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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mandalas and Children

Thursday, January 22, 2009
One of the symbols of this Sabbat, to me, is the labyrinth. The spiral spinning in to the hidden mysteries. As the Sun King travels the land searching for the answer to waken his sleeping beauty, he finds the labyrinth and travels it. In doing so he learns that the journey is as important as the answer.

But there are other mandalas that one can make and use for this Sabbat and others. Their is the pentacle, the yin yang, the hexagram and many others. Take the time to look around with your kid and try to find examples of mandalas in the world around you.

Another fun activity is for children to draw their own mandalas. I recommend cutting out circular pieces of paper and giving them the necessary supplies (crayons, paint, markers) and the freedom to paint what they want. Have them think for a moment about a topic and then to draw about that topic. Some of those topics can be;
  • Love
  • Goddess
  • God
  • Friends
  • Mommy
  • Daddy
  • Sister or Brother
Now while this is far from a complete list it should be a good start. Another option to introduce children to mandalas is to provide ones that they can color. Below is a list of links that provide several mandalas for children to color.
I would love to hear any suggestions or comments that you guys have. So feel free to comment below.

Blessed Be!

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