At the end of summer, when I was making all the things I found on Pinterest, I made Brain Sprinkles. I honestly forgot about them until we started our mid-year assessments. I made a big deal about talking about how well our Quiet Spray worked. The Quiet Spray is water and glitter mixed in a spray bottle with the straw inside removed. When the students are "sprayed," they get quiet. With this in mind, I told them that the Brain Sprinkles work to make them smarter when they take a test. I shook the canister over each student's head before our testing. They were so focused on their test! The test scores were amazing. I think I will definitely use them again next week (when we go into week 3 of testing).
To make your own Brain Sprinkles, use a sugar container. Tape the holes completely. Mix together rice and glitter. I mixed them in a separate bowl. I think that I am too much of a perfectionist - I had trouble getting the right consistency of glitter and rice. Let's just say it took a ton of glitter to meet my standards. Hopefully, you can find a plastic sugar container. The only one I found was glass. It broke before school started thanks to my own klutzy behavior. The second container I have is also glass. Knock on wood, it has survived thus far!