As we wind down the school year, the stress levels for students tend to shoot up through the roof. One of the things that I have found to be wonderfully helpful in mitigating that stress is something so simple and something that all kids love to do, coloring.
That's right, coloring is great for mental health. Don't believe me, check out this article from the Mayo Clinic and this article from the Cleveland Clinic on why coloring is good for children AND adults. I offered coloring to my students the other day and almost every single one took me up on the offer and they sat, talked, and colored. It was such a nice and calming moment in class.
If you are looking for some coloring resources, you can check out the ones below.
Coloringhome (Warning: Some pages are NSFW, but they have lots of kid options.)
For the mental well-being of your students and yourself, take a break and color something beautiful. You will feel so much better if you do.
Hugs and High Fives,