Coloring Book Day

3 Free Coloring Sheets

"There is magic between the covers of a coloring book, a type of magic that can take us away and walk us into a million worlds. Further, coloring books make artists of us all, whether we decide to be Rembrandt with his realistic colors and patterns, or Picasso with his odd cubist designs and surreal colors. Coloring Book Day encourages us to get back to the days of our youth, and dive between the pages of a coloring book," according to Coloring Book Day.

Coloring books have been used for everything from educational purposes to aiding in therapy and health. This is because we live in a world often filled with words, spending much of our time thinking about things, and taking in the array of auditory and visual stimuli that fill our senses with never-ending input. Imagine taking a big breath, pausing, and finding a way of being that offers a complementary approach to our lives.

We can imagine that the part of the brain involved in linguistic processes, rational thinking, and even the intake of sensory stimuli are balanced in a helpful way by taking a pause in your life to let words go, release the rational processing that dominates your life, and enables the directionality of living to transition from reception to expression. With these marvelous figures, you can use your hand-eye coordination to lay down whatever color schemes arise in your imagination, giving yourself permission to let impulse and intuitive sensations arise and guide your eyes and hands.

Many opportunities exist in the pages of a coloring book: self-reflection, gaining insight, becoming more internally grounded, and healing through self-expression and self-examination. Each person will interact with coloring differently and that's part of the fun!

How to Celebrate Coloring Book Day

Gather your crayons and colored pencils and start coloring with these three FREE resources!
Rainbow Breath from Andrea Dorn’s Mindful Steps Series
Self-Compassion for Educators
Mindfulness is an incredibly important life skill, but how do you make such an abstract concept accessible to young children? Written and illustrated by a therapist (and mother), Andrea Dorn, MSW, Calm and Peaceful Mindful Me is a simple yet very intentionally written book that introduces the concept of mindfulness through a first-person, mantra-like narrative. Designed to help children build greater awareness of their body and emotions, it’s a must-have resource for caregivers.

Ready to introduce your child to the concept of mindfulness? Have them try the coloring sheet below! Click here to download your free copy.
Rainbow Breath Coloring Sheet
Mindfulness Practice with Jennifer Cohen Harper
Yoga & Mindfulness Practices for Children
Jennifer Cohen Harper, internationally recognized yoga and mindfulness expert, has created simple and fun tools to help guide children through the many stressors of life. Yoga & Mindfulness Practices for Children offers 50 engaging activities, coloring pages, and worksheets that support health, well-being, empowerment, and an improved capacity to navigate those pressures of life without becoming overwhelmed.
Try one of these exercises: Checking in With My Body. Click here to download your copy of the exercise, coloring page, and worksheet, or keep it simple and enjoy the coloring sheet below!
Checking in with my Body Coloring Sheet
Not Just For Kids: Mindful Doodling for Adults
The Mindful Doodle Book
Doodling is usually viewed as a time-wasting activity or as a response to daydreaming. But it’s time to give doodling the respect it deserves! Research has proven that doodling can enhance focusing skills, increase retention of information, ease feelings of impatience, and even inspire bursts of novel ideas. Combined with the therapeutic benefits of mindfulness, doodling can be especially calming and can help one engage in the present moment. Go ahead, color outside the lines. Experience mindful doodling now with these five free exercises from The Mindful Doodle Book!
Experience mindful doodling now with this positive thinking exercise! Try out the Positive Thinking Doodle, then click here to download five free exercises from The Mindful Doodle Book.
Mindful Doodling Coloring Sheet

Topic: Adult Coloring

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