Zentangles are an easy way to express yourself, it is a form of meditation using repetitive patterns and intertwining them together. By creating these you can increase your focus and creativity, as well as release stress and relax.
3.5 x3.5-inch square paper
Black and colored pens
Zentangle example books
Big white paper for group
Have the kids trace their hand on big white paper
Lay out the zentangle books so they can have some references and inspiration.
Start the timer for 5 minutes.
Have them start zentangling inside their traced hand and see how much they can do in 5 minutes
You can continue this exercise with different time intervals if you please.
This could also be a warmup exercise at the beginning of class.
Give each student four of the 3.5×3.5 pieces of paper
Traditionally, zentangling is done with black ink, but for our class we allowed the kids to use whatever colors they wanted.
Have them draw a different zentangle on each square.
Once all four zentangles are finished mount them on construction paper.