International Dot Day is named for the story written by Peter H. Reynolds titled The Dot. The book is about a girl who does not believe she can draw but through the encouragement of her art teacher learns she is able to “make her mark.” Every September schools all around the world are encouraged to celebrate International Dot Day through activities that inspire and encourage creativity. The teacher in the book told the little girl, “Just make a mark and see where it takes you.”
My Celebri-Dot, inspired by my hometown of New Orleans is definitely known for the creative spirit found throughout the city. And deserves a WHO DOT! The design is dedicated to all the creatives who live there and to the people who had the courage to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. It’s been ten very long years.
Here are some tips of how to participate in International Dot Day:
- Check out the Dot Gallery to see examples of how others have celebrated.
- Read and discuss The Dot.
- Sign up and download the free Educator’s Handbook for International Dot Day.
- Follow the Celebri-Dots blog. Ask your favorite creative to share a dot.
- Share your DOTS and Dot Day activities!