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.