Ultimate School Counselor Supply List

Ultimate Back to School Supply List for School Counselors

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Ultimate List of School Counselor Supplies. Definitely bookmark this one.

Toys & Games

Classical children’s games can be adapted easily for counseling. There are a ton of blog posts and TPT Products for just this purpose. For some beginning ideas, check out Carol Miller, The Middle School Counselor’s post about using games in school counseling, and Marissa over at Elementary School Counseling’s ideas about creating your own. It can be as simple as giving a strategy when you get an orange card in Candy Land™, use positive self-talk when you go down a chute in Chutes and Ladders™ or get skipped in Uno™.

  • Typical games like Operation™, Jenga™, or Pickup Sticks can be used to work on impulse control. Jenga is the ultimate chameleon counseling game. Perfect for an intro small group activity where students say something about themselves each time they pull out a block. Check out these great products on TPT to bring your Jenga game up a notch.

For Younger Students

It is important to consider that younger students need games with little or no reading and simple directions. Definitely pick up Candyland and Chutes and Ladders. For groups, also consider Zingo™, Don’t Break the Ice™ or Honey Bee Tree™. Younger groups love playing these games cooperatively and they are fast paced enough to keep them engaged.

Perfect for Small Groups

Also pick up some Legos™, Play Doh™ with tools, finger puppets, and a deck of cards, and check out resources created by Confident Counselors


Fidgets and Calming Tools

It is helpful to create a Calming Corner (Take a Break Spot, Zen Spot, Cool Camp) in your office. These tools are in our Coping Toolbox


Our offices are filled with tons of books and resources we can grab whenever we need something. At this point, we’ve probably bought Julia Cook a car. These ones are covered in post-its with worn pages that would make someone pass them at a yard sale.


Stock up on glue sticks, googly eyes, glitter, and smelly markers. Scrapbooking kits are usually full of goodies. Drop by the dollar section in Target and grab some containers to organize everything. There are usually some awesome goodies there too.

Prize Box

You can put almost anything in the prize box. Kids love erasers, pencils, sharpeners, bouncy balls. These are special ones that are a hit.

Adult Prize Box 😉

Keep the adults happy with thank you cards for impromptu notes, custom Sharpie Pack for teachers, Adult Coloring Books, and a big bowl of candy.


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    Jennifer Martinez
    August 22, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you for including a link to my post on Character Education! I’m so glad you found it helpful enough to include. This is a fabulous list of resources! I’m scheduling it to share this week. Thanks again! Jennifer

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      Confident Counselors
      August 24, 2016 at 1:44 am

      Thanks so much Jennifer! Your Character Education materials are such a great resource. Thanks for the share. <3

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