How Do You Celebrate the End of School?

By Jessica Wolstenholm

We’ve rounded up some of our favorite bloggers to get their thoughts on faith and family. We asked them: 

How do you celebrate the end of the school year with your kids?


Jessica of Gather and Grow

My daughter’s birthday is in May so I imagine we’ll celebrate hard this month as she finishes her first school year and turns 6. I hope to make it a yearly celebration of life and the life that comes from our incredible opportunity to learn!


Stef of Educating Laytons

I usually cook their favorite meal and give them a small “well done” gift – small lego set, etc. We make the night all about them and they get a sundae bar too. They worked hard and deserve it!


Laura of Raising Soldiers 4 Christ

We school year round so there really isn’t an end of the year for our kids. They do know that we take some breaks as summer comes along though for Church Camp and Bible school. They love this and think of it as a celebration.


Leah of As We Walk Along the Road

We homeschool year round, so we try to take most of May off. We use the time when the weather is great but other schools are still in to do some fun things outside when it’s not crowded.


Cara of Cheap Ways To…

Our YMCA’s outdoor pool opens Memorial Day weekend, so we often grab ice cream after school and head to the pool!


Heather of Learning As We Grow…Growing As We Learn

We usually go out for ice cream at our local ice creamery, The Cone. Also, we live near an amusement park and if everyone has finished well, we make our first trip to Kings Island of the summer. Last year, unfortunately, we had an incident with our oldest lying about completing work, and he had to stay home while his dad took his youngest brother. It was painful, but hopefully helped to teach the importance of honesty and hard work.


Lisa of Chaos Appreciation

We schooled over the summer last year. This year, however, we will be ending in June. I am hoping to take the kids for a fun lake day to celebrate.


Carlie of Managing Your Blessings

We always have a day or two planned with some fun activities. In the past we’ve done anything from going to the beach to eating out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It varies based upon what the children want to do. We always celebrate it to show the children how proud we are that they’ve tried their best and stuck something out.


Heidi of Our Out-of-Sync Life

We celebrate the end of the school year by relaxing and enjoying family time. We spend a lot of time swimming, camping, having bonfires, and enjoying each other while making memories.


Tamika of No Time for Tea Parties

We start Camp Mom. We usually build a Fort and sleep in the living room, go on a trip to the zoo or something like that. I like to kick off summer with something interesting! Once we went to a circus and another time we went to a play.


How does your family celebrate the beginning of summer? Let us know in the comments!