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Tree of life – Week three – Activity

Mandalas

Learning goals: regulating self, distributing time and effort, designing and following the design, fne-motor skills, controlling a pen.


A mandala is a beautiful round symbol that represents the universe and
wholeness. You can focus your attention by drawing or looking at a mandala.


It can help you to meditate and relax. Search for more information on mandalas online.


The meaning of the word mandala in Sanskrit is circle. Where is Sanskrit spoken? 
(Answer: India)

Where is it on the map?


Through colouring and creating a mandala your child is practicing fine-motor skills (such as their pincer grasp to hold a pen).


Working on a mandala is also a way of learning self-regulation and self-control: Mandalas are big and have hundreds of smaller details within a circle.


The idea of the activity is to continue creating a mandala day by day
until it is ready


Mandala is an ongoing activity and a child should be supported to continue working with it. Children learn self-control, motivation, resilience and joy of a process. Finalizing a large project brings contentment and joy!

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