This string has a squishy squeeze ball from the Dollar Store tied to the end. These don't last forever, but fun to squeeze in between inserting rings onto it.
I tied a bottle with beads and water inside that can be shaken after done with stringing the ring shapes.
A battery powered electric toothbrush can be taped onto the end of a stringing activity. The white toothbrush shown in the photo is taped to a long strip of plastic cut from a container. Its firmer and easier to manipulate than string.
The other toothbrush shown is covered with a decorative duct tape so that individuals do not consider putting it in their mouths. The "string" is made of a strip of stretchy cord.
Other options of sensory objects to attach to the stringing end are:
- a Koosh ball
- flashing toothbrush
- cat toys with bells
- squeaky dog toys
These types of sensory materials may also be attached to the top of a ring stack.
As usual, the rings are cut out of detergent and other types of plastic containers and they are not sharp. I can rub them across my face without creating a scratch.
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Stretching elastic loops over the ball shown in the video below provides great sensory stimulation and motivates my client to use his hands.....
Source: Stretchy Ring and Ball Activity for Children with Sensory Processing Disorders by RecyclingOT on Rumble