The end of the school year is coming up FAST, y’all! You’re so close to crossing that finish line and wrapping up another awesome year with your sweet kids. This was always the time of year when my lesson plans started to drag a bit and got more difficult to focus on and be creative with. Always wanting to keep activities educational and engaging, I also really wanted to plan lots of fun so my students would leave my room with all kinds of happy memories of our year together.
So, to make your planning process for the next few weeks just the TINIEST bit easier, I collected a bunch of AMAZING end-of-the-year activities that are completely FREE! These freebies are all from other work-at-home-mamas and epic classroom teachers who I just ADORE, so please click any of the freebie titles or store names to check out all the goodness they’ve created. Alright, here we go!
This freebie from Rachael is the CUTEST way to celebrate your sweet students moving onto the next grade. It’s time to celebrate those hard workers you’ve spent your whole year molding and teaching and caring for!
Everyone loves a good memory book at the end of the year! Elyse has the cutest covers for your students to decorate for any end of the year memory book you decide to make.
This little freebie is full of no-prep summer review pages, including counting worksheets and a scrambled sentence worksheet.
This end of the year freebie is from me and includes fun activities for your little learners, like basic math and ABC order puzzles, math and literacy worksheets, and a few summer writing crafts too!
Briana offers this great summer reading BINGO board for you! It’s a great way to help your students reading all summer long.
Grab this ink-friendly way to give families a bunch of fun activities to work on this summer! This pamphlet includes a bunch of activities to help kiddos keep learning and growing through the summer months.
This end of the year memory book from Cassandra is great for any grade level! It’s packed with a bunch of fun, engaging activities help your students remember all the great things about their year with you and their classmates.
This free activity from Jennifer is a hands-on way to teach your students about solubility, color mixing, and molecule movement. You’ll need just a few materials to complete this activity and all instructions are included! This is a great way to keep your students learning and engaged in these last weeks.
Oh goodness, this super cute booklet from Jessica gives your students the opportunity to give YOU some grades for the year! See what your kiddos have to say about all the ways you were AMAZING and maybe even some ways you could grow…if you date. ;)
10. End of the Year Checklist FREE from KJH
We could ALL use this one, I’m sure! This checklist is the perfect way keep your end-of-year classroom clean-up feel manageable. Use it to help you keep track of all you need to organize, sort, and clean in all the little nooks and crannies before summer break!
These certificates from Amy are EDITABLE, y’all! All you have to do is download, type in names and dates, print, and you’re ready for any and all end of the year ceremonies! This is such a simple, cute way to press the “easy button” at this crazy time of year.
This activity from Tammy is a really personal, thoughtful way to end the year with your students! It includes instructions for how to complete this cute little bag activity, as well as writing templates and graphic organizers. Such a unique, fun activity for upper elementary students!
Diana’s gift tags would be a “sweet” addition to any end of the year gifts you’re planning to give! There are a few different color options included and are super simple to prep.
Jennifer from The Therapy Mama has these cute count and clip cards for your little learners! They’re great for reinforcing students’ counting and fine motor skills! Just print, laminate, and clip away!
Hayley Lewallen has the cutest little tags for gifts you’re giving at the end of the year. Add them to any little gift, especially one from the Target Dollar Spot, for an added personal touch!
This little memory book from Heather is a fun activity for your students to remember the good times from the past school year! This freebie includes 4 sheets to create to a memory book, but she also has a paid version with more pages and ideas.
Jen has this awesome, two-sided flip book in her store all about informing parents about what “Summer Slide” is, along with some ideas and resources to avoid it. It includes a book list, writing prompts, and some fun educational app suggestions too!
This freebie includes a writing and math activity from Jeanine! The writing activity would be a GREAT bulletin board for the end of the year and the math activity gives your kiddos opportunities for critical thinking and cooperative learning.
These adorable templates are perfect for your students to write helpful, encouraging letters to your future students! They’re a fun activity for your current students and a great ice breaker to read to the students in your class next year.
Stacey mixes up the “letter to a future student” idea by adding a Mad Libs activity to it! Similar to Mad Libs, students fill out the parts of speech with some hilarious words and the add them to their letter. Reading these letters aloud makes for a great activity with some good laughs!
This one is just for YOU, teacher! These summer-themed wine tags from Lauren are perfect to add to a wine-themed gift for yourself, a friend, or one of your hard-working coworkers.
Chandra uses this “Letter to Future Students” activity to have her students think about why the students coming to your class next year will absolutely love it! She includes a template for every grade level and each one includes two versions, pages for illustrations, and a bubble map.
Gretchen has this great presentation for you to show your students who will be third graders next year! It’s a great way to show upcoming third graders some expectations for behavior and academics.
Let your students tell you how they think you did this year with this teacher report card from Caitlin! This freebie includes two report cards versions, one blank and one full of ideas for you to use. I’m sure you’ll pass with flying colors!
25. End of the Year Compliment Book Activity + Free Printable from Kiddos and Crayons
This freebie from Jordan gives your kiddos writing practice AND a keepsake from their current grade! Simply staple some papers between construction paper and have students decorate the front page of their booklet. Then, their classmates can write compliments, notes, or even draw pictures for their friends! Such a cute, simple way to remember a great year.
I hope you found one or two (or ten!) freebies to make the end of the year with your students even sweeter, more simple, and really fun. Thank you for everything you do for your students, their families, YOUR families, yourself….you are incredible and a total superhero. :) I admire you and love what you do.
Happy end of the year! Enjoy all the moments. :)