Let’s Go To The Beach
I have never been on for countdown activities. I am always WAY too tired to plan anything elaborate but this year I felt like we needed to celebrate HOW far we have come.
Beach Day was just one of the fun days we had and it was really simple to plan.
We started off the day with blue tables. I took some paper and covered the tables. The students drew ocean animals and beach supplies while they waited for everyone to arrive and get started.
Since I wanted to have some of the same activities for my remote learners we listened to some Beach stories online. Youtube had a bunch of them!
I had a bunch of activities ready to go and I made them small group activities. I explained and modeled each activity and let the kids pick where they wanted to start.
Write The Room
For the Write the Room activity instead of putting words all over I turned them over and had each kid just turn over one at a time. They would find the picture and write the word.
Fine Motor Tracing
The tracing center started off the dry erase crayons and then someone asked if they could use playdough to fill the lines. Well, OK! That was a fun twist for sure!
For math time I pulled out the count and clip cards but we used mini erasers instead.
We also played Beach Bingo. Like the write the room activity I turned a card around one at a time and students had to find it on their board. We played this quite a few times and again the next day!
To finish off the day I let the kids build sandcastles with kinetic sand. I found a kit at Wal- mart that had mini-size molds and the kids built castles for an hour!
To end the day I gave each student a bucket with a message from me. This ended up being their end of the year gift and they loved it.
So it didn’t take much pre-planning except for prepping the cards and activities. You can find ALL these activities over in my resource library.
Hope this type of day can add some fun to your End of The Year celebrations!