It’s the end of the year, and you’ve still got to teach the kiddos and keep them thinking, learning, and creating.
I have put together this list of fun and engaging activities for the end of the year.
1. Math games – Put all of the main math topics that you’ve covered this year into a hat. Let each child pick a topic and create a board game on that topic. I have my students create at least 24 question cards (they need to be up to your standards, so you might want to check them after 1 or 2 questions) and a game board. It can be a fun themed game board like the jungle or circus. My students LOVED to make games like this!
2. Fractured fairy tales – Have the students choose a fairy tale. Then they rewrite the fairy tale, making it fractured. Change the characters, the setting, point of view, or plots. I’m sure you’ve heard of the The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. That’s a fractured fairy tale. I did this years ago, and my students loved it! A couple of my students changed the setting to today’s time, and they were hilarious. I had them create picture books with their fractured fairy tale and then present it to the class. Great fun!
3. Be the teacher – Brainstorm a list of all the topics that were covered this year. Have students choose one of the topics and create a lesson to teach it to the class. They have to create the lesson and the materials and then present it to the class. Have you ever heard of this before? Pretty profound.