By Anna Hazard
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The upcoming holidays are a time for celebration and the gathering of the extended family from grandparents to grandkids, but it can also be a stressful time due to all the planning, activities, and changes in routines. Sensory toys can be a beneficial addition to the holiday paraphernalia as they are a popular choice when it comes to engaging & stimulating kids as well as Alzheimer's and dementia patients.
In addition, sensory toys are commonly used as hand therapy for those with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or a variety of other hand, finger, or arm conditions. They are also a good source of general stress relief which can be particularly helpful for those feeling frazzled by the holiday frenzy.
Here are a selection of various do-it-yourself sensory toys that are inexpensive and easy to make as well as having a Thanksgiving related holiday theme. This includes having pumpkin, apple, cranberry, or mint flavors & scents that are often associated with the Thanksgiving table.
Sensory Putty & Oobleck
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