Are you looking for some last day of homeschool celebration ideas? Look no further! Here’s a list of 10 simple and fun celebration ideas to close out the school year with a bang!
We are winding down our school year and as that last day approaches, I’ve been searching the internet for some great ideas on how to celebrate the last day of our homeschool year. Fortunately for you, I’ve compiled this list to make your search, easy.
Now I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for things to add to our homeschool that save me time, money and my sanity. I’m not interested in some activity that’s going to break the bank and cost me more stress than it’s worth.
Also, I decided to keep the list of ideas pretty short. With too many options, I tend to get overwhelmed and suffer decision fatigue. While there are tons and TONS of ideas out there, these are the top ones, in my opinion.
So this list only includes those things that I felt met all the above specifications. Below, you will find ten end of year celebration ideas that are relatively inexpensive, easy to do, and most importantly fun!
10 Ideas to Celebrate the Last Day of Homeschool
- A countdown chain. Ashley has a free pintable if you want a countdown to summer break sign. I plan to just have my kids work together to make a paper plate sun to connect the chain to.
- Take photos. We take photos every year on our staircase on the first and last days of school. I love to see the difference a year makes!
- Decorate the doorway. I saw this all over Pinterest for classrooms but there’s no reason we can’t do this for homeschool! Simply hang some streamers over your child’s doorway the night before the last day of school. What a fun way to start the day!
- Last Day of Homeschool Parade. This is one I came up with as the creative juices started flowing during my search. Pick up some party hats and kazoos from the Dollar Tree and hide them near the school area so the kids won’t see. Once the very last assignment is done, pull out the hats and kazoos and march around the house shouting and hip-hooraying! You could even take the parade outside if you wanted to show off to the neighborhood 🙂
- Popsicles. After your parade, enjoy a sweet, end of homeschool year treat. We do popsicles because they are more of a novelty for us than ice cream. But you could do any dessert you want!
- Memory File. I saw this idea for the classroom as well (making memory books) but I adapted it to our homeschool. So I have a file folder for each child for each year, where I save their best worksheets, projects, etc. (I don’t have to keep records or anything, just call me sentimental…) So this year, I thought it would be fun to go through it all with my child and have him help me pick his best work. This way he can see just how much he learned and accomplished.
- “Snowball” Fight. With all that paperwork that didn’t make it into the memory book, crumple those papers up to make ‘snowballs’ and have a snowball fight! What better way to use that paper up instead of just tossing it in the trash?!
- Write a Last Day Letter. I saw this idea on YouTube for a First Day of Homeschool Idea but I thought it could work for the last day of school as well. On the last day (or start early so you are ready for the last day) write a little letter to your child/ren. You can tell them one thing you are proud of them for, one thing you don’t ever want to forget about that school year, and a simple blessing for their future. Give it to them or save one every year until they graduate.
- Summer Bucket List. Sit down as a family and come up with some things y’all would like to do during the summer break. Here is list of ideas to get you started. When you sign up with your email, you can get a free printable summer bucket list to fill out.
- Summer Kick-off Party We started this last year and plan to continue the tradition because it was so much fun! Our party was a few days after the last day of school but you can do it anytime that’s best for you. Feel free to get as creative as you want with this one. Throw a big extravagant party with friends or keep it simple. We just did a water themed party with water balloons and water guns. There was a sidewalk chalk obstacle course, a water balloon race with a spoon and a water balloon toss. We also did a water gun firing ‘range.’ All the supplies I either had or got from the Dollar Tree so it was relatively inexpensive. The only hassle was filling up all the water balloons. BUT, it was SO worth it.
So there you have it! 10 simple, inexpensive and fun ideas to celebrate the last day of homeschool. You can do one of these things or you can do them all! What are some ways you like to celebrate the last day of homeschool? Let me know in the comments below!