I found this idea on Yoga Dork. It is used as a tool/art project to teach kids about mind chatter and meditation.
A recycled jam jar (or mason jar) with a lid
Goo Be Gone, if there is a label on your jar
Glitter glue (one color)
Food coloring (same color)
Sharpie/sticker (optional for labeling or decorating the jar)
Remove any label from your jar
Put a tablespoon (for smaller container) or 2 tablespoons (for a larger container) of glitter glue in your jar
Fill the rest of the jar with warm water
Add 2-3 drops of food coloring (same color as glitter glue)
Decorate the outside of the jar, but leave plenty of undecorated glass to watch the glitter settle inside
Shake up the mind jar and explain that ‘as the glitter is dancing around (like a snow globe) in the mind jar, so are the thoughts and worries in our head. But as we take deep breaths and slow down, the thoughts and worries start to settle and slow down.’ Quietly watch as the glitter moves to the bottom of the jar. If you need a more physical activity you can ‘become’ the glitter and dance around and then slowly move to the ground and lay down.