For Maui Counselors & Teachers
NEW ART FOR HEALING BOOK DONATION FOR ALL MAUI COUNSELORS, TEACHERS, MENTORS!
1. This expressive art book has been vetted and approved by the Hawaii Department of Education.
2. Please read this page to understand the flow and purpose of the book, Discover Maui.
3. To request books please email your answers to the questions at the bottom of this page.
A personal note from Christina DiMari
When the fires hit Maui, I rapidly responded to help by creating a new expressive art for healing book focused on Maui, knowing there would be an enormous need for trauma care and social emotional resources after the vast devastation and loss. These books are available free of charge for all Counselors and Teachers on Maui coming alongside children and teens.
Are you looking for a way to help the youth of Maui?
So far we have donated 10,000 healing art books and raising funds to print 20,000 more to provide for schools and organizations on our waiting list.
Please reach out to us if your family, company or foundation is interested in teaming up to bring a healing resource to the youth of Hawaii. We will print as many books as we raise funds for. You can make a difference! Read more and DONATE HERE.
A special thank you to my new friends on Maui for your valuable contribution in making this book culturally relevant and personally meaningful for your Keiki. Also, a big thank you for the teamwork with the Hawaii and Maui school district leaders to approve this quickly and give it a green light to be distributed and donated to school counselors and teachers. Lastly, thank you to Maui Printing Co. for moving fast to get this printed and distributed to schools on the island.
A Creative Journey
Discover Maui Hawaii
Our expressive art coloring activity books take children and youth on a creative discovery that starts on page one and comes full circle on the last page. The beginning of the book presents the idea that a child’s life is like a beautiful tree. As they interact with the reflective questions and express themselves, they cultivate the life of their tree. The coloring pages surround the child with the beauty of nature. From this place, they can learn, discover and grow from a place of peace, openness and curiosity. As they approach the last page, the child shifts from focusing on their own life and begins to realize they have beautiful leaves flowing from their tree that can bring hope, healing and kindness to others. This empowers children and youth to realize they have the ability to make the world a better place, in their own unique and creative way.
To discover the beauty of nature and wildlife and how spending time in nature has a powerful way of balancing our natural rhythm and helping us feel calm, clear and regulated.
To discover hope, healing and growth in our lives while interacting with the pages of our coloring activity books through creativity, self-expression, writing and coloring.
To discover how reflecting on a positive question can shift our perspective and help guide our inner transformation while discovering our value and voice.
We create high quality educational expressive art coloring activity books to help children and youth discover hope, healing and growth in their lives. Our coloring activity books have 40 interactive pages.
The left side has reflection for personal growth and self-expression.
The right side has a beautiful nature themed coloring page.
Our high-quality expressive art coloring activity books help children and youth have a safe way to:
Process their Emotions
Develop Positive Coping Skills
Reflect and Grow
Know their Value
Find their Voice
Realize how they can make a positive difference in this world.
How our books help
We are so grateful for your donation of Discovery Art for Youth expressive art coloring activity books! These coloring books supported our students after the traumatic Marshall Fires that blazed through our community destroying over 1,000 homes. Students came back to school all needing something different to begin their healing process. These books provided a safe way for students to use creativity to process their turbulent emotions and discover how to regulate their hearts. We are looking forward to using these books each year for social emotional wellness, building confidence and self-esteem, goal setting and helping children reach their full-potential.
School Counselor, Fireside Elementary
Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, CO
FOR WHAT AGE?
The books are created to meet children and youth where they are.
They are simple enough you can adapt it for elementary age yet deep enough the middle school age and high school teens can go on a deeper journey of personal enrichment and growth.
Art, when used as therapy, is part of nonverbal communication for children who may not be able to articulate their emotions and feelings. The coloring opens up a window into their heart and the reflection creates a safe way to start important conversations.
Teachers often use these books as a "soft start" for the day. There are 20 key reflective themes that make it easy to focus on one theme per week. This is a tool you can also use for personal enrichment and growth that is easy to flow into your overall planning.
How to Request Books
For counselors, teachers and mentors who have a clear plan for how you will use the books for the children and youth in your care, please email us at email@example.com and answer these questions:
1. Your Name
2. Are you a counselor or teacher? If other please explain.
3. The name and full address of your school or organization.
4. How do you envision taking your students on the journey through all 20 reflective pages so they can get the most out of this creative journey?
5. How many books are you requesting to make sure all the students in your care receive a book?We want every student to have their own copy even if they were not directly impacted - they all were impacted in some way.
6. What grades are you requesting books for?
7. Is there anything else you would like to add or share?
*Please share this with all the leaders in your school and try to come up with one big number for the whole school - that will help us with deliveries. Looking forward to getting some books in your hands soon!