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20 Squishy Toys for Sensory Play

Sensory play is super important. Young babies benefit from sensory exploration and it can really help people with autism or sensory disorders. Our list is compiled of various items, suitable for all types of sensory play, whether you’re looking for bath toys, stress balls or even a DIY project you can make with your children.

Squish and squash your way through our list of squishy toys, perfect for sensory play.

Play-Doh

Play-Doh

The possibilities are endless with Play Doh. Super squishy and sensory, you can roll, shape, build and squash this modelling clay into anything you liked! This 36 pack contains every color imaginable, so you could create anything, from a car to a tiger. Go wild!

$24.99


B. Toys B. One Two Squeeze Blocks

B. Toys B. One Two Squeeze Blocks

These colorful squishy toy blocks are educational and multi-functional, meaning you can have hours of fun with them. They stack, are great for chewing on (making them perfect for teething babies) and they float too so the fun doesn’t have to stop when it’s bath time.

$12.99


Water Wigglies

Water Wigglies

Perfect for small hands or even fidgety grown up hands, Water Wigglies are squishy water filled little packages with beads inside. Squish them and watch the water and beads swirl around inside. They’re instantly calming, stress reducing and relaxing for people of all ages.

$6.58


HANYI Stress Relief Toy

HANYI Stress Relief Toy

Watch this squishy stress relief toy spring back into shape thanks to its memory foam technology! It springs back into shape and can help strengthen hand joints and muscles. Great for everyone, whether you’re a baby who likes sensory toys or an adult dealing with work stresses, this squishy toy will become your new favorite.

Prices Vary


MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix

MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix

Add these colorful little beads to water and watch them expand as they fill up. Perfect for sensory play with babies or kids, they’re super squishy and great to play with. They’ll also help with learning colors, counting and fine motor skills too. And when your kids are done playing with them, they make a simple house decoration!

$7.89


Joykith Exquisite Snow Man Scented

Joykith Exquisite Snow Man Scented

Snowmen don’t have to just be for the festive season. Squish this little guy and watch him slowly rise back into shape which is great for sensory play. He also has a strawberry scent, adding to the sensory experience. He’s also small enough for little hands to hold, making him great for babies and children.

Prices Vary


B. Elemenosqueeze

B. Elemenosqueeze

This set contains 26 squishy sensory blocks. Each one has a different letter of the alphabet on and an animal beginning with that letter, making them educational as well as sensory. Bring them anywhere, they float so they can even go in the bath with your little one.

$45.98


Bath Toys

Bath Toys

Water play can be a great sensory experience so why not introduce some squishy toys to bath time? This set of four, a shark, frog, duck and dolphin, are light enough to float on the water and soft too. Your child will have a whale of a time creating water adventures.

Prices Vary

BeYumi Jumbo Squishy Toy

BeYumi Jumbo Squishy Toy

“Kawaii” is cute in Japanese and these sensory toys are definitely that. A pink milk bottle with an adorable face, a white cat sitting in a pink cup and a black and white penguin with huge eyes are super squishy, slowly rise back into their original shape and are also scented.

Prices Vary


KeNeer Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys

KeNeer Stretchy String Fidget Sensory Toys

Brightly colored, these stretchy strings make great sensory toys. They can relieve stress and increase patience, hand muscles and joint strength. They’re hard wearing, meaning they can withstand all pulling and stretching from playful babies and stressed out adults. This pack has seven squishy strings included, all a different color.

Prices Vary


National Geographic Play Sand

National Geographic Play Sand

Kinetic sand is one of the biggest tools used for sensory play. It sticks to itself and nowhere else, meaning it makes hardly any mess at all. Shape and squash it together in the six molds included, making castles and pyramids. It’s not toxic either so it’s safe for young children.

$12.99


DNA Stress Ball by YoYa Toys

DNA Stress Ball by YoYa Toys

A new take on the good old-fashioned stress ball. Small rubber balls have been encased in a squishy membrane which is hard wearing and not likely to burst. Squeeze, squash and squish these balls and relieve stress, anxiety or do it simply for fun.

$19.99


Rubbabu 100% Natural Rubber Foam Sensory Balls

Rubbabu 100% Natural Rubber Foam Sensory Balls

Made from brightly colored, sustainable eco-friendly materials, these balls all have a different pattern and a velvety texture will provide fun tactile stimulation for toddlers. These squishy toys are great to roll around, squeeze and bounce, all of which will help with fine motor skills and can provide a great sensory experience.

Prices Vary


Squishies PAPAHI Kawaii Squishy Toys

Squishies PAPAHI Kawaii Squishy Toys

Small enough for little hands, these kawaii animals are just adorable! Choose from 16 cutesy animals such as a cat, seal or elephant as well as others. Squish them and they’ll pop back into their original shape, making them perfect to play with again and again.

Prices Vary


Joykith Stress Reliever Strawberry Cake Scented

Joykith Stress Reliever Strawberry Cake Scented

Unicorns are everywhere and why shouldn’t they be? Just the sight of them fills us with magical thoughts. Bring some unicorn magic to sensory play with your children with this squishy toy. Strawberry scented, bright pink and with wide eyes, this adorable unicorn is sure to add sparkle to playtime.

Prices Vary


Hibery Monkey Stringy Balls

Hibery Monkey Stringy Balls

Multi colored and made from high quality materials, these squishy balls will provide a great sensory experience for your children. They’re small enough to fit into their palms as well as fit into your bag to provide some stress relief when you’re at work or in anxious situations. De-stress with squishies.

$14.99


Adorox Puffer Sensory Balls

Adorox Puffer Sensory Balls

Bright colors are an easy way to add another dimension to sensory play and these squishy rubber balls definitely aren’t lacking in color! Throw them around or squeeze and squish them to make bubbles appear from the ball. Oddly satisfying for both adults and children alike.

Prices Vary


Infantino Pat and Play Water Mat

Infantino Pat and Play Water Mat

Babies love water but it can sometimes get a bit messy! Put this water mat on the floor and let your baby explore the feel and look of water without getting soaked. It’s also the perfect size to put in the highchair, making it a great distraction while you’re preparing dinner.

$7.99


Emoji Stress Balls By YoYa Toys

Emoji Stress Balls By YoYa Toys

Everyone knows what emojis are, they’re now a part of our everyday lives. Squeeze, squish, roll and throw these stress balls around, great for stress relief or a squishy sensory toy for babies. They’ll also bring a smile to your face when you look at the emoji faces all squashed up!

$19.99


Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks

Infantino Sensory Press and Stay Sensory Blocks

With bright colors and different textures, this pack of 24 blocks are sure to bring a new dimension to playtime. The colors will grab their attention and the textures will provide sensory play. Easy to stack together and pull apart, let their imagination go wild as they create amazing towers.

$16.99

6 DIY Sensory Ideas

Sensory Balls – Diy Steam Activity

Sensory Balls – Diy Steam Activity

Stress balls aren’t just for adults. Kids get stressed, with the pressures of school or just trying to navigate through life. Use this DIY tutorial to make your own with your kids. They can choose their own colors and textures so they can make it truly personal to them.

Homemade Sensory Kit For Calm Down Time

Homemade Sensory Kit For Calm Down Time

We all know that young children, especially toddlers, can have epic meltdowns as they try and make sense of their emotions. Help them through that by making a squishy sensory play bin. Fill it with different items of various colors and textures, they can use them to distract their emotions and hopefully defuse the situation!

Diy Water Blob Giant Sensory Water Bubble!

Diy Water Blob Giant Sensory Water Bubble!

You can scale this up or down to the space that you have available. Using a hose, plastic sheeting and some form of heat (a hair straightener works fine!), you can make this squishy water blob which your kids will absolutely love.

Playdough Five Ways!

Playdough Five Ways!

Play Doh can be fun but why not mix it up? This DIY tutorial shows you how to make five different types, all with various sensory elements. Rock salt adds texture, glitter adds visual stimulation, and you can add scents for different smells. This is cheaper than buying the pots and you can make it way more exciting.

Sensory Bags

Sensory Bags

Take the idea of a squishy sensory bag from this tutorial and make it personal to your child. It couldn’t be easier…a ziplock freezer bag, hair gel, food coloring and nail polish remover. Add glitter, and items you know your kid will like and they’ll have loads of fun squishing and squashing the bag around.

Diy Stress Ball

Diy Stress Ball

A fun afternoon activity, make a squishy stress ball for your little ones and they can join in and help. They can choose the color and the pattern of material for the outside, meaning it’ll probably be more interesting for them! You could even make one for yourself while you’re at it.

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