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Ms. Mayer from Los Angeles CA is requesting materials related to Food, Clothing & Hygiene through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sensory Toys for Stress-Reduction

Help me give my students sensory toys to help support their special needs.

  • $173 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The 10 boys in my class work very hard to earn "Dojo Dollars" so they can shop at the school store on Fridays. They love to earn toy cars, small fidgits, and sensory items like play doh and slime.

The school environment can be very stressful for students with Autism.

They have unique sensory needs. Therefore, students can a "Fidgit Basket" when they are taking a break in class. This basket includes stress balls, spinners and other stress-reduction tools that help students with anxiety.

My Project

The students in my class all have Autism. Students with Autism often have sensory regulation difficulties. They try very hard during the school day to focus and learn; however, it can be difficult for them to keep calm and stay on task.

Offering students stress-reduction toys such as squeeze balls, sensory sand and stretching 'worms' gives students a chance to relax, reset and refocus.

I typically set a timer and allow a 2-3 minute break multiple times a day.

In addition, students who need large muscle movement can use Therabands on their chairs. Students get a beneficial gross motor workout without disturbing other students.

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Ms. Mayer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SANHO Yopo Dynamic Movement Sensory Sox, Medium,6-9 Years Old, 47''LX27''W Blue • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
MONILON Water Beads, 24 Pcs Ocean Sea Animals Tactile Sensory Play Kids Toys for Boys Girls, Water Gel Soft Beads Growing Jelly Balls for Spa Refill, Pool & Decor-Inflatable Water Mat Include • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
JVIGUE Sensory Toys Set- 15 Pack Stress Relief Hand Fidget Toys for Kids and Adults, Sensory Therapy Toys for ADHD Autism Stress Anxiety • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch and Squeeze Stress Balls 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal for Stress and Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders and More • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Play Sand - 2 LBS of Sand with Castle Molds and Tray (Blue) - A Kinetic Sensory Activity • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Around Health Sensory Chew Necklace for Kids, Boys and Girls Under 4, Durable, Safe Silicone, Adjustable Design, Sensory Teething Relief Motor Aid, for ADHD, SPD, Oral Motor Aids, Autism, OT, 4 Pack • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Paper Mate Handwriting Triangular Wood case Pencil Set with Sharpener, HB #2, Fun Barrel Colors, 6 Count (2017521) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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