10 Fidget Spinner Alternatives
So by now we all know about fidget spinners for stress and anxiety relief. However, in the last week, principles and teachers are banning them as they can be a distraction in the classroom.
The good news is that objects to temporarily occupy attention are not new. There are many, many alternatives to the fidget spinner. If something can serve as a temporary distraction, it could work to help relief minor symptoms of stress.
As mentioned before, have realistic expectations when looking for anxiety relief objects. There’s no fidget toy that will make your anxiety magically disappear. With that said, here’s a list of 10 fidget spinner alternatives I found.
Get innovative and express your creative mind with the Tangle Jr. This fidget toy can be pulled apart and reattached however you want to make many different shapes and figures.
This fidget toy is low-key as it can be attached to keys, backpacks, or bags. Squeeze-A-Bean and a little bean pops out of the pod.
Aaron might be a little crazy, but he created Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty. This putty glows in the dark and is heat sensitive so it changes colors from blue to green.
Slide this Bouncing Band on the front legs of a chair if you suffer from restless leg syndrome and can’t keep your feet still when sitting. Use these Bouncing Bands to release extra energy while at work or school.
These soft and stretchy Spiky Gloves are used by kids with sensory aversions. Wear a spiky glove if you’re a nervous fidgeter and need something to do with your hands to relief stress. It’s also a great way to get deep pressure on hand joints.
Squish your finger in this Hour Glass Shape Squash It to accommodate fidgeting. This toy is soft and can be squished easily to encourage finger manipulation.
What makes the Desk Buddy Sensory Ruler unique is that it’s a 3-in-1 tool. It’s a ruler, it’s something to fidget with, and you can even chew on it! Keep this ruler on the desk to occupy fidgety hands while learning or working.
If you need something to twist, squeeze, grab, or throw, use a Spiky Sensory Ring. These fidget rings are nontoxic, hypoallergenic, free of BPA’s, latex, and phthalates.
Do you have a fidget spinner alternative that you use for stress relief? Let me know in the comments.
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