You worked hard all year long to get to the end of the school year, congratulations! But how do you celebrate? Let’s end the school year with celebration fun. It doesn’t mean that you won’t be learning through the summer but let’s have some celebration fun for all the hard work and challenges faced and overcome through the school year.
End of the School Year Celebration Fun Ideas
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Give A Special Gift
I always got a grading present when I was in public school, as did my husband, and that’s something we have continued in our homeschool. So last year we went overboard but it was something we all wanted, but knew our kids were going to use the most- a pool, above ground and on sale.
In the past gifts have been: a special toy they have had their eye on, a set of books they wanted or would enjoy, etc.
Or cash. Kids love getting money to go shopping with.
We are huge pizza fans! My kids and husband would live off of it if I let them I’m sure, but we tend to stick with homemade pizza. So going out of pizza is a huge deal, and one that the end of the school year just might warrant, right? It’s a big deal after all and a pizza at the celebration of a great year sounds perfect to me.
Have a BBQ
Have a big BBQ supper, we’re finished our school year as spring has sprung and BBQ weather is here. Maybe invite some friends over for a pot luck style celebration.
We also like to have bonfire and roast marshmallows, and hot dogs. Make some s’mores. It’s a fun way to spend a weekend evening. You can add some sparklers for some extra celebrating too.
Take a Trip
Not everyone can go on vacation or even a full day trip somewhere but make a trip to a different park or playground and make it special. Plan to have a picnic there, maybe take a soccer ball or what not and make a day of it. Maybe that picnic could include some special end of the year cupcakes.
Sit down with your kids/family and make a bucket list of the things you want to do this summer. Make a fun plan for all the things that you want to do this summer. For us, we’re heading on vacation (before public school is out) and we have a list of places we want to visit that won’t be as busy, like a zoo and an amusement park.
Make Goals for Next Year
Here is a chance to look at what your kids learned this year, with them of course, and make some loose plans or goals for next year. It helps you plan for next year and it is a great chance to show your kids how much they learned this year. I love showing my early elementary kids how much their handwriting/penmanship has changed (hopefully for the better) through the course of the year.