Animal Cracker Counseling

June 18, 2013

Are you looking for a great activity to use at the beginning of the school year?  I find that incorporating a snack into a counseling activity is a great strategy to help kids open up.  Grab a bag of animal crackers and let the fun and self-discovery begin!   Objective: Students will explore their self-concept […]

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Earth Day Resources

April 22, 2013

Earth Day games and activities provide a great opportunity to teach responsible behavior to students.   Protecting and nurturing our planet is the responsibility of every citizen.  The following resources are a fun and simple approach to educating your students about the importance of keeping our planet healthy. Earth Day Websites  […]

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Chill Corner: activity #7 beach spin on stress balls

April 1, 2013

Stress balls are a fabulous tool to use with anxious and angry students.  However, stress balls are not the only option to use with your students.  I decided to utilize every day beach items to create squeezable stress relievers.  They are just as effective as stress balls and fit in perfectly with my chill corner […]

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Bucket Filler Book Review & Activity

March 20, 2013

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? written by Carol Mc Cloud, is a must have for every teacher, school counselor, and parent. This book is a simple guide to teach children how to share and express good thoughts and kind actions. Practical and realistic ideas on how to be kind are illustrated in this book. […]

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Activities

February 4, 2013

Valentine’s Day is a time to show other people how much you care for them. Even though I strongly believe this concept should be practiced daily, I appreciate the opportunity to reinforce this idea. The following activities are great last minute ideas that are sure to inspire your students to embrace the Valentine’s Day spirit. […]

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Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day: pop away the stress

January 28, 2013

Today is National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day!  I don’t know about you, but if you put me in the same room as bubble wrap, I will undoubtedly pop the entire sheet.  With every pop, I feel the worry and stress of the day leave my body.  Bubble wrap is a safe outlet to get out […]

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River Stones Rock!

January 17, 2013

What kid doesn’t love rocks?  I remember as a child visiting the lake and hunting for smooth stones.  My sister and I would rub the stones between our fingers and toss them into the water.  This process often left us feeling extremely relaxed and inspired us to have meaningful conversations.  Many of my students seem […]

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Miss Fannie’s Hat: Book Review & Activity

December 20, 2012

Miss Fannie’s Hat is a beautiful story about the power of giving back.  Your students will be mesmerized by all of Fannie’s fabulous hats. Miss Fannie, a 99 year old woman, has lots of great hats, and she claims each one is her favorite.  However, her most famous pink straw with silk roses’ hat that […]

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Fruit Feelings

December 8, 2012

 Fruit Feelings is a fun and tasty way to explore feelings.  This activity may be utilized in group counseling, individual counseling, and family counseling. Objective: Students will identify different feelings Ages: Kindergarten through Second Grade Materials: an assortment of fruit, permanent markers, and any other art supplies depending on how creative you want to be […]

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Counseling Goldfish Activity

November 27, 2012

Who knew that as an adult I would still be obsessed with goldfish and even utilize this snack in my profession.  The Goldfish Colors are an awesome resource for gathering information and for exploring feelings. Both the Get to Know You Goldfish Activity and the Colorful Feeling Goldfish Activity are perfect to use in a small group or during an […]

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