White raw rice + 1 Tsp food coloring + 2 Tbs rubbing alcohol = Put in a quart mason jar filled 2/3 full of rice, shake, pour out on newspaper and spread out to dry. Rainbow rice! A very less messy alternative to sandboxes. Fill a large tub and they could dig all day during the cold months.
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!