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Explaining emotions with glitter

Find out how a simple mind jar filled with glitter can help your children deal with their big emotions...

We all know children have BIG emotions and sometimes it can be hard for them to understand these emotions. That's why I love mindful activities, as they are a great way to have fun while teaching our children some great lessons (without them realising)!.

The mind jar is an awesome activity to do at home with your child or with a big group of children at a preschool centre. This activity helps show children be more mindful when they are struggling with their big emotions...

What you need:

  • Plastic bottle or jar

  • Glitter

  • Glitter glue

  • Water


Place all of the above materials into your jar or bottle and seal the lid with a glue gun or tape. Shake the jar up and explain to the children, "When you shake the jar the glitter is like your mind and your emotions when you are upset, frustrated or angry. But when you stop and breathe all your emotions calm down just like the glitter." Keep the mind jar handy so the children can reach for it whenever they need to calm themselves down.

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