Hey Hey! I am finally sitting down to write this post of fun End of the Year activities I do in my classroom! To be honest, I wanted to write it 2 weeks ago! But let’s be real… end of the year crazy is no joke!!
Here are a few of my favorite things to do with my students before summer break!
First I get my students started on their memory books! They absolutely love these! This year was my first year to bind them. I printed the cover page on astrobrights cardstock and then added a blank piece to the back. Then I binded them at school using our binding machine! Stay tuned for me to go on Facebook Live to show you how I did this! Grab this memory book activity HERE!
The last 10 days in my classroom are always so fun! I start a balloon countdown with my students. We pop a balloon each morning. In the balloon are fun activities and things for them to do!
The activities I included in my balloons are:
- pen all day
- popsicle party
- extra recess
- pencil and eraser
- switch desks (I do this on the last week and they sit where they want for the entire week!)
- bubble gum day
- snowball fight (crumpled up paper)
- no shoes
- bring a stuffed animal
- end of the year gift (last day)
I have the balloon numbers and activities for free for you HERE!!
We also love having a chain countdown. I changed it up this year and added a student name to each chain. This way it isn’t just a countdown, but a classroom management strategy too! 😉 Each day we cut a link off our chain and that person gets to pick a prize. We decided as a class what our prizes would be. We chose: teacher’s chair, exercise ball, or switch desks. Grab this countdown sign for free HERE!!
Lastly, I love spoiling my students at the end of the year! I like to give them gifts from the dollar spot at Target. This year I am giving them chalk! You can easily buy a few of these chalk containers and split them up among your students. I have gift tags for all Target Spot related student gifts!
I also love to give them post cards and awards! You can check out all these fun resources HERE! 🙂
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Happy End of the Year! Make sure to enjoy each and every day with your students! They deserve it!!