End Of The Year Blog Hop

Aloha friends and welcome to our Second Grade End of The Year Blog Hop!!

I hope you are enjoying all of our fun ideas!  To keep with my general tropical theme I am ending the year with a Hawaiian style memory book and a luau in my classroom.

This is a freebie in my TpT store.

These are all bound and ready to go.  We will be picking through lots of pictures I have taken over the year.  I keep all of my pictures on file in my Costco Photo account.  I can print out exactly what I need and they only charge $0.13 a picture.

Don't forget to take a picture with all of your students so they can add that as well.

Our end of the year luau is really simple.  We are going to wear aloha attire -Hawaiian print shirts and dresses.  I tell the girls to wear a flower in their hair and they can wear sunglasses if they want.

I plan to have a potluck lunch with local style food.

These are called musubis and kids love them!  Its spam or hotdogs over sticky rice wrapped in seaweed.  I use the empty spam container as a mold for the rice. Fill it about halfway with rice and then pop it out.  Just cut up the spam, cook it until both sides are browned, and place it over the rice. Drizzle a bit of soy sauce over it. Cut a strip of nori and wrap it around the whole thing. They are super easy to make and I know they will get eaten.   Click {HERE} for recipe.

We will also be having...


Haupia Pudding 
Click {HERE} for recipe

And of course...

At the end of our party/day I plan to give every child a lei.  I love flower leis and they are given for so many occasions, especially graduation, but kids don't love them all that much.  They prefer candy leis!

 Here in Hawaii all of these items can be found at Walmart, but I'm not so sure that you can find these on the mainland.  These are packs of plastic netting to make the leis.  Click {HERE} to order.
 One pack makes about 4 leis.  I also picked up a big bag of candy, and I had this silver ribbon at home.
 The netting is like a thin tube that you can place the candy in.
 Each lei should be about 36 inches long.

I place a little toy/eraser in the middle and then add the candy.

 Cut small pieces of ribbon and tie it between each piece of candy.
 Connect the top with a piece of ribbon and you are done!
You could use toys, erasers, small boxes of crayons or any small item.  It doesn't have to be candy.
If you don't want to order the netting or you can't find it, you could use cellophane.  Here is a tutorial I found from party city.  Click {HERE}

I will also be attaching these cute tags to each one.

Click on the picture if you would like to use them.  They are in a powerpoint file and can be edited to add your own name.

I hope this gave you some ideas for your End of The Year activities or celebrations. Make sure you keep hopping for more great ideas!


  1. I lived in Hawaii for a year. Musubi always grossed me out but once I tried it, it was good!! I also LOVE haupia pie! Thanks for sharing! I'm struggling to end the school year on a good foot! :)

    1. I hear you Jenni! I am forcing myself to smile and be calm in the face of chaos, lol!

  2. Those candy lei's are SOOOO cute! Thanks for sharing!
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  3. I LOVE the candy leis as well! We usually have a Hawaiian themed all-school EOY celebration. I think I'm going to have to whip those up! Thanks also for the freebie!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  4. You have the cutest ideas! Thanks for sharing such fun stuff Corrina!

  5. Wow. Your class are very lucky to have you as their teacher making so much effort for the end of the year. Great idea!

    Growing Little Learners

  6. Thank you for sharing your ideas and free printable! We made little Aloha gifts for my kids' classmates and I searched for a printable. Yours is perfect! Thanks again!


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