Diatom colouring book

Diatom colouring book by Lesley Clements

  • } Target year group: ages 7+ including adults
  • c Time: flexible
  • u Links to science

Learning objectives

Colouring helps with fine motor skills, concentration, colour recognition, hand to eye co-ordination and creativity. With adults, it can also ease a restless mind. 

Resources needed

  • printer
  • paper
  • colouring pencils/pens.


Download the colouring book

How might this activity support social, emotional and mental health needs?

Colouring in can give a sense of pride and achievement and can calm a restful mind and can be a therapeutic activity 


This activity was created by Lesley Clements, MA Illustration, University of Plymouth.

Research with Plymouth Institute of Education