Christmas is just around the corner, now. You may be struggling to find unique stocking stuffer ideas for your kids. I’ve curated this of ideas – the sensory edition.
All sensory-related toys and items for kids!
If you’re also looking for gift ideas, check out this huge list of ideas for autistic children. There are items for all ages and budgets.
Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Children with Sensory Needs
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Does your child struggle to tie their shoes? If so, these are definitely a must-have. It's common for kids with fine motor challenges to have difficulty tying their shoes.
The older kids get, the harder it is to find Velcro sneakers. Hickies are the perfect solution. Once their shoes are laced with Hickies, they slip on and off thanks to the elasticity of the laces. And, they can’t come untied.
Plus for only 10 bucks, they are definitely stocking stuffer worthy.
They were a definite game changer for us and we’re stocking up on a few more sets this Christmas.
These old-school toys are amazing and simple visual stim toys. Gaze inside and twist the bottom to watch a rainbow of colors make a variety of geometric patterns. These make a great stocking stuffer or a small gift!
These toothbrushes are designed to brush all sides of the teeth at the same time. Why does this matter? Some kids with sensory challenges are extra sensitive around the gum line and struggle with tooth brushing.
This toothbrush gets the job done faster, and it's more efficient for younger kids. They can brush their teeth independently and you don't have to worry that they're missing the backs/sides of their teeth.
90 fun and physical commands, 26 unique twinkling light shows, and a variety of musical styles. Helps kids exercise their bodies, creativity, and listening skills. Also helps enrich vocabulary.
These socks are completely seamless. The way the fabric is weaved makes them soft and snug. They don't slip down but they don't leave marks around the ankles either. There is no heel so they fit longer.
If your child is sensitive to the seams along their toes and ankles, these seamless socks are the solution.
These adorable Squishies from Anboor are made from slow-rising foam. They're adorable and scented, making them a great multi-sensory fidget toy.
They add new, cute squishies every week so there are lots of animals and cakes, unicorns, etc to choose from based on your child's interests.
This is a set of three textured silicone balls. Each ball has two different textures on it, which means there are 6 textures in total. These are a great tactile sensory toy appropriate for any age.
The balls also have small chimes inside so they make noise when shaken or rolled.
Slime has got to be one of the most popular sensory items out there right now. There are thousands of variations out there and no two slimes are quite the same.
This mermaid "butter" slime is not sticky like others. It doesn't break while you're stretching it. Squeeze, roll, pull, etc.
By the way, it's also scented!
Kanoodle is a fun puzzle game that is played solo and suitable for all ages. There are 200 puzzles included in the booklet that comes with the game, all have varying difficulty. Great way to challenge your children's visual discrimination, logic, and working memory.
Children learn kinesthetically, which means by seeing and doing. Included sensory experiences in learning help develop motor memory more quickly. This play foam and alphabet set is the perfect combination of sensory play and learning to help children learn their alphabet.
Other Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Our special kids aren’t that different! Some stocking stuffers will always be a great choice, including:
- Coloring books
- Bubble bath
- Favorite treats
- Small, dollar store toys
- Pokemon cards
- Silly putty
- Fidget spinners
- Suprise toys like Mashems
What suggestions do you have for stocking stuffer ideas for kids? with Drop them in the comment section for others to use as well!