This list contains the most amazing and creative toys and gadgets for kids with ADD, ADHD, and other sensory disorders. Mind-bending tactile puzzle games, an array of fidget options (spinners, rings, tags, and strings), fun squishies, textural stress balls, and more. Give your child these colorful and cool tools for active minds and busy hands!
This colorful and clever liquid bubble timer is an excellent therapy tool for children with sensory focus and hyperactivity issues including ADD, ADHD, and others. Watching the brightly colored bubbles slowly float to the bottom is a calming stress reliever that works for all ages. Improve focus and eliminate distractions with this fun gadget.
Keep active minds and busy hands engaged with these sensory building toys that offer unlimited creative play. There are 42 magnetic pieces in different shapes, colors, and textures ready to build infinite possibilities. It also includes snap-on wheels to turn those sculptures into imaginative vehicles. Comes with a portable playboard and storage bag.
These adorable stress balls are the perfect gift for a young dinosaur enthusiast. The T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops make perfect companions to reduce stress, reduce anxiety, and relieve boredom. Plus, they are just plain fun to squish! Kids love watching the colorful beads pop out and then ooze right back in.
This inconspicuous and clever fidgeting toy is a set of bike chain links that you can wear like a ring or hold in-hand. Spin, twist, and manipulate to increase focus, reduce anxiety, and just pass the time. They come in two sizes, are quiet, and small enough to slip in a pocket.
This weighted neck wrap is great for calming and grounding children with sensory issues. Designed to look like an adorable black and white kitten, this clever invention can also be used for hot or cold therapy. Just microwave or freeze for a relaxing and therapeutic experience.
This set of six Tangle Junior toys are twisty, bendy, colorful shapes that can be snapped together in any order, twisted, and attached in any fashion you like. A great way to pass the time and keep little hands busy. The limitless combinations are so much fun that kids love them!
This clever jewelry – or “chewlery” – is an attractive and helpful aid for children who have inappropriate chewing habits related to a number of conditions. The food-safe silicone basketball necklace can help kids self-soothe and concentrate in times of stress. It is available in four fun colors.
This enormous, body “sock” is actually a fun and playful self-soothing behavioral therapy that helps kids calm down, relieving them of anxiety and sensory overload. The ergonomic design allows for dynamic movement that won’t get tangled or stuck on them and they will love the bright green color.
These pocket-sized squishy balls come in a set of three and you can choose from two fun color combinations. These tools are a great way to relieve stress and improve concentration. They also encourage hand-eye coordination and tactile learning. Perfect for on-the-go, parents will love having these helpful toys on hand.
Stress relief balls are a great tool for kids with ADD, ADHD, and other sensory conditions. This four-pack comes in a variety of bright-yellow emoji faces, something that kids are familiar with and love. Your child will laugh as they bend, squeeze, and stretch them into even sillier expressions. They would also make great party favors.
Get your kids off their screens with this space mission ball that offers unlimited fun. This kid-powered maze needs no electricity or batteries, just your child’s imagination and laughter as they try to navigate 80 different obstacles. Great for a road trip or a trip to Grandma’s, kids can have fun wherever they go.
These fun sensory aids are chewable pencil toppers in a design kids will love. Modeled after the pixelation of digital games, they come in a three-pack featuring bright green, turquoise, and gray. Made from food-safe silicone, the medium firmness and overall textures is the right fit for most chewers.
These amazingly stretchy string toys can go from their normal 11” to over 8 feet in length! Each pack comes with 12 bands in 6 different colors. They are fun to stretch, shape, bend, and twist all together in a variety of combinations, and are great for relieving stress and anxiety.
Kids love these fun, squishy toys that come in such adorable shapes as unicorns, penguins, birds, cats, and more. In this package, you get three randomly selected items from among 12 options. Part of the fun for your child is the surprise of which ones they will receive. Great for stress relief and relaxation.
This fun game will keep little ones busy. Push all the colored balls inside the puzzle ball, mix them up, then push and prod them back into their original, matching colored holes. Get all 11 back where they belong to complete the puzzle, then do it again! Kids will never tire of this game.
This clever pack of chewing aids comes with two necklaces and two pencil toppers in a bright red or blue color. Their raised bump design will remind you of LEGO bricks, and that tactile function is helpful for mild to moderate chewers. It also includes an extra cord to restring a necklace if one breaks.
This highly reflective, metal fidget spinner comes in a high-tech blue and silver design. When spun fast, the blue disappears and you are left with the glow of a bright, silvery moon. This tough toy holds up well to being dropped and is specifically designed for long spin times – up to two minutes!
This speed cube puzzle is perfect for helping the brain relax and keeping hands busy. Made from high quality materials, each section of the cube turns smoothly and easily. This portable toy is great to have anytime – while traveling, at home, or with friends. It comes with a box, ribbon, and card, ready for gift-giving!
This pencil-shaped, sensory tool is a deep tissue massager that is great for relieving stress all over. You can use it on your arms, legs, hands, and feet for a relaxing experience. The set comes with two – one pink and one blue – so you can keep one at home and on-the-go.
This box of mega-fun activities comes with four, slow-rising “squishies” in a variety of cute shapes, plus you get a selection of puffy and scented stickers, a sheet of colorful scratch paper, and a wooden stylus. This is a great gift for travel or a trip to Grandma’s. Kids never get bored with squishies!
This pack comes with stress balls in four distinct textures and colors for a variety of experiences. Whether you are using the smooth, bumpy, knobby, or spikey balls, they are the perfect therapy tool for kids with ADD, ADHD, and other sensory conditions. Remove boredom and keep hands busy with these cool toys!
This cool little tin of “discovery putty” is fun for kids of all ages. Each moldable, foldable pile of goo has 12 tiny, transportation-themed objects hidden inside. Kids can pull, stretch, and discover these little toys over and over again. It’s like their own mini treasure hunt!
This set of ten textural fidget toys comes in a cute drawstring pouch and includes two carabiners to clip them to backpacks or purses so they’ll always be handy. You can bend, squish, and twist them to help with stress relief and concentration. As a bonus, it also comes with an e-book for kids.
This set of seven giant squishies will thrill your little fan of these soft, collapsible toys. Resembling delicious treats, kids will love the popcorn, cupcake, slice of cake, ice cream cone, two doughnuts, and colorful coffee with pink whipped cream so much that they will play with them all the time.
When it’s time to decompress from a long day at school, this funny, squishy face with colorful spiked hair comes in handy. Kids will love what happens when they pull, squeeze, and twist this little fella into silly shapes. They come in 6 crazy, color combinations and would make great party favors.
Check out this DIY project to make your own “calm down jars” which are really just any glass bottle filled with a combination of glue, glitter, and warm water. For extra fun, you can pop some small toys in the mixture such as LEGO minifigures. They are super fun to make and shake.
These sensory balls are fun to make and play with and would even make a great birthday party or group activity. Follow these instructions for using colorful polymer beads and balloons to make these cool toys that are great for active minds and busy hands.
Weighted blankets can be expensive, but with this tutorial, you can easily make your own for a fraction of the cost. Doing it yourself means that you can choose fabrics that your child will love so that it is extra special to them. Weighted blankets can help kids calm down and fall asleep faster.