At the beginning of the year, we tend to do a few ice breaker/getting to know you activities. The end of the year is always so busy with finishing things up and assessing, but there is also that last day that sometimes can fly by and drag on at the same time. All I know is that I have about 4 hours (we usually have a half day) where kids are excited, work is completed and turned in, projects are (hopefully) done, and still we want to make it memorable and special. I've posted about my beginning of the year "Find a Friend" activity. I like to get them moving, talking, learning about each other. Well, I thought it would be fun to do this same activity at the end of the year.
I made two different formats. They are basically the same, but one is a little more wordy. The one of the left says, "Find a friend who will... this summer." The one on the right just has a word or phrase. The one on the right can be more versatile. You can tell students that they can look for kids who want or wish they were doing those things for summer. There might be some kids who don't have the opportunity to do some of these things, so I thought that might be a way to make it fun and inclusive for everyone.
I was also being a little indecisive. Ha! Surprise, surprise, right? So there are two options. Almost identical, but one has visiting family while the other has hiking. There is no real reason for this except I couldn't decide which I wanted more. :)