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This Year was Poppin'- End of the Year Crafts for Kids

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 5 pages | Grades: K - 4

Wrap up the year with a poppin’ end-of-school-year craft for elementary school students.

End of School Crafts are a Poppin’ Good Time!

Are you looking for simple and effective end-of-year craft ideas? The “This Year was Poppin’” End of School Craft is the perfect craft for the last week of school. 

Students will remember their best moments from the past school year with this memory craft activity. This craftivity includes a popcorn bucket template and 18 popcorn-shaped reflection prompts that ask students to think about what they did during their school year. 

The popcorn bucket printable will make a cute display of their important memories. This set includes a popcorn bucket printable and all necessary files for the end-of-year activity.

To use this craftivity, use the steps below:

  1. Print copies of the end-of-year art project for each of your students. You can use all of the popcorn pieces or pick and choose for your younger learners.
  2. Have students complete the prompt on each popcorn piece. Color and cut out all popcorn pieces and bucket template.
  3. Have students assemble and mount their popcorn bucket onto a large piece of construction paper for display.

Through this activity, students are sure to remember the school year!

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

If you have students needing assistance, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Reduce the number of popcorn pieces included by only printing 1-2 of the pages.

Assist students with physical challenges in the cutting portion of the activity.

Provide sentence starters or frames to encourage students’ written responses.


Check out more end-of-year ideas for students by visiting our End-of-Year resource category!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the Download button to download the PDF version of this activity. Print a copy of the bucket and pieces for each student.

Provide students with large construction paper, scissors, glue sticks, and crayons.

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