Great 1st week of school activity! Take the time to get to know your kids and try this "Inside My Head" activity by Milk and Cookies

Inside My Head - Milk and Cookies

Toss 'n Talk ball. Social skills practice.

Homemade Toss ‘n Talk Ball – Great Sleepover Party Game

How stress affects our body activity

Elementary School Counselor's Blog: Taming the Test

50 Activities and Games Dealing With Anger - Great resources for kids and teens struggling anger management.

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Stacking Cups - Working Cooperatively as a team - On a table have several cups to stack.  To stack the cups on top of each other, students will work together to pick the cups up with a rubberband grabber.  To make the rubberband grabber, tie pieces of string to a rubber band, spacing them as evenly apart as possible (it should look like a sunshine with sun rays going out in all directions). Each person should hold onto one of the strings that are attached to the rubber band and the ...

The Creative Counselor: Fabulous Friday Friends Follow-Up

More uses for Jenga: Attachment, impulse control, social skills, and feelings Idea: use address labels to put questions on Jenga... it looks like that may work! :)

4-in-1 Jenga - Games by Problem

Beach ball games.

Coping Skills for Aspergers Teens: 40 Tips for Parents

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Blog with lots of helpful resources for counseling children and teens

Counselor School TTS

This seems like a really therapeutic idea ~~~"I was really unhappy as a teen and last year, at age 26, I sat down and wrote to my younger self. I told her the things I know now and what to do to try and survive this crazy roller coaster we call life. Full of hope and courage, it's the best toolkit I can share to those younger than me. Overcoming depression, self-harm, eating disorders, and hopelessness overall IS POSSIBLE and closer than you think. ♥"

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Pocket Ungame - Kids Version: Toys & Games and 50 ways to use it here

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Printable of a figure with an empty face. Have child draw what they are currently feeling.

Coloring page figurine - empty face - img 25691.

The Corner On Character: Character Cards

The Corner On Character: Character Cards

Great for kids (I've also done this with poster board and pictures for younger kids).

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Post-it Note Counseling Technique

Post-it Note Counseling

Using Jenga as a Play Therapy Tool

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Social Stories

What Are Social Stories™?

Identity- thumbprint text

Art class inspiration