National Scribble Day on March 27 inspires children to kindness through art.
Each of us starts out as a little colorful, wrinkled up human being with eyes, nose and sometimes a shock of hair. Our personality develops as we go. We’re a bit like a scribble.
Children’s scribbles become more than just scribbles when eyes and a smile are added. Somehow a personality leaps onto the page and with it, encouragement for children to grow and express themselves. The positive result looking back at them spreads a surge of joy that is infectious.
That’s what’s so wonderful about scribbles – anyone can make them no matter their ability. This means everyone from Grandpa to the smallest family member can join in the day. Gather up the crayons in every color and scribble up smiles for everyone!
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalScribbleDay
Scribble with a child on National Scribble Day. Whether it laughs, dances or grins, it doesn’t really matter. The child can laugh, dance and grin, too! Educators, visit new.dianealber.com/scribbleday/ for resources and to sign up for stickers.
Families, you can participate at home by bringing out the crayons and art supplies. Let the kids of all ages get creative with their scribbles. Art is an excellent way to relieve anxiety and there are no lines to stay between here! Here are some fun ways to enjoy creating scribbles:
- Challenge your household to scribble sudsy scribbles – you know, ones that use the right amount of soap when they wash their hands.
- Have fun naming your scribbles.
- Turn your final scribbles into a game of who’s who. For example, whose scribble looks most like Lebron James or Taylor Swift?
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