos. Hot dots would also be a great center activity! Awesome giveaway!

  16. Hot Dots are wonderful. My students LOVE using these to master their multiplication facts. I would love to get some for division or fractions too. The kids even beg to stay in at recess to "play" with them. I love that they are self-checking and the kids want to get the right answers.

  17. You are not the only one to show this product so it's got me looking at it and I love the sound of them! What a great give away! Anxious to find out who wins!!

  18. I would love to use this during my station time. I think it would be a perfect station activity and my kids would LOVE it! 🙂

  19. I would use this with my son to help him with his reading and numbers, I think it woulkd be a great activity for at home over the summer and weekends to help keep his mind active

  20. I have some Hot Dots already and the kids love them, but have not seen the junior set. Would love to add it to my Hot Dots center. Amy

  21. Well today is my 18th wedding anniversary and here I am looking at blogs! (LOL) Anyways, I haven't used hot dots before and think it would be a great addition to my Daily 5 routine.

  22. I just learned what they were last school year… yeah I was not on the bandwagon either. I would love to add this to my collection of things lol for my kiddos.

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