Take time for yourself as a creative activity to enjoy with your children with beautiful free printable mindfulness colouring pages for adults and kids. These free colouring pages are perfect for being in the moment and disconnecting from your busy day for a while.
What Is Mindfulness
Mindfulness is an effective stress reduction method that focuses on being fully engaged and present in what you are doing.
Just as meditation does, mindfulness allows us to be aware of how we are feeling and what we are thinking, without becoming engaged in those emotions.
While mindfulness doesn’t eliminate stress completely, it does encourage you to process your thoughts and feelings in a more calm and productive manner.
Mindful activities are ones that help us to be distraction-free and focused on the moment.
In the busy lives we lead these days, it is extremely therapeutic for adults and children to practice mindfulness activities on a regular basis.
Colouring in just happens to be a brilliant mindfulness activity!
Why Colouring Is Good For Mindfulness
We all know how good it feels to sit down and colour in. Whether it’s a mandala, a geometric pattern or a scene from our favourite book, there’s something about the act of colouring that can be truly therapeutic.
But did you know that there’s actually science to back up the claim that colouring is good for you?
Studies have shown that colouring can help to reduce stress and anxiety.
For children, it also improves fine motor skills and coordination, helps to prepare them for school, improves confidence and self-esteem and develops creativity and self-expression.
So if you love colouring, the simple act of doing so regularly is worth adding to your regular self-care routine!
Colouring Pages For Practicing Mindfulness
The perfect mindfulness colouring sheets are those with intricate details, as they encourage us to focus carefully on what we are doing, thus becoming mindful of our actions.
This collection of printable mindfulness colouring pages will give you the chance to enjoy a creative break on your own or with family and friends.
Free Printable Colouring Pages For Adults
Don’t underestimate the power of colouring in as an adult!
These free printable colouring in pages for adults will allow you a chance to disconnect from your busy day and spend some time focused, so you can let go of some of the stress you are holding onto.
Best of all, these beautiful colouring pages are a perfect way to enjoy a creativity break too!
Make sure you also check out these Christmas colouring sheets and Easter colouring pages too!
13 Printable Mindful Sheets from Diary of a Journal Planner
This complete the drawing mandala colouring sheet can be found at Kiddy Charts.
Anti Stress quote colouring pages from Planes & Balloons
Colour your own printable bookmarks from Real Life At Home
Mermaid colouring pages from Red Ted Art
4 free colouring pages for adults from Midlife Healthy Living
Dreams matter colouring for grown-ups sheets from Red Ted Art
Printable Star Wars colouring page from Coloring Home
Free adult colouring pages from Art-Is-Fun
Inspirational colouring pages from In The Playroom
Quote colouring pages from Sum of Their Stories
Strawberry sugar skull printable from Natashalh
Floral colouring sheets from Gathering Beauty
Binder cover colouring pages from Divine Lifestyle
A-Z Printable monogram colouring pages from My Printable Home
Free Printable Colouring Pages For Kids
These free printable colouring pages for kids range from simple colouring printables of their favourite characters to inspiring quotes and sentiments to help them practice mindful colouring no matter their age.
Toy Story 4 Forky feelings colouring pages from Simple Everyday Mom
Love This Life printable page from Your Therapy Source
Flip Flop Colouring page from Real Life At Home
Hello cards for kids from Crafts On Sea
Toy Story 4 colouring pages from Made With Happy
Unicorn colouring pages from Natural Beach Living
Mindfulness Colouring Books
If you would rather not print your own colouring pages, there are some incredible mindfulness colouring books available that will keep you busy for hours on end.
Here are some of my favourites:
Other Mindfulness Activities to Try
There are many other creative activities that will help you practice mindfulness. These are suited to children and adults and are a lot of fun, all while helping you to disconnect and reflect:
- Diamond painting
- Creative play for kids – check out these homemade art recipes
- Paint by numbers
- Journalling – these gratitude and growth journals are perfect for kids and teens
- Take a walk and pay close attention to what you see, hear and smell
- Deep breathing
- Walking barefoot on grass
- Yoga and stretching
- Watching clouds or stars
- Make friendship bracelets
What mindfulness activities do you enjoy doing at home on your own or with your kids?