There is still time to put together an end of school party! Here is what I did, 2 years ago! I had a party where I played a movie I made from pictures of my children throughout the year. I passed out awards to them for the things I was proud of them for, during the last school year. A 3 ring binder commemorating the last school year was put together for them to look through. It includes pictures of my children (school pictures, field trips, etc). It has all the artwork and papers I kept over the last year. This 3 ring binder is just for the night as all of those papers will actually make their way into each child's personal school books.
My Mom raised my siblings and I to believe in celebrating life! I am thankful for this and now I am passing this on to my own children. We have parties as often as we can!
We just partied last night after my Daughter’s strings concert. We will be partying next week for my Son’s Kindergarten graduation, we will have an end of school party and then a first day of summer party.
Some of you make think that sounds crazy. However, just because I say celebrate and party does not mean put lots of time and energy into things.
For the First Day of Summer I will throw up a banner that I put up every year. I will let my kids sleep in. When they wake up they will get their favorite breakfast (Log Cabin French Toast), and we will play water games outside while munching on Otter Pops. Some years I will fill up a cooler with water balloons and take it to the park with us. I think this year I will have them fill up the balloons themselves. They will be soaked just doing that!
What are your favorite ways of celebrating?