Easy & Fun Spring Counseling Lesson for K-2

During thematic units, our younger classes focus on a whole continent or a large theme and blend this into each subject area. Culture and celebrations are also a part of those studies, and I like to join in to make my lessons fit with what kids are learning in class while also meeting counseling needs and standards! During spring, students are learning about North America, native animals and their habitats, cultural celebrations and traditions, and more. For my lesson focusing on celebrating individuality, strengths, and skills, I’m doing this little to no-prep Spring counseling activity.

Looking for a fun and easy Spring Counseling Activity? You'll love this little to no-prep spring counseling lesson for K-2!

Spring Counseling Activity

Read-Aloud

I start this lesson with the book, It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny by Marilyn Sadler. It’s the story of PJ Funnybunny, who decides he no longer wants to be a bunny! He tries out being a bear, a bird, a possum, a beaver, a moose, and even a skunk. By the end, PJ realizes that being himself is pretty great and those things he didn’t like about being a bunny in the beginning are actually things that make him pretty special. From here, we talk about all the reasons why students are special and love being themselves!


Looking for a fun and easy Spring Counseling Activity? You'll love this little to no-prep spring counseling lesson for K-2!

Craft

For this craft, students write the things they love about themselves on ovals. These ovals are folded like an accordion and them glued onto a bunny. The front oval says, “I’m somebunny special” because I not one to ever miss an opportunity for a pun. After my students assembled these, they all had a chance to share with their peers what they wrote and why they love themselves!

Looking for a fun and easy Spring Counseling Activity? You'll love this little to no-prep spring counseling lesson for K-2!

Logistics

I did this lesson in Kindergarten and first grade during 30-minute lesson blocks. For Kindergarten, I cut out the bunnies and accordion ovals ahead of time because I knew that would be a struggle given our time constraint. In first grade, students cut out their shapes on their own (I did provide pre-cut shapes to a couple of students who I thought might need a little extra time). All of the Kindergarten students finished in our time and almost all of the first graders finished. For those who didn’t, they had time at the end of the day to put the finishing touches on.

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Looking for a fun and easy Spring Counseling Activity? You'll love this little to no-prep spring counseling lesson for K-2!
Looking for a fun and easy Spring Counseling Activity? You'll love this little to no-prep spring counseling lesson for K-2!

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