The end of the school year is an exciting time, especially if it’s been a challenging year for your child and they are leaving school or finishing exams. The end of the year at school usually means that plenty is going on. There might be shows, assemblies, sports days, class parties, and other events, which means things can be a bit hectic. But it can also be nice to celebrate the end of the school year at home. You’ve got a long summer in front of you and it can be great to start it by rewarding your child’s hard work as a family. Here’s a look at some ways that you can celebrate the end of the school year.
Go on Holiday
A holiday at the start of the summer holiday can be a great idea. You’ve all had a busy year and it’s an excellent chance to relax before the rest of the holidays.
If you can’t get away for a long break, even a night away from home so that you can have two nice days doing fun things together can be an excellent way to mark the end of the school year and get some time away from home.
Have a Special Day Out
Of course, you don’t need to stay away from home to have a brilliant time together. Think about family days out you’ve had in the past, perhaps to the beach, a theme park, or a museum, or places that you’ve always wanted to go and plan a special day trip. You could even invite extended family members or your children’s friends to make it more of an occasion.
Buy Them a Gift
If you know that your child has worked especially hard this year, you might want to reward their efforts with a gift. If they are moving away to school next year, something like a students touch screen laptop is ideal. Smaller options could include a new console game, clothes, a special piece of jewellery, or a book.
Have a Party
The most obvious way to celebrate anything is by throwing a party and the end of the school year is no different. You could have a relaxed dinner party at home with your extended family, invite your child’s best friend around for a slumber party, take everyone out for a meal, or even hire a venue for something bigger.
Cook Their Favourite Dinner
If you’ve got a big summer coming up, you might not want to do anything too big or too expensive. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t mark the occasion. Cooking their favourite dinner, baking a basic cake, and enjoying a movie with snacks on the sofa can be a lovely way to commemorate the end of the year.
Write a Summer Bucket List
Instead of marking the end of the year with one event, why not have a summer filled with fun activities and adventures to make it one you’ll never forget. Sit down at the start of the holiday and write a bucket list for your time and you’ll have plenty to look forward to.
The last few years have been tough on our kids. They’ve worked hard, even when society has asked a lot of them, and they deserve a treat to mark the end of the school year.