Today we tried a different way of making a Mind Jar. (Here is a free MindJar printable for you so you can share a MindJar with someone who might like or need one! For another great idea try making a Calm-Down-Basket!)
(A Mind Jar is a meditation tool to use whenever a child feels stressed,overwhelmed or upset. Imagine the glitter as your thoughts. When you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while you calm down. We personally don’t use time-outs in our home but I imagine that this might be a nice alternative to something like that, and certainly more fun than sitting on a chair!)
We mixed 1 tablespoon of pink glitter-glue with about 1 cup of hot water, then added pink food colouring and a tiny tub of glitter.
The glue makes the water so thick and gooey that the glitter just slowly and gently swirls around, it takes about 5 minutes for all the glitter to settle, perfect to gather your thoughts!
I think we might be making some of these for our friends,too.
They are a huge hit with everyone, even the grown-ups can’t put them down.
A few lovely people in the comments have suggested using a peanut butter jar as they are made of plastic, this is a great idea if your little ones drop (or throw) things!
Wishing you a beautiful day.
ps// We first discovered the Mind Jar via Angie’s blog and the original idea came from Kerry Lee MacLean.