Fill the last day of school with memorable end of the year activities and form new last day of school tradition. End the year and start summer with a bang!
I am all about creating traditions with my family. This round-up was especially exciting for me because it brought together two side of me – the former 5th grade teacher and the mom of five. It was the perfect collision of creating memorable end of the year activities and last day of school transitions both for the classroom and for home. Get ready for summer with these end of the school year ideas.
If you are home schooling, in a traditional school or trying to come up with creative ideas during a forced stay-at-home period, these end of the year activities are perfect for all grade levels and ages.
Create traditions both with teachers, mom, and friends. Let us know what cherished memories you have turned into traditions!
End of the Year Activities
When you are teaching, the end of the year doesn’t just happen on the last day of school. Look at these end of the year activities; party ideas that make each day a small celebration.
Then and Now Photos. One fun idea is to have a then and now bulletin board. Show pictures of the kids at the start and at the end of the year. | Poet Rocks
Character Rocks. Start this end of the year tradition by decoration rocks with superlatives. Find a word that describes each student and gift it to them as and end of the year gift idea. | We Heart Teaching
End of the Year Balloon Countdown. Have an end of the year countdown the last 20 days of school. E Have a free or inexpensive activity that gets hidden in a balloon. Pop one balloon each day to create a cherished memory. | Picture from Miss5th on Instagram, Get a balloon pop countdown printable from Anna Brantley at Teachers Pay Teachers
Beach Ball Autographs. Give the students a beach ball that they can use on the last day of school. Collect autographs from classmates on their end of the year student gift! | Source
End of the Year Printables
You know how much we, at Frugal Coupon Living, love printables. End the school year with these last day printables and creative ideas.
Host a Year in Review Circle. On the last day of school I had the kids go through and share their favorite memory from 5th grade (the grade I taught.) This writing activity can be done earlier in the year and you can hang these memorable events on a bulletin board. In your last day of school circle, they can read aloud this writing prompts printable and bring it home as a keepsake/memory.
Welcome Summer Banner. Download this this free Welcome Summer banner printable. If you are really creative, make a run through banner and have the kids run through it when the last bell rings! | The Crafting Chicks
End of the Year Bingo Game. Remember the ice breaker you might have done at the beginning of the year? Have kids grab something to write with and then pass out an End of the Year Bingo sheet to each student. | Play Dough to Plato
KIT Contact Cards. Share keep in touch contact cards for those that want to exchange numbers. On the back students can write letters to each other like a yearbook message. You could offer paper clips or an envelope so kids can keep their cards together in one place. | Eighteen 25
Last Day of School Finish Line. For another fun activity, print this finish line. Fun a fun way to end the last day of school at home or at school! | Just Add Confetti
End of Year Memory Book. During the last weeks of school, during language arts have students create year memory books with this free printable. | Sara J Creations
Last Day of School Traditions
Schools out for summer. Enjoy these last day of school traditions. Warning: fun is required!
Silly String Bus Welcome. That yellow school bus pulls up, your giddy and excited kid steps off for the last time this year. Are you ready? Grab the silly string and welcome them home with this fun activity. | Peanut Blossom
Hide and Seek with Water Balloons. Fill water balloons and let the sign say it all! “Hey guys, I am armed and hiding. I suggest you take off your backpacks and be prepared to get wet. Love Mom” | Yummy Mummy Club
Last Day of School Breakfast. Host a memorable last day of school breakfast. Add table decor and other summer decor to make the breakfast fun and memorable. | Source
Buckets of Fun. Make a summer gift bucket for summer buckets of fun. Fill up this Anti Boredom Bucket with Dollar Store ideas. | Dating Divas
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