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Homemade Fidget Toy - this is a great idea much better than trying to shove play-doh inside a balloon only to break open shortly after. Socks are much sturdier and softer. No latex allergies to worry about either. Great idea!!!!

Get your hands on these awesome fidget toys for #Autism by clicking on the graphic. Don't forget to REPIN!

An article about why kids fidget and why they need more physical activity to help them learn in the classroom

@Lisa Foster-Clarke (you probably makes most of these already, but i saw this pin and thought of you!) OT Tools for Public Schools: Homemade Fidget Toy

Top 10 OT tools under a dollar. Includes tools like clothespins, playdough, scissors, and more. It also explains what the therapeutic benefits of each tool is! Great information.

Silent Classroom Fidgets : The Therapy Shoppe, The extraordinary little specialty shoppe for school and pediatric therapists, teachers and parents too.

CALMING CADDY! Items to include: stress ball, Play Doh, squishy squeeze out anger. Crayons and spiral write down feelings or draw. A calming relax. A small stuffed toy...for comfort. Visual cue cards...for deep breathing technique, keep hands and feet to self, count to 10, talk to an adult.

BY FAR the best management tool for blurting out I have EVER used!!! It worked immediately! Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources. Follow all our boards at for therapy resources.

26 Sensory Integration Tools for Meltdown Management - Pinned by @PediaStaff – Please visit for all (hundreds of) our pediatric therapy pins

Make your own sensory fidget toy. Have your kids blow up a balloon a few times to stretch it out (while also working on oral motor strengthening, breath control and core activation!). Using a funnel, fill up the balloon with corn starch and tie a knot in it. Now they have a toy to add to their sensory box!

OT Tools for Public Schools: Who Needs Paper? Creative ways to work on fine motor skills. Pinned by SOS Inc. Resources. Follow all our boards at for therapy resources.

Stamping is a great activity for proprioceptive training -- and using play-doh instead of ink ensures that there's no mess! Idea from Having Fun At Home re-pinned by SPD Blogger Network. For mroe sensory-related pins, see