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International Scribble Day 27 March2022

Every year on March 27, International Scribble Day is celebrated to honour the creativity and art connected with scribbling, which anybody may do regardless of their artistic ability. So the last time you scribbled aimlessly to pass the time, you may not have realised that there is a day dedicated to the stress-relieving habit of scribbling.


Although the terms scribbling and doodling are commonly used interchangeably, there is a subtle distinction between the behaviours and the origins of the words.

The word’scribble’ comes from the Latin word’scribere,’ which literally means ‘to write.’ Scribble means hurriedly writing letters or words, generally in an illegible manner. Doodle, on the other hand, is a term for a doodle or a piece of amateur art. The word doodle comes from the German word ‘Dudeltopf’ or ‘Dudeldop,’ which means’simpleton.’

So think of it this way: when students are stressed, they scribble in their notebooks, and when they are bored and daydreaming in class, they make doodles.

The origins of International Scribble Day can be traced back to Diane Alber, author of “I’m NOT Just a Scribble,” who started the day in 2019. The book is about love and acceptance, as exemplified by Scribble, an adorable character that encourages children to make art regardless of their abilities. Diane shared her idea for a National Scribble Day on Facebook and received a lot of favourable feedback from teachers, so she went ahead and did it.

The day is mainly observed in schools, where students participate in various activities in order to construct their own Scribble, the fictional character from the book. Because, after all, every artist began with a scribble, International Scribble Day promotes the discipline of scribbling.


At your school or college, you can organise your own Scribble Day activities. Register your institute for a Scribble Starter Pack and have as much fun as you want with the activities. Have a good time naming your doodles. Make a who’s who game out of your final scribbles.
Share your scribbles on social media using the hashtag #NationalScribbleDay to encourage others to join in.


The purpose of International Scribble Day is to honour the creativity and art connected with scribbling. It encourages people of all artistic talents to create art.



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