Looking for something different to do at the end of the school year? This pack includes 8 different writing-based activities for students to complete as you near the last few days of school. There are color as well as B&W versions provided in addition to some different pages based on student gender. These pages are great for giving students some meaningful and fun reflective work at the end of the year. You can use everything or differentiate based on students’ needs or interests. Plus, there is an opportunity for students to incorporate illustrations, doodles, and coloring.
1. InstaYEAR: I included this activity as something extra engaging and relatable for students as they reflect upon the school year before summer vacation. Using an Instagram format, students are asked to think, draw, and analyze. Colored pencils optional.
2. Rules of the Road: Using a fun format using street signs and roads, students reflect on this year and write 3 rules/lessons that can drive a successful school year. Students create a street sign logo to match each rule.
3. Top 5 Chart: This is a fun Top 5 template. Students can write about their Top 5 moments, memories, or experiences from the school year.
4. End of the Year Writing Prompts: Here are 2 different writing prompts on themed paper.
5. Letter of Advice: Students can use this writing paper to write a letter to a future student offering advice.
6. Letter of Appreciation: Students can use this writing paper to send a thank you letter to someone who helped him/her have a successful year. There are different versions based on gender.
7. My Summer Bucket List: Students use this brainstorming-themed web to denote the 5 things they want to do, see, eat, etc. before the end of the summer.
8. ‘That’s a Wrap’ Mad Libs: Students complete the end-of-the-year paragraph by filling in each black with the designated part of speech. It’s an EOY Mad Libs!