Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: End of Year Desk Cleaning Made Fun!

End of Year Desk Cleaning Made Fun!

This is the perfect activity for the last day of school! The desks are getting cleaned and students are having a blast!

Today was my last day with students. I am CRAZY tired, but I really wanted to quickly write about a fun activity that I do every year to get my desks cleans. It is a student favorite and very effective on that last day!

My kids blow sloap bubbles on their desks!

This is the perfect activity for the last day of school! The desks are getting cleaned and students are having a blast!

You will need a few ingredients:
  • a dish tub or other small plastic container
  • dish soap (Dawn works best.)
  • straws
  • a plastic cup
  • dish rags (I ask my students to bring them from home.)
Fill the dish tub with water and a generous amount of dish soap. Use the plastic cup to put a puddle of soap water on each student's desk. Students use straws to blow bubbles. My kids love to see who can blow the biggest bubble. Or who can blow the most bubbles connected to each other. They have a blast for 15-20 minutes! (I do give them extra soap water from time to time.)

This is the perfect activity for the last day of school! The desks are getting cleaned and students are having a blast!

After lots of time to experiment, students use their dish rags to scrub their desks and chairs. I encourage my kids to really use their muscles!

This is the perfect activity for the last day of school! The desks are getting cleaned and students are having a blast!

I often use a Clorox wipe when they are done just to be sure that germs are killed, but the soap does a great job of cleaning the dirt, dust and pencil marks!

Clean desks and happy kids! Win! Win!

This is the perfect activity for the last day of school! The desks are getting cleaned and students are having a blast!


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