Kids' settle down jar...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
Calm Down Jar. Sometimes time-outs only cause a bigger eruption of emotions and never seem to work the way intended. A calm down jar can be a great tool. When a child needs a moment to herself (to put in nicely) I ask her to sit with her calm down jar for a few minutes, give it a good shake and come find me when she sees most of the glitter fall to the bottom.