Looking for the end of the school year traditions for your kids? Check out these ideas!
I love end of the school year traditions. It is always fun to celebrate the start of a new school year and the conclusion of another school year.
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. This has become such a fun way for us to close out the year.
Take a picture.
Set a reminder in your phone to take a picture! It is always fun to see the first day of school and last day of school pictures as you can see how much your kids have grown. The signs from Time Snap Shop are great for first day of school and last day of school pictures. You can use these signs year after year.
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 interview 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!
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