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

Meditations Friends II ~ The New Kids On The Block — Mama Rosemary

Meditations Friends II ~ The New Kids On The Block

Meditations Friends II ~ The New Kids On The Block — Mama Rosemary

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.

Barattolo della calma Montessoriano

Barattolo della calma Montessoriano

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."

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."

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.

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.

Settle Down Jar !  #kids #glitter #jar

Settle Down Jar ! #kids #glitter #jar

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.

What a neat way to have your child take a break/time out to calm down.  There have been multiple times in our house when this would have been very helpful!

What a neat way to have your child take a break/time out to calm down. There have been multiple times in our house when this would have been very helpful!

shake the jar and watch the glitter swirl, like our emotions.  Let it rest and watch how the glitter settles in its own time, just like our emotions

shake the jar and watch the glitter swirl, like our emotions. Let it rest and watch how the glitter settles in its own time, just like our emotions

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