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Sensory Toys at Five Below

So, I love me some Five Below. I find myself browsing their website multiple times a month, looking for new items.

If you are not familiar with Five Below, they are a budget friendly store, and their prices stay Five dollars or below. They do have products that are in their “Five beyond” section, but usually it’s worth the price.

I love looking at their new inventory they get in stock and recently saw that they have sensory toys.

Sensory toys help children that have sensory issues, hand control problems, and kids that fidget a lot.

Now, I’m not showing you fidget poppers, because, honestly, you can get them for $1.25 at the Dollar Tree.

So, here are the great sensory toys I found at Five Below.

Gravity Sand

This gravity sand rainbow set looks like so much fun, I would enjoy this as an adult. For my daughter with Cerebral Palsy, this helps with hand control and gaining strength in her hands and arms. I think this would be a great sensory activity for any child.

Sensory Toy Bin with Sand and Water Beads

This is so cool! Any special needs mom has seen their special kiddos play with bins similar to these at therapy sessions.

There is different themes you can choose from. The one in the picture is Dinosaurs but they have other options. Online they were sold out of the other ones, but I know at the Waco, Texas location, they had a bunch of them on the wall.

These would be great for hand control, or just to keep them busy for a little while.

Zen Garden Sensory Tub

So, this one might be better for older kids or teenagers. There is a choking hazard warning about the small parts.

I could see my Ciara having fun creating a Zen Garden and also getting therapy in her hands at the same time.

Pair this with some calming music, and maybe, mom gets some zen relax time as well.

Pug in a Mug Sensory Toy

How cute is this?? This would be a great calming tool, or a long grocery line toy.

It not only strengthens little hands, but surprises them with a cute little pug as they squeeze the toy.

Rainbow Ramen

Okay, so I’m not sure what this toy does, but it looks cool. If you have this toy or if you purchase this toy, please leave me a comment, I would love to know what it does for sensory.

Sensory Palm Popz

These palm popz are new to me, I have never seen these type of fidget toys.

My son has ADHD and he loves fidget toys! I am excited to get him one to try.

Sensory Fidget Cube

This fidget cube would be great for adults as well as kids. I know for me ,personally, I fidget when I am nervous. So this would be a great calming toy for anxiety.

Of course, there is a lot more, I just shared some of my favorite sensory toys.

I am not an affiliate for Five Below, this post is only to share sensory friendly toys with other moms. I hope you enjoyed my post!

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12 Days of Christmas Memories

Christmas is such a special time of year.  Spending time with your loved ones,  all the pretty lights everywhere and getting to make precious memories with your little ones.

This year Christmas may be a little different because of the pandemic.  All the things we look forward to every year have already been canceled.

Every year I take pride in making unforgettable memories with my kiddos. One year I actually made 12 gift boxes with a special gift inside each one, giving them details for a different Christmas activities.

It was a lot of work, but so worth it.

I would like to share our 12 days of Christmas fun so that maybe you and your kids can share in making some great Christmas memories.

1st Day- Grinch Night

On the first day of Christmas we watched the Grinch and made a grinch treat. Adding green food coloring to treats can turn them into a grinchy treat.

2nd Day- Polar Express Night

On the second day of Christmas we boarded the Polar Express. Every year I surprise my kids with Polar Express tickets and we load the car with Christmas snacks to go look at Christmas lights.

3rd Day- Snow ball fight

On the third day of Christmas we had a cotton ball snow ball fight!! It was a blast!

4th Day- Christmas Movie

On the fourth day of Christmas we snuggled up on the couch and watched a Christmas movie.

5th Day- Candy Cane Hunt

On the fifth day of Christmas I hid candy canes around the house and the kids had a blast finding all of them.

6th Day- Gingerbread Houses

On the sixth day of Christmas we made gingerbread houses!

7th Day- Snow Globes

On the seventh day of Christmas we made cute little snow globe ornaments for our tree. We made them from clear plastic balls, fake snow and miniature figurines.

8th Day- Frosty the Snowman

On the eighth day of Christmas we enjoyed a frosty treat (ice cream) and watched Frosty the Snowman.

9th Day – Christmas Picnic

On the ninth day of Christmas we made Christmas cookie cutter pizza and had a picnic by the Christmas tree.

10th day- Spreading Christmas Cheer

On the tenth day of Christmas we shared the Christmas spirit with others. We left cookies for the mail man, we visited a friend in the hospital and left a treat at our local redbox.

11th Day- Christmas Cookies

On the 11th day of Christmas we baked cookies for Santa, complete with flour all over the kitchen.

12th Day – Christmas Eve

On the 12th day of Christmas they got ready for bed with new pajamas and patiently waited for morning to arrive.

I hope you enjoyed these 12 days of Christmas memories and I hope these ideas make it into your family memories this year!

Merry Christmas!