One of my favorite calming and soothing activities for self-expression is making mandalas! It is also fun to make them out of bricks and adds a new dynamic with hands-on building! Use the template below to try building your next mandala!
In this activity, based on the Gestalt rosebush technique, students or clients will build a rosebush using toy building bricks and discuss various features of their rosebush using the supplemental worksheet below. Features of the rosebush such as flowers or thorns can be represented by different colored bricks or specially shaped brick flower pieces as shown in the sample picture.
Brick Rosebush Worksheet - Click to Download