A creative, crafty idea that encourages children to take an interest in meditation!
A Mindfulness Jar is quite simply a meditation tool to use whenever you or your child feels stressed, overwhelmed or upset. Imagine the glitter as your thoughts. When you/your child shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while the glitter settles down.
So how do you make one?
It’s best to use a plastic jar – perhaps an old peanut butter one.
Mix 1 tablespoon of pink glitter-glue with about 1 cup of hot water. Add pink food colouring and a tiny tub of glitter. You can use a different colour, of course! The glue makes the water so thick and gooey that the glitter just slowly and gently swirls around. It takes about 5 minutes for all the glitter to settle; perfect for you and your child to gather your thoughts!
This idea was originally posted by http://www.yogabugs.com/blog