A Calm Down Jar. Shake the jar and the child has to watch the jar until the glitter settles. What is a mind jar? It’s a jar full or glitter glue, glitter and water. Swirl it around and relax while you watch the glitter fall to the bottom of the jar.
Tired of kids asking for a drink of water every two seconds and pulling new cups out of the cupboard? Why not make cups that stick on the fridge with magnets? They can grab a cup, get their own water, then stick it back in the same spot. How fun!
Homemade baby and toddler safe sensory paint. Ingredients are common household staples and are safe for babies and toddlers to taste. When fresh the paint is perfect for finger painting. After sitting for awhile the paint is a colorful, ooey sensory mat
75 Things to do with your kids (many are FREE).Traditions they will remember. Someone wrote: "Best list I've ever seen! So many things I'd never heard or thought of!" - Some fun ideas that the kids will love!
Especially the morning activities. Afternoon may be a little too much for my lazy kids. A list of daily morning activities/tasks for the kids during summer break to keep their bodies and brains active and their house clean.
Calming jar-tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom - I think I love this idea. Better than a simple time out for temper tantrums. some days I think that I need a calming jar.
Learn how to make your own glittering mermaid tail sensory bottle! Calm down discovery jars like this glitter sensory bottle can be used for portable no mess safe sensory play, calming an overwhelmed child, and helping children learn to self-regulate.
Time for Play: Smashing Balls (baked cotton balls) - All you need is some flour, water, food coloring and cotton balls! Bake them in the oven. When cool give your kiddo a hammer and watch the FUN! If only I didn't hate touching cotton balls.
Place milk in shallow dish- add drops of food coloring. Now grab a *magic* toothpick. Just dip the end in dish soap & touch the milk with it. Colors instantly shoot out at lightning speed creating a wake of rainbows.
Time Out Jar. 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. A more positive spin on time out. Adults can use Time outs too.