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Time out bottles! Water, glue and glitter..mix and add until it takes 5 minutes to settle. Watching it settle relaxes them, and you don't have to set a timer! Brilliant!!

Something for your kids to focus on while in time out

DIY kids paint. (It would take my family 10 years to accumulate this many ketchup bottles. I'll have to fine something else to put it in.)

DIY calm down jars...I tried a sensory bag recently and no matter what I did it leaked, like this much better :)


Ocean Water

Ocean Water - 7Up or Sprite, blue food coloring, Swedish Fish. Fun for kids summer parties. // For more family resources visit! :)

from Modern Parents Messy Kids

We Tried It! - Discovery Bottles

Sensory bottles

from Kids Activities Blog

Glowing Sensory Bottle for Bedtime

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, …


Turn an Old Cabinet into a Kid's Diner

≡ Really cute Kid's Kitchen/Diner made out of an old entertainment center.

I-Spy bottle. Put little trinkets inside, fill with rice, and let kids turn it until they find a particular object. Church game, anyone?