Last Day Blues End of the Year Read Aloud STEAM Activity

Last Day Blues End of the Year Read Aloud STEAM Activity


Integrate STEAM, Writing, and Literacy in your classroom during the last week of school or on the last day of school!

Help students reflect on their amazing school year and process through some of their "last day blues!" Your students will love designing, building, and writing in their unique and personalized Cereal Box Memory Book!

Connect to a Read Aloud: Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg

This STEAM Project is a companion activity to Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg. The book explores the emotions students feel on the last day of school!

Integrate Writing!

As an extension to the memory book, students are given the opportunity to write a letter to a student that will be in their class next year to encourage them and tell them all about what they will learn!

Aligns to Common Core!

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Material List:

  • Scissors

  • Tape

  • String

  • Hole Punch

  • Paper

  • Cereal Boxes

  • Markers, Colored Pencils, and/or Crayons

  • Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg (Recommended)


  • Teacher Instructions

  • Student Instructions

  • Memory Book Template and Cut Outs

  • Future Student Letter Writing Writing Activity

  • Letter to Parents

  • CCSS Standards

Amazing resource for STEM club, STEM teachers, elementary librarians, parents who love hands-on learning, and elementary teachers who want to create a hands-on educational environment in their classroom!

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