A message from Guidance Counselor Mariasara Aprea-Alcoff….
…I have been enjoying teaching children and adults how to draw mandalas right before Thanksgiving and am always amazed at how much students love drawing them. I use two YouTube videos for interactive modeling. One is called “How to Grow a Mandala” the other is called “5 Mandalas”.
Besides being very calming and creative, I have also found that I can tell a lot about a child’s mindset when they are drawing Mandalas. They also make a great “mind map” tool because they can be used to boost memory. But most of all, used as a Gratitude Mandala, they allow a child to express their gratitude toward people, places and pets in their lives.
I hope the info below and pictures inspire you to take some time to do this activity at home with your child. Please feel free to contact me with any questions…. – Mariasara
Click here to view Inktopia Kids on Mandala Word Art.