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What are your favorite DIY classroom fidgets?

By Gretchen Vierstra, MA

3 answers

Fidgets can help students with attention, focus, and managing emotions. But not all fidgets work for all students. So it can be challenging — and expensive — to find different types of fidgets for your classroom. Why not try making your own? 

We asked three educators to share their favorite DIY fidgets. Check out these TikTok videos for their low-cost, creative ideas. 

Answer fromAutumn Ipock @supportsforourstudents

Answer fromAlayna @math.in.the.middle

Answer fromDee @deehasadhd

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    Gretchen Vierstra, MA is the managing editor at Understood and co-host of the