DIY Rain Stick Fill a dry empty bottle with a box of toothpicks. Add rice (uncooked) to the bottle leaving an empty space of about 1 inches at the top. Seal the lid. As you gently turn the bottle, the rice falls through the toothpicks, sounding like rain.
The Mind Jar. Alternative to a time-out. Use it to get a child settled. when the glitter settles back to the bottom it represents our thoughts settling back down, and gives the child time to re-center before joining the group again.