“When exploring this kit, students gained skills with problem solving, positive choices, identifying feelings, comprehension, listening, direction following, and reading.”
– Teacher’s Choice Award
This conflict-management curriculum for elementary students based on the premise that every child is capable of becoming a peacemaker. Designed around Kelso the Frog, this program offers nine options students can choose from to resolve minor conflicts on their own. Students will be able to determine the difference between minor problems they can handle and serious problems that require an adult’s help.
Over 20 years ago Kelso’s Choice was created by two elementary guidance counselors. They found a void for a conflict management kit that would resonate with young students, and developed a program using concrete tools for children to easily remember and understand.
New and Improved
In 2011 an updated 4th Edition Kelso’s Choice kit and two brand new supplementary kits were created (one with extra lessons, and one that teaches use of Kelso’s Choice outside the classroom). Updates to the complete Kelso’s Choice kit included creating differentiated instruction for lower elementary and upper elementary students, shortened lessons to fit into a 30-minute class session, new engaging components and more. A Booster Curriculum Kit was created to add more content to any existing Kelso’s Choice kit. A Counselor’s Activity Toolkit was created to add even more engaging activities to the classroom, small counseling sessions and to bring the program to the home.
Kelso’s Choice Conflict Management Curriculum Kit (4th Edition)
This brand new 4th edition Kelso’s Choice program is the main, core kit within the Kelso’s Choice line. It contains in-depth lessons to teach students each of Kelso’s or K.C.’s Choices, as well as lessons that teach how to distinguish minor from serious problems.
Complete kit includes a NEW Kelso in Action DVD, leader’s guide with printable material, Paper puppet cut-outs of Willow Pond characters, colored Willow Pond Storybook, Kelso and Lily the frog puppets, Grades K-3 poster set, and Grades 4-5 poster set.
Our Price: $399.98 • Item Number: GH4428 More Information
The Kelso Booster Curriculum Kit
This Booster kit provides additional lesson plans, activities, and games that complement the Kelso’s Conflict Management kit. This program is for those instructors that just can’t get enough of the Kelso curriculum!
Kit includes a “Putting Kelso into Play” DVD with all new scenarios, two “The Choice is Right” card game decks (for grades K-2 and Grades 4-5) for students to play in or outside the classroom and new leader’s guide with complete lesson plans.
Our Price: $149.98 • Item Number: GH4429 More Information
The Kelso Counselor Activity Toolbox
New and exclusive kit created to reinforce Kelso’s Choices beyond the schoolhouse walls and to bring even more fun and excitement to the program! This kit is intended for small group counseling sessions and/or for parents to use at home. Counselors can include the “Activities Workbook” crafts and activities in newsletters or homework assignments.
Includes “Kelso Beyond the Classroom” DVD with all new scenarios of conflict that occur outside of school, Activities Workbook with activities and crafts, Willow Pond Storybook and Kelso “Hoppin’ Home” Board Game.
Our Price: $149.98 • Item Number: GH4430 More Information
Items Sold Separately:
Grades K-3 Poster Set – Kelso’s Choice Wheel (10-Pack)
Ten giant 23″ x 34″ full-color posters featuring Kelso’s nine problem-solving solutions. A colorful diagram of Kelso’s nine choices on a “Kelso’s Choice Wheel.” The colorful and fun illustrations of Kelso the frog acting out the nine different choices provides an easy-to-grasp visual for elementary-aged children to use when facing “small” problems.
Our Price: $79.95 • Item Number: 1016371 More Information
Grades K-3 Poster Set – Kelso’s Choice Wheel in Spanish (10-pack)
Ten giant 23″ x 34″ full-color posters featuring Kelso’s nine problem-solving solutions – in Spanish, with the English translation below each choice. A colorful diagram of Kelso’s nine choices on a “Kelso’s Choice Wheel.” The colorful and fun illustrations of Kelso the frog acting out the nine different choices provides an easy-to-grasp visual for elementary-aged children to use when facing “small” problems.
Our Price: $79.95 • Item Number: GH4493More Information
Grades 4-5 Poster Set – K.C.’s Wheel (10-Pack)
Ten giant 23″ x 34″ full-color posters featuring the brand new K.C.’s Wheel of four verbal and four nonverbal problem-solving solutions. A colorful and dynamic visual of choices to use when pre-teens are faced with a “minor” problem.
Our Price: $79.95 • Item Number: GH4434More Information
Willow Pond Storybook
NOW IN COLOR! A beautifully illustrated storybook that brings Kelso and his friends to life. Features five stories highlighting choices that resolve conflicts. The storybook is accompanied by a CD with a black and white version of the storybook. Print pages out for students to color as the instructor reads the story aloud!
Our Price: $39.95 • Item Number: GH4458More Information
“Kelso in Action” DVD
BRAND NEW CONTENT! See Kelso’s Choices in action! Short, true-to-life vignettes help students see how kids just like them use Kelso’s Choices to solve everyday problems. The DVD is presented in two separate sections. There are five scenarios of conflict for lower elementary students presented by Kelso himself using Kelso’s Choice Wheel. Additionally, there are five scenarios for upper elementary students presented by a young teen using the brand new K.C.’s Wheel – a more developmentally appropriate wheel for pre-teens.
Our Price: $89.95 • Item Number: GH4436More Information
“Putting Kelso into Play” DVD
BRAND NEW CONTENT! See Kelso’s Choices in action! Offering more short, true-to-life vignettes to add to your curriculum. Help students see how kids use conflict management solutions to solve everyday problems. The DVD is presented in two sections with five scenarios for lower elementary students and five scenarios for upper elementary students.
Our Price: $89.95 • Item Number: GH4437More Information
“Beyond the Classroom” DVD
BRAND NEW CONTENT! See Kelso’s Choices in action…outside the schoolhouse walls! Short, true-to-life vignettes of realistic, age-appropriate conflicts that can occur outside of school. Help children see how kids use conflict management solutions to solve everyday problems. Includes five scenarios for lower elementary and five for upper elementary students.
Our Price: $89.95 • Item Number: GH4438More Information
Kelso and Lily Puppets
Bring lessons to life with this 14″ Kelso the frog puppet and 12″ Lily the frog puppet with moveable mouth that looks exactly like the characters found throughout the components of the program. These puppets will engage young ones and keep them excited about learning!
Our Price: $59.95 • Item Number: GH4448More Information