End of School Year Countdown Themed Activities for 1-2

$9.99

This end of year countdown will save your sanity! When all of your text books and supplies are put away, this survival kit contains EVERYTHING you need to survive the last two weeks of school. Each day includes lesson plans, activities, and printables for reading, writing, math, science, art, and additional fun activities that will be sure to fill the entire day.

This end of year countdown will save your sanity! When all of your text books and supplies are put away, this survival kit contains EVERYTHING you need to survive the last two weeks of school. Each day includes lesson plans, activities, and printables for reading, writing, math, science, art, and additional fun activities that will be sure to fill the entire day.

We combined the perfect amount of educational activities and projects that will keep students engaged and excited to come to school until that last bell rings for summer break.

***Updated May 2019

***Kits are also available for grades 3-4, and grades 5-6.***

To prepare for the 10 Days Survival Kit you will need some type of container to store each day’s materials. We purchased 10 gift boxes from Amazon and glued the printable suitcase label on each box. You can also use shirt boxes, gift bags, or plastic bins.

The read-aloud books are not included. Check out your local and school libraries. These books are just suggestions. You can also choose your own books that go along with the daily theme.

Visit our blog to read more about the 10 Days Until Summer Survival Kit.

Detailed Description of Contents:

JPEGS so you can load to Google Slides, SeeSaw or Powerpoint

Day 1 - End of Year Survival Kit - Summer Safety Day

  • •Reading: Safety Text Cards, Safety Book Suggestions, Safety Tips Graphic Organizer
  • •Writing: How to Stay Safe While Riding a Bike
  • •Math: Telling Time, Time for Sunscreen
  • •Science Activity: How Well Does Sunscreen Work?
  • •Art: Sun-melted Recycled Crayons
  • •Additional Activities: Pool Safety Posters, Sunscreen Commercial, Safety Word Search

Day 2 End of Year Survival Kit -Weather Day

  • •Reading: Choose an informational weather book from your classroom library OR Jigsaw activity with included passages Writing: Nonfiction Notes (a variety of options are included)
  • •Math: Missing Addends “Guess my Number” game and Skill Review Worksheet
  • •Science: Making Lightning, Making Thunder, and Making Rainbows
  • •Art: Tissue Paper Rainbow or Storm Cloud, or Resist Painting
  • •Additional Activities: Weather Bingo, The Sound of a Thunderstorm

Day 3 End of Year Survival Kit - Germ Day

  • •Reading: The Gist on Germs text, Read-aloud and Notetaking
  • •Writing: Germ Summary, Handwashing Poster, “How To”
  • •Math: Addition and Subtraction Story Problems and “Go Away Germs Game”
  • •STEM Science: Growing Germs
  • •Art: Create—a—Germ
  • •Additional Activities: Spreading Germs, Handwashing Practice, Clean the Classroom, “Germ Germ, Who Has the Germ” Game

Day 4 End of Year Survival Kit - National Parks Day

  • •Reading: National Park Research and Note-taking
  • •Writing: Postcard
  • •Math: Fraction Skill Review Worksheet
  • •Science: Make Your Own Geyser or Volcano
  • •Art: National Park Tear Art
  • •Additional Activities: Board Game, National Parks Map Symbol Match, Travel Brochure

Day 5 End of Year Survival Kit - Aeronautics Day

  • •Reading: Read-Aloud and Fact Graphic Organizer
  • •Writing: Acrostic Poem, Flying Machine Invention
  • •Math: Geometry Review Worksheets
  • •STEM Science: Build a Rocket
  • •Art: Hot Air Balloon
  • •Additional Activities: Paper Airplane Contest, Aeronautics Memory, and Flight Movie

Day 6 End of Year Survival Kit -- Game Day

  • •Reading: Sportsmanship Book Suggestions and “Lesson Learned” Graphic Organizers
  • •Writing: How to Page or Booklet
  • •Math: Favorite Sports Graphing
  • •STEM Science: Trash Basket Toss
  • •Art: Design a Team Jersey
  • •Additional Activities: Play a sport as a class, Board Games, Tabletop Football

Day 7 End of Year Survival Kit - Nature Day

  • •Reading: Read-Aloud, Text Dependent Questions, and Graphic Organizer
  • •Writing: Survival Packing List
  • •Math: Coordinate Plane and Ordered Pairs with Leaves
  • •Science: Create a Sundial
  • •Art: Nature Name
  • •Additional Activities: Scavenger Hunt, Nature Journal, Campfire Songs

Day 8 End of Year Survival Kit - Summer Holidays Day

  • •Reading: Summer Holiday Fact Cards, Notetaking
  • •Writing: Summer Holidays Tab Book
  • •Math: Skill Review Worksheet
  • •Science: Fizzing Fireworks
  • •Art: Firework Line Drawing, Flag Representation
  • •Additional Activities: Word Scramble, Red, White, and Blue Tag, Paul Revere Tag

Day 9 Survival Kit  Water Day

  • •Reading: Water Read-Aloud and Graphic Organizers
  • •Writing: Water- Fun Factoid Accordion Book
  • •Math: Measuring Volume
  • •STEM Science: Filtering Water
  • •Art: Watercolor Design
  • •Additional Activities: Water games, Evaporating Handprint

Day 10 End of Year Survival Kit - Reflection Day

  • •Reading: Summer Slump Article, Goal Setting
  • •Writing: Diamante Poem, Friendly Letter
  • •Math: Word Problems, Color By Number Review Sheet
  • •Science: Friendship Ice Cream
  • •Art: My Part Mural Art
  • •Additional Activities: Year in Review, Friend Scavenger Hunt