Calming Glitter Jar
With the holidays approaching and with kids getting more time at home, it may be fun to create a calming glitter jar. The glitter jar can help children learn about how their mind works and can serve as a fun learning tool for understanding their moods.
When the glitter jar is unshaken, the glitter is settled peacefully at the bottom of the jar. You can see clearly through it. The glitter can represent thoughts. When we’re feeling angry or upset (shake the bottle), thoughts are swirling around so we aren’t able to think clearly. Watch the glitter though, it always settles. And as you watch the glitter settle, notice the mind settling too. When the glitter returns to the bottom of the jar, you will feel more calm and can think more clearly.
Below are links to a variety of different types (and recipes) of glitter jars you can make!
Link 1: A basic glitter jar with step by step directions and a video.
Link 2: More ideas and a different recipe.
Link 3: Different ideas for use and interesting links.