I used an old Kleenex box and covered it with duck tape. You can use whatever for the counting. I used cotton balls (20) and then when a student is starting to throw a fit or having a hard time following directions you have them dump out the 20 items and count them as they put it back in box until they calm down!!
A rice box to help students calm down and relax. It’s a wooden box filled with rice. We mixed a teaspoon of Lavender essential oil into it, dropped a few shiny marbles, stones and seaglass inside, added a bamboo stick to stir the rice and look for all the hidden loveliness.
Find a water bottle that is totally smooth & not too big around for little hands to hold. Remove label. Fill bottle 3/4 full w/ water (use hot water so that the glue amalgamates better with the water), an entire bottle of glitter glue & a small tube of ultra fine glitter. Keep playing with the mixture until the glitter settles in about 5 min. Add more clear gel glue to make it go slower or more water to make it settle faster. Super glue the lid in place. Voila!