Thursday, June 13, 2019

International Dot Day Links to Share 2019

New This Year -- 

PLEASE use the hashtag #InternationalDotDay when you post anything about Dot Day. This will replace #DotDay and the dated hashtags. Dot Day can be celebrated any day of the year. This year, Dot Day lands on a Sunday, many schools will celebrate before or after, but feel free to celebrate any day or all year long!


International Dot Day started in a few classrooms in 2009 and has grown into a worldwide celebration. It's a celebration of creativity that can start small, like butcher paper and markers or big like a whole-school dot making in a variety of ways. The big idea is taking time out to celebrate creativity.

It all started with a book by Peter H. Reynolds and published by Candlewick. You can buy the book at your local bookstore, or online. If you'd like a signed copy, you can buy from Peter's bookstore, Blue Bunny Books and Toys (link below).

Official Page International Dot Day Page

The official page and sign up are available at There is a yearly signup. Please consider signing up and sharing the day with friends and colleagues.

Dot Day posters (Free) including in different languages.

Start With a Dot Journal

New last year was a guided journal from Abrams called, Start With a Dot: A Journal for Making Your Mark. Available where books are sold. 

Discovery Education in the Home of Dot Day

In 2016, Peter H. Reynolds visited the school where Dot Day began and Discovery Education was there to capture it all! You can see an archive video here. 


In 2017, KidLitTV gathered some Celebridot makers and LiveStreamed a great program. You can see the archive here. 


The Celebridot site ( was inspired by Newbery Medal winner, Sharon Creech who sent me a dot on Dot Day 2011. I was so inspired by seeing what one of my favorite authors made for a dot, I asked others and this gallery is available to inspire kids to be creative. If you know an author/illustrator/actor/sports personality who is not on the list, please invite them to participate. Directions for submitting are on the site. 


I have curated many Dot Day celebrations through Pinterest. You can find that board here. 

Follow the Twitter hashtag #DotDay for the latest ideas and also be sure to tag your sharing!!

Shannon M. Miller Resources

Super librarian, Shannon Miller, has an awesome blog about Dot Day 2019 that is full of resources. Check it out here. 

Connecting with other Dotters and Classrooms

Shannon M. Miller, Matthew Winner, and Andy Plemmons have created a great Google Doc for help connecting with other schools on Dot Day. You can find the 2019 document here. Be sure to connect with Shannon, Matthew, and Andy because they are awesome!

Andy Plemmons @plemmonsa
Matthew Winner @matthewwinner
Shannon McClintock Miller @shannonmmiller

Shannon has a blog post with lots of great links here. 


Quivervision has a great augmented reality app and a special Dot Day page. Make your dots come alive!! Find the information you need here

Dot Day Products

Available from The Blue Bunny Books and Toys - Dot Central