A sensory, quiet or calming room is a safe and quiet space where people can go when they either need a break or need to self-regulate. The following information provides guidance for items that you might need to create a calming/quiet room in your synagogue, school, camp or other space.

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Create a space with a defined boundary (if within a classroom or larger space)

  • Pillows
  • Folding tent

Comfy/cushy seating

  • Yoga mats
  • Bean bag chair
  • Pillows
  • Exercise balls

Visually calming

  • Lava lamps
  • Fiber optic lights
  • Floating bubble tube

Tactile objects

  • Weighted blankets/lap pads
  • Sensory toys
  • Hand held massager for vibration

Quiet/Calming Activities

  • Books
  • Puzzles
  • Coloring

Auditory Accommodations

  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Ear plugs
  • Headphones with music
  • White noise machine

Other items to include

  • List of items in the room and how to use them
  • Signage for the door
  • Water and snacks
  • Emotion wheel/emotion tracker
  • Sanitizer/wipes to clean items after usage

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