Heads In, Hearts In: Calming Jars

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September 30, 2020 - Author: Michigan State University

What you will do and learn:

In this activity, you will make a calming jar with the child. As you make the calming jar, let the child choose the colors and add the ingredients. Once the calming jar is made, shake it up and encourage the child to watch the glitter slowly settle to the bottom of the jar. When the child is feeling overwhelmed or experiencing a strong emotion, encourage them to shake up the jar and wait for the glitter to settle to the bottom of the jar. This gives them a few moments to calm down and manage their strong feelings. Have them shake up the calming jar as many times as they need until they feel calmer.

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Tags: 4-h, family engagement, msu extension


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