Activity: Mandalas

  • January 06, 2016
  • Author The Moyer Foundation
  • Topic Childhood Grief
  • Type Activity

Family Activity

Mandalas are symbolic circles that have been used by people of many cultures to reflect personal experiences. They are a creative way that you can express your own story. As you create your personal mandala, use colors, symbolic shapes, and designs that are meaningful to you on your grief journey. The mandala represents a snapshot of you and your memories, feelings, thoughts, and emotions through the colors and symbols you choose.

What you'll need:

  • Tar paper or black paper
  • Scissors
  • Cray-pas, crayons, or colored pencils


  • Cut the piece of paper into a circle
  •  If you would like to, you can divide you mandala into sections
  • Begin by drawing symbols onto the paper
  • Connect the symbols with colors and shapes to fill the circle

Thank you Camp Erin Lincoln