1. Minute to Win It Games
Minute to Win It games can be super low-prep and incredibly fun and engaging. We Are Teachers has a great blog post of 25 Minute to Win It games perfect for the elementary classroom.
2. Paper Airplane Races
Look up some different paper airplane styles and then have students build them. Race their designs and see who will win.
3. Abstract Art Activity
Art Hub is one of my favorite go-to channels for finding kid-friendly drawing projects. My students love following along with this father-daughter duo to create fun themed art. Try this 3D Art Design for an incredibly unique and time filling project your students will love!
4. Trivia Day
Involve your grade level and host a grade level trivia day! You and your co-workers can come up with some fun questions about things that have happened throughout the year and sprinkle in some content review for a game show style day your class is sure to love.
5. Make Your Own Sundae Bar
With just a few toppings and some ice cream you’re sure to have a fun-filled day the students will remember. Ask parents to send in items and this day will be a breeze.
6. Taco Bout a Great Year
How about a taco bar? Again, you can have families donate ingredients to make this a year to “taco bout.”
7. Cereal Bar
Ask your class to vote on their favorite cereals and purchase a few. Or, grab a few and then have them vote on their favorites. Add some cartoons and you’re all set!
8. Dance Party
A dance party is always a great hit - especially if you have the students become the DJs. Make a list of appropriate titles they can choose from or have them use Go Noodles and show off their moves.
9 .Glow Party
Having a glow party is a great way to have an end of the year celebration. This idea gets better when partnered with a dance party, disco lights, and glow sticks. Learn more ways to host a great glow day through this post by We Are Teachers.
10. Create a Movie
Work with your class to create an end of the year celebration movie. Then, share the link out with families to watch at home. These slide show templates will make creating your movie a breeze and students will enjoy being able to add their touch to the slide show.