Teachers: a Mindful Glitter Globe is a fun and visual way to teach your students about Mindfulness. They are inexpensive to make, and can be used for many mindfulness practices. The following post is a tutorial to make a Mindful Glitter Globe, which will be used in our practices for the following weeks. You can still participate without the Mindful Glitter Globe, but its use is highly recommended, as it provides an opportunity to teach the abstract concept of Mindfulness from a concrete modality.
This is also a great activity to introduce to your class during an art day. Kids can even bring in their own jars from home. All you would have to supply is the water and glitter!
- Medium to large size Mason jar with a secure lid.
- Empty spaghetti sauce jars, jam jars, and other large glass jars are great a great resource that won’t cost extra money!
- *If sending these home with kids, plastic jars are a good alternative to glass.
- Fill up the jar with water
- Add glitter
- Screw on lid securely
We will use the Mindful Glitter Globe as a metaphor for processes in the body, mind and feelings. However, you can certainly find other creative ways to use it. Let your imagination be your guide, and stay tuned for next week’s post.
Note: you may have to change out the water and glitter eventually.