This is a mindfulness jar. The glitter represents your thoughts and emotions. As the glitter settles and you sit still, notice your breath and your thoughts settling down, too.

This is a mindfulness jar. The glitter represents your thoughts and emotions. As the glitter settles and you sit still, notice your breath and your thoughts settling down, too.

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Best instructions on making a Settle Down Jar from Momma Owl's Lab. She tells how to adjust the settling time.

Best instructions on making a Settle Down Jar from Momma Owl's Lab. She tells how to adjust the settling time.

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shake the jar and watch the glitter swirl, like our emotions.  Let it rest and watch how the glitter settles in its own time, just like our emotions

shake the jar and watch the glitter swirl, like our emotions. Let it rest and watch how the glitter settles in its own time, just like our emotions

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What a neat way to have your child take a break/time out to calm down.  There have been multiple times in our house when this would have been very helpful!

What a neat way to have your child take a break/time out to calm down. There have been multiple times in our house when this would have been very helpful!

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Looking for tips for calming an angry child? Includes resources for educating parents and children before the meltdowns and LOTS of ideas for tools to use!

Looking for tips for calming an angry child? Includes resources for educating parents and children before the meltdowns and LOTS of ideas for tools to use!

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Mind Jar -- meditation tool for all ages: "when stressed, overwhelmed, or upset, imagine the glitter as your thoughts/emotions. when you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts/emotions. then watch as they slowly settle together, and you calm down."

Mind Jar -- meditation tool for all ages: "when stressed, overwhelmed, or upset, imagine the glitter as your thoughts/emotions. when you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts/emotions. then watch as they slowly settle together, and you calm down."

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The Settle Down Jar: tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom. You can make different colored ones for different kids, blue, purple, pink, green...

The Settle Down Jar: tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom. You can make different colored ones for different kids, blue, purple, pink, green...

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Other cool jars to use for a calming bottle: hair gel, Glitter glue, loose glitter, food color.

Other cool jars to use for a calming bottle: hair gel, Glitter glue, loose glitter, food color.

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