19 September 2019


Happy New Year! I decided to Jew-i-fy a fun craft idea I saw in the great Early Childhood Jewish Educators group on Facebook, and wanted to share it here. (some links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission.)

This idea came from FireFlies and Mudpies- Apple Glitter Jars (click here for her full directions)

For my purposes, I decided to make them more symbolic using Apple and Honey jars- and to spark using them for 'reflection' purposes, I decided to keep them in our 'calming corner'. Now, we have an additional strategy to rely on when taking a break to handle our feelings by shaking, swirling, and watching the glitter.

I used Small Plastic Apple Bottles and Small Empty Honey Jars I trust you know where to get glitter, distilled water, and clear glue :)

I did this at home with my 4 year old, and you can see how the process went in the clip below. If I was to do it in a classroom, I'd likely break up the steps...the kiddos can probably do the mixing of clear glue and distilled water in large groups pretty independently, but the glitter scooping step I would do one-on-one. I hot glued the tops onto the jars after we finished

Hope this is a useful model and you find a way to use it in a way that represents your style and your community's interests :) As always, let me know if you have comments or questions- [email protected] 

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