My first experience with early finishers activities
The Problem With Early Finishers
The four must-haves in early finishers activities
1. Easy to access and ready to use
2. Open-ended and reusable
3. Meaningful and relevant
- Design the world’s biggest doughnut.
- What would your day be like if you had eight arms?
- Plan a trip to Disneyland. Research the rides you would like to go on and the costs involved.
I don’t know about your students, but from my experience, questions like this equal instant engagement!
Our Early Finishers Activities
I have put together a range of early finishers activities that solve the problems of early finishers.
- Have a clear purpose
- Feature easy to understand instructions (no teacher interruptions necessary)
- Contain open-ended, reusable content so the same student could complete many of the cards more than one time, with different results.
- Cover a range of critical, creative and higher order thinking skills, including cause and effect, sequencing, research skills, and persuasive writing.
- Hold students’ attention and are fun (student feedback backs this one up).
We have three sets of Early Finishers activities: Volume One, Volume Two, and a discounted bundle. We also have a set of digital early finishers activities for use on digital devices.
Digital Early Finishers Activities
Be ready when your students ask, “I’m done…now what?” Go paperless with our Early Finishers Digital Task Cards. These activities feature 21 interactive slides for students to work through. Due to their mostly open-ended nature, many slides can be used multiple times! See more here.
Creative Thinking Activity Cards
Another great activity for early finishers is our creative thinking activity cards. These could be used by individual students or a small group of early finishers.
Students use a mix of household items to solve a scenario card problem.
- How could a watch, an umbrella and a wheelbarrow help rescue a cat stuck in a tree?
- How could a basketball, a broom and a garden gnome help set a trap to catch a burglar? Use these Creative Thinking Activities to find out the answer (or should I say MANY possible creative answers!)
Did you say freebie?
We have put together a small free sample of our range of early finishers activities.
For those who are back to school this week – all the best.
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