It’s Summer! Fun Family Traditions to Celebrate the Last Day of School
Can you believe the summer is nearly here?! By now, your children and their classrooms are winding down. Another year in the books and its always so surprising how fast it goes. Having a summer tradition to kick off the season is a great way to make memories that will last forever. Here are some ideas that you can do to celebrate the end of the year with your children:
End of School Interview. These years fly fast and the great way to end the year is recapping the year and documenting this moment in time. Sit down each kid and interview them for the year to make a memory book. Ask them what their favorite thing to do was this year, what their favorite book was or describe their favorite memory.
Summer Bucket List. A great way to kick off the last day of school and the beginning of summer is sitting down with your family and creating a summer bucket list. A summer bucket list is a list of all the things that you would like to do this summer. It is a great way to create goals and plan your few months off. Maybe you want to visit all of the parks in your city or maybe you want to learn how to play tennis. The possibilities are endless!
Count Down to the Last Day of School with Acts of Kindness. A fun way to celebrate the last day of school is to have a last day countdown. You can do this with paper chains or with a written countdown. Your kids will wake up every morning excited to rip off the day and see how many more days are left. Each day your children will have a goal to go out and do something kind for someone. Each day can be a suggestion like writing your teacher a thank you note or bringing the school janitor a candy bar treat to say thank you. It teaches your children how important acts of kindness is and a fun way to countdown to summer.
Ice Cream for Dinner. What a treat! Ice cream for dinner?! This is a tradition that everyone will love – even you. Sure, its important that we always eat healthy and get our veggies in but it’s okay for one day out the year to let that all go out the window. Celebrate the last day of school with an ice cream bar with all the toppings they could possibly dream of! This is a tradition that they will remember most about their childhood.
- Kim Omilusik