Hi Mom and Dad!
If you have a child who has excess energy, or who is angry and upset, this activity has been a LIFE SAVER for my family! I have three 3 Littles. Each are very different but they all enjoy and benefit from this tremendously! This is an “active meditation” for kids.
In any craft store, or garden area of your home and gardens store, you can find these black lava rocks. These are very inexpensive, but also VERY grounding! Not your typical “Healing Crystal”, but they do the job just the same. Have your kids place one of these (or a rock/stone of their choice on a table or piece of paper. Have them decorate the area around their center stone with smaller decorative natural objects. *Here, you see that my daughter has chosen some pretty blue shell chips (found at my local craft store). I have a few jars of different pebbles, shells and crystals they can choose from for their creative #crystalgrid #creation 🙂
This activity gives your child a creative outlet and the opportunity to channel all of that excess energy that may not be serving them (or you), very well. I will tell you that this relaxes my kids and they get lost in this “active meditation”. I have added this into our life instead of the minor “time outs” of sending them to sit on the sofa or in their rooms to “calm down”. That approach never worked. They had nothing to distract them from their negative mood, and energy just boiled within them. Now instead, they have this activity (which they lovingly call “Crystal Time”) and it is never used as punishment. It is a special opportunity for them to play and relax with beautiful objects, express themselves and have the time they need to center once more.
Here is another “crystal time” session that was created by my son:
To add to this (self care) experience, try diffusing the Serenity Essential Oil Blend to calm, or Wild Orange Essential Oil to uplift. *If you don’t own a diffuser, place 2-3 drops of your oil of choice onto a cotton ball and place it beside your child as they enjoy this very special activity! You may also place oil in their hands to inhale or on the bottoms of their feet, just be sure to dilute properly.