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Beach Day Classroom Transformation

Classroom Transformations, Seasonal, Special Events, Spring, Summer

Written by: Katie Palmer

The end of the year is fast approaching! Teachers are wracking their brain trying to come up with end of the year activities. How about a classroom transformation? Classroom transformations are fun and leave your students with lasting memories of a fun-filled day! What better way to bring in summer than a beach day classroom transformation?! Check out the ideas below to bring the beach to your classroom!

beach day classroom transformation

Beach & End of the Year-Themed Activities

First things first, students can still learn during a classroom transformation, even an end-of-year one! Lucky Little Learners has LOADS of ideas that will work nicely for this special day.

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Beach Day Transformation Pack

Classroom Transformation Bundle


Beachy Math Centers

Why not make the whole math lesson summer themed on your beach day? These May Math Centers can be prepped ahead of time, are great for review of skills taught through the year, and will be fun for students. (Teachers can also get some much-needed individual student assessment, packing, or prepping done during the centers!)

1. Fishing For Even & Odd Numbers

going fishing summer themed math center for 3 digit number values

2. Arrays of Sunshine

Want to read more about our seasonal math centers? click HERE.


Summer Themed Math Puzzles

Math puzzles mix art & math! Customize these spring and summer-themed puzzles to fit the needs of your classroom:

  • Print them in color, laminate, pre-cut for the students, and kids can write and wipe
  • Give them the black and white version, have them color and cut out to solve
  • Give students the mixed-up black and white version for an extra challenge!
beach themed math puzzle

Beachy Literacy Activities

1. Fishing for Syllables

2. Beach Toothy for Phonics Practice


Beachy Writing Activities

1. Summer Prompts

When it comes time for the daily writing, stick with the end of the year theme and pass out the May Writing Passages! Students could choose from several prompts OR give them a teacher-selected passage.

ice cream themed opinion writing worksheets

When students are done, they can have an author’s share time and read their writing, preferably with beach music playing in the background.

2. End of the Year Memory Book

Lapbooks are engaging, hands-on and fun! While Lucky Little Learners has quite a few lapbooks (check them out HERE), the End of Year Book will fit in best with your end of year beach party.

end of the year memory book

This lapbook is a great way for students to look back and remember this crazy year! Assign as a center or done whole group! Check out a post all about this lapbook HERE!


Science: Seeds & Planting

Want to incorporate some science into the day? Why not seeds and planting? (Students could even plant a real plant if there is time and resources to do so!)

student-made book for a planting themed science activity

The seeds & planting unit comes with mini books, interactive lapbook pieces and some art. What a fun way to wind up the day! Check out the Seeds & Planting activities HERE.


Beachy Snacks, Decor & Ambiance

Now that your lessons and centers are set, the classroom should look and feel a bit like the beach! (Summer vibes!)

Snacks

What good party doesn’t have food?! There are lots of great beach-themed snacks teachers (or student/parent volunteers) can bring them in! (OR to be SUPER simple, have students bring in their OWN snack/drink.)

Check out these ideas that were found in our Lucky 2nd Grade Teachers Facebook group.

1. Jello with tiny umbrellas

beach day snack ideas

Need the umbrellas? Find them on Amazon HERE. (This is an affiliate link, so if you click and purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.)

2. Fruit Punch

blue punch and colorful jello with beach umbrellas

What drink is more beachy than this?!

3. Fruit From the Islands

Can be as simple as fruit cocktail, to the fancy fruit kabobs pictured above!

These cute plates/accessories on Amazon are similar to the ones pictured.

4. Starfish Sandwiches

5. An O-Fish-al Beach Day Snack


Decor

Want to ramp up your end of year beach transformation? Here are tons of creative ideas from our facebook group:

decor for a beach day in the classroom

More Beachy Classroom Photos

Decor Featured in Photographs

Pineapple-Shaped Centerpieces

Beach Backdrop


Ambiance

Now that the tables are set, and snacks dished out, it’s time to set the beachy vibe! Check out these videos below!


Bonus Ideas

  • Play some LIMBO Music and get out a jump rope for a limbo competition!
  • Need some exercise time? Have students have a beachball volleyball tournament. (Could even use a balloon!) Students can play in pairs (or individually) and count how many volleys they can get without the ball hitting the ground!
  • Fish Scale Celery Art!

Are you STOKED for this fun end of the year classroom transformation?! Want more ideas like this? Check out our classroom transformation posts below!

Remember, we are better together! Happy teaching!


Beach Day & Classroom Transformation Kits

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Beach Day Transformation Pack

Classroom Transformation Bundle

End of the Year Activities Mentioned in This Post

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End of the Year Memory Book Kit (Digital & Printable!)

1st Grade May Math Centers 

2nd Grade May Math Centers 

beach day classroom transformation

7 Comments

  1. Susanne Sweeney

    I can’t wait to transform my room on the last week of school. I did camping day and it was a huge hit. A fun-filled day of learning. Thank you for continuing to create these wonderful ideas.

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  2. Andrea

    Where can I find the beach toothy? I have most of the toothy products and I NEED those!

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    • Jess Dalrymple

      Hello Andrea! Beach-themed Toothy mats will be included in our brand new classroom transformations pack set to release on May 1st, 2022! The pack will include beach, camping, and restaurant themed activities, with more themes being added to this endless bundle every few months! Be sure to check our TpT shop in May! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Lucky-Little-Learners

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  3. Marci

    Do you have all these resources in one “Beach Day” package on TPT or do we need to purchase separately?

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    • Jess Dalrymple

      Hello, Marci! We have a classroom transformations pack in development right now – set to release on May 1st! The pack will include beach, camping, and restaurant themed activities, with more being added to this endless bundle every few months! Be sure to check our TpT shop in May! https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Lucky-Little-Learners

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  4. Tasheika

    I added my email when making this comment will I be notified when the beach package drops?!

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    • Jess Dalrymple

      Hello Tasheika! Our classroom transformation packs are almost finished and will be available to view and purchase in our site shop or on TpT at the beginning of May 2022! The best way to receive notifications when new resources are released is to join our email list. We send out weekly freebies and share early bird discounts when new products are released. Here is the link to sign up: https://luckylittlelearners.com/lp-lucky-little-learners-newsletter/

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