Ms Martha P
De-Stress With Your Students' Favorite Past Time
National Coloring Day:
De-Stress With Your Students’ Favorite Past Time
Crayons and colored pencils are already a hot commodity in your early childhood classrooms. There’s something so appealing about sitting down to create without pressure or rules. Turns out, your students have it right!
Writing for Huffington Post in 2017, Elena Santos broke down the research on coloring for adults. Turns out, coloring therapy first started in the early 1900s with renowned psychologist, Carl Jung, who encouraged his patients to color mandalas as a form of therapy. Today, we know so much more about the health benefits of coloring.
Why coloring makes great self-care:
Coloring requires focus and creativity at the same time.
It helps your brain relax after stressful events.
It unleashes your imagination and brings you back to your childhood.
It’s an awesome way to decompress without screen time!
Teachers, you deserve to create, relax, imagine, and decompress. Break out those colored pencils and celebrate national coloring day! Your mind (and your students) will thank you.
Some of my favorite coloring books for teachers: