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 a good cardboard box craft like this one at Creative Jewish Mom. Whether it's a pantry box or moving box the same technique will work - a little paint and glue turns them into building blocks to be used for pretend play!