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  • Britteney Greene

    a 'calm down jar' - shake the jar and the person has to watch the jar until the glitter settles. Id be pissed if my mom made me watch glitter but I def. Know some kids who could use a glitter jar.

  • Heather Fortin

    A 'calm down jar' - shake the jar and the child has to watch the jar until the glitter settles. great alternative to using 'time out' as calm down time. GREAT idea - gives them something to focus on. I'd use plastic though because glass + my kids = disaster.

  • Anne Goodrich

    calm jar. watch the glitter settle... gives kids a time to settle as well. (great idea)

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For when they need alone time! calming jar, instead of doing a "time out" get kids to sit at the table and shake their calming jar, then they sit there until all the glitter settles .. good distraction?

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