This set of simple colouring pictures and drawing activities is intended for pleasurable colouring rather than mindful colouring with perhaps quiet music, or opportunity for children to chat (considerately!) while they colour. Children can add details to these pictures, add their own pictures around a strategy to show their thoughts or feelings about the strategy. Pages from the older children’s calming strategies set invite students to make their own representations, reflect and connect with the strategy.
The reflective questions provide an opportunity for children to rehearse and then think back on the strategy pictured, and how they experience it personally.