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  • Debbie Morrison

    Keep Calm Glitter Jar: Use Glitter to Settle Kids Down

  • Rosamond

    We checked in at Chasing the Firefly after seeing Madge's neat project on Pinterest. To help her children keep calm she filleda canning jar with glitter glue, water and...more glitter. The idea is that when the jar is shaken, the child is to sit and watch the glitter settle and when it has then they can resume whatever they are doing. Think of it as a cool time out or possibly an early intervention. Read more at Chasing the Firefly.

  • Heather Worley

    The 'calm down' glitter jar 1Tbsp glitter glue per 1C hot water. Use as something on which to focus during a time-out or if child in anxious/worried about something (eg. first day of school)

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