10 Fun Ways to Celebrate the Last Day of School
The school year has gone by and the last day has arrived. Your child has worked hard, learned so much, and grown a ton. There is just so much to be excited about. Make it a super special occasion with these awesome ideas to celebrate the last day of school and the start of summer.
As a teacher, I see firsthand how excited students are for the end of the school year.
They are so pumped to move up to the next grade and be a “bigger” kid on campus.
And with everything that students, teachers, and parents have overcome in the last few years, the last day of school is a milestone that deserves to be celebrated!
Below you will find quick and easy ideas that parents can use to make the last day of school a special one.
Last Day of School Celebration Ideas
The Best End of School Celebration Ideas
Just because school is not in session doesn't mean you can't celebrate the end of the school year.
In fact, it's more important than ever to celebrate the last day of school since there aren't any of the traditional activities taking place that help children transition to summer vacation.
Besides, you probably weren't planning on adding homeschool teacher to your resume this year and that fact that you all survived needs to be celebrated.
These fun ideas are a simple yet meaningful way to celebrate the end of the year.
Free Countdown to Summer Printable
Use this FREE Countdown to Summer Printable to get your kids excited about the last day of school. Kristin from Yellow Bliss Road shows us how!
Balloon Countdown to Summer Break
Fun Countdown to Summer Break with Balloons and some free prints making it super easy to put together. The kids are going to love this idea!
Printable Last Day of School Signs (Updated for 2019-2020)
Grab a cute printable (like this one) or make your own DIY version and snap a few pictures to remember this school year we will never forget!
Last Day of School Lunch Bags
Lunch on the last day of homeschool can be special too! Make a picnic lunch and place them in these fun brown paper lunch bags.
Social Distancing Last Day of School Tailgate Party
With a few small changes this last day of school tailgate party is perfect for #quarantinelife.
Instead of having the kids go from car to car, just have each family bring their own snacks to enjoy on their tailgate.
Park your cars 6 feet apart and practice social distancing while the kids can still talk, have fun and enjoy some yummy treats.
Printable Summer Activity Planner for Kids (with Summer Fun Coupon Book too!)
Use this summer activity planner as a last day of school assignment for your kiddos.
Have them plan their summer bucket list and get the whole family looking forward to life after school!
Summer Fun Bucket
Flip the switch to summer mode by surprising your kids with a fun and inexpensive gift basket full of toys and activities.
Have Ice Cream for Breakfast
Come on Mom! It's only one day!
Your kids will wake up and be so excited to see they get to have ice cream for breakfast on the last day of school!
Last Day of School Finish Line
Set up an obstacle course at home and create a banner for the kids to run through at the end of the day to cross the finish line as a super fun last day of school activity.
Blow your kid's minds by setting up your own water park.
Believe me, this investment will pay off big time this summer and for many summers to come.
We have one of these and it keeps our kids busy for hours every summer.
Surprising them with one on the last day of school is the perfect way to kick off summer vacation (and give you a break)
There you have it mama! Tons of super fun ideas to celebrate the last day of school and kick-off the start of summer.
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