A Calm Down activity for ADHD

Smarter Parenting is proud to share this Calm Down activity to help parents with children who struggle with ADHD. This activity is used in conjuction with the skills on our website to help correct and improve behavior.

Use this simple activity as a way to teach your child to refocus their energy in positive ways.

What you will need:

A clear jar or plastic bottle with a lid. Must be able to seal tightly with no water leaks. We recommend a plastic container.

  • Food coloring.
  • Glitter.
  • Water.
  • Glue.
  • Spatula.
  • Measuring cup.
  • Funnel.

Instructions: Add water and glue and mix. Add glitter, food coloring to mixture and seal container.

Teach your child how to watch the combination and practice breathing techniques or counting slowly until all the glitter falls to the bottom to help them calm down and refocus their energy. Watch the video below for more information.

 

 

For more information on ADHD visit our blog section. You can also access the ADHD page on this website for more help.

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