Maths & Meditation with Mandalas

The next time you’re at the beach or park with your kids, get them to make “Mandalas” (a Sanskrit word loosely meaning circles) with flowers, shells, stones and even driftwood. Creating mandalas is a great way to teach kids about design, proportion and abstraction.
Mandalas are intricate, repeating geometric shapes that make up a circle, radiating inward or outward. Similar patterns can be found in nature including flowers, the spiral on snails/shells, the rings on tree trunks, and the Milky Way.
Here are some tips on how to create Mandalas using outdoor materials with kids.…/…/making-mandala-art-with-kids/