The glitter jar is one of our favorite teaching tools at FocusedKids. Why? Because it does such an amazing job helping us and the children we care for calm down. Check out the videos below to learn how to make, and use, a glitter jar of your very own.

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How to Make a Glitter Jar

  1. Fill jar (6oz) with water
  2. Add one tablespoon of glitter glue. Add one tablespoon of glitter.
  3. Shake it up! Ask children if they can see through the water to the other side. Compare busy, over-excited, or upset minds (amygdala) with water clouded by glitter. Hands on bellies, breathing slowly, while glitter settles.
  4. Once glitter settles, compare clear water to a quiet mind. Talk about times the mind has been over-busy and times when it has been calm. 

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