Lesson Ideas and Activities
Pentagon Play’s Mindfulness Colouring Book
Mindfulness is the ability to pay more attention to what is happening in the present moment to improve your mental wellbeing.
In children, it brings many benefits as it instills the idea that they are in charge of their own thoughts and feelings: teaching them to turn towards difficult emotions instead of ignoring them.
This means that it can help children control anxious or negative thoughts while teaching techniques they can use to feel calm and relaxed. Additionally, it improves their ability to pay attention, calm down when upset and make better decisions – helping with emotional regulation and cognitive focus.
Mindful colouring enables children to focus on what they are doing in the current moment in time, choosing and applying colours to a page to bring their awareness to the present moment: a process that is similar to meditation.
With everything going on in the world at the moment, we felt it was important children could practice mindfulness in an engaging, fun way while at home.
This is why we have created our very own Mindfulness Colouring Book full of our amazing playground schemes and playground products for children to colour in – focusing on the pen on the paper as they bring their awareness back what they are doing in the present.
If you’re a teacher or nursery practitioner wanting to provide parents and careers with a fantastic Mindfulness Colouring Book as part of your home learning packs or simply a parent or career looking for a Mindfulness Colouring Book during this difficult period of time, you can download our wonderful PDF Colouring Book here:
We would love to see you children’s wonderful colouring on our Facebook and Twitter pages using the hashtag #LearningNeverStops! We'd also love to see some of your own mindful ideas to give other parents and careers some added inspiration during this time of home learning.
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