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 jars include more than just glitter, and offer nearly endless ways to play. Whether you’re looking for a basic tranquil 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.
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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 calming jars that aren’t tied to any season. Make these any time of year for sensory fun.
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
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
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
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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