Tuesday, June 11, 2013

End of the Year Ideas

This year at our end of the year party we had 4 centers: cookie decorating, making jewelry, perler beads (a HUGE hit but very time consuming), and decorating frames. 
When we were finished with our centers, we had our big AWARD show!! I had been discussing the 'awards' for days prior to the party and the students were all SO excited to find out what award they were going to get. I overheard discussions that went like this...

"I wonder who is going to get the tardy award"
"Oh, definitely Neil!"
"I wonder who is going to get the farting the most award?"
"Oh, that's Eric for sure!!"
"I don't know what award I'm going to get?  Probably the 'I'm good at everything award!'"

I'm not going to lie, I kind of, just a teeny bit, let those discussions continue because they were just too funny (and cute!). But, no worries, I wasn't giving any awards for farting or being tardy!!

We rolled out the super star carpet and set up a row of chairs on each side. I stood at the front to announce and the parents that were volunteering sat at the end of the carpet. I called one award up at a time and it was sooo cute!! The kids had to walk the carpet, turn around and pose with their award, then walk back down the carpet. The kids all started sticking their hands out to high five the winner!! They felt so famous!
I got the awards from Mel D. over at Seusstastic. You can check out the awards by clicking on the image below.


  1. I just pinned this! This is such a cute idea and a great way to end the year!

  2. We did an awards ceremony too! I'm definitely doing candy bars next year. so cute :)


  3. Caityln,
    Just discovered your blog, and I love all these end-o-year ideas!! I'm your newest follower, a brand-new, just-hired kindergarten teacher. I'll be checking your blog often for more super ideas.

  4. Cute awards! I also did student awards and a red carpet for them to walk down - they absolutely LOVED it!

    I'm having my 1 Year Blogiversary Giveaway, stop by and check it out!

    Lacy's Letters

  5. Thanks so much for having this linky party! I love being able to link up with a party, because I am a new blogger! PS. I love your blog! :)