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Sunnyshine Thu 02-Apr-15 18:51:17

Just looked at my dd school club list and has a colouring club on. Does anyone's children go to one at their school? If so what do they do? Colour in sheets or colouring books? Mine seem keen to go but wondered if other people had any experience smile

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TheTroubleWithAngels Thu 02-Apr-15 19:17:42

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Ferguson Thu 02-Apr-15 21:46:19

Doesn't sound particularly creative! Drawing, and colouring or painting would be better.

I've never heard of one before (in thirty years involvement in schools.)

Hulababy Thu 02-Apr-15 21:47:35

Maybe the children themselves have voted or asked for this club.

malefridgeblindness Thu 02-Apr-15 22:12:57

Hmmm. I quite liked colouring. It was a calm activity which allowed for gentle conversation or just some thinking time. Sharing of coloured pencils. Tranquility. Pretty pictures at the end. I wish our school would offer this.

Sunnyshine Fri 03-Apr-15 08:42:50

That's what i thought malefridgeblindness. Sounds good to me! I find colouring relaxing too. Will send dd i think as has expressed interest.

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Starlightbright1 Fri 03-Apr-15 08:46:47

Do sent her. We have done lots of after school clubs, one Ds dropped out of because he hated them, one he never wants to do again..However it has given him experience.

Colouring is great for fine motor skils and it probably is a great chance to form friendships.

TheTroubleWithAngels Fri 03-Apr-15 13:08:27

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mrz Fri 03-Apr-15 13:56:08

Colouring clubs are quite popular ( often held at lunchtime) sometimes combined with a board game club.

LynetteScavo Fri 03-Apr-15 13:56:30

I find it so strange how colouring has come into fashion.

I find colouring in boring and not creative. But obviously I'm odd.

The teacher who thought this club up is genius. Only the well behaved children who like to sit still will turn up. grin

mrz Fri 03-Apr-15 14:38:52

I don't think it's intended to be creative just something some children (and adults) enjoy that can be offered with very little outlay or effort to organise. If you are offering free clubs it's ideal

TheTroubleWithAngels Fri 03-Apr-15 16:45:38

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cansu Fri 03-Apr-15 17:19:39

I am due to start one of these in my school after Easter. Kids seem v excited by the idea. I think it will probably fill a gap as we have lots of sporty clubs and there are plenty of quieter children who would just like to chill and colour. I have bought some really funky colouring books so that those with good skills can create some special designs! Plus I must admit I am hoping that it will be a low maintenance, pleasant club to run.

RunAwayHome Fri 03-Apr-15 17:32:54

I was reading an article somewhere about how meditative plain old colouring-in can be; it doesn't have to be whizzy and creative to be of benefit, but a sort of calming activity that is repetitive can be good in many ways too. The article was talking about how over stimulated children can be now, without the chance to do some activities that just take patience and repetition. It went on to discuss mindfulness and meditation for children as well, but it didn't need to progress to anything further like that, just the calming nature of colouring in was beneficial.

Sunnyshine Fri 03-Apr-15 17:47:35

Do you think you could find article? Would be very interested to read it! Thanks for all the comments, will come back and update smile

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mrz Fri 03-Apr-15 18:33:01

www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/wellbeing/10872642/The-new-relaxation-craze-Can-staying-between-the-lines-keep-us-on-track.html

mrz Fri 03-Apr-15 18:34:12

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/10868535/French-women-take-up-colouring-in.html

Sunnyshine Fri 03-Apr-15 18:47:40

Thanks that's very interesting.

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mrz Fri 03-Apr-15 19:38:01

I've notice a colouring magazine aimed at adults advertised recently

Theimpossiblegirl Fri 03-Apr-15 20:10:35

We have one. When already overworked teachers are told they have to run an afterschool or lunchtime club too, colouring club was a lifesaver for my colleague! I ran board game club.

BinaryBunny Fri 03-Apr-15 20:13:57

I@m thinking this would go down well in our Secondary School!! smile

UniS Tue 07-Apr-15 08:46:27

I gather our local secondary school have a story club , some one reads a story aloud in the library at lunchtime. Children can eat their packed lunch and listen.

GoldenBeagle Tue 07-Apr-15 08:49:30

Sometimes these clubs are set up as safe havens for children who are not having a good time, for whatever reason , in the playground. A calmer, quiter, more supervised environment.

It's a great idea.

LaLisaW Thu 07-Sep-17 20:39:11

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user789653241 Thu 07-Sep-17 20:51:08

It's very popular at my ds' school. Shame he doesn't go, but he does lots of colouring at home. And there are so many interesting colouring books, even for adults these days.

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