5 Calming Activities Before Sitting

It can be difficult to sit and attend to tasks for long periods of time, especially as a child with sensory processing difficulties. You may notice that your child frequently gets up from their seat or fidgets when engaging in table activities (e.g. homework, mealtime, virtual school). Here are some activities that can be done that may help them focus, stay on track, and calm in order to self-regulate prior to sitting for extended periods of time.


These activities can also be used as movement breaks between tasks that require sitting for long periods of time.


1. Animal Walks



2. Jumping on a trampoline or bouncing on a ball





3. Wall Push-Ups


4. Pillow Squishes





5. Wrap up in a blanket (burrito)



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