This post is a guide on the law of attraction for kids of all ages. Offering a step-by-step method using a DIY wishing jar.
March 14, 2021
LAW OF ATTRACTION FOR KIDS
Have you ever tried to explain manifestation and the law of attraction to a child?
“Well, Rosie, it’s when you raise your frequency into alignment with what you truly want and it presents itself in the physical realm.” (Rosie looks at you inquisitively and walks away.)
There’s a much better way! Create a wishing jar.
It’s a fun activity that can take as little as ten minutes or be drawn out as creatively and elaborately as you like.
This activity is for kids of all ages.
For young children: Engage them in the activity below.
For teens: Read the activity below and explain the key steps (you can call it a “manifestation jar” instead of a “wishing jar”) and give them the space and privacy to do it on their own. You can also teach them how to create powerful affirmations for manifestation in my 4 Secrets to Supercharge your Affirmations post. And this is a great Deepak Chopra article written for teens explaining how feelings affect manifestation.
And, while you’re at it, make one for yourself too. I have one and it’s a beautiful way to keep track of my desires and actively bring them into being.
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HOW TO MAKE A WISHING JAR
Step 1: Gather items
What you’ll need:
- glass mason jar (or a cleaned-out pasta jar with the label removed)
- crayons, pencil crayons, or markers
- colourful Post-It notes (these are the lovely ones in the photo below)
- small crystal (for manifestation, I recommend citrine, obsidian, or pyrite)
Step 2: Write out wishes
With your help, especially if your child is a little one, think up wishes and write each separately on a post-it note.
Have your child pick the colour of the post-it and the crayon. She will intuitively know what colour goes best with her wish. And this will help her feel empowered, raising the frequency of the wish/thought-form.
Have your child draw a little picture representing the wish. If there’s no room under the written-out wish, have her do it on the back of the post-it.
Aim for at least five wishes — you can revisit this activity anytime and keep adding to the wishes (there’s no limit to wishes!).
Will the wishes all be straightforward and seem obtainable? Not a chance! That’s the beauty of a child’s imagination, it has no boundaries.
Note: I don’t add a “Wishing Jar” label to ours because I like the clean look with the colourful wishes showing through, but you can absolutely add that as part of this step and make it as fun, colourful, sparkly as your child would like.
Step 3: The wishing ritual
Set out some time to be fully present with your child (no texting, no calls, no pausing to make lunch) and create a sacred wishing ritual. Here are some ideas for location:
- In a sunny room where you won’t be interrupted, create a circle of flower petals, rocks, or crystals for you and your child to sit inside.
- Go for a little hike in nature and find a great spot like a lookout to sit down for a little while.
- Sit under a shady tree in your backyard and call it “the place of magic” or your “sacred space.”
Bring the crystal and wishes in a nice bag or little box.
Before handling the wishes, shake your bodies, do a little dance, make up a chant, and/or take a few long deep breaths to clear and raise the energetic frequency.
Have your child hold the crystal in her hand and set the intention by asking it to help her wishes come true, then put it in the bottom of the jar.
One by one, read each wish out loud, have your child roll it up into a little tube (sticky side on the inside) and put it into the wishing jar.
Place the jar on a shelf in your child’s room where she can see it.
Step 4: Review the wishes
Once a week at bedtime (e.g., “Wishing Wednesday”), have your child pick out a wish from the jar, unroll it and review the wish (tell its story):
- What’s happening?
- What does she see, hear, smell, (and maybe even taste)?
- How does it feel to have that wish come true?
Example: Your child wants to drive a firetruck. The firetruck is at a fire station. There are lots of firefighters around. The siren goes off and they ask her to help them drive the firetruck. The lights are flashing. The seat is really high up. She speeds along the streets and gets them to the fire fast so they can save everyone. She feels so excited and happy.
WATCH THE MAGIC UNFOLD
Is your child ever going to get to drive a firetruck? Well, perhaps when she’s older and lands a job with fire services. But for now, maybe the wish will manifest into her getting to visit a fire station, sit in a truck and feel like she’s driving it.
And when one of her wishes comes true, you can paste it into a journal or scrapbook or place it into a little decorative box so she can look back at all of the wishes she’s manifested.
The main point of the activity is to get your child using her imagination to envision what she wants, learn how to manifest it — and, of course, have fun doing it.
And what could be sweeter than falling asleep to the vision of her wish coming true?
Know any other Law of Attraction for kids activities? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.