Calming jar-tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom - I think I love this idea. Better than a simple time out for temper tantrums. some days I think that I need a calming jar.
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.pint jar with water, 1 drop of blue food coloring and some glitter. shake the bottle and watch it settle. Once the glitter has settled, they've had time to calm down and talk about their problem.
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
I made these calm down jars for my classroom Take a Break Kits last year! Original pin:LEGO Calm Down Jar - Lemon Lime Adventures. I used Voss water bottles (cylindrical and plastic! These jars were a huge hit across grade levels!
Settle Down Jar to give kiddos something to focus on as they calm down - hot water, 1 tube of glitter glue, and 1 small tube of loose glitter (2 different colors of glitter/glue) - add glitter glue then loose glitter to water, tighten lid, and test shake - when you have the desired amount of glitter, hot glue inside the lid before permanently sealing to prevent leaks. Best to use a sturdy water bottle like Gatorade (not Deer Park etc).
A starry night jar, or calm jar (shake and sit and look at it instead of a time out kind of thing to calm down).
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. Also great for just quieting your mind Pinched from "better gnomes and cauldrons"