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    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!

    11 totally awesome calm down jars for kids

    Video Tutorial - Time-Out Glitter Bottle!

    Water marbles! Crazy how a few kitchen ingredients will make these. Weird, I can't wait to try.

    Time out bottles! Water, glue and glitter...shake it up. It takes 5 minutes to settle. Watching it settle relaxes them, and you don't have to set a timer.

    I saw a little girl playing with one of these in a restaurant for a long, long time! Her gramma brings it with her when she visits and changes it up everytime! Great idea!

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    Lots of ideas for making various discovery bottles to keep the kids busy. (These were SO helpful in the calm (aka time out) corner of my classroom--especially for the highly-reactive kiddos.

    sparkle bottle tutorial (aka time out bottles, quiet time bottles, etc.)

    It can be hard for kids to decompress or calm-down for bedtime. We have a collection of Go-to Sleep activities that are perfect for kids growing out of afternoon naps, but who still need some “down time” activities, but we don’t have something for bedtime. Bedtime is not the time for play, for toys, …

    Finally a recipe for glow water that is safe -- even edible! It's super easy to make (no staining!) and is affordable to boot! Safe for even the littlest explorers. From Fun at Home with Kids

    Good for focusing children. Shake it up and watch it separate again! Calm down jar.

    Positive reinforcement - Put a cotton ball, marble, pom-pom, etc. in every time you catch your child being good. Do something special when it's full. Nice little reminder for mom to notice the good and acknowledge it! Great idea!

    This is a calming jar. Instead of timers for time out. Use this. Shake it up, and place it in front of your LO. Explain to them that when it's all shook up, that's how their mind is when they are angry/frustrated/over-whelmed. That sitting there watching all the glitter fall to the bottom will help them calm down, and when they calmed down they can see clearly again.

    Okay, someone needs to define "child" for me. Technically, I will always be my mom's child so does that mean I get a letter? ;)

    A Calming Glitter Bottle | The Pinterest Project

    Water Piñatas! Great for a hot day with the kids!

    diy baby toy

    sensory bottles. I've made these before, however, I used oil in some too. Not only water. It's a good idea to glue the cap shut.

    time-out