If you have some clear jars, some water, and some glitter, you can introduce your children to the practice of mindfulness! Mindfulness is a big word and can be a bit abstract for children to grasp, but by making a mind jar – kind of like a snow globe – we can teach children how their minds work. They can learn that they can calm the swirl of emotions and thoughts in their heads by concentrating on their breath. Just like the glitter settles in the jar, their emotions can settle in their minds. A mind jar can be a great tool for kids to use when they need to calm down and take a break. And… they can be helpful for us grownups, too!
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