Mind Jar: This clever meditation tool (disguised as an activity) will keep everyone calm
Anything that helps keep our little ones calm gets a big thumbs-up from us here at HerFamily.ie, which is why we are absolutely LOVING this Mind Jar.
The jar is a meditation tool that can be used to help calm a child whenever they feel stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated or upset.
It simply works by imagining the glitter as thoughts. Tell your child when they shake the jar to imagine their head full of whirling thoughts. They can then watch the glitter slowly settle whilst they calm down. You could also use the time it takes for the glitter to fall to talk through what they are feeling.
In fact, this mind jar can be used as a meditation tool for all ages - not just children. It's only a matter of time before there is one on each desk of the HerFamily.ie team.
They're really simple to make too. All you need is...
- 1 small jar with a lid
- 2 tubes of glitter glue
- 1/2 tube of glitter
- Few drops of food colouring
- Warm water
To make it, simply...
Add everything to the jar and give it a good shake to mix the glue well. Bring on the peace!
(Thanks to one of our readers, Ciara MC McCormack, for sending us the idea.)
Image via The Salty Blog