Finish the year FUN! The last 20 days of the school year, I set up these balloons. they hang from the ceiling. I explain there are only 20 days left and to celebrate our great year, we will do something fun each day. Each afternoon, a child pops a balloon to reveal the fun activity for the following day. You can pop at random or number the balloons. It really helps to make the last part of the year full of fun memories and excitement.
It is also a good distraction from the normal routine they are tired of by this point in the year.
24 ideas range from extra recess, mystery reader, nature scavenger hunts, sit by a friend, no shoes in the classroom, Hat Day, special show and tell, Popsicle party, etc. These ideas are used in a Kinder class but may be applicable to any grade.
I have left 4 blank ones for any extra ideas you may have.
Pick your 20, roll them up, insert them into balloons, blow them up and hang! I affixed a thumbtack to a pointer for the "popper"