Sensory Calming Activities 



Sensory Calming Activities provide sensory input and they help your child stay calm, self regulate and be less fidgety. These sensory calming activities will also reduce 
your child's stress and anxiety too. 
Children with Sensory Processing Disorder should have sensory breaks throughout the day to fill their sensory diet. Sensory calming activities will also help your child when they are feeling restless, anger and frustration. Sensory calming activities can also be helpful to prevent meltdowns.



1. Do stretches

2. Use fidgets

3. Listen to music

4. Do some yoga

5. Sing ABC's


7. Go for a walk

8. Ask for a hug

9. Chew gum

10. Chew on a chew toy

11. Hum or sing a song


13. Wear noise reduction Ems For Kids headphones

14. Use a weighted or a compression vest 
 
15. Use stretchy resistance bands

16. Use a sensory cuddle swing

17. Pudding play 

18. Play an instrument and make music

19. Crawl through a sensory lycra tunnel

20. Use a yoga ball or peanut ball


21. Listen to an audiobook

22. Draw on a chalkboard and clean it 

23. Do a maze or dot to dot puzzle

24. Read a book

25. Tossing/catching weighted ball 

26. Do some deep breathing exercises

27. Rub some lotion on

28. Deep pressure massage


30. Wear sunglasses

31. Write in a journal

32. Color a picture in a coloring book

33. Draw a picture

34. Write a short story

35. Take an Epsom salt bath

36. Use essential oils

37. Suck on candies

38. Diffuse essential oils

39. Bounce a ball

40. Cuddle a pet 




41. Stringing fine motor beads

42. Go to a quiet sensory space

43. Use a ball tent 

44. Count slowly forward and backwards

45. Have a bubble bath

46. Wrap up in a soft warm blanket

47. Wash hands with scented soap and warm water

48. Close your eyes

49. Meditate 

50. Blow on a feather

51. Play with shadow puppets

52. Focus on what you see, smell, hear, taste and touch 


54. Play with floam 

55. Brush your hair

56. Playing with clay



59. Play in a dry beans sensory bin

60. Build with blocks or building toys



61. Crawl through boxes

62. Glow sticks in the bath
  
63. Rip up tissue paper

64. Make silly faces in the mirror

65. Blow pom poms around using a straw

66. Drink a milkshake or smoothie through a straw

67. Push against a wall

68. Use each hand drawing figure 8's 

69. Look at a liquid sensory timer or lava lamp

70.  Lay in a bed with a compression sheet

71. Use bath time crayons and paints 

72. Play with jello
 
73. Sit on a Kore Stool or Ergo Ergo seat 

74. Play with silly putty

75. Squeeze a stress ball

76. Pop bubble wrap

77. Make and play with slime


79. Create art with Wikki Stix

80. Squishing between couch pillows/cushions 





81. Look at pictures in an album or magazine
 
82. Blow on a pinwheel

83. Play with whip cream 

84. Lay on a bean bag chair

85. Play with play-doh


87. Squeeze or hug a stuffie or toy

88. Wear an eye mask

89. Suck on ice

90. Take a shower

91. Blow bubbles in a cup of water


93. Listen to nature sounds outside or a CD/App

94. Use a mini massager

95. Climb into a body sock

96. Play I spy 

97. Play a one player board game

98. Make a craft

99. Trace your hands with your finger

100. Blow Bubbles 




102. Read with a flashlight

103. Hug someone

104. Sit in a sensory tent 

105. Doodle on paper or whiteboard

106. Play n a sand box or sensory sand table 

107. Relax on pillows

108. Do exercises 

109. Go swimming

110. Play with Kinetic Sand

111. Sway back and forth on a sensory platform swing

112. Give yourself a hug

113. Play with water toys in a water table
 
114. Use a scooter board 

115. Sit on a sensory Wiggle Seat air cushion
 
116. Use a vibration cushion 

117. Balance on a balance board

118. Visual calming cards

119. Slowly roll small ball over skin

120. Paint a picture or use finger paints





121. Watching a snow globe

122. Playing with rice bins

123. Roll up in a blanket burrito 

124. Lifting mini light weights

125. Toss bean bags
 
126.  Play in a cooked or dry pasta bin

127. Watch a sensory bubble tube in low lighting

128. Make and smell scented sensory jars
 
129. Talk about feelings and emotions

130. Cat's cradle 

 
132. Lay with a heated blanket

133. Rocking in a rocking chair

134. Carrying a weighted backpack 

135. Eating a crunchy food snack (pretzels, carrots. granola)
 
 
137. Write a letter

138. Blow up a balloon 

139. Use a fiberoptic sensory light in the dark 

140. Do yoga



Water Beads Sensory Bins For Sensory Play 


SENSORY4U Ocean Water Beads Sensory Bin Therapy Kits - 3 Dew Drop Sets Included - Ocean Explorers, Mermaid Lagoon and Swimming with Sharks.
This bundle include 3 of our themed Sets. Sensory toys water beads sets. Perfect for early childhood education and development and sensory play.
Each Set Includes approximately 10,000 colored beads. Colors vary Depending on the Theme. 

SENSORY4U Water Beads with Fine Motor Sensory Toys Set, Water Bead Sensory Bin Kit, Kids Learning Educational Toys
These sensory tools can help your child calm down and can provide them with anxiety relief. They are designed to be smooth, allowing for dynamic movement.
We have included 6 sturdy fine motor tool along with these growing wet beads to further aid in the sensory experience. Kids will be able to scoop, clasp, and clamp beads with the play tweezer/scooping tools. We also included a small mesh strainer for added fun and variety in this sensory kit. Using each of these tools will help children tune their fine motor skills.
SENSORY4U Dew Drops Water Beads Construction Zone Tactile Sensory Kit - Tractor Toys Included
Perfect sensory toys for early childhood education and development, special needs activities, and sensory motor activity. A great tactile experience!