I decided to run four different centers to start off with and included tools that the career-person may use.
Bakery Center:play-dough, cookie cutters, rolling pin, measuring cups and spoons, spatula, and design-your-own-cupcake/cake laminate sheets.
Vet Center: stuffed dog, various animal figurines, latex gloves, various kid-friendly medical tools, and laminated vet check-up page with dry erase markers.
Construction Center: Jenga blocks, various builders and connectors, laminated graph paper, laminated floor plans, dry erase markers, hard hat, and foam geometric shapes.
Story board center: I found some laminated career storyboards online where students can create their own story with different pictures. I will post the link whenever I get the chance!
Overall, the kids LOVED it. Many of them said it was their favorite guidance class ever. It was a lot of fun for me as well as I got to see how creative the students could be and got a chance to connect with each of the different groups.
What centers have you used in your guidance program? What other career activities do you enjoy?