· Books, specifically at their reading level
· Stress balls (Ask for suggested colors from your child)
· Play Dough or Putty, think about calming colors such as blues, purples and greens.
· Fuzzy socks
· A stuffed animals to cuddle with (Make sure to keep this stuffed animal only with the kit)
· Weighted blankets, which help with anxiety, but only use 10% of the child’s body weight. Try this selection
· Aromatherapy sprays (Adult’s spray 1–2 sprays such as lavender)
· Calming music such as beach waves or wind blowing.
· Bubbles with a simple wand for blowing.
· Fidget Spinners or Pop Bubble Fidget Sensory Toys (Amazon has a great selection)
· A small Etch-a-Sketch (Dollar Tree has inexpensive models)
· Coloring books
· Cotton Balls
If you would like more information on Sensory boxes for children with Autism, check out https://www.speciallearninghouse.com/sensory-box-ideas-child-autism/.
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CDC.gov. (2020). Data and Statistics on Children’s Mental Health. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/data.html.
FreNoy, A. (2021) 25 Sensory Box Ideas for Children with Autism. Retrieved from https://www.speciallearninghouse.com/sensory-box-ideas-child-autism/.