28 Fabulous and Fun End of School Activities


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 28 are End of School Activities Your Kids Will Cheer For, especially the last day of school with your kids.

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Celebrate End Of School

1.  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!

2.  Summer Dance Party ~ This Summer Dance Party is a fun way to kick off summer! You can plan this party quickly and inexpensively. The patio was decorated in a rainbow of colors in tissue pom poms and crepe paper. A disco ball was even hung. The guests refueled with rainbow colored cookies, candy and pretzels. Keeping a wide selection of music available is key to keep the party hopping.

3.  Summer Photo Booth Props {free printables} ~ Photo booths can be so much fun and a great way to entertain guests and let them unleash their hidden personalities.  Use these free summer themed photo props to entertain your guests.

4.  Surfin’ Into Summer Party  ~ Splish Splash it’’s an end of the school year bash!  What better way to kick of the end of school than with a swim party?!  

5.  Schools Out for Summer Party ~ How about starting the summer off with an ice cream party? With an abundance of toppings kids can make their own ice cream creation.

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End of School Food 

6.  Beach Ball Cake Pops~ A fun treat for the entire classroom.  Cake pops are dipped in white chocolate and then colored sprinkles.

7.  Popsicle Brownies ~ These adorable “popsicles” are actually brownies on a stick, frosted to look like popsicles. These would be super fun for kids to decorate during a party. And just as much fun to eat when they are done!

8.  Beach Ball Fruit Pizza ~ You’ve all heard of a fruit pizza, right?  This takes it to a whole new level, turning it into a beach ball.  This edible decor would be perfect for a summer pool party.

9.  Sand Crab Cupcakes ~ There is nothing crabby about these cute sand crab cupcakes. Let the kids decorate cupcakes or just have them create candy crabs to enjoy. 

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Last Day of School Traditions

10.  Last Day of School {free printables} ~ Use these free chalkboard printables to capture your childs last day of school.  Makes the perfect keepsake.  

11.  Chalkboard Countdown to the Last Day of School ~ Countdown the days until the last day of school with this fun chalkboard countdown.

12.  12 Last Day of School Printables {photo props, signs & gifts} ~ Photograph the Last Day of School and make the moment endure with these adorable Last Day of School printable photo props which include signs, speech bubbles, watches, note cards, and gift tags for every grade level ~ Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade.  A great printable set that you can also use for the first day of school. Kids grow up so fast! 

13.  Last Day of School Autograph Shirt {free cut file} ~ Make a fun graphic onto a Tshirt for a fun last day of school tshirt tradition. It’s a great way to remember your friends, makes a wonderful photo op, and a memorable activity they’ll look forward to year after year.

14.  End of School Year Balloon Surprise ~ With the last day of school just around the corner, this post features a fun idea to surprise your kids with! You’’ll only need a few supplies and the smile on your kids faces will be worth the effort it takes to create this last day of school balloon surprise!  

15.  Summer Bucket List {free printable} ~ Easy peasy DIY summer bucket list bucket. Add all of the activities you want to do this summer and you’re all set. No more being board this summer!

16.  Last Day of School Lunch Box Notes ~ Four adorable lunch box notes to attach to your child’s lunch on the last day of school.

17.  Streamer Finish Line ~ Make a curtain finish line with streamers or ribbons.  Kids will love walking and running through it.






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End of School Games

17.  How to Make a Javelin with Pool Noodles ~ Create a fun outdoor game for kids like this javelin throw game out of pool noodles! First you make the rings and then use duct tape to secure together. You can hang them from trees as a Javelin throw or lay on the ground as an agility course.

18.  18 Outdoor Activities with Kids Perfect for Summer ~ You and your kids will have so much fun with these 18 Outdoor Activities with Kids Perfect for Summer, which include relay races, kids games, outdoor activities, outdoor party games, and fun game signs to go along with each children’s activities!

19.  Sidewalk Checkers ~ Design an outdoor checkerboard with sidewalk chalk and use paper plates for markers.  Inexpensive and lots of fun!

20.  Bubble Window ~ Make your own bubble windows with a piece of yarn and straws.  Fold the straws together, dip in the bubble solution, then carefully pull the straws apart.  You can make a bubble window or a huge bubble.

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End of School Party Favors & Gifts

21.  Printable Summer Reading Log + Summer Reading List ~ Use these printable reading logs to encourage summer reading along with a list of 50 fun books to read this summer. I love how the logs look like old-fashioned library cards. Rebecca also has some adorable “bookworm” treat bag toppers. Use them for some gummy worm incentives.

22.  GOOD Summer Gift Idea {free printable} ~ This Goo’d gift idea is a fun gift idea for the beginning of summer vacation.  All the supplies needed to make homemade gak are included in the gift as well as the recipe.  You can download and print the free tag too!  {Score}

23.  S’more Friends {free printable} ~ Pass out yummy year end treats to your friends.  They can make their own s’mores with the free kit.    

24.  Kool Summer Gift Idea {free printable} ~ These kool-aid and straw gift bags are the perfect summer gift.  The tag reads, “Have a Kool Summer”.

25.  Happy Trails to You {free printable} ~ “Happy trails to you”, what other snack is perfectly suited?  Trail mix of course! 

26.  Jumping for Joy ~ Attach this free printable that reads, “let’s jump for joy it’s summertime”, to a dollar store jump rope for an easy and fun classmate gift for the last day of school.

27.  Stay Cool Summer Printable {Free Printable Card} ~ This colorful card that reads “Stay Cool This Summer” is a fun way to say goodbye to the school year, your school friends or your favorite teacher on the last day of school.  Attach a cool treat and give it to someone special.

28.  Orange You Glad it’s Summer {free printable} ~ A fun knock knock joke printable to attach to a bag of orange candy wedges.

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