Activity for Children, Pre-teens and Teens
Get any bottle (or jar) you have at home. (Sensory Bottle by ArtMinds from Michaels Craft Shop)
clear glue in bottle
(about 20% or 1/5 of bottle)
The more glue you add, the longer it will take for the glitter to settle after shaking.
Fill bottle with warm tap water
(70 % or 3/5 of bottle)
Optional: A couple of drops of food colouring.
one heaping tablespoon to start with.
I like using a combination of the fine and chunky pieces.
(A small funnel for the glitter helps!)
Cap it, and shake it to see if you want to add more glitter, more glue, or just more water.
It's trial and error depending on type of glitter.
Seal bottle with Super Glue inside cap.
Shake it up!
Moody Cow Meditates Book
Read A loud
Encouraging kids to practice mindful breathing with the glitter jar when they are calm will help them to use their mindful breathing at times when they are not.
1. Take pictures of your child making different faces as they name different feelings. Print, cut, paste and write the feelings each face represents underneath the photo. Create your own poster.
2. Find different free images online. Print, cut, paste and write the feelings each face represents underneath the photo. Create your own poster.
4. Watch movie” Inside Out”together and connect colors and themes for your jar. Movie trailer below.
What are you feeling?
Discover more about your feelings and increase emotional intelligence with this handy, printable resource from Gottman Institute developed by Dr. Gloria Wilcox Gottman Institute - Research Based Approach to Relationships.
“When a person has a reaction to something in their environment,
there’s a 90-second chemical process that happens; any remaining emotional response is just the person choosing to stay in that emotional loop.”
“If you continue to feel fear, anger, and so on, you need to look at the thoughts that you’re thinking that are re-stimulating the circuitry that is resulting in you having this physiological reaction, over and over again.”
- Harvard brain scientist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor (Ted Talk)