Stress relief toys (or sometimes called fidget toys) help kids focus, relax, and relieve anxious feelings. My personal favorites include some kind of mindfulness element. These toys can help kids develop coping skills for dealing with intense emotions.
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5 Benefits of Stress Relief Toys
Here are just a few ways these stress toys can help your child:
- Relieve anxiety and stress
- Improve focus and concentration
- Release physical energy (instead of fidgeting!)
- Use as a tool for mindfulness and meditation
- Teach coping skills like breathwork and yoga
10 Stress Relief Toys for Kids
Below are some of my picks for awesome stress relief toys for kids. Hint: these are also excellent gifts for holidays and birthdays!
The BE Buddy® is a multisensory mindfulness toy. Your child can use their buddy for breathing exercises or as an eye pillow during relaxation practice.
For an example of how to use the BE Buddy® for breathwork, check out this post.
These mesmerizing bubblers are colorful and captivating. These can be used to help kids focus and calm down. Or use them as a cute timer for quiet time or mindful activities.
A stretchy string is a great sensory toy. Kids can stretch and pull and twist these strings to let out some energy in a healthy way. I like these stretchy strings because they are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and extremely durable.
When you need to combine mindfulness and physical activity, you can’t beat these yoga dice. They’re an entertaining way to get kids excited about yoga. The kit comes with seven dice with a yoga pose illustration on each face. Roll the dice to find out which pose to do next!
These beautiful mindfulness cards are a great stress relief activity for kids. The card deck is easy to take on-the-go or keep in a calm down corner. It has tons of simple mindfulness exercises you can do with your child.
This is a beneficial bundle of cards, boards, and posters for practicing breathwork. The breathing exercises are designed to be exciting and straightforward, so kids will want to practice. I highly recommend grabbing the expandable breathing ball along with this bundle.
Meddy Teddy is an adorable bear that can help your child practice yoga or mindful moments. You can use the Meddy Teddy to teach new yoga poses, so kids have a fun friend to follow. This can put kids at ease about learning yoga and motivate them to keep practicing.
These Warmies are a great stress relief toy for kids. You can warm them up in the microwave or chill them in the freezer. They’re also weighted for comfort and scented with calming lavender.
If your child loves putty or slime, Crazy Aaron’s Putty is going to be the perfect stress relief toy. This putty comes in various textures and colors like Unicorn and Star Dust for a fun sensory experience.
These easy-to-make DIY glitter tubes can be a fun little project for you and your child.
They are excellent DIY stress relief toys for reducing anxiety and teaching mindfulness.
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Thanks for reading,
🧡 Stephanie Esser | Owner at Balancing Elephants | BE Buddy® (watch video)
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