School's almost out and boy are my kids ready for their fun in the sun. While I still think it is unfair that parents don't get the summer off, I do look forward to our annual tradition of kicking off the summer break with some fun together.
Parents, if you can, take the afternoon off or dedicate a whole day for pure fun. Here are some ideas to inspire your celebration:
1. Hit the pool! Let the splashing begin. Head on over to your local pool and start working on that gorgeous tan while splashing around with the kids.
2. Go see a movie during the day. If it's raining or you just want to enjoy extreme air conditioning, take advantage of that early bird, weekday discount to see the latest family flick. It will be a rare pleasure for the kids to see a movie during the day, because SCHOOL IS OUT!
3. Ice Cream Social. Nothing says summer more than ice cream. Pick the kids up from school and head on over to your favorite ice cream parlour for a super big sundae. Or, invite some of the kids' friends over for an ice cream sundae bar. Or, make your own ice cream. Here's everything you need to know to set up an ice cream sundae bar.
Still want more? Here are a few more ideas on How to Celebrate the Last Day of School.
Do you celebrate the last day of school with any traditions or activities?
By the way, if you are overwhelmed with the tremendous amount of artwork your kids are bringing home on the last few days of school, click here to download my free e-Guide on Organizing, Storing & Showcasing Your Kids Artwork.
Sue Kirchner is a family fun coach, blogger, kids party planner, and weekly contributor to Patch.com. Sue and her family fun ideas have been featured on TV, newspapers, magazines, blogs, as well as her own family fun site ChocolateCakeMoments.com.
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