DIY Calm down sensory bottles are used for portable no mess safe sensory play for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, to calm an anxious child, to help children learn to meditate, and as a "time out" timer for kids. This article includes links to resources available to help learn more about their uses and how to make DIY sensory bottles.
Time out/calm down bottles- original source. If child is too excited or angry or agitated, give them their bottle. They shake it up really well & sit somewhere quiet. Once the glitter is all settled (~5 mins) their time is up. If they try to mess with the bottle, it will only make their time out longer.
Discovery jars like this DIY butterfly sensory bottle can be used for safe no mess sensory play, a science teaching aid, a time out tool, and to help an anxious child (or adult) calm down and unwind. They're also an easy way for babies and toddlers to safely investigate items without the risk of choking on them.
Christmas is an expensive time of year. What with buying presents for the whole family and various friends, and going on big nights out because there are so many of them being organised by different groups of people that you know, it can feel like your bank account is haemorrhaging. So, ring the changes and plan a few nights in with your friends instead of going out all the time. But you’ll need to have… Continue Reading
The Mind Jar is a meditation tool to use when you are stressed. When you shake the jar the glitter (your thoughts) are all over the place. Watch them slowly settle while you calm down. From blog, "Here We Are Together".
A little while ago I posted about some things I had made up for Chloe to help her wind down from school as she was struggling a little and was over tired. One of the things I made her was a sensory bottle, much like the ‘time out jar’ filled with glitter that I had seen on pinterest. Chloe’s is filled with pretty little beads and gems, sequins and glittler for her to shake and watch everything settle back down while chilling out.When I made Chloe’s I thought I’d make one for Noah as well …