Spend a day full of delicious fun with the Donut Classroom Transformation! This transformation practices students’ math skills while giving them a fun experience. If you’re looking for ways to make learning more fun for your students, this is a great activity for your students to practice with. It aligns with common core math standards.
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DONUT ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 1:
I set up the classroom with decorations needed for this room transformation’s theme. This is not necessary, but I personally love adding decorations to boost my students’ excitement. I found giant blow-up donuts on Amazon that I put in my classroom to make it feel like a real shop during this transformation.
Did you know that Krispy Kreme has FREE hats that they give away to the public? I tried to get these for my class but ended up ordering them on Amazon since my local Krispy Kreme was out of stock the few times I stopped by. Check to see if a Krispy Kreme near you can offer your class donut-themed hats!
DONUT ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 2:
When kids first come in, I tell them they are donut shop owners today. Each time a kid solves a challenge paper, you need to check their work and sign their recording sheet. They will keep their recording sheet until they complete all the donut challenges!
When students finish all ten challenges, they win and I give them a donut. However, other teachers have given students dojo points, erasers, and many other fun prizes than donuts!
DONUT ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 3:
Kids always enjoy this room transformation since it is related to donuts. Each challenge tests a student’s math skills that align with their grade level, and are a fun way to test what they know.
There are two hands-on donut challenges included in this classroom transformation. These challenges vary per grade level, and are fun for students to complete no matter what math challenge they’re doing!
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DONUT ROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 4:
After they are finished with the challenges, I let the early finishers do a QR code writing activity. When they scan different QR code posters around the room, they learn fun facts about donuts!
At the end of the donut classroom transformation, my students each earned a donut. I bought my donuts from Walmart to save money but Krispy Kreme also offers some pretty yummy donuts. In addition, I give them a certificate for completing this classroom transformation math activity.
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I also offer all room transformations in a DIGITAL format! This means students can complete the challenges on Google Slides if you’d like to save on paper. The QR codes/fun facts also come in a digital game format that students can complete and copy down online. You can learn more about how to do a digital room transformation here.
“Extras” certainly aren’t needed for room transformations, but they can be super fun if you want to include them! If you want to add any extras, you may like some of these ideas.
You may also find this post on Classroom Transformation Tips helpful. It lists my top 10 tips for making your classroom transformation easy and stress-free.