What is International Dot Day?
International Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. The celebration began back in 2009, when teacher Terry Shay introduced her class to Peter. H. Reynold's book The Dot.
This award-winning story of self-expression and creativity is about the journey of Vashti who thinks she can't draw. Her teacher knows that everyone has a creative spirit and encourages Vashti to "make her mark." What began with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, inspiring young people and adults around the globe.
Dot day activity
Celebrate Dot Day with your little one by having a go at these activities:
- Read (or watch) Dot Day to your children and follow it up with a discussion about the book
- Give your child a blank journal to "make their mark" every day, may that be a word, a picture, doodle, squiggle or a dot.
Try these Dot Day activities:
Download the Dot Day pack for activities including:
- A frame for your Dot Day masterpieces
- A create your own Dot activity sheet- One dot can launch the journey of creativity!