We also had another fun activity added to our room a la Pinterest [man that site can get me in trouble!] I found the idea to put up balloons to countdown that last few days of school. The idea I found here counted down the last 20 days. However, my little munchkins would go nuts for that long [and so would I!] so I trimmed it down to 10 days. I hung the balloons in my room this morning and we are popping one per day to find the fun activity inside. Here's what I listed to help with ideas:
Day 10. 10 minutes of free time
Day 9. extra snack (cookies and hot cocoa :)
Day 8. sit wherever you want today\
Day 7. extra recess
Day 6. dance party!
Day 5. surprise guest (probly my sister for a craft/read aloud)
Day 4. field trip (love how that worked out!)
Day 3. popcorn and a movie (we are reading Charlotte's Web so we will watch that)
Day 2. hat day
Day 1. school carnival and class "baseball" party
About the "baseball" party... I work for a Minor League baseball team in the summers, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers [Cleveland Indians affiliate]. This will be my 9th season there, so as an end of the year gift I am giving each of my little learners a free ticket for any game of their choice, along with a coupon I found in the phone book (LoL!) for buy one, get one free tickets. They can come visit me as I sell "ice cold pop!" all around the stadium. I have worked there for going-on 9 seasons now, so I can't give up the fun job of vending! I have had many former students from where I worked in the past come visit me there, and wanted my kiddos to have a chance to come visit too. I made a fun "Have a BALL this summer!" letter telling them about it, along with the ticket. I am going to find some baseball pencils and suckers to give out too, and we're going to munch on some peanuts and cracker jacks (of course!). Hopefully there will be a time and place on the last day for us to play baseball as a class also!
We had a great time popping the balloon for Day 10 today! I think it was more exciting than the activity listed inside!
Have a blessed day :)