Looking for the end of the school year traditions for your kids? Check out these ideas!
I am all about the end of the school year traditions this year as we are SO happy to be finishing up this crazy school year. Anyone else super excited?! Today, I am joining up with Jaclyn of Coffee, Pancakes, and Dreams and Amanda from Miss Sue Living in sharing some of the school year traditions!
End of the School Year Traditions
Have a paper chain countdown.
Those last few weeks of school can be hard. The end seems so close yet so far away. Often the weather is amazing and no one really wants to be at school. This year we decided we needed a paper chain countdown! We are counting down the actual days of school.
Have an ice cream sundae party!
Everyone loves a little special treat and summer is the perfect time for ice cream! I plan to have us do this during the final week of school. All you need is to grab some ice cream and your favorite toppings!
Pick up lunch.
Usually, our last day of school is a half-day of school so the tradition has been that I pick them up and we get Chick-fil-A for lunch. Even though things look different this year, we are planning to pick up lunch on the last day to keep with our tradition.
Take a picture.
I love the last day of school picture tradition. We use our signs from Time Snap Shop for our first day of school and the last day of school pictures.
Have a little “Welcome Summer” surprise for your kids.
It is always fun to have a little end of the school year gift. In the past I have done a variety of the following:
- Swimming Tubes
- Sand Toys
- Side Walk Chalk
- Beach Towels
- New Notebooks for Journaling/Coloring
Fill out the last day of school interview.
A fun idea is to have your kids fill out an end of the year interview. My kids love looking back at these! I keep them in their memory books. You can grab a free copy of the interviews here so your kids can fill them out! If you have younger kids, just ask them the questions and record their responses.
Have balloons and streamers in the living room.
We love celebrating with balloons and streamers. I have seen people do this in the child’s room but I am always nervous I will wake up my kids (and no one wants that). A fun idea is to have the balloons and streamers be up in the morning!
Make sure to check out these other great ideas!
15 End of the School Year Traditions from Coffee, Pancakes, and Dreams
End of the School Year Interview from Miss Sue Living
As you prepare for summer, make sure to get a copy of the Thriving Summer Guide! This will help you prepare for summer at home with your kids!
WELCOME TO THE WEDNESDAY LINK PARTY! MEET YOUR HOSTS:
Jaclyn from Coffee, Pancakes, and Dreams
Brittany Dreams and Coffee
Mary Leigh Live Well Play Together
Tiffany Lake Life State of Mind
Lindsay Lindsay’s Sweet World
Holley Bee Simply Organized