Ideas and Activities for International Dot Day which will take place on 15th September.
Dot Day is a day for arts and creativity which is celebrated at schools around the world. The day was inspired by the fantastic book by Peter H. Reynolds which tells the story of a young student who doesn’t believe she can draw and a wonderfully encouraging teacher who helps her realise her potential. You can watch the video below to learn more.
School Art Exhibition
Dot Day Art
There are plenty of art activities you can do on dot day, drawing dots with pencils, painting dots, small dots, big dots, giant dots, using recycle paper, magazines and materials to cut them out and arrange creatively.
If you are doing an activity with a group of students, it is great to then have each child add their dot to a display wall and then all participants can enjoy having contributed to a community art installation.
Children can also dress up wearing colourful clothing with dots or spots on this day to inspire their creativity!
The Dot by Peter H Reynolds | Read Aloud
Using Google Drawing to create online
Google Drawing is a free and easy to use platform for creating digital art. Use the shape function, the scribble function of the insert picture function to create do inspired art. Easy, enjoyable, terrific fun and also a good opportunity for students to develop essential tech skills.
For more information about using Google Drawing in the classroom (or the online classroom) check out these helpful tutorials. Google Drawing Tutorial 1, Google Drawing Tutorial 2.
DOT DAY PODCAST
Stories for Kids Podcast also has a special Dot Day Podcast about this wonderful book. You can find the Dot Day Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor FM and all good podcast providers.
Augmented reality (AR) Dot Day Activity from Quiver
Students will also have the opportunity to experiment with Augmented Reality (AR) Art. For more details about that, please watch this video and the download the Quiver AR App to get started!
Download the Quiver AR App
Google play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.puteko.colarmix&hl=en&gl=US
Apple app store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/quiver-3d-coloring-app/id650645305
Download the Quiver Dot Day worksheet for free at the official Quiver website