Budgets are tight, but we still have a job to do. I’m going to give you the best school counseling must-haves-list for under $100. These are items that I have personally bought and find myself using again and again. The entire list of my favorite things is less than $100! And yes, I work with the littles now, but high schoolers love to color and use these toys too! I once had a professor that told me, “if it works when they’re five, it’ll work when they’re fifty,” and I am inclined to agree with him.
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Your Amazon Shopping List:
Middle and High School–Buy the Zen Garden
For Elementary School Counselors, buy The Sand in Motion Moving Art
Expandable Breathing Ball Spheres x 2 (great for modeling breathing speed)
Your Dollar Tree Shopping List:
Coloring Books x 2
Coloring Markers x 2
Crayons x 2
Dry Erase Board x 2
Expo Markers x 2
Play Dough (Usually a 4-pack)
Barbies x 2 (Cheap, but they’ll do in a pinch)
Sour Heads (High School Only for grounding anxious students)
If you’ve got a proper budget, you can check out my more extensive list with all of the things that I use each year, but these are the items that I use most often and find most valuable.