Inside Out is a great movie that covers many counseling themes. Kids love movies, they don’t just love movies…they LOVE movies. Finally, us counselors have a super cute movie that can be used to teach students how to handle their feelings!!!
Now that we have the magical world of Disney and Pixar in our arsenal, it’s time to hook up our offices (or classrooms) with Inside Out books and various “goodies” that will spark conversations (and fun of course!).
Since Amazon ships free with orders over $25, they are my typically my go-to when I’m looking for fun play therapy items.
Here’s are some of the things on my wishlist!
The Ultimate Figurine Collection
With or without a sand tray…this set rocks! Kids can spend countless hours exploring their feelings with these guys.
Magic 8 Ball
Anger Plush Figure
This guy is going to be my classroom counselor…what I mean by that is while he is on duty in my calm down corner, students can tell him all about what’s making them upset. You see Anger is a pro at this sort of thing. He understands…he can hang onto other people’s anger without getting hurt!
Deluxe Plus Bing Bong (he even smells like cotton candy!)
He’s going to be my class mascot! Seriously!!! We all need a friend like Bing Bong. When my kiddos need a listening ear…Bing Bong will be waiting for them in my calming area.
These guys are the “basic” set of plush Characters from Inside Out. For about $20 you can get the whole set. I plan on having my students integrate these guys into their character trait writing, dialogue, personal narratives, and perspective taking.
This is the perfect item for a play therapy room! Kids can tell about what makes their anger “turn on”, talk about how they can “turn it off” (not as easy as flipping a switch), and also how our batteries die if we leave our anger on for too long…I’m sure my kids will come up with more, but this lil’guy is a must!
Inside Out Mood Rings
Use the rings to “put on” and “take off” different emotions. What does it look like when you wear anger, sadness, joy, etc…What does it sound like? What does it feel like?
Inside Out Duct Tape
Ahhhh, the wonders of Duck Tape! So many fun crafts, so little time!
Inside Out Stickers
Inside Out – So Many Feelings Doodle and Draw Activities Book
Now that I’m teaching, I’m always looking for meaningful time fillers that kids will like. 2 birds – 1 stone!
The Bing Bong Book
In this adorable spin-off, Bing Bong wants to have a tea party with friends but ends up learning that you can have fun when you’re alone.
The Emotions Survival Guide
Inside Out Sadly Ever After
I have yet to read this book myself, but the reviews all say that it’s a good book to help teach kids about emotions. I’m always game to try a new book…doubly game if it’s a counseling related book!
Free Inside Out Kindle Books on Amazon
This super helpful set of books can be enjoyed for free if you have a Prime Membership…you can also enjoy an unlimited amount of books with a FREE 30-day Kindle Unlimited trial. (You can continue enjoying unlimited books for $9.99 a month after the trial)
Box of Mixed Emotions
Don’t have a Kindle? That’s okay you can still read free Kindle books and books from Kindle Unlimited on their app!
Inside Out Audiobook
Listen to the audiobook for free with a 30-day Audible trial
Reusable Inside Out Gift Bags (12-pack)
These would be great to store group projects in while the group is in session and then the students can take the bag, with their projects home, at the end.
Love these posters & wall decals!
Large Inside Out Wall Decals
These are going on the wall in my calming corner…of course they would be just as adorable on file cabinets, bookshelves, or doors.
So that’s my list (so far)! How do you plan on using the movie with your students/clients?
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