15 Must-Have School Counseling Items on a $100 Budget

Budgets are tight, but we still have a job to do. I’m going to give you the best school counseling must-haves-list for under $100. These are items that I have personally bought and find myself using again and again. The entire list of my favorite things is less than $100!  And yes, I work with the littles now, but high schoolers love to color and use these toys too! I once had a professor that told me, “if it works when they’re five, it’ll work when they’re fifty,” and I am inclined to agree with him.   

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Your Amazon Shopping List: 

Sensory Fidget Set 32pc

Bubble Push Pop Fidget Sensory Toy 3-Pack

Candy Land

Middle and High School–Buy the Zen Garden

For Elementary School Counselors, buy The Sand in Motion Moving Art

Expandable Breathing Ball Spheres x 2 (great for modeling breathing speed)

Your Dollar Tree Shopping List: 

Coloring Books x 2 

Coloring Markers x 2 

Crayons x 2

Dry Erase Board x 2

Expo Markers x 2

Play Dough (Usually a 4-pack)

Barbies x 2 (Cheap, but they’ll do in a pinch)

Sour Heads (High School Only for grounding anxious students) 


Lysol Wipes

If you’ve got a proper budget, you can check out my more extensive list with all of the things that I use each year, but these are the items that I use most often and find most valuable.