Mind Jar -- meditation tool for all ages: "when stressed, overwhelmed, or upset, imagine the glitter as your thoughts/emotions. when you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts/emotions. then watch as they slowly settle together, and you calm down."
Calm down jar. Fill up an old bottle with warm water. Add a drop or 2 or 3 of food coloring (blue is supposed to be calming). Add half a bottle of Elmer’s gel glue. Add any color and sized glitter you like. When a child is having a difficult time settling down, is throwing a fit, or just needs some time gather their thoughts, they can go to a special area in the room and use the calm down jar. They shake it up, set it down, and watch all the little pieces of glitter settle.
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6 Ways to Make a Calm Down Jar by Preschool Inspirations-37--I made two jars and I think I'm hooked! I like how she shows different jars and talks a bit about how the different ingredients cause different settling times and effects.
This is a calming jar. Instead of timers for time out. Use this. Shake it up, and place it in front of your LO. Explain to them that when it's all shook up, that's how their mind is when they are angry/frustrated/over-whelmed. That sitting there watching all the glitter fall to the bottom will help them calm down, and when they calmed down they can see clearly again.