I get a lot of questions from parents about what to get their kids for christmas! There are lots of little things that they will LOVE that will help them regulate their body and emotions too.
Here is my top list of sensory stocking stuffers! Everything on the list can easily be purchased from amazon, or used for ideas to shop local (I’m all about shopping small and local this year!). I include a list just like this one in my month newsletter for parents, and I also purchase similar small toys like this for each of my students for the holidays. I really enjoy giving my students something they can USE!
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This is one of my favorites! I got these for my students one year and they LOVED THEM. They can wear them on their write to keep their hands busy and love carrying them to specials or assemblies!
This is amazing!! It folds up nice and small and can fit in a stocking. I have a couple for my classroom. The deep pressure they give naturally is very soothing, even for us adults!
You may want to consult your OT about how to effectively use a sensory brush, but I have many students that are able to self soothe in our calm down corner using one! This would be great to have at home too!
These are so much fun! They bounce AND stretch, what more can you ask for. They are also small and can be kept in pockets!
I LOVE these, they had them in the target dollar section one year, and I have a student who loves to chew. These are AWESOME, they hold up and LAST FOREVER. Easy to wash clean!
6. Mesh Ball
How much fun is this?! Anything we can SQUEEZE tight is an A+ in my book.
7. Liquid Timer
I literally had these from when I was kid. We used them to brush our teeth. When my parents sold their house, I found them and they quickly became FAVORITES of my students. I can’t believe you can still buy them on amazon!
This thing moves around on it’s own. It’s SO FUNNY, and kids LOVE IT.
Another great stocking stuffer for big chewers!
This is one of my new favorites! It’s small enough to keep in the desk or a pocket, moving the marble around is so relaxing!
11. Calming Putty
I’m all for putty, but when it smells nice and is calming it’s a DOUBLE WIN.
12. Wind Up Toys
These are one of my students biggest motivators. We love to use them for food! They are so cute and they help kids work on find motor!
These led floating light toys are so much fun! Especially for kids who need bath motivation!
14. Play Foam
Talk about messy fun 🙂
15. Puffer Balls
These are forever a favorite. They may get dirty quickly, but they are always a student favorite!
All of these toys have educational, sensory, and calming benefits for all children! I have used each of them in my classroom and have first hand testimony to their success with students with autism and other disabilities!
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