Celebrate International Dot Day!

International Dot Day

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 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!

Download the activity pack