It’s the end of the year which means you’ve ran out of things to do and you’re ready to fill up some time OR it means you’ve run out of time teaching everything you need something that covers everything! I’ve got you covered, and the best part is, it’ll engage your kids during those last few weeks of school.
Here’s some fun end of year activities to try in your classroom.
Alphabet STEM is such a fun collection of STEM activities for kindergarten and even first grade!
To start these activities, you’ll want to do one letter daily for the end of the year. Start by introducing a mini book. Then, introduce the challenge.
The next thing you do is make a choice – do you want to do it as a whole group or do it as centers? Whole group is easy to do with kinder, but if you have students who may need extra support you’ll want to see if you can get an aid to help. If not, centers may be the way to go.
I’ve included literacy sheets and letter mats that go along with the mini-book, so you’ll have things for your students to do while they are in their centers.
Once you’ve decided how you want to run your STEM challenges, it’s time for the actual STEM challenge.
Each STEM activity is different. You don’t need anything too crazy. (Check out my post here on 6 hair-pulling mistakes I made teaching STEM!) In fact, most of the challenges are inexpensive and use materials you probably have lying in the back of your cabinet. If it’s too crazy, you can always substitute materials. Anything goes!
There are 26 STEM challenges for 26 days of learning! This makes coming to school for the next 26 days exciting while keeping a routine.
After you’ve completed the stem challenge, your students are ready to complete their math and science sheet.
Here’s what’s really neat. If you complete all 26 letters, you’ll cover all the math and science standards. This makes the best review for the year!
At last, I always let my students do a walking museum.
This is where we look but don’t touch. We walk in a quiet line around the room and look at each creation. Students love showing off their projects. We end our day by discussing what was most difficult, how we could make it easier next time, and what was really fun.
There you have the whole year wrapped up in 26 days!
This is a fun way to review all that you learned and the best part is, you’ll be able to have an entire month of plans all ready for you!
If you love the idea but want to try it out fist, get my free Letter A STEM Challenge here!