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.

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.

Colored Ice Glass. Fill balloons with water, food coloring, freeze. Break balloon, take outside in the snow and enjoy!

Colored Ice Glass. Fill balloons with water, food coloring, freeze. Break balloon, take outside in the snow and enjoy!

Good for focusing children. Shake it up and watch it separate again! science project?

Good for focusing children. Shake it up and watch it separate again! science project?

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

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

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)

10 Awesome Fort Ideas To Build With Your Kids

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)

10 Waiting Games.  Games to play with the kids while you're waiting.  They require nothing more than you, your kids and a little brain power.

10 Waiting Games. Games to play with the kids while you're waiting. They require nothing more than you, your kids and a little brain power.

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."

Time-out bottles. Fill a bottle with 3/4 water, one bottle of glitter glue, & ultra fine glitter. Then send this bottle with your child to timeout and they can watch it settle to calm them. Once the glitter is settled their time is up! wow this is such a good idea! if they mess with the bottle their time out time is longer... interesting

Time-out bottles. Fill a bottle with 3/4 water, one bottle of glitter glue, & ultra fine glitter. Then send this bottle with your child to timeout and they can watch it settle to calm them. Once the glitter is settled their time is up! wow this is such a good idea! if they mess with the bottle their time out time is longer... interesting

Night Sky Activities for Preschool: Galaxy Slime - Twodaloo

Night Sky Activities for Preschool: Galaxy Slime

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