You might have seen these floating around Pinterest and google lately. I used one a few years ago in my classroom and found it to be unsuccessful. I decided to try it again with my little ones, and for about a week or so now it has been working well. Instead of time out, have the child sit and hold the mind jar after shaking it. They sort of remind me of a snow globe. Watching the glitter helps to calm the child down. I have heard great things about these for children with Autism as well.
To make one you will need:
a jar, I used an old peanut butter jar
glue (some people have made it with glitter glue.)
hair gel (optional, heard this helps to thicken up the glue and water)
food coloring (optional to make the mixture colored)
hot water (about 1 cup)
Mix them all together in the jar.
Make sure to glue the lid shut just in case.
Happy Mind Jar building!
While you are creating your mind jar, grab an old glass jar and equal parts water and glue and you have home made, budget friendly Modge Podge!