The end of the school year is a very exciting time for students and teachers, but it can also be an emotional time as well.
For some of your classes, it will be the very last time you will see them – so for the very last time, you should make it fun and memorable.
So, you may decide to set some end of year classroom games but finish the school year off – but what’s the best ones to do?
Well, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got some of the best end of year classroom games that you and your classroom can try today! If you’re dying to know much more about them – then read on for much more!
Best End Of Year Classroom Games
Let’s get started with this list and show you our picks for the best end of year classroom games.
1. Memories Banner/Mural
To start our list, we have something that can provide you and your class with memories that will last a lifetime.
This game is best for classes that are in their final year, so you can have something to remember them all by.
While it isn’t a competitive game as such, this is a lot of fun to do and every single student can get involved with it.
You can include photographs, paintings, quotes and whatever else your students feel connects them with your class.
Once your class has finished the memories banner or mural, be sure to take a photograph for everyone to take home with them.
2. End Of Year Quiz
An end of year quiz for your students can be a lot of fun, but it can also include an element of competition.
Not only this, but it’s a very effective teaching method for reinforcing previously learned concepts and lessons from the year.
There are a few different ways you can do this though. You can do it like that, using previous lessons throughout the year, or you may decide to make it much more fun and tailored to the students, providing questions outside of the academic setting.
You can ask your students to create their own quiz questions and put teams against each other, perhaps having the winner take home a prize.
It really comes down to you and what you feel is the right move!
3. Escape Room!
Escape rooms are a very popular thing to do in the modern world. You can actually do these in designated places – but when it comes to the classroom, you can find some amazing resources online.
It’s very easy to set this up, but you may need a small budget to do it and you will also need at least one tablet or computer.
The idea behind escape rooms is to solve puzzles and cryptic questions, in order to find keys or answers to escape the room in an allocated time.
If you have the resources available, you can put two or more teams against one another, but if this is not possible, then there’s nothing wrong with having the entire class do this together.
You could even set times and see if they beat them.
Escape rooms are both fun and educational, but they also get your students working as a team and thinking independently at the same time.
4. What Am I?
A really fun game which you can get everyone involved with is the “what am I?” game. You can do this either by using the digital app on a smartphone or tablet, or you can use small pieces of paper to do it.
The idea is to put the object on your forehead and the other participants need to describe the object or person without saying anything directly. The player needs to then answer what they are correctly for the point.
The winner of the game is the person with the most points in their time slot. You can do this as an entire classroom if you want to, or you can do this in split teams.
It’s super fun to get involved with this and a great way to finish your school year.
5. Wheel Of Fortune
Most people will be familiar with Wheel Of Fortune, but it doesn’t matter if your students have never heard of it – because it’s really easy to explain the object of the game. But the best part of this game is actually making the wheel.
You will set your students a task to make the spinning wheel with some classroom items and then select some students to play the game.
The aim is to get the hidden sentence, phrase or word correct based on letters available – you must answer questions for more letters.
The game is very easy and a lot of fun, especially when someone gets stuck! A lot of laughs are to be had and expected with this game.
6. Classroom’s Got Talent
We would hazard a guess that your class has seen America’s Got Talent before, so why not recreate this in your classroom?
You can ask your students to perform their talents in your classroom, and you should also show off your skills!
You can set some of your students the role of judges and the other students can be the audience.
This is a super fun game which gets every class member involved and shows you the skills and talents of everyone in your class, outside of the academic format.
If possible, the school may allow this to be a much larger event in the auditorium with multiple classes getting involved. Perhaps it’s worth speaking with the Principle to see what they think of the idea!
Bingo can be an ideal game to play at the end of the school year.
Despite what some people may think about it, it can become very competitive and lots of fun – especially if you have some amazing prizes to give to your students.
If you really want to add more elements of fun to bingo, then why not have one of the students be the caller and see if they can make the rest of the class laugh with some of their descriptions of the numbers that come out.
Indeed, bingo can be simple, effective, quick and pretty inexpensive if you want it to be. However, if you are provided a small budget – then it will be so much better.
8. Truth Or Dare
Everybody loves playing truth or dare, but in the classroom setting – you can play this but in the appropriate channels.
Essentially, you will create some of the dares before the game and place them into a hat or pot.
All students will be asked to play, but it’s fine if they wish to abstain.
The participants will be asked truth or dare, and if they refuse to answer or choose a dare, they will select one of the random dares out of the pot or hat that you have already devised.
This can be a whole lot of fun and it’s an easy, quick and simple game to play, with very little preparation or set up required.
9. Crazy Class
Crazy class is a game that not many people have heard of, but it’s really funny.
Basically, you will provide every student with a task or role to do, written on a card. You will conduct a “normal” lesson, but the students must abide by their card.
For example, one student will have a card that says they must only speak with a funny voice or another student can only respond if they start with a duck quack sound.
The funniest part of this is the other students do not know what each other’s card tells them to do.
The game finishes when all of the students have answered at least one question in your lesson, but it can go on throughout the class time! It’s hilarious and highly recommended for your end of year class.
Frequently Asked Questions
We will now examine some of your most frequently asked questions. We hope we answer them all for you.
Most of these end of year games are free to play, but of course if you were to be allocated a small budget, you will have the option to enhance the experience.
It’s always a good idea to ask your superior if your proposed game will be okay to play before you do so. Don’t be afraid to ask, it’s always going to be better for you.
End of year classes can be the best time of the year, and you can make your class extra special by playing one of these games that we’ve listed above. We hope you have a lot of fun!
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