We love creative, crafty ideas that encourage kids to take an interest in yoga and meditation. So when one of our teachers shared a link they’d found about how to make a Mind Jar, we wanted to share it with you straightaway.
So what is a Mind Jar? A Mind Jar is quite simply a meditation tool to use whenever your child feels stressed,overwhelmed or upset. Imagine the glitter as your thoughts. When your child shakes the jar, ask him/ her to imagine their head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while they calm down.
So how do you make a Mind Jar? It’s best to use a plastic jar – perhaps an old peanut butter one. Then mix 1 tablespoon of pink glitter-glue with about 1 cup of hot water. Add pink food colouring and a tiny tub of glitter. 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 o gather your thoughts!
Thank you to “Here We Are Together” for this fantastic suggestion! Let us know how you get on with this.