Have you considered colouring mandalas for relaxation ?
Children can find relaxing very difficult.
They have minds that are filled with education and new experiences, an overload of fast images from screen time and TV. They have so much to process, so much to learn, no wonder it can be hard to switch off.
Colouring mandalas for relaxation has always been a wonderful way to encourage children to be still, calm, focussed and relaxed and it is no longer just the domain of the very young.
How colouring mandalas for relaxation works
Mandalas are circular designs symbolizing the notion that life is never ending. They have their roots in Indian and Buddhist culture and actually they are important in many religions. In spiritual terms the mandala is seen as a representation of the universe. In fact the balanced, symmetrical radial form of a mandala can be seen everywhere in nature from cells to flower centres. But you do not have to see it spiritually for it to be effective.