End-of-the-Year Activities Roundup!

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Here is a roundup of all the almost 150 End-of-the-Year Activities links that were tweeted and/or posted on the facebook fan page.  Perhaps you missed something?  Make sure to bookmark this page to return again (even next year for those of you lucky enough to be out already for the summer)!

Here is a roundup of all the 150+ End-of-the-Year Activities links that were tweeted and/or posted on the blog in the past. Perhaps you need something new?

I have been there with only a couple weeks left in the school year.  Testing is complete for the primary students, you have an end of the year checkout list longer than your arm, and the children are pretty squirrelly all around.  Not to mention your lack of sleep and stress from the year as a whole is finally starting to hit hard like jet lag.

You need some fun activities that will keep students occupied, still involve learning, and will help keep you sane in the process.  Perhaps a few of the following ideas will save the day.

Elementary Class Activities for the End of the School Year

Wrapping up your school year in just 3 days – seriously!

12 Fun Summer Ideas for Your Students

Summer Reading Rockets – Bingo Style!

End of Year Classroom Celebrations: Be the Memorable Teacher.

 Student Teacher Gift Ideas

A fun activity where  your students have to guess what you’ll be doing this summer!

Washi tape classroom awards – easy to make!

You might want to check out:

End of School Year eBook Cover

Need some new ideas for your end of the school year routine?  This 70 page digital book has you covered!

Includes 9 articles from Organized Classroom, including topics such as:

  • 140+ Quick EOY Student Activities
  • Printable Award Certificates
  • How To Pack Up Your Classroom Faster Than Ever
  • Fun Summer Reading Challenge for Students
  • DIY Unique Award Ceremony Ribbons
  • Planning Your EOY Party in a Snap
  • Super Cute Tag for EOY Student Gift

…and even more!

Includes 5 additional freebie files!  No need to enter in an email address for each one separately – just click and go! 

See it HERE.

More student teacher gift ideas to wrap up the school year

10 fun activities for the last week of school

End of the Year Stars Printable

End of Year Checklist
{Free} End of Year Math Scavenger Hunt!
Summer Vacation List
End of the Year Freebies
Would You Rather Questions for the End of the Year

Free downloads such as candy bar wrappers and memory booklets!

Create a worksheet with lots of these thinking riddles – very fun!

Best teacher resource sites

Wrapping up the Year eBook Cover

Grab the ultimate end of the school year resource guide for teachers!

Wrapping Up the School Year in Just 3 Days!  27 page guidebook with checklists and a plan of action so you can enjoy the last week of school with your students – rather than feeling overwhelmed with your task list!  Click HERE to download it now!

Make a calendar and include one of the following on each day, then give as an end-of-the-year gift to students

Ways to Keep Students From Going Crazy at the End of the Year
Free Summer Mystery Pictures Math
End of the Year Student Gift Tags
Still in School? Reading Survey to the Rescue!
End of the Year ABC Fun! – love this idea for any grade from first grade through even fifth grade!

Graduation coloring pages

Printable custom doorknob hanger

Create a Book on Tape as a service-learning project

Old School to New Cool e-book

The Last Day of School book

End of Year Certificates

Summer Math Printables (only the first 5 are free, so choose wisely)

Comparing autograph books from the 1800s to a new one students can make today – very neat!

Google’s The World is Full of Interesting Things – probably more appropriate from middle to high school students, but many really neat things (lots of YouTube videos, so be prepared if you are blocked at your school)

School Talent Show Ideas

San Diego Zoo

Make a kite (includes a video!) and fly them outside in the schoolyard

Start your own teaching blog to share ideas!

End of the School Year Teaching Tips

Handy make-your-own calendar maker (useful for tracking summer books read)!

Blue’s Clues paper craft with a graduation hat

You might want to check out:

End of School Year eBook Cover

Need some new ideas for your end of the school year routine?  This 70 page digital book has you covered!

Includes 9 articles from Organized Classroom, including topics such as:

  • 140+ Quick EOY Student Activities
  • Printable Award Certificates
  • How To Pack Up Your Classroom Faster Than Ever
  • Fun Summer Reading Challenge for Students
  • DIY Unique Award Ceremony Ribbons
  • Planning Your EOY Party in a Snap
  • Super Cute Tag for EOY Student Gift

…and even more!

Includes 5 additional freebie files!  No need to enter in an email address for each one separately – just click and go! 

See it HERE.

End of the Year Olympics
Non-academic award list
End of the Year Reflection Task Cards! – reflection questions are always a great way to recap the year
Reading Bookmarks Your Students Can Color!
The Final Countdown (Posters)!

SpongeBob graduation paper craft

Printable graduation treat bags

Teacher report card lesson idea

High School Graduation Party Ideas

Last Day Blues Stationery

Students leave advice for next year’s students in this lesson

National Zoo

Make your own kaleidoscopes

Classroom Printables for Your Grade Level

End of the Year Activity – Class Scavenger Hunt
Nothing To Do! (An End of the Year Freebie)
End of Year Writing – cute for a 2nd grade writing activity
End of the Year Science Lab Inventory
End of the Year Inspirational Classroom Community Activity

Field Day Ideas

Last Day Blues book

Have the students each create a page (I would even only maybe do half a page) and keep them from year to year and add them to o-rings!  Fun!

Last Day of School Poem and sentence starters

Graduation Bunny Paper Craft

Teacher Time Capsule (started by the preschool teacher) – awesome idea!

Custom Writing paper

End-of-Year Auction

End of the year teacher professional development books

Classroom Seating Chart website

End-of-the-Year Resource List

70 kids games that could be used for the end of the year parties

Create fun puzzles to keep them busy during a movie

Lots of fun ideas from a slideshare

Sign up for the OC Educator’s Email Club

The Last Day of Kindergarten

Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Make your own rain sticks – then have students write a story about being caught in a rain shower

Fantastic end of the year procedures checklist

Flower paper craft

End of the Year Poems

YouTube channel – make sure to see over 60 teaching tips videos!

A fun theater project called “Decades”

Memory Book Templates

Fun Games and Activities for Middle School

Summer Food Safety

Some fun ideas for middle schoolers from the ProTeacher discussion board

How to stay charged the final weeks of school

Students will love these fun activities…

Goodbye Poem for Students
End of Year/Ideas for Summer

NEA Foundation Grants

Have students create their own board games like this checker board, then play each other’s games all afternoon

Field Day activities for middle and high school students

The Night Before Summer Vacation

End of Year Checklist

Create your own end-of-the-year wordsearch

Graduation Friends TP Roll Craft

Graduation Poems

This is invaluable! End of the year report card comments!

End of the Year Reminders

Snapshots of the Year Bulletin Board

Many lessons from different subject areas!

Summer Power Points and Games

Time Capsule (you could start this tradition next school year)

Fun student worksheets

Real or bogus websites?  Have your students discuss and review these websites.  Good for understanding that not everything on the internet is real or correct.  Would be perfect for 3rd grade and older students.

End of the School Year Crafts

When It’s the Last Day of School

Telephone Game

Word Scrambler for end of the year puzzles

Lots of good ideas including templates, gift ideas, and bulletin boards (the free ideas start at about the middle of the page)

Make a graduation cap!

Kindergarten graduation song – super cute!

Kindergarten Graduation Day

Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the Last Day of Kindergarten

Thinking Ahead to Next Year Lesson Plan

Dealing with End of the Year Stress

What To Do on the Last Day of School

Koala Sanctuary

Wrapping up the Year eBook Cover

Grab the ultimate end of the school year resource guide for teachers!

Wrapping Up the School Year in Just 3 Days!  27 page guidebook with checklists and a plan of action so you can enjoy the last week of school with your students – rather than feeling overwhelmed with your task list!  Click HERE to download it now!

Summer reading lists

This one could be started now, then finished as the year came to a close

Summer teaching jobs

Crossword Puzzle Maker

Teacher Poem to a Student

End of the year printable PDFs (FYI – some of their links were broken)

Egg Carton Graduation Cap

Last Day, Hooray!

Super fun!  Interactive jigsaw puzzles – perfect as a class activity on the whiteboard or at computer workstations!

Students create a memory book and more…

Favorite Parts of the Year Memories Book

A fun computer lab lesson!

More lessons!

Create a Class Yearbook

Students can make Poet-T’s

Brevard Zoo – Fourth graders could do virtual reports on the animals!

Ten great activities for teaching with the newspaper (since your library books are gone for the year)

Summer Activities – make mini flashcards!

Graduation Greeting Cards to customize

How cute is this?  A Pet Rock Graduation craft!

Create custom awards and certificates

Team Problem-Solving Fun

Printable end of the year notecard

10 Ways to Prepare for the End of the School Year

Lots of fun games and activities

An oldie but goodie:  Math bingo

Create your own motivational posters for your students

Fun Paper Folding Activities

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teacher’s Dirty Looks!

When It’s the Last Day of School Lesson Plan

Which were your favorites from the mega list from above?

Enjoy and feel free to add more end of the year resources in the comments box at the bottom of the page.  Thanks!

~Charity

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