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Save tons of money with our Create Your Own Social Emotional Learning and Counseling Games!  Transform your store bought games into therapy ones!   Color and number-coded, this build your own counseling game resource acts as both 32 stand alone SEL games AND as an auxiliary device to transform your store-bought games into therapeutic interventions.

Each of the 32 SEL topics is color and number-coded. This allows you to use with any game that uses color or dice to direct how a game is played.

Great for small groups, individual counseling, lunch bunches and classroom community building.  Additionally, our make your own SEL game can function as an assessment, the main activity, as an ice-breaker and/or rapport building conversation.

Available in both print and digital format.  Use in both in person and distance learning, tele-health settings!


SEL Topics Covered:

  • Anger
  • Attendance
  • Boys Group
  • CBT: Think-Feel-Act
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Classroom Guidelines
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Conversation Skills
  • Coping Skills
  • Digital Technology
  • Divorce
  • Empathy
  • Executive Functioning
  • Expected Behavior
  • Feelings
  • Flexible Thinking
  • Friendship
  • Getting To Know You
  • Girls Group
  • Goal Setting
  • Growth Mindset
  • Homework
  • I-Messages
  • Intake Interview
  • Joy and Happiness
  • Loss and Grief
  • School Success
  • Self-Control
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Regulation At School
  • Social Skills
  • Worry and Anxiety

How to Adapt Store Bought Games:

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.


How to Use as a Stand Alone Social Emotional Learning Game:

You can use this product without having a store bought game. This resource is also designed to work all on its own, too!

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 Make Your Own 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.

The Categories Are:

  • TOP 3:  Player shares what their 3 best/3 favorite/3 highest ranked/”top 3″ answers are.
  • COMPLETE IT:  Player completes the sentence.
  • TRUE or FALSE: Player responds to the statement with either “true” or “false.”
  • WHAT IF:  Player responds by answering what they would do in a particular situation.
  •  RISK: Player answers and/or follows the directions, many of which are experiential and role-play based.
  • YOU JUST:  Player places themselves in a situation that hypothetically just happened and answer the prompt.


Looking for other social emotional learning games?  You might want to check out our SEL Card Games, which come in both print and digital formats.  A few of the topics include self-esteem, growth mindset, self-control, and coping with anxiety.



  • Digital game board with spinner that can be used with the 32 different SEL topics, on Google Slides™


  •  3 full sets of 32 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, 12 variations to choose from (6 color, 6 black/white)
  • Game Pawns, 24 sets to choose from (12 color, 12 black/white)
  • User’s Guide
  • Tips to Use as a Therapeutic Intervention


I was looking into buying therapeutic games (the Ungame, The Talking, Feeling and Doing game, etc.) to use with my counseling groups but when I came across this bundle I bought it immediately. It provides way more topics than your traditional therapeutic board game and can be adapted to any game you already have without having to spend a ton! The prep was easy and not so time consuming and I love the variety of print options provided (black and white, mid color and full color) as it gives you the freedom to print however you desire. I love all products WholeHearted School Counseling creates and just recently requested a custom bundle! Anita provides amazing quality of work and is also very friendly and personable.

-Karla E.

April 7, 2020, TPT Review



I love this resource! I printed and laminated all of the boards, they are fun and easy to use alone or with an existing game like candy land.

-Amanda P.

December 7, 2021, TPT Review



This resource is a great idea! I love all of the different topics offered. I printed and laminated them, and use them with the game boards provided sometimes and sometimes with regular board games. I love being able to have this on hand for an activity that engages students in something other than just talking. Most of my students were receptive to the questions and liked playing.

-Leah R.

November 28, 2021, TPT Review



Go to resource for me. Have them printed, laminated, and dice ready and I know it’s something fun for the kids and we get to talk about great topic related questions. Thank you!

-Kristi Z.

November 20, 2021, TPT Review



I love this resource. It has saved me a ton of money as I was looking at buying “therapy” games for each topic and they are are expensive. This is easy to use and covers a wide variety of topics.

-Laura B.

October 20, 2021, TPT Review