This weeks activity: Make a glitter jar together.

Glitter jars help children to understand all the different feelings they have, they are also a great calming tool. The glitter in the jar represents your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. When you are feeling upset or angry, shake the jar and watch the glitter swirl around before gradually settling. As  you breathe and watch the glitter settle to the bottom of jar, you will begin to feel your emotions settle. We don’t want our feelings to disappear, we just don’t want them to block our view of what is really going on

Materials:

  • Small jar (make sure it will hold liquid tightly)
  • Clear glue
  • Glitter (any colors you like)
  • A few drops of food coloring
  • Hot water
  • Whisk or a stick