24 Soothing Calm Down Jars

Calm down jars offer a quick way to refocus kids and help them manage difficult emotions. It’s hard to keep feeling angry or upset when there is such a mesmerizing bottle in your hands! These calm down jars include more than just glitter, and offer nearly endless ways to play. Whether you’re looking for a basic calm down jar for helping kids manage their emotions or are looking for a fun twist on the classic, you’ll find tons of ideas you can recreate.

You can also use these calming jars when kids are happy as well. They make great boredom busters for lines, an activity after a test, or to keep little hands busy during quiet time!

24 Soothing Calm Down Jars

Try these super-creative ideas for calm down jars that aren’t tied to any season. Make these any time of year for evergreen calming and sensory fun.

These calm down jars will help promote a feeling of calm and peace in the classroom or at home. You'll love making these creative calm down jars!

Diving Squid Calm Down Bottle // The STEM Laboratory

Jellyfish Calm Down Bottle // Schooling a Monkey

LEGO Calm Down Bottle // Lemon Lime Adventures

Alphabet Calm Down Bottle // Preschool Inspirations

Diving Fish Calm Down Bottle // Schooling a Monkey

Rainbow Calm Down Bottles // Lemon Lime Adventures

These calm down jars will help promote a feeling of calm and peace in the classroom or at home. You'll love making these creative calm down jars!

Swirling Glitter Calm Down Bottle // My Crazy Blessed Life

Night Sky Calming Bottle // Kids Activities Blog

Swirling Pearl Calming Jar // One Time Through

Glow in the Dark Calm Down Bottle // My Crazy Blessed Life

Ocean in a Bottle // Happy Hooligans

Color Mixing Calming Jar // Preschool Inspirations

These calm down jars will help promote a feeling of calm and peace in the classroom or at home. You'll love making these creative calm down jars!

Fairy Sparkles Calming Jar // One Time Through

Glow in the Dark Calming Bottle // Sunny Day Family

Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottle // Mom Inspired Life

Butterfly Calming Jar // Rhythms of Play

Star Gazing Calm Down Bottle // Pre-K Pages

Night Sky Calming Bottle // Preschool Inspirations

These calm down jars will help promote a feeling of calm and peace in the classroom or at home. You'll love making these creative calm down jars!

Polka Dot Calming Bottle // Still Playing School

Ocean Sensory Bottle // Little Bins for Little Hands

Calming Glitter Jars // Schooling a Monkey

LEGO Calming Jar // Little Bins for Little Hands

Floating Hearts Calming Bottle // Fun a Day

Car Calming Jar // Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

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