Category Archives for "Craftivities"

April 30, 2018

Pipe Cleaner Crafts for School Counseling

Help your students self monitor their progress towards goals, track feelings, manage worries and more with these pipe cleaner crafts that are perfect for school counseling!

Pipe cleaners are one of my go-to craft supplies for the counseling office. They’re so versatile, easy to store, and students love to create things with them or just keep their hands busy. While they are great for demonstrating flexibility, they have so many more uses from keeping students’ fingers busy to tracking progress toward […]

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March 1, 2018

Therapeutic Art: Counseling through Creating

If you’re like me, you have a diverse caseload of kids that learn the social-emotional skills we want to teach them in different ways. We counselors can’t seem to get enough of finding new and creative ways to engage our kids in therapy. After countless hours planning and prepping, I’ve found a couple simple truths […]

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October 30, 2017

5 Ways to Use Index Cards in School Counseling

  We at Confident Counselors are a thrifty bunch and love nothing better than to find new counseling activities that incorporate items we already have on hand. Last time I wrote about 5 Ways to Use Toilet Paper Tubes; this time I’m going to share ideas for using something you almost definitely have in your desk […]

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September 12, 2017

5 Ways to Use Play Doh in School Counseling

School Counseling Activities: 5 ways to use Play Doh in school counseling: feelings identification, family changes, anger release, mandalas, and more

  Students light up the moment Play Doh appears in any school setting, and school counseling is no exception. Play Doh is not only a great sensory tool that puts students at ease when discussion potentially difficult topics, but it is the perfect creative outlet to engage students in individual and small group counseling to […]

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August 16, 2017

5 Ways to Use Lunch Bags in Counseling and Therapy

school counseling crafts: lunch bags.

Following the positive response of “Five Ways To Use Tissue Boxes in Counseling,” I wanted to share additional ways I use crafts in my therapy practice. Because brown lunch bags are inexpensive, easily accessible, and inspire creativity, they have been my go to for child play therapy.  I have narrowed down my list of therapeutic […]

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