Your child finished another school year. That deserves a grand kickoff to the summer months. Get your child even more excited about the upcoming summer break with these celebratory ideas.
Cross the Finish Line
The school year is like a slow and steady race — and your child just finished. Give him an actual finish line to cross when he gets home from school on the last day. A streamer across the door is a simple option. Another idea is to make a paper banner for your child to run through as he breaks into summer. Don’t forget to take finish line photos to capture the event.
Welcome to Summer Party
Any good accomplishment deserves a party to celebrate. The school year and the start of summer break is no different. Host a kickoff to summer party for your kids and their friends. Go all out with the summer theme and summer activities at the party. A water balloon or water gun fight is a good place to start. Give the kids a taste of what is to come in the next few months at the party.
Summer Shopping Trip
Now that you can pack away the school clothes and supplies, it’s time to stock up on summer gear. Get your child a few new summer outfits. Buy items for the vacation you’re planning this summer. Buy him new outdoor toys or sporting goods so he has plenty of play options now that he’s done with school for several weeks. The shopping trip is a way to build excitement for all of the upcoming activities you have planned.
Summer Gift Basket
If your child isn’t much of a shopper, buy the summer gear yourself before he’s done with school. Pile all of the summer goodies into a basket or beach bag. Set it out in the middle of the living room so he sees it as soon as he gets home on his last day of school. He’s got a bag full of goodies to kick start the summer fun right away.
No matter how you decide to kick off summer break, don’t hesitate. Jump right in so your child knows this is going to be one memorable summer.