These calming beaded strings aren’t my idea in any way. I was asked to make them by Leo after Dr Maryhan Baker talked about them in the podcast they did together on how to raise well-behaved children and why you should never tell your child to calm down.

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To make your own calming beaded string you will need:

  • String or a shoe lace
  • 30 Beads*

* pony beads work really well for this.

Cut a long length of string or you can use a shoe lace.

Tie a knot at one end of the string.

String 10 beads on and tie another knot. Make sure to leave room for the beads to be moved between the two knots.

Repeat the previous step two more times.

How to use the calming beaded strings

As you take a deep breath in move the first bead across to the knot. When you breath out move the second bead over.

Do this for each bead on the string.

By the time you’ve finished moving each bead you should be calmer.

If you liked this calming beaded strings and want some more calming activities be sure to check out my zentangles and zen garden.

Pin for later:

Calming beaded strings to help children cope with anxiety.

About The Author

Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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