School around these parts ends NEXT WEEK.
How can it be?!
I think we need to do a little celebrating…
Here are some fun tradition ideas to make the last day of school A-W-E-S-O-M-E.
Remember those adorable FREE Printable First Day of School signs I posted about at the beginning of the year?
Chickabug created a set for the Last Day too!
Snap a shot of your Happy Buddy holding the sign in the same position as the photo you took back in September. How fun to watch them grow!
Crayon Wishes and Popsicle Dreams created this Hello Whatever Grade Your Happy Buddy Is Going Into FREE Printable to stick in a fun after school snack.
What’s even more fun is that she also created a set to stick in your Happy Buddy’s breakfast treat that say ‘Goodbye Preschool’ or whatever grade was just completed.
Say Goodbye at breakfast and Hello after school!
I am LOVING this surprise Summer Garage Banner created by The Frakers’ Acres.
You can find more Welcome to Summer Banner inspirations HERE and HERE.
I also thought this Last Day of School Welcome Home Decoration from Kat’s Credence was incredibly do-able!
How great is this Last Day Candy Gram from Madsen’s Memories?
Do you have girls? They will love this cute End of School Year Glitter Toes Tradition from Tatertots and Jello.
Yup. This is happening this year.
Make one of these super simple Autograph T-Shirt Pillows from Family Fun for your Happy Buddies to get all of their classmates to sign.
I also liked this Have Everyone Sign a Beach Ball on the Last Day idea from Adventures of Room 129.
The ball reads, “We had a BALL in 2nd grade!”
Grab a plain T-Shirt and some puffy paint to create Last Day of School Shirts for your Happy Buddies to sport all day long.
Send him/her with a bunch of Sharpies and get his classmates to autograph his tee!
Every year My Crazy Little Projects puts together a Summer Fun Kit filled with all the summer essentials (like new flipflops, sunglasses, bubbles, etc.) for her Happy Buddies to receive upon returning home from the last day of school.
What a FABULOUS idea from Crafty Mischief!
Line up a few brand new hula hoops with this cute sign and everyone’s sure to be smilin’.
I think this idea would also be fun to do as a family for someone else. Sneak by another Happy Home’s garage and drop off this happy surprise for them to find when they get home from school!
Rock the car pick-up line with this Decorated Last Day of School Party Vehicle.
This is the simplest way to bring a little magic to your Happy Buddy’s last day – a Last Day of School Lunch Bag.
Bake a batch of happy-looking cupcakes like Pink Lemonade Boutique and write each student’s name on one!
And, finally, your Happy Buddies will NEVER FORGET it if you let them have a Last Day of School Shaving Cream Fight like Miss Zippy. 🙂
Or why not greet them at the bus stop with a bunch of water guns or water balloons? Take no prisoners!
Your Happy Buddies deserve it after all their hard work. 🙂
Happy Last Day of School-ing!
Heather - Chickabug
Thanks so much for mentioning my free printable signs! : )
Happy Home Fairy
Heather, thanks for making such awesome things! 🙂
I love love LOVE the idea of the book signing for “Oh the Places You’ll Go!!” Running out now to get a copy for each of my kids. I’ll have to go back to some of their older teachers (I have one in 6th grade!!), but I think I can locate all of them! Thanks for the excellent idea!
Happy Home Fairy
Johanna, that is great!! I know your kids will love it! You are a great mom!
Absolutely loved all of these ideas, thank you for the posts!