Create Positive Connections with Your Child

a Digital Toolkit full of emotional regulation tools, sensory processing strategies, and connection activities!

Is your child or student struggling with big emotions?

Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?

Your child or student is struggling with big emotions, anxiety, or fear… and you’re struggling with how to respond and help support or connect with them.

You aren't sure how to help them or where to start.

You're tired of feeling like you are walking on egg-shells around them.

You are spending countless hours researching on Google or scrolling Pinterest looking for the right solutions for your child.

You want to make lasting positive connections with them, but aren't sure how to get started.

Empower yourself and your child with “quick-win” resources for navigating emotions with proven sensory strategies and improving positive connections!

Navigate Big Emotions Together
Connect in Meaningful Ways

The digital tools in this toolkit were handpicked to help you…

✔️ Help your child or student learn to recognize emotions.
✔️ Provide children with tools that they are able to use when needed.
✔️ Encouraging a growth mindset. Having a positive outlook, trying hard things, perseverance, etc.
✔️ Overcoming challenging behaviors at the moment with emotional regulation and sensory processing strategies.
✔️ Help children de-escalate behaviors.
✔️ Addressing fears, anxiety, and frustrations with current circumstances.

Introducing the Creating Connections Digital Toolkit

Establish Connection.
Advocate for your child's needs.
Feel empowered with solutions.

What's Inside the Creating Connections Digital Toolkit?

We have handpicked these easy to use digital products that you can download and start using right away.

Please note that all products are digital downloads. You will receive an email after purchase with links to download each file and then save them to your computer.

Emotional Regulation

🔸 Self-Regulation Strategies Pack
🔸 Emotions Social Story
🔸 When I’m Angry Social Story
🔸 Learning About Emotions Printable Packet
🔸 Emotion Cards for Kids
🔸 Emotions: Daily Tracker and Various Games Printable Pack
🔸 Calm Down Jar Cards
🔸 How Would You Feel Emotions Scenarios
🔸 Draw and Write Emotions
🔸 Soothing Sammy Social and Emotional Activities eBook
🔸 Emotion Paper Dolls
🔸 A Dialogue to Get to the Bottom of Difficult Behaviour

Family Connection 

🔸 Raising Kind Siblings eBook
🔸 Quality Time Cards
🔸 CAPSULE: Grab & Go Bags Activities
🔸 Montessori-inspired Friendship Printable Pack

Sensory Processing

🔸 Brain Breaks Gross Motor Cube Bundle
🔸 Sensory Diet Cards and Schedule
🔸 STEAM Powered Learning the Senses Activity Pack
🔸 1 Year of Oobleck Sensory Science
🔸 When I Feel Sensory Overload – A My Sensory Self Workbook for Kids

Growth Mindset & Affirmations 

🔸 Growth Mindset Cursive Practice Pages
🔸 Unicorn Affirmations Coloring Pages

Special Needs 

🔸 Dyslexic Workbook
🔸 Visual Schedule for Special Needs
🔸 Rewiring the Brain Handbook

Special Bonuses!

🔸 Special coupon code (50% off)  for Exploring Books Through Play ebook – friendship, acceptance & empathy 
🔸 Special coupon code ($5 off) for Soothing Sammy
🔸 Special coupon code ($75 off) for Overcoming Sensory Meltdowns Course
🔸 Pandemic Journal for Kids

Keep scrolling to see a detailed description of each digital product!

What others are saying about the toolkit…

“I just wanted to say that I am very impressed with everything included in this kit. As a speech therapist, homeschool mom, and a mom of a sensory seeker, I know I will get good use out of these materials. I’m so glad I found your website for homeschool and now this toolkit for my kids. I’m excited to start using it. Thank you!”
Megan F.
“This kit is phenomenal and I found so much that will help with my son who has SPD and also with the preschool class I teach.”
Ashley P.

Emotional Regulation Products

Learn About Emotions Printable Packet ($5 Value)

Encourage your child to learn about their emotions with this digital packet.

It includes cards for the following emotions: Happy, Bored, Confident, Embarrassed, Grumpy, Tired, Excited, Sad, Disappointed, Surprised, Worried, Grateful, Curious, Angry, Confused, Frustrated, Silly, Scared, Shy and Proud.

It also includes playdough mat pages and cards to play an emotion matching game.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Emotion Cards for Kids ($10 Value)

Visual emotion cards for children to understand and learn about their emotions. It also includes caregiver and educator tips on the back to help your child discover and regulate their emotions. Postcards are sized 6×4 and can be printed on thick card stock and laminated.

The front includes the emotion along with a graphic that gives a visual representation of each emotion. The back of each card includes other words to describe that emotion and tips for caregivers and educators on emotion education.

Emotion Cards include the following emotions: Happy, Sad, Angry, Excited, Scared, Embarrassed, Disappointed, Confused, Frustrated, Nervous, Proud, and Silly.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

When I Am Angry Social Story ($4 Value)

This social story teaches kids about anger and uses full-color photographs of real children instead of clipart (like most social stories). It defines anger, describes how anger feels in the body, gives suggestions on how to cope with the anger, and so much more.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Emotions Social Story ($5 Value) 

 This social story teaches kids all about emotions and uses full-color photographs of real children instead of clipart (like most social stories). It defines emotions, teaches kids how to name their emotions, and so much more.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Self-Regulation Strategies Pack ($3.99 Value) 

This colorful 5-page pack is full of useful and creative self-regulation strategies for kids that are perfect to use at home, in the classroom, and out in the community. Therapists can use the pages as reminders for strategies to try during sessions. The pack can also be used as handouts to share with parents and other professionals for carry-over.

The pack includes information about deep pressure, calming movement ideas, strategies for transitions, calming reset activities, and calming breathing techniques.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Emotions: Daily Tracker and Various Games Printable Pack ($4.95 Value)

Use the daily trackers to express emotion and log. The pack also features various games that help the children interact and express emotions through playful interactions.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Emotions Scenarios ($5.00 Value) 

Asking your child “how would you feel?” can help them develop better empathy as well as increasing their emotional vocabulary. In these Emotion Scenarios, kids can try to put themselves in another’s shoes and decide how they think someone would feel in a particular situation. This helps them match the emotion name with face with circumstance.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Draw & Write Emotions ($5.00 Value)

These simple worksheets help kids identify and learn to draw different emotions and their corresponding facial expressions. They also give them the opportunity to expand on that by giving an example of scenarios where they feel that particular emotion. This is great for use at home or in the classroom to help kids work on getting in touch with their feelings.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Calm Down Jar Cards ($4.99 Value) 

Give kids visual cues to help them choose a calm down activity that works for them with this printable calm down jar cards. You can use these as home or in the classroom.

Cut them out and place them in a jar for kids to pull out or cut them out, laminate them, hole punch the cards and put them on a binder ring. Your child can then carry these prompts with them whenever they need it.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Get To The Bottom of Difficult Behaviors ($4.99 Value)

When your child's behaviour gets unmanageable, this simple dialogue helps uncover the source of your child's struggles so that you are empowered to address it.

This ebooklet comes with printable cheat sheets to help guide you through the process and has tips for children who struggle linguistically. This resource is rooted in research, positive parenting, and techniques used in family therapy.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Emotion Paper Dolls ($10.00 Value) 

Did you play with dress-up dolls when you were a kid? These printable emotion paper dolls change poses and expressions instead of dresses and teach children how to successfully read other people’s body language.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Soothing Sammy: Social & Emotional Activities ($9.99 Value)

There are so many different feelings and it is hard for children to put those feelings into words. These activities provide opportunities for academic development while learning how to identify feelings in themselves and others, supporting emotional competency.

Examples Include: “Excited vs. Surprised”, “Angry March”, “Sunny Side Up Wiggle“, “Emotion Patterning” and so much more!

All activities utilize items/materials typically found in the home (no need to buy more stuff to complete these activities).

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Memorable Lessons with Soothing Sammy Activities!
“My kiddos (4 and 2) loved doing these activities. They have some key parts that really stuck with them and are so helpful in lots of situations! They really enjoyed doing the activities, and bringing them up again and again in useful ways, and have really started to be more aware of what they are feeling, why, and how to express themselves in appropriate ways!” – Sarah
Emotions Paper Dolls
I sent this home for one of my IEP behavior students, and the parent said that the student really likes it and it's great for sharing emotions. I also have started using it with my preschooler for identifying emotions, and she loves it. I do too!

Sensory Processing Products

When I Feel Sensory Overload – A My Sensory Self for Kids Workbook ($10 Value)

Debriefing with your child after a meltdown is such an important step for both of you. It empowers your child to discover their own self-regulation strategies and gives you both ways to overcome those sensory meltdowns, overload and discover their triggers.

Using the When I Feel Overload workbook encourages your child to think through their reactions to a meltdown and how they can react differently to their emotions, triggers, and signs of overload.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

STEAM Powered Kids – Learning The Senses ($7.99 Value) 

The five senses are a fantastic way to start lessons in STEAM. Senses are the way we perceive and interpret the world. They are our connection to everything around us, and provide us with a constant flood of information throughout our day.

Understanding how we use our senses will help children develop the skills needed to effectively utilize the exploration and investigative process used by scientists around the world. 

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

1 Year of Oobleck Sensory Science ($5.95 Value)

This ebook includes information on Oobleck, how Oobleck got its name, the science of Oobleck, sensory benefits of playing with Oobleck, 5 proven recipes, tips, and tricks for making and using Oobleck, plus 12 months of Oobleck activities and games.  

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Brain Breaks Gross Motor Cube Bundle ($8.50 Value)

Get the wiggles out with this fun ocean animal theme brain break cube! Brain breaks are great for helping kids to focus.

Are your kids having trouble paying attention or focusing on their work?

Brain breaks can help! They are simple and fun movements that help a child’s brain take a break. It gets the blood flowing which reduces tiredness and increases brain awareness. Brain breaks can help increase focus for anyone, especially children.

The prep for this activity is easy. There are two options for the dice itself. Instructions are included in the packet.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Sensory Diet Cards and Schedule ($9.99 Value)

Sensory diet activities including Calming and alerting movement activities, Heavy work fine motor activities for pre-writing needs or fidgeting needs, Sensory activities for every need. These sensory diet cards are a valuable tool for therapists, teachers, and parents to keep on hand and use in activity planning based on an individual's specific needs.

There are 345 sensory diet cards included in this pack. Activities are great for including in a sensory diet or as brain break activities at home or in the classroom.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Beautiful Sensory Diet Cards!

These sensory diet cards are beautiful! We are using them in the classroom with several different students. They love to choose a card and then pull them off their visual schedules for adding movement and sensory input throughout the school day.

Growth Mindset & Affirmations Products

Growth Mindset Cursive Practice Pages ($3 Value) 

While your child is practicing their cursive skills, the power of the growth mindset will be explored and instill in your child a better understanding of where true mental growth and intelligence comes from. 

Includes one page of cursive words and nine pages of quotes. 

Each section includes the cursive text, traceable text, and blank lines for writing themselves.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Unicorn Affirmations Coloring Pages ($2 Value) 

These unicorn affirmation colouring pages are an adorable and fun way to increase confidence and improve inner dialogue in your child.

They include the following positive affirmations: I am confident. I am happy. I am kind. I am brave. I am patient. I am loved. I am a good friend. I am proud of myself. I am safe. I am awesome.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Family Connection Products

CAPSULE: Grab & Go Bags! Eleven Supplies to Do All 70 Activities ($12 Value)

With just 11 supplies in a grab bag, you'll have endless fun doing any of these 70+ activities. Including activities to do at a restaurant, waiting room, at Grandma's house, or just when you're too busy to be hands-on.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Quality Time Cards ($2.99 Value) 

This set contains 42 cards, each with a simple activity you can do with your children to make memories and spend true quality time together. None of the activities are complicated or expensive, most are free!

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Raising Kinder Siblings ($17.99 Value) 

In this 50+ page digital Raising Kind Siblings ebook, you will learn ways to both encourage and celebrate kindness in your family so your kids speak and act with kindness more often, with fewer reminders from you. It includes:  

  • step by step tools to raise kind siblings
  • simple explanations of why we should be kind so you can explain it to your children
  • two versions of a month-long Sibling Challenge are included (one for older siblings and one for younger siblings)
  • two printable posters
  • sibling book craft step by step directions
  • ways to help siblings and families connect so they want to be kind to each other
  • list of family kindness challenges to keep the kindness going year-round

This ebook will give you the tools and ideas you need to create a calmer, happier, more peaceful home. It starts when our kids are kind to each other. 

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Montessori-inspired Friendship Printable Pack ($9.99 Value) 

All children long to share love with others. For some, this task is far more difficult than it is for others.  The Montessori-inspired Friendship Printable Pack breaks down what it means to show love to others while teaching about consent and physical boundaries.

This printable pack also helps children know what to do when they're not absolutely perfect at it.  Because let's face it, none of us are perfect at loving others all the time.

What I love most about this 49-page printable pack is that ALL children are included, no matter their race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or disabilities.

This bundle is designed to meet the needs of ALL children in preschool and elementary classrooms.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Special Needs Products

Dyslexic Workbook ($3 Value)

Dyslexic friendly worksheets to build language skills inspired by The Cat in the Hat.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Visual Schedule for Special Needs ($12 Value)

The visual schedule for special needs breaks down everyday routines into manageable tasks. It also includes prompts created especially for children with special needs. Create calmer mornings and make transitions easier for your child.

This 25-page digital download includes 66 printable cards with easy to understand graphics in black and white and 66 printable cards in color. These cards can be used at home, in the classroom, or on the go. They are suitable for preschoolers to teens.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Rewiring the Brain Handbook Part I ($15.99 Value)

The Rewiring the Brain Handbook Part I is a beginner online/digital handbook designed for parents, therapists, teachers, and other professionals to use as a guide for supporting cognitive development and emotional grounding. The exercises in this online handbook can help rewire the brain to support emotional stability, attention, reading, and visual perception.

The exercises and activities in this e-book are designed to be playful, fun, and easy for anyone to work into their daily routine. It can be used for the learning development of all children, but especially for those that struggle academically or emotionally.

This online workbook contains 63 pages of exercises and activities using lines, shapes, letters, mazes, dot-to-dot, and more to enhance learning development. This specific handbook was designed for beginners or children with learning challenges who need beginning exercises to advance to the next level.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Special Bonus Offers!

$75 off Overcoming Sensory Meltdowns – a digital video course (originally $197)

Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and even uncomfortable with how to respond to your child’s meltdowns? You might be questioning if their behavior is sensory or if it's defiant behavior.

Or you know your child’s meltdowns are sensory-related but nothing seems to be working. You’ve tried everything you can think of and now feel lost and lack confidence in how to help your child feel in control. 

You may even feel like your child is out to get you and their meltdowns come out of nowhere. 

Or maybe you have a child who is showing aggressive behavior towards yourself and others. The hitting, spitting, head banging, biting, scratching, and yelling are taking its toll on your relationship with your child. You feel physically and emotionally exhausted. 

We created this course to help you feel confident and overcome sensory meltdowns with proven sensory integration tips, tools, and strategies to help your child self-regulate and give you both a toolkit of ways to minimize sensory meltdowns and even catch them before they escalate.

What’s Inside?

– 21 Video Lessons to complete at your own pace on any device.

 9+ Printable resources, charts, and guides.

– Countless takeaways that you can apply to your life right now + a workbook to record them.


Special $5 off Coupon Code for Soothing Sammy Program (Originally $39.99)

Children's emotions can take control of their behaviors anywhere (at home, at preschool, at the park, at the grocery store… you name it!) Children aren't born knowing how to manage their emotions. Instead, they lose control of their BIG feelings. 

For the past 2 years, Soothing Sammy has been used at home and in schools to teach children how to calm down in a positive way. 

This program is specifically designed for preschoolers and includes Soothing Sammy Parent Guide, Plush Golden Retriever (Sammy) Dog, children's book, Soothing Sammy Curriculum ebook, and an emotions activities ebook.

Special 50% Off Coupon for Exploring Books Through Play ebook – friendship, acceptance & empathy (Originally $15.99)

Exploring Books Through Play: Friendship, Acceptance, and Empathy celebrates play-based learning with 50 unique, hands-on activities that explore social and emotional development, literacy, art, science, mathematics, sensory exploration, gross motor development, and fine motor skills. The activities are inspired by 10 children's books including “A Sick Day for Amos McGee”, “The Adventures of Beekle”, “Little Blue and Little Yellow” and “The Day the Crayons Quit.”

Focusing on high-quality children's literature centered on friendship, acceptance, and empathy, this book is designed to be used in home and school settings and is perfect for large or small groups. Ideal for children ages 3-8 years old, the activities can be adapted for multiple skill levels and developmental stages. As you work through the activities in the book children will naturally be discussing the characters, delving deeper into the lessons, bringing the stories to life, and falling further in love with literature.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Pandemic Journal – Free Download!

The 2020 Pandemic Journal for Kids is a powerful tool in helping your child focus on the positive, express their feelings in a healthy way, shift their thinking to gratitude and hopefulness, and create a memorable time capsule keepsake.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Meet the Authors

Heather Greutman, COTA, Growing Hands-On Kids
Heather is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based services. She runs the site, Growing Hands-On Kids where she shares child development tips, tools, and strategies.
Sharla Kostelyk, The Chaos And The Clutter
Sharla is a mom of 7, 5 of whom have sensory processing challenges. She shares about the joys and struggles of parenting on her site The Chaos And The Clutter.
Dyan Robson, And Next Comes L
Dyan is passionate about educating the world about hyperlexia on her blog And Next Comes L. She helps overwhelmed parents, teachers, and therapists better support neurodiverse children with empowering and positive resources, including her popular social stories and calm down printables.
Jamie , Hands On As We Grow
Jamie of Hands On As We Grow® and The Activity Room®, is a mom of 3 active boys. She started doing hands-on activities with her oldest in 2011 and has a knack for simplifying activities so they're so easy to do, you have no reason not to do them. She also makes sure to use supplies that you have in your home, so there's no time wasted running to the store getting the things you need. And she's all about the fun!
Shelley Brewer, BSc, STEAM Powered Family
Shelley has a BSc Psychology specialization, with post grad research and studies in memory, cognition, learning and childhood mental health. She is passionate about exploring educational approaches that promote positive children's mental health practices and encourage a love of learning in all students.  
Lauren Drobnjak, PT and Claire Heffron MS OTR/L, The Inspired Treehouse
Lauren Drobnjak, PT and Claire Heffron MS OTR/L are pediatric physical and occupational therapists and are the creators of The Inspired Treehouse where they share activities, ideas, information, and resources to support healthy development for kids. They are the authors of several books and courses, including The Core Strengthening Handbook and Playful Learning Labs for Kids.
Nicolette Roux, Powerful Mothering
Nicolette is a homeschooling mother of 4 young children who embrace their differences every day. Autism, delayed learning and hyperactivity.
Melissa Riker, The Happier Homemaker
Melissa Riker is a lifestyle blogger at The Happier Homemaker. There she offers simple solutions to everyday problems in the home, such as cleaning and organizing tips, easy yet delicious recipes, and DIY decorating. When not blogging she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 sons and working in her garden in south Georgia.
Colleen Beck, OTR/L, The OT Toolbox
Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox and its social media channels to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the The OT Toolbox website, books, products, and courses, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs.
Jeana Klinne, Masters in Early Childhood Education, Soothing Sammy
Jeana Kinne received her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and has over 16 years of experience working in a variety of positions within the Early Childhood field. She has worked as a Parent Educator, Preschool Director, and currently works with children with special needs. Jeana's goal is to provide families and Preschool Teachers with fun and engaging ways to teach young children important skills.
Nicole Black, Elementary Teacher, Coffee and Carpool: Raising Kind Kids
Nicole Black is a recovering elementary school teacher, a mom to three super busy kids, and mostly survives on strong coffee. She helps parents intentionally raise kind kids, create a stronger family connection, and bully-proof their kids at Coffee and Carpool: Raising Kind Kids.
Kim Staten, Life Over C's
Kim Staten, the creator behind Life Over C's, has been homeschooling her daughters for 13 years. She has extensive experience adapting life and learning activities for her own special needs children, including a teenager with Autism and a 3rd grader with Rett syndrome. Making learning accessible for all kids is her life-long passion and every activity she creates can be adapted for kids of all skill levels
Renae Eddy, Every Star is Different
Renae is the owner and author of the website Every Star Is Different where she writes about mental health, Montessori, and minimalism and provides free and paid resources for teachers and families.  She is also the homeschooling mother to four extraordinary children with developmental, emotional, and trauma challenges. 
Alene Villaneda, BS, OFM, CNHP, Integrated Learning Strategies
Alene Villaneda has worked with children for more than 25 years and created Integrated Learning Strategies in 1991. She has received certification and training under many industrial and scientific professionals. Alene has helped hundreds of children excel and progress at higher academic levels, allowing them to make huge strides in both their academic and professional lives. Her qualifications include: Bachelors of Science (BS), Orofacial Myofunctional (OFM), Certified Natural Health Practitioner (CNHP), and Brain Integration Therapist.
Liska Myers, Adventure in a Box.
Liska Myers is a mother, a teacher, and an artist, who created the blog Adventure in a Box for sharing printable board games, paper dolls, and other educational crafts. She loves her family, books and dark chocolate.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Have any questions about the Creating Connections Toolkit? Navigate below to our FAQ to get answers.

If you don't find it, please reach out so that we can address your question.

Yes, we know this digital toolkit sounds too good to be true. 20+ digital products for only $19?! We assure you it is. All of the authors in this bundle run their own website and digital shops. We have come together to provide you with the emotional regulation and connection tools you need to navigate these challenging times.

You can find a detailed description of each author and product included in this toolkit above.

The toolkit includes tools and strategies that can be used with toddlers, preschoolers, elementary school-aged children, as well as with older kids and teens.

Some products are recommended for specific ages and will be included in the description of each product listed above.

We are located in the United States and charge $19 United States Dollars for the Creating Connections Toolkit. If you live outside the US, currency exchange rates may apply.

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No, you will not receive a physical product in the mail. All of these toolkit products are digital download files. That means you will receive an email right after you purchase with a link to download the products you purchased. You can save these to your computer and print them as you need them.

Due to the copyright of each product in this toolkit, we ask that you only use these products for your own personal use. If you have specific questions about this, please email us at customer support.

Yes! All of the authors have graciously allowed this exception to their terms of use in light of the pandemic and distance learning. However, they ask that items are only uploaded for your own classroom use and not used in a school-wide or district-wide capacity.

Therapists or teachers may use the digital downloads in this toolkit for telehealth or virtual classes (such as screen sharing on Zoom). You may also make copies to send home in home-packets or email files directly to families (your classroom or caseload only).

Please only use the products with students on your caseload or classroom. DO NOT share these products with other teachers or therapists.

Yes, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on Creating Connections Toolkit. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us for a no questions asked refund.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. This means you may request a full refund within 30 days of your purchase, no questions asked.

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