A mandala to color in.
While you will see other ideas for using mandalas in the classroom later on this page, the idea of simply coloring in mandalas is a very popular activity among teachers.
At Teachtopia, we want to you to also think of Mandalas as more than coloring pages. Mandalas could be used as a tool for students to create meaningful academic content. The mandala acts as an artistic graphic organizer. Uses for mandalas include, but are not limited to:
Students could create Mandalas with white paper plates (biodegradable non-waxed). We like this idea because of the depth created by the raised circumference of the plate. If you don't have paper plates or are looking for a non three dimensional activity, we have created free printable Mandala templates that could be used with many of the mandala ideas above.
A simple circle within a larger circle Mandala template.
A mandala template with a circle within circle and lines for writing.