Sensory activities and toys to help children focus and calm.
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Deep breathing can be a hard skill to learn, but can be extremely helpful in different settings. Katie's sharing some of her foundational techniques, like rainbow breath & bear breath, on the blog! What are your favorites??
Tactile Sensory Play with Texture Balloons #sensoryplay #tactile #sensory #kidsactivities #sensoryscience
The Hand Strengthening Exercise Program, created by Claire Heffron OTR/L and Lauren Drobnjak PT, includes fun and creative hand exercises and activities for kids to help them build strength in the hands and fingers!
Pattern block printable cards, exploring pattern activities, shape activities using blocks, math activities for block center
Coping Strategies activities with task boxes to help kids learn how to manage their emotions and stress. Kids will identify, practice, and discuss coping strategies. Some strategies discussed include deep breathing, coloring, reading, talking to someone, using self-talk, and more. #zen #calmdown #copingskills
Spin the wheel of coping skills! – customize wheel to child's needs
These mindfulness centers are perfect for a classroom guidance activities! 12 mindfulness activities are included for students to explore over the course of 2-3 classroom guidance lessons or small group counseling meetings. Explore mindful journaling, multiple forms of mindful breathing, progressive muscle relaxation a
applied behavior analysis (ABA) resources
Most children need reminders about how to calm down safely. These free calming cards and the accompanying video provide a great way to help kids self-regulate.
Calm Down Kit on the go is a full binder full of behavior visuals and tools that can be used with students with autism and special needs. Teach students to identify the emotion, de-escalate, reflect on their behavior and transition back to class. Utilize the whole calm down kit to help students de-escalate in the classroom, regulate emotions and calm down.
Tips for Calming the Angry Child: Why it's ok to be upset, and how we can help our kids learn to calm themselves anywhere!
Create an Anti-Anxiety Kit for Your Child - includes free printable relaxation prompt cards - SO HELPFUL!
"Fidgets, like squeeze balls and key chains, are self-regulation tools that promote movement and tactile input. They can be great for kids who struggle with attention, focus and sensory processing. But in my many years as a teacher and parent, I've often seen them misused."
Free printable visual calm down strategies for kids with autism or anxiety from And Next Comes L
Make this DIY fidget tool for use in the classroom or at home while writing and…