5 Simple and Fun Spring Activities for School Counseling

Is there anything better than plastic eggs filled with jelly beans? By now, I’m sure you know how much I love seasonally themed counseling lessons, and Spring and Easter are the perfect opportunity for so many cute and engaging activities! With just some plastic eggs from the dollar section, you can create lots of exciting tools for your Easter or spring counseling activities!

Grab some plastic eggs, and you've got tons of spring counseling activities! Your students will love these activities and lessons that are perfect for small groups, individuals, or classroom guidance.

Spring Counseling Activities

Encouragement Egg Hunt

Who couldn’t use a little extra encouragement as the year winds down? Stuff plastic eggs with affirmations or kind statements and hide them around the school or classroom. Your students will love finding eggs with encouragements inside! You can even get your students involved by having them write kind words for their peers to find.Grab some plastic eggs, and you've got tons of spring counseling activities! Your students will love these activities and lessons that are perfect for small groups, individuals, or classroom guidance.

Emotional Eggs

One of my all-time favorite feelings check-in tools is my Eggceptionally Emotional Eggs! I made these in my very first counseling position, and they continue to be a crowd pleaser. Just grab some plastic eggs and add facial expressions with a fine-tipped permanent marker. I found that adding a layer of clear nail polish after the marker dried was really helpful in increasing their longevity. The first set I made lasted about 7 months before the faces wiped off, but with the nail polish, they’re still going strong. Have your students choose an egg when they come in to the counseling office and another as they leave to reflect on their feelings.

Grab some plastic eggs, and you've got tons of spring counseling activities! Your students will love these activities and lessons that are perfect for small groups, individuals, or classroom guidance.

Somebunny Special

One of my favorite books to read around Easter is It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler. It’s about a bunny who is tired of being a bunny and wants to be someone else! I’m sure you can predict that by the end of the book, he returns home, happy to be a bunny. I like to use this activity to get students thinking about why they’re so special just being themselves!

As a wrap up craft-ivity, students make an “I’m somebunny special” bunny and write affirmations or special qualities they have on the eggs.

Grab some plastic eggs, and you've got tons of spring counseling activities! Your students will love these activities and lessons that are perfect for small groups, individuals, or classroom guidance.

Jelly Bean Diversity Lesson

For a quick lesson with Pre-K or Kindergarten students, grab a bag of jelly beans and clear bowl. Pour the jelly beans into the bowl and ask students to make observations. All of the jelly beans are different colors and have different flavors; they each bring something exciting and unique to the bag. People look different too. We have different skin, hair, facial features, and more. And just like the jelly beans, we each bring something awesome to the world. We each have unique skills and qualities that make the community an exciting a beautiful place! Have your students identify 3-5 of their unique skills and qualities to share with the group.

Basket Full of Coping Skills

For those students who you are still working with to develop positive coping strategies, build a basket full! It can be as simple as a paper version, or you could even write coping skills on paper and place them inside plastic eggs. Have students fill their baskets with strategies that will work for them. Short on paper and time? Build a digital basket with this activity on Google Slides:

Grab some plastic eggs, and you've got tons of spring counseling activities! Your students will love these activities and lessons that are perfect for small groups, individuals, or classroom guidance. Coping skills basket easter activity for school counseling

What spring counseling activities do you have planned this year? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Counseling! -Counselor Keri

spring or easter activities for elementary school counseling: 5 fun and easy spring school counseling activities that your students will love! perfect for classroom guidance lessons, small group activities, and individual counseling. -counselor keri spring or easter activities for elementary school counseling: 5 fun and easy spring school counseling activities that your students will love! perfect for classroom guidance lessons, small group activities, and individual counseling. -counselor keri

 

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6 thoughts on “5 Simple and Fun Spring Activities for School Counseling

  1. Keri, thank you for sharing these ideas! I look forward to your emails as they always contain wonderful, useful, and fun information so I can use with my students. Thank you!!!

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