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    School Counseling Resources

    Here are some helpful resources to use with your children at home

  • Books, Games, Activities for Self-Regulation

    • Listening to my Body by Gabi Garcia
    • The Way I Act by Steve Metzger
    • David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon
    • No, David! By David Shannon
    • What Were you Thinking? By Bryan Smith
    • My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook
    • What should Danny do?  By Ganit and Adir Levy
    • What if Everybody Did That? By Ellen Javernick
    • I Can Do That by Kayla Marnach
    • Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook
    • Don’t Squeal Unless It’s a Big Deal by Jeanie Franz Ransom
    • Red Light, Green Light
    • Mother May I
    • Freeze Dance
    • Follow My Clap-leader creates a clapping pattern; everyone repeates the pattern
    • Simon Says
    • Follow the Leader
    • Color Moves-participants move around the room based on the colored paper the leader is holding up; Green-fast, Yellow-regular, Blue-slow, Red-stop
    • Freeze Tag
    • Jenga
    • Operation
    • Yoga
  • Books, Games, Activities for Self Esteem

    • Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

    • Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell

    • I am Enough by Grace Byers

    • It’s okay to be Different by Todd Parr

    • Be Who you Are by Todd Parr

    • Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

    • The OK Book by Amy Rosenthal

    • The Girl who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett

    • I Like Me by Nancy Carlson

    • The Sneetches and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss

    • Cupcake by Charise Harper

    • Zero by Kathryn Otoshi

     

    • Show interest in hobbies
    • Play Catch the Compliment-toss a ball around the circle giving a compliment to the person you pass the ball to
    • Express Gratitude
    • Share and talk about Feelings
    • Discuss strengths and take time to show them
  • Books, Games, Activities for Anxiety/Worry

    • Wilma Jean and the Worry Machine by Julia Cook

    • Jonathan James and the Whatif Monster by Michelle Nelson

    • What do you do with a problem? By Kobi Yamada

    • Hey Warrior by Karen Young

    • What to do when you Worry too Much? By Dawn Huebner

    • It’s Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr

     

  • Books, Games, Activities for Mindfulness and Growth Mindset

    • Listening to my body by Gabi Garcia

    • My Incredible Talking Body by Rebecca Bowen

    • I am Peace by Susan Verde

    • I am Yoga by Susan Verde

    • Breathe like a Bear by Kira Willey

    • Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by Joann Deak

    • The Dot by Peter Reynolds

    • Ish by Peter Reynolds

    • Master of Mindfulness by Laurie Grossman

    • The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

    • Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg

    • Bubble Gum Brain by Julia Cook

    • You Can Do it, Bert! By Ole Könnecke

    • Not Yet by Lisa Cox and Lori Hockema

     

    • Mindulness Jars
    • Yoga Poses
    • Tense and Release Muscle Relaxation
    • Describe an Object
  • Books, Games, Activities for Emotions

    • The Way I feel by Steve Metzger

    • The Feelings Book by Todd Parr

    • My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss

    • When I feel...Series by Cornelia Spelman

    • When Sophie gets Angry-Really, Really Angry...by Molly Bang

    • Soda Pop Head by Julia Cook

    • You, Me, and Empathy by Jayneen Sanders

    • Have you Filled a Bucket Today?  By Carol McCloud

     

    • Emotions Charades
    • Emotions Bingo
    • Simon Says "Emotions"
    • Emotion Popsicle Sticks
    • Today I am Feeling...