End of School Year Activities for Elementary Teachers in 2023

This post includes some of my favorite end-of-school-year activities for elementary students. These activities have students practicing important grade level reading, writing, and math skills during a time when their hearts are set on summer vacation. Learn about my 3 favorite activities for the end of the school year below!

3 End of the Year Activities

Below are 3 end of the year activities for elementary teachers.

1. Read Alouds

Read alouds are a great way to celebrate the end of the year. Your students will enjoy listening to the timely stories, discussing them, and reflecting on the school year. Some examples of quality books for this time of year are Mrs. Spitzer’s Garden, Lizzie and the Last Day of School, and Last Day Blues. Check out this full list of end of the school year books!

Mrs. Spitzer's GardenLizzie and the Last Day of SchoolLast Day Blues
A Letter to my TeacherWhen It's The Last Day of SchoolThank You, Mr Falker

2. Student-Made Review Games

Student-made board games successfully engage students in learning, create an opportunity to practice and review previously-taught skills, and offer students time and space to use their creativity and problem solving skills to create something of their own. Learn all about student made board games!

Student-made review games

3. Memory Books

Memory books are a great way to keep students engaged and continuing to learn at the end of the school year when their minds are set on summer vacation. Learn about my memory books for elementary students by selecting your grade level below. They are an end of school year activities year packet. Students can take them home with them and hold onto them as a keepsake.

Kindergarten Memory Book1st Grade Memory Book2nd Grade Memory Book3rd Grade Memory Book
4th Grade Memory Book5th Grade Memory Book6th Grade Memory BookElementary School Memory Book

We hope you found these end of school year activities helpful! If you haven’t already, I welcome you to join the Clutter-Free Facebook Group for Elementary Teachers. There you will find tips and ideas for how to organize your classroom, manage all those pesky piles of paper, set up and decorate your classroom for the new year and much more. 

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