Celebrating The Last Day Of School
The end of the school year is near! Kids grow up so fast; when they're school-aged, you have to make every second count because they'll never have this kind of fun again. The last day of school is monumental and worth celebrating every year, but you want to make each year unique. You have the whole summer to enjoy, but it doesn't hurt to end the school year and start the summer with a bang! Here are 5 ways to celebrate the last day of school.
Summer Fun Kit
Even if you don't have the entire summer planned out, you can guess what kind of fun your kids will be having. Put together summer fun kits to get them started! Let backyard camping trips, a day at the beach and pool parties inspire you. Use gift bags or colorful buckets (that double as beach toys) to hold your kits. Fill them with sunglasses, flip-flops, pool toys, bubbles, and anything else your kids love to play with in the summer. It's a fun gift to end the year and start the summer.
You can take the summer fun kit and reassemble the items in the form of a summer countdown calendar. The idea is similar to an advent calendar, only bigger. Use smaller buckets to hold small items they can use at the pool or in the backyard. Open one each day leading up to the last day of school. It gives the kids something to look forward to each day to help tame the orneriness they get at the end of the year. When it's all over, they'll be prepared for all their summer activities.
Backyard Movie Night
One of the best parts of summer as a kid is being able to stay up as late as you want, so make the evening of the last day of school a late-night treat. Make a fire pit in the backyard, set up a projector to watch movies, and roast marshmallows to make the first evening of summer magical.
Gather all the gadgets and toys you think your kids will need for the summer and hide them around the yard or your neighborhood to have an end of the school year scavenger hunt. If you're not good at creating limericks for fun clues, use a clue generator like Scavenger Hunt Creator. The hunt will keep the kids busy for hours, and it will give them memories they can keep for the rest of their lives.
Summer Bucket List
If you haven't settled your summer calendar, take the last day of school to eat ice cream with the kids on the porch and literally create a summer bucket list. Have your kids write down all the outdoor activities for kids they want to do this summer on sheets of paper and put them in their personal buckets. Let their imaginations guide them, and when they're bored this summer, have them draw a piece of paper from the bucket to cure the boredom.
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