FREE Calming Strategy. 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!! There is no link to go to, but the picture and description says it all. Great idea even if they can't count--just putting them back in one at a time.
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.