20 End of School Celebrations and Traditions


Celebrating the end of school together as a family is such a great way to create lasting memories.  The last day of school is the perfect opportunity to start a new tradition that your kids can look forward to year after year.  Here are 20 creative ways to celebrate the end of school, especially the last day of school with your kids.

End of School Ice Cream Party

Celebrate End Of School

1.  End of School Ice Cream Party ~ This Ice Cream Shoppe Party is perfect to kick off summer break.  Since the last week of school is usually filled with special activities, school talent shows, and awards ceremonies, I wanted this Ice Cream Shoppe Party to require minimal work.

Celebrate End Of School Kindergarten

2.  Kindergarten Graduation Ideas~ A fun way to celebrate your Kindergarten graduating.  These sand pails in school colors made great gift bags and personalization is easy with a paint pen.

Saved By The Bell School Party

3.  Saved By The Bell School Party ~ Bayside High School taught us about love, friendship, and how to be Cool at School! I wanted my dessert table to be all things awesome, gnarly, and totally RAD… just how Zack and the gang would do it!

Sidewalk Chalk Festival

4.  Sidewalk Chalk Festival ~ Kick off the summer with a fun party for the neighborhood kids with a simple sidewalk chalk party.

That's a Wrap End of School Party
5.  That’s a Wrap End of School Party ~ I adore this candy wrapped last day of school party theme.  Candy is a popular party theme because it’s so fun, bright, and cheerful … just what we needed to kick off the summer!

End of School Beach Ball Cookie Recipe

End of School Food

6.  Beach Ball Fruit Pizza Recipe ~ Make a large Pillsbury sugar cookie and add fresh fruit to decorate a large sugar cookie to look like a beach ball.

Fish Cupcake Cake Recipe

7.  Fish Cupcake Cake Recipe ~ How to make a fun & simple fish design! It’s the perfect centerpiece for summertime or beach themed parties, and all you need are cupcakes & a round cake layer!

Bye Preschool and Hello Kindergarten Printable

8.  Bye Preschool and Hello Kindergarten Printable ~Print your own end-of-school celebration picks. The download includes picks for preschool through 5th Grade.

Countdown to Summer

Last Day of School Traditions

9.  Countdown to Summer ~Have your kiddo paint a paper plate {or two} yellow for the suns and then tape paper circles for an easy count down to summer.

End of School Count Down Calendar

10.  End of School Count Down Calendar ~ How to make this fun count down.  Those little sun faces are actually inverted Hershey Kisses.  Kids love them, guests love them, and I have been known to snag a few myself.

End of School Basket

11.  End of School Basket ~ On the last day of school it is a tradition to have a basket for the kids filled with goodies to get excited about summer.  This year I did one big basket filled with FUN!

Last Day of School Basket

12.  Here’s another version of the Last Day of School Basket with a cute printable note to the kids.

Last Day of School Lunch

13.  Last Day of School Lunch ~ Grab a marker and show your excitement for your child by writing on their lunch sack a fun message they’ll always remember.

Last Day of School T-shirts

14.  Last Day of School T-shirts ~ Here are the boys ‘end of school year’ t-shirts that thank their teachers on the front.  On the back of the shirts it said, “Look out 4th grade, here I come!”

Welcome To Summer Banner for the End of School

15.  Welcome To Summer Banner ~ Surprise your kiddos when they get home by hanging up a simple “Welcome to Summer” banner that they can run through.

End of School Games

End of School Games

16.  Homemade Outdoor Twister Game ~ You can make your own huge, homemade, outdoor, Twister game.  This would be so fun for a family reunion, block party, school carnival-whatever really.

End of School Games

17.  Welcome To Summer Games ~ Host a  picnic lunch in the park with our favorite friends, frisbees, kickball, bubbles and the biggest hit of all- 300 water balloons.

Water Relay Races

18.  Water Relay Races ~ Water Party Games like water bucket transfer relay, water gun relay, put on a wet suit relay, water balloon fight and shaving cream fight.

Milk and Cookie Favor Printables

End of School Party Favors & Gifts

19.  Milk and Cookie Favor Printables ~ Printable milk carton favor boxes and “report card” recipe cards and envelopes help create an air of whimsy in everything from school-themed children’s birthday parties to nostalgia-laced adult birthday parties and baby showers

End of School Party Favors

20.  Owl Miss You Printable & Packaging ~ I  just love these “Owl” miss you chocolate wrappers and “Thanks for making me Wiser” paper sack packaging.  So adorable.

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20 End of School Celebrations and Traditions
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  1. Any & all traditions seem to stay in the minds of the kiddos forever. It is fun to make certain days even more special & filled with anticipation & excitement! GREAT ideas!!!

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