I love creative relaxation ideas. This is one of my favorites for helping kids who are overwhelmed with whatever life throws at them (as long as they don’t throw the jar!). There is so much value in letting kids experience the feeling of calming down instead of overreacting to stress and feeling frustrated and out of control. Recipe – 1/2 bottle of glitter glue, warm water, extra glitter, food coloring, and whatever plastic things you want to add. You can glue gun the lid closed. To decrease stress, plastic jars are best.
I know what my end-of-the-Michigan-summer project is going to be to prepare for the fall rush of activities. Relax.