a 'calm down jar' - shake the jar and the child has to watch the jar until the glitter settles. great alternative to using 'time out' as calm down time. grownups can use this too!

The "Mom, I'm Bored" Jar...Some of the activities are fun, some of them are not, so before your kids decide to have you entertain them, they really need to decide if its worth it or not! They might get “Make cookies with Mom”, or they might get “Pull weeds.” They could get “Play in the sprinklers”, or they could get “Do a chore of Mom’s choice!”

Behavior Chart: Begin at "Good Job" every day. The clips are moved up and down based on certain requirements. If a child is on any green space at the end of the day they get 5 pom poms in their jar. When the jar is full the child gets their pre-chosen reward (treat, prize, night out with mom or dad, etc.). LOVE this! xoxo

Mind calming jars -- with great directions and explanations!

Break open a glow stick, dump it in a jar, shake it up and you have an instant glow stick lantern! Yay!

i spy bottle.... thinking of making it specific to sounds/blends for articulation therapy

discovery bottles

Hush Bottles: the calm down solution- 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!

6 Ways to Make a Calm Down Jar. Perfect for kids who are afraid, sad, angry, frustrated, or anything in between!

Anyone who has a young child or is a teacher for young children, this lady's blog is BRILLIANT with fun learning ideas.

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

Glitter bottle - for time out or sensory play.

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

Create your child's own quote book.

21 Creative Consequences for the strong willed child.

This is a great activity for practicing pre-writing skills such as "down", "over", "around", etc., shapes, and even more advanced writing skills - like letters. In addition, it offers a great therapeutic/calming effect for some children and can be a sensory activity just for the sake of sensory.

DIY marble race track with pool noodles … good times.

how to prepare your child for kindergarten

Good for focusing children. Shake it up and watch it separate again! science project?

Put masking tape with child's name on a canvas. Allow them to paint (or fingerpaint) the entire canvas. Dry. Take off tape. Too cute!!

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids! Fun ideas for all summer long!!