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  • Teresa Matthews

    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. Oh man, I can think of about 5-7 kiddos in Vancouver who are going to be shaking their glitter jar by next week!

  • Shawn Callahan Archer

    mind jar: mixed 1 tablespoon of pink glitter-glue with about 1 cup of hot water, then added pink food coloring and a tiny tub of glitter.The glue makes the water so thick and gooey that the glitter just slowly and gently swirls around, it takes about 5 minutes for all the glitter to settle, perfect to gather your thoughts...great for kids in time out (or for therapy). When the glitter settles, we finish our meditation. This one is a really great technique to use in lieu of timeout.

  • Kirstin

    Cute idea for kids who need a "cool down" time. Mind 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, we finish our meditation. This one is a really great technique to use in lieu of timeout.

  • Jenny

    Calm Down 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. This one is a really great technique to use in lieu of timeout. **repin note~ I realize that this is an alternative to a time out for kids, but I think I may just make one for myself for the times when I think I'm about to snap

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Another "calming jar" idea: your kids shake the bottle and then have to watch it till the glitter settles to the bottom. This one has the advantage of being in non-breakable plastic bottles. Also, you can superglue the lids on, so the kids don't open the bottles and drink the glitter glue while they're "calming down."

a 'calm down jar' - shake the jar and the child has to watch the jar until the glitter settles.

the calm jar! fill a jar with glitter and water and when a kid gets upset, tell them to shake the calm jar and stay seated until all the glitter settles at the bottom. great idea!

Too cool down your kiddos, add a lot of glitter in a jar filled with water. Shake it, and tell them they have to look at it until nothing moves. Smart!!

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

@ ang: 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. awesome idea! I like this better than a glass jar!

Lego Calm Down Jar...2 ingredients. Shake...watch the glitter settle and the minifigure rise!

Time-Out OMG.... why did I never think of this when I was raisng my kids..... one in particular.... we will not be naming names.... but his initials are.... Jimmy ! lol

Paint old mason jars and use for center pieces. It's just perfect for recruitment parties and can be used again and again.

LOVE this DIY glitter dipped coffee mug! it's easy to make and dishwasher safe too

Hang the crates I find at Auctions on wall above desk w/ Mason jars sitting on it. Eliminate the large bookcase.