Time out Timer/glitter bottle

Finally a recipe for glow water that is safe -- even edible! It's super easy to make (no staining!) and is affordable to boot! Safe for even the littlest explorers. From Fun at Home with Kids

FAIRIES IN A JAR DIRECTIONS: 1. Cut a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar. Add diamond glitter 2. Seal the top with a lid. 3. Shake

easy to make, even without measurements. Turned out pretty good. OH, don't add boiling water to the plastic bottle. I also added food coloring to get more color.

Sensory bottles

Hush Bottles: the calm down solution - In Lieu of Preschool

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, …

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Homemade Glitter Gak recipe - the kids LOVE this stuff!! It takes a minute to make and provides hours of entertainment. Recipe on { lilluna.com }

glitter gel bags - I've been looking for this recipe for ages! thanks #special #needs #education

Stretch polymers and imaginations with this galaxy slime from Twodaloo! Using a standard slime recipe, adding just two extra ingredients can take your kids on a trip to the stars! Liquid starch, Elmer's glue, liquid water color, and glitter!

Cool down bottles.

DIY Chore Chart. THIS. WILL. HAPPEN. In some form or another.

bubble refill station

Cloud Dough - Play Dough. Looks like flour but molds like play dough!

Calm Down Jar This cute Time Out idea was on Pinterest and I decided I must make one! All I did was fill up a pint jar with water, 1 drop of blue food coloring and some glitter. I have whichever kid is "doing time" shake the bottle and watch it settle. Once the glitter has settled, they've had time to calm down and talk about their problem. It's quite soothing actually (o:

DIY time out calming jar

Make a Rainbow in a Jar using salt and chalk. So cool.

Why Sensory "Calm Down" Bottles Work. Most toddlers and preschoolers (and even older kiddos) are not able to self-regulate and often require some sort of instruction or model for how to respond to emotional- or sensory-based stressors. This is especially true for many children with autism and sensory processing difficulties. These kiddos often require co-regulation