International Dot Day is observed on September 15 every year to remember Peter H. Reynold’s book The Dot. The day encourages people worldwide to come together and celebrate creativity. It’s a great platform for people to share their creativity with the world and interact with other creative minds.
Here’s all you need to know about International Dot Day.
What Is International Dot Day?
International Dot Day is a global event that celebrates creativity, collaboration, and courage. It was started on September 15, 2009, when Terry Shay (a teacher) introduced his classroom to The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.
The book talks about a caring teacher who dares a student to believe in herself and trust in her abilities to make her own mark. Each year, people come together on this day to celebrate the takeaways from the book and re-discover the power of creativity, courage, and collaboration.
What Can You Do on International Dot Day?
Since International Dot Day is all about creativity, why not unleash your inner creativity on this day? Let’s look at five amazing ways to celebrate International Dot Day.
Read The Dot
It makes sense, doesn’t it? If you’re going to celebrate International Dot Day, you need to read the book that inspired the event in the first place. It’s a fun book to read with a lot of pictures and visual storytelling.
Sign Up for International Dot Day
Now, head to the International Dot Day website and sign up. By registering, you can take part in Dot Day events worldwide. Whether you are a student, parent, or teacher, you can sign up for Dot Day and make your mark.
Create Your Dot Design
Every year, participants create designs using dots. Last year, a participant used a banana as the giraffe’s body to draw a giraffe. Another participant used dots to create butterfly wings on the wall. The opportunities are endless when it comes to coming up with design ideas. All you need to do is unleash your creativity.
Animate and Fabricate Your Dot
After creating your perfect dot design, you can animate it using animation software. Several free animation tools allow you to animate your dot designs. The same goes for fabricating your dots. Once you have animated your design, you can use a fabrication tool to create 2D, 3D, and popup paper models.
Share Your Mark
The final step is to share your creation on the International Dot Day website you signed up for. Every year, thousands of people from across the world share their designs and compete to make their mark. Why don’t you try it this year?
Creativity is the essence of evolution and problem-solving, and therefore, celebrating creativity is crucial. International Dot Day is an event that promotes creativity, courage, and collaboration in a competitive and spirited manner.
If you want to participate in the International Dot Day competition this year, visit the official website and sign up. You can also follow this page to learn more about getting started.