Creativity in Therapy: How Full Is Your Bucket?

Creativity in Therapy: How Full Is Your Bucket?The bucket metaphor lends itself well to interactive and creative activities for children, groups, or families.

To teach forgiveness to kids, cover up the bad words people call us with fake band aids & put a star next to what we like being called. Then role play on how to forgive others & ask for forgiveness!

This can be used to teach children forgiveness. Children cover up the bad words people call us with fake band aids & put a star next to what we like being called. Then role play on how to forgive others & ask for forgiveness!

I originally found this art therapy project here , and modified it slightly to meet the needs of my patients.     via   Materials:  Copy of ...

Recreation Therapy Ideas: Emotion Wheel - art activity exploring different emotions patients have felt over the last week! make this into a spinner to make it an activity

What Feelings Are In Your Heart: An Art Therapy Exercise for Kids

Feelings Heart activity- What Feelings Are In Your Heart: An Art Therapy Exercise for Kids

Feelings identification therapy activity: Create a board with feelings similar to this one or have the child come up with feelings on his or her own and fill them in. Present a real or imaginary situation and ask the child to put a certain amount of stones (depending on how strong those feelings were) on each of the emotions they felt or might feel, then process the experience of having co-existing emotions.

Present a real or imaginary situation and ask the child to put a certain amount of stones (depending on how strong those feelings were) on each of the emotions they felt or might feel, then process the experience of having co-existing emotions.

CBT Game: I’m in Charge of Me! A cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) game designed to teach elementary students to identify triggers, negative thoughts, helpful coping skills, and the impact of their behavior.

A CBT Counseling Game: Coping, Problem Solving, Perspective Taking, Feelings

If You Don’t Talk You Pop: A Technique for Talking about Therapy with Kids~ Turning Training into Transformation

From True Hope Counseling - a fun way for clients to show their feelings; reminiscent of the "volcanoe technique" children often learn in school.

Adapting Games for Therapy: Therapeutic Board games are expensive so here are some suggestions on how to adapt regular games to meet your needs (ex. feelings, CBT, social skills, etc.).  Click the links for more info on how to play.  These are just suggestions so be creative.

Adapting Games for Therapy: Therapeutic Board games are expensive so here are some suggestions on how to adapt regular games to meet your needs (ex. feelings, CBT, social skills, etc. These are just sugges

Anger Management Foldables - Summer Theme! by CounselorChelsey | Teachers Pay Teachers

Anger Management Foldable Activities - Summer Theme

Hands Past and Future: Art Therapy Activity.

Hands Past and Future: Art Therapy Activity. Work on being an art therapist (won't be completed this year but I can start the process)

Emotions Color Wheel - Description:  This activity is good to break the ice with any client. It is also an easy “check-in” to find out how the client is feeling and the issues he/she is dealing with at this time in his/her life. After creating a pie chart with 8 sections, the client gets to choose 8 emotions and then color in the pie pieces.

Emotions Color Wheel - Break the ice with any client. The client gets to choose 8 emotions and then color in the pie pieces. Can be used in every session going forward as an emotion "check-in".

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