The end of the year is when it's time to pull out all the tricks to keep students engaged! This End of the Year Unlock the Door is sure to keep you and your students having fun in a less chaotic way.
These end of the year activities are a great way to countdown the last ten days of the school year. “Open” one door a day to keep the excitement building! The activities help students (and you) reflect on the year. It is fun to think back on all the new skills they learned when playing The ABC's of Learning. It is especially heartwarming to see students connect. Find Someone Who gets all the students interacting with each other and so do some of the Minute to Win It games! The games and activities are all summer themed or have students reflecting on their year together.
Enjoy making memories with your students that they will remember for years to come!
The activities included are…
- Find Someone Who…
- Five Minute to Win It games
- Roll the Dice reflection questions
- The ABC’s of Learning
- 15 Would You Rather… summer themed questions
- 5 Guess the Picture Slides
- Ask Twenty Questions activity
- 1 Directed Drawing
- Classroom Compliments template
- Word Scramble – 10 words
Activities Bringing Students Together
These end of the year activities are perfect to wrap up the year. The activities vary: some are independent, some are for small groups or with a partner and some are whole class. It is so sweet to see the students work together as one team! Sometimes it is fun to pair students with someone they typically don't work with. It is surprising what the students can accomplish together!
Easy & Low Stress to Prepare
The 10 activities require MINIMAL prep which is perfect for an already crazy time of year! Most of the materials are common classrroom items – a win-win!
The activities are sure to make the end of the year memorable for you and the students. The best part, the activities are super engaging!
Enjoy the excitement and engagement the end of the year activities will bring! Be sure to snap a few pictures each day!
End of the Year Activities
These end of the year activities will hold your students attention as summer break gets closer! There are 10 activities included that you and your students will enjoy! There are a wide variety of activities that encourage your class to reflect on the school year, participate in team building activities or get ready for summer break!
Some ideas to use the End of the Year Unlock the Door activities:
- a countdown to summer
- during a class party
- as a behavior management incentive
- just for fun throughout the last few days of school
Keep the Memories
The end of the year activities can easily add to the special memories you and your students made throughout the year. To capture the memories, your class can make memory books. Add a few photos from special events throughout the year – students LOVE looking back and sharing memories from all year long. They can look back and enjoy the memories from their special year in your class! It is neat to make a memory book for yourself with each class, as the years go by, you can look back at all the students you have made an impact on.
The end of the year is so chaotic and busy. Spending a little time each day enjoying your students is a great way to wrap up the year on a positive note!
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End of the Year Memory Book
It is almost summer! Yahoo!!! Here are 13 print and go activities/memory book to get your kids reflecting on their year and EVEN more excited about going on to the next grade! Use as morning work, fast finishers, memory book, or just fun activities for the end of the school year! Kinder-5th grade versions included.