I work with mostly autistic students and fidgets are a necessary tool for a calm day. Fidgets are toys or items that keep students' hands busy, which will allow them to focus and thus facilitating learning. The problem is that some fidgets can be very expensive. I have found that something simple like playdough is loved by everyone. The bonuses of making your own play dough is that it saves you money, it lasts longer, and it is a fun activity to do with all of your students. I bought a ton of Easter eggs from the Dollar Store and I felt like the eggs would be the perfect container to be able to take the play dough home or keep in their desks.
Ms. Kendra Frank is a Special Education teacher at FDR Elementary School in Daly City, CA