We LOVE Educational Insights Hot Dots! They’re a fun way to practice all that you’ve learned in school!

When your student clicks on one of the dots the pen will flash green and say “Great Job” or “You are Correct”, if you get the wrong answer the pen will flash red and say “Sorry, try again!”


We use them to review math facts, phonics practice and telling time, and early reading skills. They sell several different pre-made cards. Or you can purchase Educational Insights Hot Dots with Talking Hot Dots Pen, and make your own cards as well! You can also download the cards I’ve made here:

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A word to the wise: if you make your own cards, print the cards, then laminate, THEN DOT THEM AFTERWARDS! The dots don’t work if they’ve been laminated!

If you don’t want to purchase the dots and pens you can also use the cards I made with mini-clothes pins, or dry erase markers as well! Happy Homeschooling!


  1. Thank you so much for all of your great ideas! As we start this thing called homeschooling, I am trying not to get overwhelmed! I am wondering if you would have any thoughts on comparing My Father's World with Abeka? I know that you use Abeka and I am trying to decide which of the two to use next year for my then Kindergartener and Second grader. I know that I do want something with lesson plans included for me as I start homeschooling. I would appreciate any insight you might have! Thanks!Nicki daveandnickiskids.blogspot.com

  2. You seriously have the BEST homeschool blog out there! Hands down! And the products you use…the companies SO should pay you for it…I've bought numerous things I've seen you use with your kids! I love your blog and your awesome ideas. And your Workbox Wednesday posts are by far the BEST!!!

  3. I absolutely love the hot dot cards you made. I printed off two of them a week ago and just now printed off the other two that you mentioned in this post. Thank you so much for sharing your hard work. I love it and so do my kids!

  4. Words are not enough but I do want you to know how grateful I am to have found your blog!! You have helped me become a better teacher and my 4 year old LOVES checking his trays every morning to see what he gets to "play" with!! Who knew learning could be soo very fun! thank you thank you thankyou!!!! soo loving the hot dots toooo!!w4torock.blogspot.com/

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