Turn playtime into a calming aromatherapy session for kids with aromatherapy play dough! Never would have thought about this, make one for calming down and one for waking up (for after daycare when he's sleepy).
Calm Down Box, "Tool kit" or "Calm boxes" can work really well at the appropriate time. For my son it seems to act as either comforter or as a distraction - which in turn breaks down the potential melt down cycle.
A rice box to help kids 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.
The Labyrinth is a powerful geometric symbol with which we have formed an almost symbiotic relationship, which allows us to enter within its physical form at the same time as entering into a non-physical communication with ourselves.
Coping Tool Kit/Calm Box/Self-Care Package: It is often helpful for clients to have a central place to keep items that will help them cope, and to prevent regression after termination. I have clients decorate their box and fill it with anything they.