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?

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 eggshells 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.

Get “quick-win” resources for navigating emotions with proven sensory strategies and creating 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

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What's Inside the Creating Connections Digital Toolkit?

Completely NEW products are included in this second edition of the Creating Connections Toolkit 2021. That means, if you purchased last year, there are NO duplicated products from last year's 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.

All 24 products below are included with your purchase!

Emotional Regulation

🔸 Breathing Exercises for Kids

🔸 Sammy the Golden Dog Dice and BINGO Games

🔸 Emotional Regulation Activities Pack

🔸 Social-Emotional Learning at Home

🔸 Emotional Regulation Bundle For Teens

🔸 How to Teach your Child Emotions and Increase Frustration Tolerance Through Play

🔸 Social Stories Shadow Puppet Kit

Family Connection 

🔸 Family Scavenger Hunt Bundle

🔸 Family Game Night Social Skills Pack

🔸 Family Connection: Build, Promote, and Maintain Meaningful Family Connections

🔸 Our Family Journal

🔸 Town Mouse Country Mouse Activity Unit

Sensory Processing

🔸 My Senses Day Camp Program

🔸 Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Teachers

🔸 Sensory Regulation “I feel” and “I need” Tools Board

🔸 Heavy Work Exercise Cards

🔸 Play2Learn Sensory Bins

🔸 The Rewiring the Brain Handbook – Intermediate Guide

🔸 Outdoor Visual Schedule and Supports for Kids Printable Pack

Growth Mindset & Affirmations 

🔸 Growth Mindset and Affirmations Journal for Kids

🔸 Growth Mindset and Affirmations Journal for Teens

🔸 Rainbow Mindfulness and Movement Packet

🔸 Teen Mindset Challenge

🔸 Super Hero Affirmation Cards

Special Bonuses!

🔸 Creating Connections Toolkit User Guide & Video

🔸 Bundle of Free Bonuses and Special Offers

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

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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

Breathing Exercise Cards for Kids ($9.95 Value)

Breathing exercises can help soothe and calm children quickly, but where do you start? We aren’t taught to breathe properly, but these colorful Breathing Exercise Cards for Kids will show you and your children exactly how to slow down. These beautifully illustrated cards give your kids thirty different breathing exercises and techniques to help you teach children how to easily and effectively calm and soothe themselves.

Ideal for children ages 5-8.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Sammy the Golden Dog Dice and BINGO Games ($10.00 Value)

Roll the emotions dice and make that same emotion face in the mirror. Look at your BINGO card and cover the space that matches the same emotion. Whoever covers 4 squares in a row first wins BINGO!

For children who read, there are bingo squares and dice with emotion words only. Create your own dice and BINGO cards with the included blank patterns to use real pictures, more emotion words and allow the children to create their own.

Ideal for children ages 3-8.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Emotional Regulation Activities Pack ($4.99 Value)

This emotions pack has 4 activities that will help your toddler or preschooler better understand their emotions. The activities include a feelings board game, feelings meter, calm down strategies poster and cards and an emotions journal. This is a great way to begin talking about emotions.

Ideal for children ages 3-6.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Social-Emotional Learning at Home ($24.00 Value)

SEL at Home helps parents teach children skills foundational for friendship. Parents will use the printables and tip pages to teach their children to understand their feelings, have empathy for others, and regulate their own emotions.

Ideal for children ages 3-9.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Emotional Regulation Bundle For Teens ($9.00 Value)

The Emotional Regulation Bundle for Teens will help you teach recognizing emotions, triggers, coping strategies, tips for talking about feelings with teens, tips for teaching emotional regulation skills, and a reflection/action plan on how to deal with emotions.

Ideal for children ages 12-21+.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

How to Teach your Child Emotions and Increase Frustration Tolerance Through Play ($5.00 Value)

Learn tips and ideas for teaching your toddler to identify their emotions and other people's emotions through play.

Also, learn how to increase your child's frustration tolerance through play.

Ideal for children ages 18 months to 4 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Social Stories Shadow Puppet Kit ($7.00 Value)

Prepare children for new social experiences by making social stories and acting them out with shadow puppets!

As an additional bonus, this kit includes a template for making an elegant shadow puppet theatre from a tri-fold poster board.

Ideal for children ages 2 to 10 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Social-Emotional Learning at Home
“My children needed support during remote school. This has definitely helped!”
– Linda, mom of 2
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Sensory Processing Products

Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Teachers ($19.99 Value)

With Sensory Processing Explained, discover…

  • easy to understand sensory information that you can share with parents and educators to help explain a child's behavior
  • how to explain sensory processing to those who just don't get it
  • what calming techniques and strategies can work during a sensory meltdown
  • easy sensory ideas to replicate at home
  • how teachers can accommodate kids with sensory processing challenges
  • strategies and activities that can be used with an entire classroom
  • information on all eight sensory systems and how they can affect behaviors (plus strategies and activities that can help with regulation)
  • just figuring out where to begin if you feel a child could be struggling with sensory processing

Plus get amazing informational printables that make it easy to share about sensory processing with families, clients, or co-workers.

Ideal for children ages 3 to 18 years old. Includes tips and strategies for ALL ages.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

My Senses Day Camp Program ($19.99 Value)

With the My Senses Day Camp program, you will never have to guess what to say in explaining sensory processing to your child. I've literally written out a script for all 8 sensory systems that you can read word for word.

After listening to what each of the sensory systems is from the “sensory word of the day” script, your kids will engage with each sense as they complete some fun hands-on activities to go with each system. Finish with snack suggestions that have been specifically designed to complement each sensory system and a fun coloring page that will help children remember each sensory word of the day.

This program gives you step-by-step directions, sensory word of the day scripts, supply lists, coloring pages, and more.

Ideal for children ages 3 to 9 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Sensory Regulation “I feel” and “I need” Tools Board ($4.00 Value)

Are your children or students struggling with identifying and expressing an appropriate sensory activity or tool that their body needs to self-regulate? They’ll love being able to use this visual, interactive tool to identify their feelings and what sensory strategy or tools they need

Ideal for children ages 3 to 9 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

The Newbie’s Guide to Sensory Processing ($25.99 Value)

Go from Confused and Overwhelmed to Confident and Optimistic!

A quick rundown on the MOST important things every sensory parent needs to know. This guidebook covers all these topics in just 30 short pages… Symptoms of Sensory Issues, What IS Sensory Processing, Clearing up the Complication and Confusion around SPD, The Low Down on Sensory Activities, The Pros, and Cons of an Official Diagnosis, How to Get Professional Support, and so much more!

Ideal for children ages 0 to 21 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Heavy Work Exercise Cards ($6.00 Value)

Heavy work is a valuable strategy to add calming proprioceptive input for whole-body awareness, regulation, and stress relief too. Help kids re-group or add movement into learning with these themed brain break cards. 32 pages of themed heavy work activity cards, with activities for each theme.

Use these themed brain breaks in the classroom or home for a movement break between learning.

Use the heavy work cards for a therapy warm-up or gross motor activity with clients and students.

Ideal for children ages 18 months to 10 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Play2Learn Sensory Bins ($7.00 Value)

Each sensory bin activity includes:

  • List of supplies
  • Detailed instructions on how to set up each sensory bin
  • Colourful photos
  • What to talk about section with helpful and playful starter questions to extend learning
  • Ways to modify the sensory bin for toddlers (i.e. ways to make it taste safe)
  • Extension or other sensory bin ideas you can create using similar material

Ideal for children ages 18 months to 4 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

The Rewiring the Brain Handbook – Intermediate Guide ($15.99 Value)

The Rewiring the Brain Handbook – Intermediate Guide is an online handbook designed for kids who are ready for the next level of learning.

This 40-page digital handbook is designed for therapists, teachers, parents, and other child development professionals to use as a guide for supporting cognitive development, fine motor skills, and emotional grounding. It is geared toward children who are on an intermediate level

Ideal for children ages 5 to 12 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Outdoor Visual Schedule and Supports for Kids Printable Pack ($7.99 Value)

Outside time can be some of the most unstructured aspects of a child's day. For some, this is a good thing. But for others, this can be very stressful and lead to some very difficult behaviors. 

Time outside becomes more complicated during special events or activities away from the home.

The Outdoor Visual Schedule and Supports for Kids Printable Pack was created with all of these concerns and circumstances in mind.

It includes 35 pages with over 250 true-to-life picture images, along with multiple outdoor visual schedules to choose from. All resources are small enough that you can take them anywhere.

Ideal for children ages 3 months to 12 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

“My Senses Summer Day Camp was such a phenomenal experience for my 5 and 3-year-old! They enjoyed the multiple approaches used to teach each of the senses including the crafts, exploring smells and tastes, and trying new games!

A year later and they are still asking to do it again!”
Kati P., mom of 3
The Newbie’s Guide to Sensory Processing.

“I would have loved to have had this info when I started this journey. Even though I am very educated in Sensory Processing Disorder, I STILL found new tips that I plan to use with my son and his particular challenges.”
Sensory Processing Explained is such a fantastic resource for parents, caregivers, teachers, and therapists.  I love how this book explains each of the different sensory systems and how dysfunction in processing can impact a child's behavior.  This book is really is the ultimate guide because it's so comprehensive!  I will definitely be recommending this resource to the families I work with.
Jaime Spencer, MS, OTR/L.
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Growth Mindset & Affirmations Products

Growth Mindset and Affirmations Journal for Kids ($12.00 Value)

This journal guides children through building their growth mindset and confidence. It also can serve as a starting point for positive mental health discussions.

Ideal for children 6 to 9 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Growth Mindset and Affirmations Journal for Teens ($12.00 Value)

The teen years are pivotal and this journal is a stepping stone towards healthy adulthood as teens focus on the future and the possibilities they hold.

Ideal for children 10 to 18 years old

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Rainbow Mindfulness and Movement Packet ($10 Value) 

What makes you shine bright? This Rainbow Mindfulness and Movement Activity will walk your students through a peaceful journey on their colorful strengths while practicing motor skills and handwriting. Encourage a growth mindset and teach new relaxation and calming skills to add to your student's tool kit.

Ideal for children 5 to 14 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Teen Mindset Challenge ($10 Value) 

A one-month challenge to explore the power and importance of mindset for teens. Includes challenges exploring Gratitude, The Power of Yet, Mindfulness, and Goal Setting. Perfect for kicking off a new school year.

Ideal for children 13-18 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Super Hero Affirmation Cards ($2.00 Value) 

Encourage a positive mindset and outlook for younger children with these fun superhero-themed affirmation cards.

Ideal for children 3-9 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

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Family Connection Products

Family Scavenger Hunts Bundle ($7.00 Value)

Scavenger hunts are a great family activity. They help boredom, brighten moods, and offer opportunities for learning and improved communication. 

The Family Scavenger Hunt Bundle includes:

  • Outdoor Sensory Scavenger Hunt
  • Indoor Sensory Scavenger Hunt
  • Backyard Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Alphabet Scavenger Hunt
  • Community Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Neighbourhood Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Indoor Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Colors Scavenger Hunt
  • Christmas Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Road Trip Scavenger Hunt
  • Camping Scavenger Hunt

Ideal for children 3 to 11 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Family Game Night Social Skills Pack ($15.00 Value)

Make family game night a success with this social skills pack.

There are 3 social stories to prepare kids for game night, visual turn-taking cue cards to help them throughout the game, and a set of scripts to help them know what to say when they lose a game (without tears or rage-quitting).

Ideal for children 5 to 14 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Family Connection: Build, Promote, and Maintain Meaningful Family Connections ebook ($12.99 Value)

This 79-page ebook gives parents specific strategies and techniques to build and maintain positive connections at home, even when we're super busy. It includes chapters and printable resources for sibling connections, parent and child connections, and how to stay connected to our tweens and teenagers, even when they want to pull away from us.

Ideal for children 2 to 18 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Our Family Journal ($8.99 Value)

Make everyday life more intentional by recording what matters most! This 20-page download includes journal prompts and places to write “Letters from Mom” (and/or Dad), “What we did today”, “My Favorites”, “Funny things kids said”, “Family Goals”, holidays and special events, and much more.

You can print multiple pages for each child and for each event or memory you want to preserve for the future. Arrange in a binder and enjoy seeing your “Year in Review” at the end of each year. This journal will be a treasure for your family for years to come.

Ideal for children 18 months to 18 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

Town Mouse Country Mouse Activity Unit ($5.00 Value)

Learn the value of simplicity with this literacy activity pack exploring the adventures of a mouse. Activities include making puppets, vocabulary, sequencing, matching, and more.

Ideal for children 3 to 9 years old.

This is a digital download/PDF product only.

The Taking Turns social story has been a great resource to use with several children on my caseload. I love the simplicity of the social story.
Margaret L.
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Special Bonus Offers!

Creating Connections Toolkit User Guide

We know bundles with lots of different products can be intimidating to use and you may not know where to start.

We've taken all the guesswork out and provided this toolkit user guide to show you how to get the best use out of all the products included in the Creating Connections Toolkit 2021.

You'll get a handy PDF guide, along with a short video showing you how to use the products included in the bundle, including which products are perfect for your child based on their ages or specific challenges they may be having with emotional regulation or sensory processing.

This is a digital download/PDF product and includes a video guide

Bundle of FREE Bonuses! All bonuses are digital download products.

Many of our authors and contributors have bundled together some amazing free digital download bonuses and special offers that are available to purchasers of the toolkit only!

Some of these bonuses include:

  • Free Digital Download Kids Yoga Cards
  • Coupon code for Free Love Language digital download cards
  • $50 off coupon code for an Emotional Regulations Strategies Program (online program only).
  • Anxiety Writing Exercises
  • 10 Essential Elements of an Effective Sensory Integration Session
  • 16 Ways to Cultivate a Growth Mindset
  • And more!!

This is a digital download/PDF product

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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.
Giselle Shardlow, Kids Yoga Stories
Giselle Shardlow draws from her experiences as a teacher, traveler, mother, and yogi to write her yoga stories for children. The purpose of her yoga resources is to foster happy, healthy, and globally educated children. She lives in Boston with her husband and daughter.
Jeana Kinne, Sammy the Golden Dog
Sammy the Golden Dog was created by Jeana Kinne, a veteran preschool teacher and director. She has over 18 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. She has spent over 10 years as a coach, working with Parents and Preschool Teachers, and another 10 years working with infants and toddlers with special needs.
Ashley Hanney, Powerful Mothering
Ashley has a passion for teaching and little ones. Her mom and grandmother were both teachers and she taught pilots before having kids. After kids, she focused on the amazing development that happens in the first few years of life.
Margaret Rice, PT, Your Therapy Source
Margaret is a mother of 6 children, Physical Therapist, and small business owner of 4 e-commerce websites including Your Therapy Source Inc, which specializes in resources to help all children succeed.
Laura Petix, OTR/L, The OT Butterfly
Laura is a pediatric Occupational Therapist who loves creating resources to educate others about the impact that sensory processing can have on learning and behavior.
Anne Wahlgren, Printable Parents
Anne is a mom of three and former teacher. She left the school principal path to be home with her children. She provides parents with resources to teach their children skills. She blogs at printableparents.com.
Julie Nixon, My Mundane and Miraculous Life
Julie Nixon is raising three little ones and loves being a wild boy mom. Her oldest son was diagnosed with SPD six years ago. She has helped to encourage and equip thousands of other sensory parents on their journeys.

Dyan Robson, And Next Comes L
Married to her high school sweetheart, Dyan is a Canadian stay-at-home mom to two boys, J and K. When she's not writing about hyperlexia and autism, you can find her teaching piano, kicking her kids' butts at Mario Kart, adding another board game to her collection, whipping something up in one of her Instant Pots, binge reading yet another book, or ranting away in her Instagram stories.
Sara Anderson, OTD, OTR/L, Learning for a Purpose & Inspiration to Play
Sara has her doctorate in occupational therapy and she has a passion for helping families and professionals work with autistic teens and young adults to help them achieve their goals.


Nicole Black, Coffee and Carpools
Nicole Black is a credentialed elementary school teacher, a parents to three kiddos, and mostly survives on strong coffee. She is the creator of Coffee and Carpool: Raising Kind Kids and the Kind Kids Movement where she helps busy parents intentionally raise kind kids, connect with their families in meaningful ways to build a strong family identity, and shares strategies and resources to bully-proof our kids.
Mandisa Watts, MBA, Happy Toddler Playtime

Mandisa Watts, MBA, is an author, early childhood advocate, mom of 3, including twins, and creator of Happy Toddler Playtime, an online resource for parents, teachers, and caregivers showcasing open-ended, and child-led activities and crafts. Mandisa shares her kid-approved, colorful, playtime activities that involve art, sensory play and learning. Mandisa is also a published author with her books “Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids” and “Super STEAM Activity book for Kids.”
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. 


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 an artist, a blogger, and a homeschooling mom from Canada. She creates printable board games, educational paper crafts, shadow puppets, and other hands-on activities. Her passions are her family and reading books.
Colleen Beck
OTR/L, The OT Toolbox
Colleen Beck is an occupational therapist with 20 years of experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs.
Brandi / Chicken Scratch Diaries
Sara has her doctorate in occupational therapy and she has a passion for helping families and professionals work with autistic teens and young adults to help them achieve their goals.


Renae Eddy, Every Star is Different
Renae is the mother of four children with diverse needs including emotional, developmental, and trauma-based challenges. She is also the author of the website Every Star Is Different where she helps families become safe, happy, and healthy through the implementation of Montessori principles and other supports in the home. Renae creates printables designed for use in the Montessori classroom at home and in schools.  She also creates resources for families with children who have diverse needs. In her spare time, Renae enjoys traveling, visiting theme parks and riding roller coasters.
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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.

Each product is 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.

Therapists and teachers may use these products with their classroom or caseload only. Please do not share them with other teachers or therapists and they not be shared on public or school-wide servers.

If you have specific questions about this, please email us at customer support.

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.

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