Meet the School Counselor Activities

How do you introduce your role as the school counselor to your students? Like all other lessons, I think it’s important to get students moving and engaged during meet the counselor activities! Whether you’re making s’mores, playing hockey, or helping students escape, you’ll love these four fun, engaging ideas to help your students better understand what you do and how you can help.

Looking for fun activities to introduce your role as the school counselor to your students? These 5 fun meet the counselor activities will get your students engaged and moving while dispelling some myths about the counselor's role!

Meet the Counselor Activities

1. Make S’mores

Grab some s’more supplies to explain your role to your students! Use real s’mores or felt s’mores (I found these at Target in their Bullseye’s Playground section).

Looking for fun activities to introduce your role as the school counselor to your students? These 5 fun meet the counselor activities will get your students engaged and moving while dispelling some myths about the counselor's role!

The bottom cracker represents support. The school counselor is there to support every student. Add chocolate to represent the sweet stuff of the counseling program. The school counselor comes to the classroom for fun, interactive time to learn about friendship, conflict resolution, careers, and more.

Looking for fun activities to introduce your role as the school counselor to your students? These 5 fun meet the counselor activities will get your students engaged and moving while dispelling some myths about the counselor's role!

The first marshmallow represents the individual student. The counselor meets with individual students when they are going through tough experiences, want to learn a new way to handle problems, or build new skills to help them at school and with friends.

The second marshmallow represents groups of students. The counselor meets with groups of students who are going through similar experiences or want to learn new skills together.

Finally, the top cracker keeps the s’more together. When it feels like things are falling apart or out of control, the counselor can help students learn and practice new strategies to help get them back on track and feel confident to face the challenges ahead. Read about the whole activity on this post.

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Meet the Counselor digital activity:

2. Pin the Role on the Counselor

Who doesn’t love pin the tail on the donkey? In this twist, your students will be pinning the counselor’s role on the 2-D counselor! You’ll need a large picture of yourself, true/false cards about the counselor’s role (for upper elementary) or simple role cards (for early elementary), and a large chart paper pad.

Looking for fun activities to introduce your role as the school counselor to your students? These 5 fun meet the counselor activities will get your students engaged and moving while dispelling some myths about the counselor's role!

Print a picture of yourself or use a clipart image on a poster-sized paper or chart paper. I printed this picture of myself poster-sized using 4 pieces of 8.5×11 paper and then taped it to a chart paper pad. Be sure to laminate your picture and cards so that you can reuse them with each class.

During your lesson, read a true/false card about the counselor’s role and let students decide if the counselor does or does not do that. If the counselor does, pin it on the counselor. If the counselor doesn’t, pin it on the trash can! Add a blindfold for an added layer of difficulty (and fun).

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Pin the Role on the Counselor Printables

Looking for fun activities to introduce your role as the school counselor to your students? These 5 fun meet the counselor activities will get your students engaged and moving while dispelling some myths about the counselor's role!

3. Do an Escape Room

If you’ve seen escape room businesses popping up in your town or if your Pinterest feed is full of escape room activities, you know these are all the rage right now! Use a counselor-themed escape room to teach your students what the school counseling program is all about. Those felt s’mores will come in handy for this activity too. Give the students one s’more ingredient after they solve each puzzle. When they have a whole s’more, they’ll know they’ve “escaped” and solved the puzzle. Bonus: they’ll kick the year off by practicing their cooperation and teamwork skills (and you’ll have a chance to see what skills you might want to work on first!).

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Meet the Counselor Escape Room

Looking for fun activities to introduce your role as the school counselor to your students? These 5 fun meet the counselor activities will get your students engaged and moving while dispelling some myths about the counselor's role!

4. Play True/False Crab Walk

Grab a bucket, a ball, and some true/false cards about your role and you’ve got an interactive game that will get your students moving and learning. Divide your students into 2 teams. Read a true/false card and let a team answer. If they get it right, one team member will crab walk to the ball and kick it into the bucket. If they make the shot, they get two points. If they miss it, they get one point for answering correctly. Continue this for all of your cards. You can also use a small basketball hoop or have your students use a yard stick to hit the ball into the bucket. Anything to get them moving and engaged!

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Meet the Counselor Classroom Guidance Lesson

What about you?!

How are you planning on introducing yourself to your students this year? What’s your favorite activity? Check out all of my favorite meet the counselor activities here!

Looking for fun activities to introduce your role as the school counselor to your students? These 5 fun meet the counselor activities will get your students engaged and moving while dispelling some myths about the counselor's role!
Looking for fun activities to introduce your role as the school counselor to your students? These 5 fun meet the counselor activities will get your students engaged and moving while dispelling some myths about the counselor's role!

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