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Kids' settle down jar...Calm Down Jar This cute Time Out idea was on Pinterest and I decided I must make one! All I did was fill up a pint jar with water, 1 drop of blue food coloring and some glitter. I have whichever kid is "doing time" shake the bottle and watch it settle. Once the glitter has settled, they've had time to calm down and talk about their problem. It's quite soothing actually

Kids' settle down jar...Calm Down Jar This cute Time Out idea was on Pinterest and I decided I must make one! All I did was fill up a pint jar with water, 1 drop of blue food coloring and some glitter. I have whichever kid is "doing time" shake the bottle and watch it settle. Once the glitter has settled, they've had time to calm down and talk about their problem. It's quite soothing actually

Best instructions on making a Settle Down Jar from Momma Owl's Lab. She tells how to adjust the settling time.

Best instructions on making a Settle Down Jar from Momma Owl's Lab. She tells how to adjust the settling time.

A meditation, or mind jar, is a jar filled with liquid, like water and     glitter.  The child shakes the jar which sends the glitter spinning and     spiraling.  The glitter is like a busy mind, and mind full of thoughts     maybe even negative thoughts that swirls and feels crazy.  Has the     glitter settles down and the child watches it breathing deep into their     belly, they can focus on the glitter and let their mind settle down.  These new kids on the block have a special something…

Meditations Friends II ~ The New Kids On The Block

A meditation, or mind jar, is a jar filled with liquid, like water and glitter. The child shakes the jar which sends the glitter spinning and spiraling. The glitter is like a busy mind, and mind full of thoughts maybe even negative thoughts that swirls and feels crazy. Has the glitter settles down and the child watches it breathing deep into their belly, they can focus on the glitter and let their mind settle down. These new kids on the block have a special something…

calm-me-down jar aka mind jar.   (A Mind Jar is a meditation tool to use whenever a child feels stressed,overwhelmed or upset. Imagine the glitter as your thoughts. When you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while you calm down. We personally don’t use time-outs in our home but I imagine that this might be a nice alternative to something like that, and certainly more fun than sitting on a chair!)  We mixed 1 tablespoon of pink…

calm-me-down jar aka mind jar. (A Mind Jar is a meditation tool to use whenever a child feels stressed,overwhelmed or upset. Imagine the glitter as your thoughts. When you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while you calm down. We personally don’t use time-outs in our home but I imagine that this might be a nice alternative to something like that, and certainly more fun than sitting on a chair!) We mixed 1 tablespoon of pink…

How to make a settle down jar when you are mad shake it and you're not allowed to talk until all the sparkles settle down ingredients: jar, water & sparkles

How to make a settle down jar when you are mad shake it and you're not allowed to talk until all the sparkles settle down ingredients: jar, water & sparkles

Calm down jar.  Fill a jar with glitter and water. When kids are acting up tell them to shake it to get out their frustrations And then sit and watch it until all the glitter settles.

Calm down jar. Fill a jar with glitter and water. When kids are acting up tell them to shake it to get out their frustrations And then sit and watch it until all the glitter settles.

Calm down glitter jar...I could use these sometimes. Nobody can bother me until the glitter settles lol

Calm down glitter jar...I could use these sometimes. Nobody can bother me until the glitter settles lol

Then I added a few drops of food dye,  about 2/3 of the container of glue,  and several shakes of glitter.  I started out with a large flake glitter, but it sank too quickly.  This very fine Martha Stewart glitter floated slowly to the bottom.

Then I added a few drops of food dye, about 2/3 of the container of glue, and several shakes of glitter. I started out with a large flake glitter, but it sank too quickly. This very fine Martha Stewart glitter floated slowly to the bottom.

Mind Jar- "A Mind Jar is a meditation tool to use whenever a child feels stressed, overwhelmed or upset. Imagine the glitter as your thoughts. When you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while you calm down" Great sensory tool for children with Autism. hopecenter4autism.org

Mind Jar- "A Mind Jar is a meditation tool to use whenever a child feels stressed, overwhelmed or upset. Imagine the glitter as your thoughts. When you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while you calm down" Great sensory tool for children with Autism. hopecenter4autism.org

Super simple calm-down jar! Pour glitter into bottle of baby oil! Give to young ones to calm down.

Super simple calm-down jar! Pour glitter into bottle of baby oil! Give to young ones to calm down.

Made my own 'calm down jar' with a voss bottle I bought home from Florida. I used 2 cups of warm water and 1 tube of silver glitter glue (works out roughly 1 tablespoon per cup) and then I just added some extra blue glitter. It takes about 5 minutes to all settle which is plenty of time for Jackson to calm down!

Made my own 'calm down jar' with a voss bottle I bought home from Florida. I used 2 cups of warm water and 1 tube of silver glitter glue (works out roughly 1 tablespoon per cup) and then I just added some extra blue glitter. It takes about 5 minutes to all settle which is plenty of time for Jackson to calm down!