Monday, September 2, 2019

First Friday FREEBIE Fri-Yay




On the 1st Friday of EACH month, visit Creative Counseling Resources for a FREE resource! Want to know what will be the next 1st Friday FREEBIE Fri-Yay? Visit this BLOG, The Creative Counselor,  to find out each month!

September's First Friday FREEBIE Fri-Yay! will be this Friday, September 6, 2019. The product that I will be giving away is my Anxiety/Worry Flip Flap Flow Chart:



Make sure to come back the first Friday of October (October 4) for another First Friday FREEBIE Fri-Yay! Next month's First Friday FREEBIE Fri-Yay will be Monster says, I can Feel Anger in my Body.



Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A Magical Meet the Counselor Escape Room Lesson


When my children were small, they loved the Harry Potter series so much so that my oldest actually took a Harry Potter class in college! They loved the thought of making potions and having a magic wand. We have had wizarding birthday parties, made our own magical videos, and gone to the Wizarding World at Universal Studios. It has been a fun part of my children's childhood.

So I got to thinking, don't School Counselors want their students to have a magical year? And thus, I created this Magical Meet the Counselor Escape Room.




As students work together in small groups to figure out the puzzles, they will need a Sorcerer's Source Code to decipher the letters for the clue.




The 1st classroom is Potions where students have to put together the Emotion Potion Puzzles to figure out the clue. There are 9 Emotion Potion puzzles. On the left of each emotion potion there is  a number and on the right, there is  a picture. The students have to look up the picture on the Sorcerer’s Source Code and then put the letter in the numbered space in the sentence on the bottom of the page. Then they bring me the completed puzzle to receive Professor Quizzy.”



The 2nd classroom is Spells where students have to cross out the boxes that are not true. Using the Sorcerer’s Source Code, they then look up the pictures in the remaining boxes. To figure out the clue, students then place the letters, in order, in the spaces on the bottom of the page. Then they bring me the completed puzzle to receive Professor  Bizzy






The 3rd classroom is Wands where the students have to draw a line to connect the wand to it’s magical answer. Using the Sorcerer’s Source Code, they then look up the letter that is represented by the picture on the magical answer. To figure out the clue, they then place the letters, in order by question answered, in the spaces on the base of the crystal ball. Now that they know the code word, they can find their way through the crystal ball maze by spelling the word in the base. They then bring me the completed puzzle to receive Professor Dizzy






Now that the students have all 3 professors, they can complete the final clue to get a wand! All they have to do is sort the frogs into a sentence!





 While the small groups wait for the others to finish up, I have a My School Counselor Flip Flap Book that the students complete. (It really is my data collection piece to make sure they know my name, how I can help, and how they can request my services.) I make the students wait until all small groups have received their wand and then I have them say, "Open Sesame!" to open a box to find coloring bracelets and stickers.

I love Escape Rooms! Having a magical theme just makes them extra fun! I hope you have a MAGICAL School Year!

If you are interested in purchasing this lesson, I have it in my TpT store, Creative Counseling Resources. You can click here to go to it!



Monday, July 29, 2019

First Friday Freebie Fri-Yay!



On the 1st Friday of EACH month, visit Creative Counseling Resources for a FREE resource! Want to know what will be the next 1st Friday FREEBIE Fri-Yay? Visit this BLOG, The Creative Counselor,  to find out each month!

August's First Friday FREEBIE Fri-Yay! will be this Friday, August 2, 2019. The product that I will be giving away is my Superhero School Counselor Referral and Passes Pack:


Make sure to come back the first Friday of September (September 6) for another First Friday FREEBIE Fri-Yay! September's FREE Resource will be Anxiety/Worry Flip Flap Flow Chart:



Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Choosing Kindness: a Fun Way to Select an Act of Kindness


Looking for a fun activity to do during National Random Acts of Kindness Week in February? Or any time of the year for that matter! I was looking for a fun way to implement this and decided to make fortune tellers (or cootie catchers as we called them when I was young!)  

I didn't want to call them Cootie Catchers, that certainly does not emphasize kindness and fortune tellers really didn't capture the thought that you can choose to do kind acts for others. So I named these Kindness Pinch~N~Pick.  I made 5 different versions with feelings clipart, animals clipart, and superhero clipart. Each Pinch~N~Pick has 8 acts of kindness that students can easily do. With 5 different versions, there are a total of 40 different kindness acts that students can complete! 








I have the for sale in my TpT store if you are interested in purchasing them. You can find them here:

Choosing Kindness Pinch N Pick



Sunday, July 21, 2019

Meet the School Counselor Escape Room

Ahoy there Matey! Welcome back to another school year. It’s time to make sure your students be knowin’ who ye are. Don’t be thinkin’ ye goin’ to just yell it from ye ship. Ye got to get out on the seas ‘cause ye students will be sailing from island to island trying to find me. Ah yes, I have kidnapped their friend and they will need to solve clues about the school counselor if they want to help their friend escape!

Ah…I see ye students have already formed small search parties to solve the puzzle at each island and rescue their friend. If they be wantin’ to receive another piece of the map, they will have to be workin’ together developin’ cooperation skills, learnin’ to respect each other, all while learnin’  how school counselors are a grown-up friend there to help them with any problem.

I love pirates and I love escape rooms! What a perfect combination to get students excited about the role of the school counselor. I made this escape room lesson for my third graders because they know me well enough that they can easily figure out the clues. I do think second graders would be able to do this one too. As the small groups solve the clues about the role of the school counselor at each island, I give them another piece of the map. They need to collect all 3 pieces to solve the final clue and receive a key to my treasure box. While the search parties wait for the others to finish up, I have a My School Counselor Flip Flap Book that the students complete. (It really is my data collection piece to make sure they know my name, how I can help, and how they can request my services.) I make the students wait until all search parties have received their key and then I open the treasure box to find coloring bracelets and stickers. I would put chocolate coins in there, but my school does not allow us to give out any kind of food:(







 If you would like to purchase this Escape Room Lesson, you can find it here:

Meet the Counselor Escape Room Lesson

I also have the Counselor Coloring Bracelets on my TpT store. You can find them here:

Counselor Coloring Bracelets

I also have Get to Know My School Counselor Flip Flap Book on my TpT store. You can find it here:

Get to Know My School Counselor Flip Flap Book