WE LOVE THIS. It's called a "Calm Down Jar" and it's filled with glitter. Children shake the jar to get their frustrations out and then they’re asked to wait until the glitter has all settled in the bottom. By the time the glitter settles, hopefully so have they.  To make, just fill 1/2 of a jar (preferably plastic) with glitter (maybe a color they like) and the rest with water. Screw lid on tight and you're all set!! WE KNOW SOME ADULTS THAT COULD USE THIS!

WE LOVE THIS. It's called a "Calm Down Jar" and it's filled with glitter. Children shake the jar to get their frustrations out and then they’re asked to wait until the glitter has all settled in the bottom. By the time the glitter settles, hopefully so have they. To make, just fill 1/2 of a jar (preferably plastic) with glitter (maybe a color they like) and the rest with water. Screw lid on tight and you're all set!! WE KNOW SOME ADULTS THAT COULD USE THIS!

Great list of activities for one year olds (or maybe even my 2 year old!)

22 Activities For Kids Under 2

Games that require nothing more than people and your brains!  Perfect for any time you are stuck waiting with kids!  *see comment section for more ideas, especially older kids*

Games that require nothing more than people and your brains! Perfect for any time you are stuck waiting with kids! *see comment section for more ideas, especially older kids*

Fill a jar with summer boredom busters (PRINTABLE INCLUDED ON THIS POST).  Some of the activities are fun, some of them are not, so before your kids decide to have you entertain them, they really need to decide if its worth it or not!  They might get

The Mom I'm Bored Jar Printable

Fill a jar with summer boredom busters (PRINTABLE INCLUDED ON THIS POST). Some of the activities are fun, some of them are not, so before your kids decide to have you entertain them, they really need to decide if its worth it or not! They might get

turn bathwater into goo...then back to water again! How fun! awesome!

turn bathwater into goo...then back to water again! How fun! awesome!

Design one of these for each birthday until they're 18. And then have them bound in a book for a graduation present.

Design one of these for each birthday until they're 18. And then have them bound in a book for a graduation present.

Recipes galore...homemade sidewalk chalk, rainbow pasta, finger paint, bubbles, fruit roll ups, bath paint, play-doh, etc...

Recipes galore...homemade sidewalk chalk, rainbow pasta, finger paint, bubbles, fruit roll ups, bath paint, play-doh, etc...

101 Toddler Activities.  The one above is genius.  I hate finding wet wipes out when I left the room for 2 seconds.

101 Toddler Activities. The one above is genius. I hate finding wet wipes out when I left the room for 2 seconds.

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