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self soothing sensory box ideas

self soothing sensory box ideas

Sight:

  • Use things that are your favorite color.
  • A wallet-sized picture of someone or something you enjoy
  • Landscapes
  • Baby animals!
  • Funny photos
  • Positive affirmations
  • flashlight
  • book
  • sunglasses
  • sensory bottles/balloons
  • mirror
  • magnifying gladd
  • colored paddles

Touch:

  • Travel-sized play dough or putty
  • Soft objects
  • Stress relief Magnets
  • Stress balls
  • Tactile beads
  • Wood, metal, etc.
  • Rubber bands
  • Rubbing stones
  • Beanbags
  • Kneading eraser
  • weighted lap pad
  • roll on big ball
  • ace bandage wrap
  • vibrator massager
  • Textured objects (soft, hard, squishy, smooth, bumpy…)
  • hand held fan
  • tear paper
  • touch and feel book
  • lotion (touch and smell)
  • set of old keys
  • old combonation lock
  • sand paper
  • sharpen pencils with electric sharpener
  • staple paper
  • feather

Taste / Oral Sensory

  • Sour, sweet or hot candies
  • Gum
  • Mints
  • A favorite snack
  • ice
  • carrots/cruncy foods
  • Chewable items like Chewelry
  • cold/wet washcloth to suck on
  • cold teethers
  • electric toothbrush or vibrator teethers
  • sucker
  • pop rock candy

Smell

  • Aromatherapy oils
  • Travel sized scented hand sanitizers
  • Lavender is quite popular, mint
  • Menthol, commonly used for soothing colds.
  • Scratch and sniff stickers
  • lavender/vanilla dryer sheets
  • scented play dough made with kool aid or secented oils (smell and touch)

Sound

  • Clickers
  • MP3 or CD  music or white notise
  • Music boxes
  • soft bells
  • baby rattle
  • head phones
  • Items that make contrasting sounds

Breathing

  • Blowing bubbles
  • straw
  • counting
  • party blow outs
  • blow up balloons
  • slide whistle, soft whistle, harmonica
  • pretend to blow out birthday candles
  • blow pom-poms on floor or table

Heavy Work

  • weighted products – water can for flowers
  • jumping – hop scotch
  • bouncing
  • rocking
  • pushing – wall (hold up wall), push of war, vaccuum, mop, wheel barrow
  • pulling – wagon, tug or war, rake leaves
  • climb
  • swinging
  • being “squished”
  • dig
  • ride bike, scooter
  • run
  • crab walk
  • hammer and nail

sensory hide out

yoga book or cards

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Self Soothing Sensory Box Ideas

 

Sight:

  • Use things that are your favorite color.
  • A wallet-sized picture of someone or something you enjoy
  • Landscapes
  • Baby animals!
  • Funny photos
  • Positive affirmations
  • flashlight
  • book
  • sunglasses
  • sensory bottles/balloons
  • mirror
Touch:
  • Travel-sized play dough or putty
  • Soft objects
  • Stress relief Magnets
  • Stress balls
  • Tactile beads
  • Wood, metal, etc.
  • Rubber bands
  • Rubbing stones
  • Beanbags
  • Kneading eraser
  • weighted lap pad
  • roll on big ball
  • ace bandage wrap
  • vibrator, massager or teether
  • electric toothbrush
  • Textured objects (soft, hard, squishy, smooth, bumpy…)
  • hand held fan
Taste
  • Sour, sweet or hot candies.
  • Gum
  • Mints
  • A favorite snack
  • ice
  • carrots/cruncy foods
  • Chewable items like Chewelry
Smell
  • Aromatherapy oils
  • Travel sized scented hand sanitizers
  • Lavender is quite popular, mint
  • Menthol, commonly used for soothing colds.
  • Scratch and sniff stickers
Sound
  • Clickers
  • MP3 or CD  music or white notise
  • Music boxes
  • soft bells
  • baby rattle
  • head phones
  • Items that make contrasting sounds
Breathing
  • Blowing bubbles
  • straw
  • counting
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