DIY- Sensory Bottle Fun

Make your own sensory bottles for a fun DIY activity!

This can also serve as a relaxing activity or serve as a visual “anchor” in order to bring a child’s focus into one place. It has a very calming effect to it, too.

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Manimo – weighted plush animal

Manimo weighted animals are loving companion pets! They are children’s comforting companion and valuable partners for parents.

   

Manimo is the weighted plush animal that helps focus and calm. These weighted animals are recommended for all children, but were designed specifically for children with ADD, ADHD, ASD, anxiety or other disorders. “Providing numerous benefits, manimo weighted animals help children develop their imagination and reach their full potential. And they are always happy to get a big hug.”

This product is one of my new favorite toys/ products out right now. I find the weighted companion to be so useful in our day to day lives. Some days are harder than others in our daily routines. If we are extra tired or are feeling any sort of anxiety our weighted companion, which we named “Speckles” helps us out.

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Watercolor Painting on Ice!

We painted ice blocks with watercolor paints and the result is beautiful!

This can be a very therapeutic and relaxing art activity to do with your kids. One of my favorites to do before bed. Obviously, the ice will melt make sure the dish you do this activity in is deep enough that the melted ice water does not overflow all over your table. I discard the ice and water in the bathtub and then rinse well so the colors don’t end up on my tub floor.

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Dragon Cups- “Dragon Breathing”

This is a great craft/ activity to calm down our kids if they ever feel angry.

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Thanks to Disney Pixar’s Inside Out our children are learning all about their emotions and one emotion they have discovered is ANGER!

Sometimes feeling anger can be difficult and it may take a while for our kids to calm down from an episode of anger. Here is something fun to help release all the hot “dragon air” and calm back down to our relaxed state.

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