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International Dot Day Teaching Resources

Celebrate International Dot Day in the classroom with printable Dot Day activities, Dot Day-themed maths worksheets, Dot Day bookmarks and more to boost your students' creativity and help encourage bravery and courage! These Dot Day resources and Dot Day ideas were all created by teachers to help make your Dot Day activities a success for your students and you!

What is Dot Day?

International Dot day inspires millions of children and adults to get creative. Dot Day is held every year on the 15th of September. It all begun with a children's story book called "The Dot", written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, released on the 15 September 2003. Now, schools across the world celebrate International Dot Day by reading the story and then getting creative with fun dot day activities.


International Dot Day will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022. This global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration, is typically held around the 15th of September, depending on whether or not that day occurs during the school week. In 2022, International Dot Day will be held on a Thursday.


International Dot Day can be celebrated by adults or kids, and it can be celebrated anywhere. But if you're celebrating Dot Day at school with students, this is a chance to teach children that they should all "make their mark" on the world! Dot Day at school can be celebrated with creativity challenges, dot-themed STEM activities and more to have a Happy Dot Day!

Fun Dot Day Activities

  • Creativity challenge for all ages - students transform a collection of dots into a creative masterpiece.
  • Set up an International Dot Day display in your classroom with your students very own masterpieces.
  • Dot Day STEM challenge - students use bum drops and toothpicks to create different 3D shapes.
  • Create a Dot Day Hat.
  • Design a Dot Day t-shirt.

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