Program Details
Mindful Holiday Card Making with Zentangles

Engage residents in a holiday card-making session using Zentangles, a structured art form involving simple patterns like lines, dots, and shapes. Residents receive holiday cards with basic shapes, and they use pens, markers, or pencils to create intricate designs within these shapes. This activity fosters a sense of accomplishment, offers a calming experience, and improves fine motor skills. It's a practical and enjoyable way for residents to express their creativity during the holiday season.

  1. Emotional Engagement: Cultivate a sense of joy and accomplishment through the creation of personalized holiday cards.
  2. Spiritual Engagement: Provide a meditative and calming experience through the mindful practice of Zentangles.
  3. Social Engagement: Foster a sense of community and shared creativity as residents work on their holiday cards together.
  4. Physical Engagement: Enhance fine motor skills through the intricate process of Zentangle drawing.
  1. Provide residents with holiday cards featuring simple shapes.
  2. Introduce residents to Zentangles, explaining the technique and its meditative aspects.
  3. Encourage residents to apply Zentangle techniques to fill in the holiday shapes on their cards.
  4. Create a communal atmosphere by facilitating shared discussions and interactions during the card-making.
  5. Display completed cards to celebrate and appreciate the residents' creativity.
Staffing Requirements
  • 1 staff member.
  • Additional staff/volunteers to assist participants if needed.

  • Holiday cards with simple shapes (one per resident).
  • Pens, markers, or pencils.
  • Optional: Additional decorative items (glitter, stickers).
  • Optional: Zentangle examples

  • Physical Discomfort: Prolonged drawing may lead to physical discomfort. Encourage residents to take breaks as needed.
  • Emotional Discomfort: Some residents may doubt their artistic abilities. Provide encouragement and support.
Expected Outcomes
  1. Cultivated sense of joy and accomplishment.
  2. Increased spiritual engagement and relaxation.
  3. Strengthened social bonds through shared creativity.
  4. Improved fine motor skills through intricate drawing.
Program Type
Level of Care
Dimension of Wellness
Holidays, Crafts, Drawing, Art therapy, Mindfulness