Along with the resurgence of Coloring Books, all hands on activity books have gotten a boost and that includes Dot-To-Dot and Querkles books. You could color them in after you find the hidden picture too.
Dot to Dot Puzzles
Querkles Extreme Coloring Puzzles
Querkles are an extreme coloring puzzle that I remember always loving in my Mom’s large crossword puzzle books. There was normally only 1 per book and that was always the first page I turned to. You choose any color palette and then follow the directions about lights and darks throughout the pattern indicated by numbers. So it’s a combination of a color by number and a dot to dot in that you don’t know what the picture will be until you are pretty far into the design.
Querkles Icons is probably the most recognizable if you follow colorists online. It features stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Querkles Masterpiece features 20 of the world’s most famous works of art. Querkles Animals reveals creatures such as frogs, foxes and birds or evenQuerkles Cats,
Querkles Illustrator and Creator Thomas Pavitte also has 1000 Dot-to-Dot puzzles as well for those that like to be really challenged. As readers complete each section of dots in this fun activity book, beautiful animal portraits are revealed — so intricate they’re ready for display! The 20 puzzles in this book are much more sophisticated than the one-dimensional images created in childhood connect-the-dots books. Tonal shading and expressive line work build as each numbered section is finished. Dot-to-dot puzzles have also been proven to increase short-term cognitive acuity, hand-eye coordination, and concentration skills. Whether readers are filling time on a rainy day, using the puzzles for a party game, or learning the principles of drawing, 1000 Dot-to-Dot: Animals is fun for all ages.
If you like Dot to Dot puzzles but are looking for something a little less intense, Creative Haven has several interesting titles to choose from.
If you enjoy the dot to dot coloring you might also want to check out the color by number coloring books here.