Calm Down Jar.  It is really easy to make.  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. This one is a really great technique to use in lieu of timeout.--loving it!

Calm Down Jar. It is really easy to make. 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. This one is a really great technique to use in lieu of timeout.--loving it!

Rainbow spaghetti!  Cook spaghetti then fill ziplock 1/4 with water  add food coloring. Add spaghetti... coolest idea ever!!!

Rainbow spaghetti! Cook spaghetti then fill ziplock 1/4 with water add food coloring. Add spaghetti... coolest idea ever!!!

I did this one w/Ayana. I have so many buttons. I painted the tree & let her glue the buttons on. It was really cute. I sent it to my mom

I did this one w/Ayana. I have so many buttons. I painted the tree & let her glue the buttons on. It was really cute. I sent it to my mom

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."

I LOVE this idea for entertaining children at a restaurant car trip, plane flight or just whenever! You can also use a re-sealable bag if a jar doesn't work for you. I-spy bottle | Meet the Dubiens

I LOVE this idea for entertaining children at a restaurant car trip, plane flight or just whenever! You can also use a re-sealable bag if a jar doesn't work for you. I-spy bottle | Meet the Dubiens

I found this awesome pin on Pinterest! It looks like an art studio painted white canvases and made a beach theme, painting beautiful water and sand. The kids painted their feet with brown paint and stamped it in the sand…how cool for a summer keepsake! I can just imagine younger kids doing it and having baby …

I found this awesome pin on Pinterest! It looks like an art studio painted white canvases and made a beach theme, painting beautiful water and sand. The kids painted their feet with brown paint and stamped it in the sand…how cool for a summer keepsake! I can just imagine younger kids doing it and having baby …

Reach for the stars without leaving the house! This adorable starry night box fort is just one of 10 awesome ideas to try with your kids. (via Life As Mama)

Reach for the stars without leaving the house! This adorable starry night box fort is just one of 10 awesome ideas to try with your kids. (via Life As Mama)

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