15 Awesome End of the Year Activities

These 15 end of the year activities are sure to kick off summer break in style. The roundup of our favorite games, gifts and activities from across the web will make the end of the year extra special for kids. Get ready for some serious fun!

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15 Awesome End of the Year Ideas

First up, play a round of End of the Year Bingo.

End of the Year Bingo

Reminisce about kids’ favorite parts of the year. {There’s a version for kindergarten through 4th grade.} // Fabulous in First

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Make some adorable paper plate graduation caps. // Stay at Home Educator


Have kids run through a Welcome to Summer banner. // Shannon Brown


Collect classmates autographs. // Eighteen 25


Make an adorable construction paper craft. // Finally in First

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Pop a balloon and complete the surprise activity hidden inside. // Second Grade Nest

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Challenge kids to solve classmates’ clues in a fun round of Guess Who I Am! // Fourth and Ten

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And pull together a colorful end of the year bulletin board. // MPM School Supplies


Play a few minute to win it games. // Let’s Get Together

Minute-To-Win-It-from-Lets-Get-TogetherCelebrate with some graduation cap brownie bites. Yum! // Nothing But Country


Pass out some awesome end of year awards. // Jessica Travis


Give kids some sidewalk chalk to play with this summer. // Eighteen25

Chalk-it-Up-Summer-Gift-IdeaEncourage some outdoor exercise by passing along dollar store jump ropes. // Mrs. Jones’s Class


Motivate kids to read with a fun summer reading Bingo card. // My Sister’s Suitcase


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  1. MJ Neumann

    Very helpful

    • Ashley

      So glad you enjoyed these ideas!!
      Have a wonderful end of the school year!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  2. Tanya G. Marshall--The Butterfly Teacher

    Having students write autographs on the back of a classmate’s shirt is such a genius idea!! I would love to try that with my students. And I am definitely making that Welcome Summer banner for my son!

    • Ashley

      Yes! So many fun ideas!
      Hope your students love the shirts!
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  3. Robin

    I love the “Farewell to Kindergarten” page, but it’s not available any longer. Is it possible you can email it to me?

    • Ashley

      Hi Robin,
      Thanks for reaching out.
      This was a round up blog post, so the Farewell to Kindergarten page was host on Fabulous in First’s blog.
      You would need to reach out to her, or check her TpT store to see if it’s still available.
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador



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