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GETTING TO KNOW YOU Counseling Game: Initial Intake, Rapport, Small Groups

Grade Levels
3rd - 9th
Resource Type
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  • Internet Activities
  • Google Apps™
30 pages
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This Create Your Own Getting to Know You School Counseling Game, now in print and digital formats. covers 4 different areas aimed at rapport building, conversation starters, assessment and relationship-building. The topics include: boys group, girls group, getting to know you and intake interview. Color and number-coded, this DIY counseling game acts as both stand- alone therapeutic counseling games AND as a auxiliary device to transform your store-bought games into therapeutic interventions.

School Counseling Topics Covered:

Boys Group

Girls Group

Getting to Know You

Initial Intake Interview.

Ways to Use:

-During individual counseling sessions, small groups, teletherapy, distance learning, or lunch bunches.

-Can function as an assessment, the main activity, as an ice-breaker and/or rapport building conversation.

What's Included:


✓Digital Game Board, Topics and Digital Spinner on Google Slides™


✓ 3 full sets of 4 Counseling Topic Game Card Prompts in full color, light color & black/white

✓ DIY Paper Dice, 3 variations to choose from (full color, light color & black/white)

✓ Game Boards, 2 variations to choose from (1 color, 1 black/white)

✓ Game Pawns, 4 sets to choose from (2 color, 2 black/white)

✓ Pass Tickets, 3 variations to choose from (full color, light color & black/white)

✓ User's Guide

✓ Tips to Use as a Therapeutic Intervention

How It Works:

Each Game Card has a counseling theme and is color AND number-coded, designed to use with any game that uses color or dice to direct how a game is played.

To adapt a store-bought game, play as you normally would, only this time if the player, for example, draws a blue card (token, stick or block) or lands on a blue space, they would answer a prompt in the blue category. Or say the game is directed by the roll of a dice: if they roll a 3, for example, the player would answer a prompt in the number 3 category.

This resource is also designed work stand alone. One option is to simply take turns rolling the DIY dice and answer the corresponding prompts. Another option is to play using one of the Create Your Own School Counseling Game Boards. Roll either the numbered or colored dice and move the game pawn forward based on the number or color rolled.

There are 5 prompts/questions/challenges in each of the 6 sections. If you'd like to keep track of which prompts have been answered, simply check off the box to the left.

And The Categories Are:

⚀ RED: Top 3...Player shares what their 3 best/3 favorite/3 highest ranked/"top 3" answers are.

⚁ BLUE Complete It...Player completes the sentence.

⚂ YELLOW True or False...Player responds to the statement with either "true" or "false."

⚃ GREEN What If...Player responds by answering what they would do in a particular situation.

⚄ PURPLE Risk...Player answers and/or follows the directions, many of which are experiential and role-play based.

⚅ ORANGE You Just... Player places themselves in a situation that hypothetically just happened and answer the prompt.

SUPER SAVINGS: More than 50% off

This DIY Getting to Know You Game is also included in the Create Your Own School Counseling Game Bundle, which contains a total of 32 different topics designed to promote student success, agency and growth. AND, because it's a bundle, is hugely discounted. (So if you like a good deal, you may want to check Create Your Own School Counseling Game Bundle out first ❤️

Looking for other topics? Additional subjects in the Make Your Own School Counseling Game Series Include:

Make Your Own FAMILY CHANGES Counseling Game: Incarceration, Loss, Grief, Divorce

Make Your Own FEELINGS & COPING SKILLS Counseling Game: Joy, Anger & Anxiety

Create Your Own SCHOOL SUCCESS Counseling Game

Create Your Own SELF-ESTEEM & LOCUS OF CONTROL School Counseling Game

Make Your Own SOCIAL SKILLS Counseling Game: Conflict Resolution, Friendship, I-Messages, Empathy

Total Pages
30 pages
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