What We’ve Got
Flashing color ice cube by Litecubes The best party favor ever! It flashes in about 7 colors that you can control. Meanwhile, it’s actually waterproof! Although they’re sold as drink-ware, they make great fidgets! I found it on www.partyglowz.com. About $5.50 each plus shipping and handling. You can buy them in bulk for less.
Rainbow star-shaped miniature slinky I see my son using this one the most! It’s bouncy and the colors run into each other as you stretch and flick it. There is one just like it as part of a glow-in-the-dark 6-pack on Oriental Trading Company’s website. 12 pieces for $5.28!
Pineapple Pop-It A teacher gave him this one as a prize. Amazon.com carries the yellow version for about $3.50. For an interesting twist, Etsy has it in rainbow! About $3.50 plus shipping and handling
Stretchy-String This is also a big favorite. Surprise–one string stretches over 10 feet! You can step on it and pull-pull-pull! Tie them together to stretch them 20 feet as well. Playing with these is both calming and energizing. Our local, lovable Therapro store has them in stock. Therapro is a great resource for many special needs items. They ship all over the country. About $6.95
Ones to Grow With
Speks These amazing little super-magnets come in many shapes and colors. Squish and squash them into different shapes for a satisfying sensory experience that also helps you focus. Now in rainbow! www.getspeks.com The adults in the house love them just as much as the kids do. About $35
Twidget Liquid bulb toy with moving balls. Part of a three-piece set. The one pictured above is the most challenging of the three! Squeeze one bulb and transfer the balls to the other one. Strengthen your hands all the while. Schoolspecialty.com carries these. About $36 for the set
Cyclops Sam squeeze ball toy Complete with stretchy hair and filled with squishable putty. He is no longer available new, but this sun-shaped squeeze ball with flashing and push-pop features will do the job! Check it out on amazon.com. About $7.99 for 2
Beanbag baseball Good for a toss-around. This was probably a prize from the O.T. I found a soft, colorful bean-bag ball a lot like it on Flaghouse.com. $3 each
What’s your favorite thing in the sensory toolkit? Comment below!