Mind Jar’s make a great tool to help kids practice mindfulness.
It’s also a great way to start a conversation about what a busy mind can feel like. All the different bits of glitter can represent all the thoughts, ideas, worries etc. we have. Sometimes our minds are busy and cloudy, just like when we shake up the jar. The way to settle the mind and feel clearer again is not to control the individual pieces of glitter, but to rest our attention on something steady like the breath (just like we rest the jar on the table). Then the mind (and the mind jar) will settle naturally by itself.
Watching a mind jar settle is also a great way to get to sleep!
Here’s a recipe to make your own one at home: