With the end of the school year coming up fast, you might be looking for some fun activities to do in the classroom to mark the occasion. These are also great to do with groups of kids such as Girl Scouts, a church group or other club that doesn’t meet over the summer.
We Are Teachers has a collection of 21 ideas that you can use for fun at the end of the year. I love the person bingo idea, because that’s often one that’s played when people are getting to know each other, but it can be fun to see how much faster this goes when people have had the whole year to learn different things about each other. That particular idea (which comes with a printable) is from Playdough to Plato.
Younger kids will enjoy these end of the year crowns you can print and color. The printable, which is available on Teachers Pay Teachers, is 65 pages and covers kindergarten through fifth grade with sentiments like “future fourth grader” and “I totally rocked second grade.”
Creatively Teaching First has a bunch of cute ideas for celebrating the end of the year, from a beach party that builds up over 10 days of fun activities to printable doughnut themed awards, summer bookmarks and more. These ideas are sure to get you thinking of some fun things you can do with your class, or even your kids at home (a beach party at home would be fun for the first day of summer, for instance).
Add some color and a little snack to your end of the year reflections with this Skittles writing activity from Digging Deeper Teacher Resources. Each child gets a bag of Skittles and the things they write down on their memory list are related to that color (for example red is thing they’ll miss, purple is something they learned, etc.).
Need more ideas for the end of the year? Check out this awesome A to Z end-of-the-year roundup I shared before.