Have you heard of International Dot Day? It all began with the book, The Dot, by Peter H. Reynolds. It's a story about a little girl who didn't believe she was an artist and an art teacher who inspired her by telling her to "make a mark and see where it takes you".
After reading this book to his class, teacher Terry Shay decided to make his own mark and established International Dot Day on September 15th - a day to celebrate your own creativity and share it with the world. There are tons of ideas and inspiration around the web but I have gathered some of my favorite ideas here. Click over to International Dot Day for more information and a free teacher's guide with even more ideas and a printable certificate to hand out to students.
I love dioramas, I think it's the idea of creating a tiny world in a shoebox that captures my imagination. What's neat about this one is that it catches a small moment versus a larger landscape. Details are at Krokotak.
Jacks and Kate shares this wonderful idea for a family card journal where birthday and holiday cards are created in one journal. I wish I had known about this idea years ago when my kids were little, what an amazing keepsake this would be!