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End of the Year Student Gifts!

If you’re looking for fun and meaningful end of the year gifts for your students, I’ve got you covered! I love giving out meaningful end of the year student gifts to my class each year as they head out for summer. I’ve done different things over the years, but here are a few of my favorite end of the year student gifts!

Sunglass Tags

These sunglass tags make a perfect student gift! I just add them to a pair of sunglasses (you can buy them in bulk on Amazon… here’s one of my favorite sets)! You can attach them to the sunglasses by tying with ribbon, or just set the sunglasses on their desks with the tag right next to them!

Sunglass tags for end of the year student gift that say "My future's so bright I have to wear shades"

Student Sticker Cards

Are your students obsessed with water bottle stickers like mine are? If so, this is another easy end of the year student gift! Just print the sticker cards out, cut them, and tape on a sticker or two! You can get the Sticker Cards here! And you can check out some of my favorite student stickers in my Amazon storefront here!

Student Sticker Cards for the end of the year student gift

Survival Kit for Life

This Survival Kit for Life is another meaningful end of the year gift for students that I have loved giving out! Each student gets a bag (or water bottle) filled with small items and a printable stating what each item represents/advice for them to remember! I read this out loud to my students whenever I give this gift and I can tell you that every year I cry reading it! You can get the “Survival Kit for Life” tags HERE! This is a perfect gift that you can can put in water bottles, small beach buckets, or cellophane bags! 

End of the year student gift - survival kit for life in a water bottle

Positive Affirmation Bookmarks

You know I love my Positive Affirmation Door Banner, but did you know that it also comes with bookmarks?! The students in one of my previous classes loved saying the affirmations each day so much that I created bookmarks to hand out to them on the last day so that they could take a copy of the affirmations with them!

Positive affirmation bookmarks

Writing Portfolio

This one is more for the parents, but at the end of the year I like to put all of my students’ writing from throughout the year in a nice writing portfolio for each of them to take home as a keepsake! I keep their writing hanging up on our writing wall all year, so the writing portfolios are super easy to make! I just print a cover and have my students fill out an “About the Author” page!

Student writing portfolio for the end of the year

Class Picture/Memory Book

I love having my students make memory books at the end of the year! It’s a great chance to reflect on our year together and I love having them share their favorite memories as a class! For an added bonus, it’s always fun to print off a class picture or pictures from throughout the year for students to glue into their memory books!

End of the year student memory books


Books are always a great student gift! Sometimes I will go through our classroom library and clear out older books to make space for new ones. When I do this I will display the books on a table and let each student choose a book to take home to keep! Scholastic also has great prices on books throughout the year (like their $1 book deals)! If you’re thinking of giving your students books, that is a great place to get them!

End of the year student gift ideas

I hope these end of the year student gifts give you some ideas you can use with your class! And congrats on finishing a school year with your students! You are an amazing teacher and your students are so lucky to have had you as their teacher this year!

  1. Those sunglasses are adorable! I love the fun patterns! Your survival kits are super cute too! Thanks so much for sharing! Good luck finishing out the year!

    The Polished Teacher

  2. What an awesome end of the year gift for your kiddos. Your students have a very thoughtful teacher.

    Shepherd's Shining Stars

  3. elainaann says:

    Love this. I'm moving down from middle school to elementary this year. I've been brainstorming ideas for a first day gift. 🙂

  4. Tara says:

    I wanna be in your class!!!! What adorable and fun and colorful and so cute and amazing gifts for your kiddos!!! I'm sure they will LOVE them:) You're amazing:) Hugs!

    4th Grade Frolics

  5. Erin K says:

    I found your blog through Tara's Made It Monday and I'm so glad I did!!! Adorable creations! Thanks for sharing!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  6. Miss Cosby says:

    I love those sunglasses 😀 (And the little card that goes with them) Oh and I don't even go to Michael's w/o my teacher id and my Michael's app( (coupons!!)

    I had a special group this year, too. I miss 'em.

    You Might Be a First Grader….

  7. How adorable! I seem to wait til the last minute too…ugh…now you can enjoy your last few days with them without having to worry too much about getting that done!

    So cute!
    Collaboration Cuties

  8. Kristen says:

    I love everything about this! The gifts, the colors, your beautiful photography!!! Your kids will adore these! Happy almost summer Molly (I think we have about the same time left!)

  9. I love your blog. So cute!!

    I did the same thing for my kids, but your sunglasses are so much cuter!

    I'm your newest follower 🙂

  10. Sherry says:

    Can you tell me about the maps above your boards? Where are you located?

  11. Karli Lomax says:

    I love the survival kit for life- really sweet 🙂 I'm going to try to make those next year (today was my last day!!! Woo-hoo!)
    Thanks for sharing!
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

  12. So, so cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing!


  13. Jennifer says:

    I love the sunglasses and the little card to go with them!! I also love the survival kit for life {it is super cute}!!! Thanks for sharing!

    The First Grade Dream

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  15. Debbie Sauntman says:

    How can I get a copy of the tag you made with the sunglasses? I love this idea for my pre-k students!

  16. Nikki says:

    I love this idea. I downloaded the material on TPT and saw you also did this with water bottles. I was wondering if you could please tell me where you got those bottles from? I LOVE them!

  17. Laura O'Leary says:

    Thanks so much for sharing. These are super cute and I know my students will love the survival kits.

  18. Christine Gussen says:

    Where did you get those ribbons for the survival kits?

    ]Thank you!

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