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.
"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".
6 Ways to Make a Calm Down Jar by Preschool 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.
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!
A Calm Down Jar. Shake the jar and the child has to watch the jar until the glitter settles. What is a mind jar? It’s a jar full or glitter glue, glitter and water. Swirl it around and relax while you watch the glitter fall to the bottom of the jar.
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.
Relax Bottle/Time Out Timer: Glitter bottles for kids to hold during time out. Once all the glitter settles the child can get out of time out. It takes about 5 minutes for all the glitter to fall to the bottom. Helps kids calm down during time out.
This is a mindfulness jar. The glitter represents your thoughts and emotions. As the glitter settles and you sit still, notice your breath and your thoughts settling down, too // might need this soon lmfao
Time Out Jar. The goal is that when they are feeling out of control, they shake the jar, then sit and watch the glitter settle in the water. When the glitter settles, they can get up. A more positive spin on time out. Adults can use Time outs too.