The smallest, simplest things—like coloring together—provide the best opportunities for quiet bonding, conversation, relaxation, collaboration, and praise.
Invite kids to breathe in deeply through their noses to “smell” a flower, then blow out slowly through their mouths as if blowing the seeds off a dandelion. Use this adult-child coloring sheet as an opportunity for relaxation, collaboration, praise, bonding, and conversation. Adults and kids can sit side by side in a quiet space with a surface. Kids color the Muppets, adults color the background (it’s okay to sit without talking, and there’s no right or wrong way to color!).
Display the completed page at home in a place visible to everyone, to remember the time spent together…and to breathe deep.