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Reflect and relax with 36 SEL-focused mindful coloring activities for kids.
With a unique combination of mindful coloring illustrations and reflection prompts, Coloring Book and Reflections for Social Emotional Learning effectively combines mindfulness and SEL to be used both in the classroom and at home. Each of the SEL topics features two pages of activities and prompts, mirroring the left and right sides of our brains. The left page (logical) includes a prompt for reflection through journaling or free-drawing and the right page (creative) is an illustration for coloring to promote mindfulness. Topics range from positive self-talk to empathy to trying your best.
This mindful coloring book for kids stands on its own merits yet can be paired with other mindfulness curriculum to further integrate social and emotional learning into your everyday. The thirty-six mindful coloring pages correspond with the thirty-six weeks of the school year, and the SEL writing prompts support the weekly activities in Mindful Classrooms™ by James Butler.
Also available in a Spanish version.
James Butler, M.Ed., has been teaching kindergarten and prekindergarten since 2002. He has a B.S. in education and early childhood from Indiana’s Manchester University and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Grand Canyon University. He is now the SEL (social-emotional learning) mindfulness specialist for the Austin Independent School District (AISD), working with teachers, staff, administrators, parents, and grades preK–12 students. During the 2016–2017 school year, James helped implement a mindfulness curriculum in all 130 AISD campuses. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Becca Borrelli received an M.A. in Art Education from the University of Texas. She works as an art teacher at the Contemporary Art School in Austin, Texas. She is inspired by the invisible connections between all things, and her work aims to be a playful, bright, and hopeful interpretation of the world's whimsical and magical sides.
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Publication Date: 01/16/2020 - 12:00am
On Sale: 01/16/2020 - 12:00am