39 End of School & Graduation Ideas for Kids
It’s almost the end of the school year! Check out this list of fun end of school and graduation ideas for kids to help kick off summer!
Hey y’all, Tiffany here with some fun end of school activities and other ideas for kids.
As a former public middle school teacher, I know that May is one of the most difficult motnhs for schooling. The weather is warming up, and kids are excited for summer break.
Even though we homeschool, we still try to follow a traditional school year pattern. This helps us celebrate successes (like completing a grade level) and allows the kids to relate to their public-school friends.
And nothing makes the end of the school year fun like celebrating everything you’ve accomplished that year. Plus, even homeschooling parents need teacher appreciation gifts as well.
In fact, you should check out these 19 Frugal End of School Year Teacher Appreciation Gifts in addition to all of the end of school year ideas we have below in this roundup list!
Also, if you’re looking for some extra fun, this book about bringing your dragon to school on the last day is adorable!
No matter how you do your school – homeschool, public, or another way – make sure you make the last day of the school year and graduation a great memory for your family.
End of School Year Ideas
School Year at a glance Memory printable
School Year at a Glance memory printable is a free printable to keep track of your child’s memories from the school year. Add it to their baby book, scrapbook, or memory box.
School is Out Bingo Printable
The end of the school year is an exciting time for kids and parents. Kick off the end of your school year with this fun and free School is Out Bingo Printable!
DIY Graduation Bookmark Memento
Oh the places you will go… Whether the nostalgia of a hometown, a high school or college campus location or a fond childhood memory spot, this easy DIY bookmark memento will make you smile as you reminisce.
Student Autographed Sign for Teacher Appreciation
Looking for the perfect teacher gift for the end of the school year? Make a customized sign that the students can autograph!
10 Ways to Celebrate the Last Day of School
You might already have some fun traditions for the first day of school…but what about the last day of school?
School Cafeteria Cookies
Make these delicious School Cafeteria Cookies together to celebrate the end of the school year!
Last Day of School Shirts
End the school year with a fun and colorful Last Day of School Shirt.
School Supply Slime
Kids can turn all of their left over school supplies into a fun sensory slime activity!
Free Thank You for Being a Great Teacher Printable
A great teacher can make all the difference in the world. Say thank you on the last day of school with this free printable.
Fun In The Sun End Of Year Teacher Gift
Here is a fun in the sun end of year teacher gift. This summer beach tote filled with goodies is the perfect way to say thank you to your child’s teacher for a year of hard work.
Washi Tape Pencils and Free Printable Apple Gift Tags
Tell your favorite teacher that she is the "Write One" for you with these easy to make washi tape pencils. Add on the Free Printable Apple Teacher Appreciation tag and you will have the perfect gift.
Free Printable Summer Bubble Wrappers
Let everyone know that you hope their summer "POPS" with these Free Printable Summer Bubble Wrappers.
Printable Summer Contact Cards for Kids to Stay in Touch
Fill out summer contact cards to share with your child's classmates on the last day of school. It's an easy way to plan playdates and summer parties!
How To Make The Last Day of School Extra Fun
Kids love celebrating the last day in school. Find 5 ideas that will celebrate your kindergartner to senior in high school's summer break!
Teacher Appreciation Fortune Cookies
Let your teachers know how much you appreciated them this year with these teacher appreciation fortune cookies!
FREE Printable School Memory Book
Capture the special moments and memories of your kids childhood as you fill in the pages of this school memory book. This school years memory book contains free printable pages for every grade.
FREE Last Day of School Sign Printables – THREE Color Versions!
Grab this FREE Last Day of School sign printable for your kiddo to celebrate and commemorate the end of the school year in style!
There are options for Pre-School through Twelfth Grade and they’re all available in three different color versions!
How to Make Bar Soap: DIY Pencil Soaps for Back to School!
Make these adorable pencil soaps as a fun teacher appreciation gift!
High School Graduation Party Ideas
Simple, budget-friendly, and stress-free High School graduation party ideas.
DIY Teacher Gift Tutorial – Canvas Wall Art
If you are looking for unique teacher gifts, handmade is the way to go! This teacher canvas is easy to make with your own creative touches.
Last Day of School Gifts For Students
Create fun summer-themed last day of school gifts for students and teachers!
End of Year Teacher Gifts – Easy Fabric Gift Tags
Looking for easy end of year teacher gifts? Add this easy fabric gift tag to any small gift for a special handmade touch.
Cotton Candy Favors for a Graduation Party
Make these favors for a graduation party with some paper, yarn, and empty plastic cups.
A Thank You Letter to Teachers: Thank You Teachers for All You Do
Want to thank a teacher? Share this with them or get a printable thank you letter to teachers!
How to make Graduation Cap Oreo Cookies
Make these Graduation Cap Oreo Cookies to celebrate the last day of school.
Teacher Appreciation Ex”Sock”lent Gift
This idea is lots for fun for that ex”sock”lent teacher in your life. Plus a free printable.
A Really Simple Homemade Teacher’s Gift (Free Printable)
Looking for a quick teacher’s gift? Pair a potted plant with our free printable tags. It’s the perfect way to say thank you at the end of the school year.
Thank You for Being a Great Teacher Appreciation Printable
Use this free teacher appreciation printable as an easy DIY gift for your teachers this year!
Free Teacher Appreciation Thank You Printable
Help your kids show their gratitude to their teacher with these cute Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Thank You Notes. Kids will love filling these printable pages.
DIY Teacher Appreciation Gifts
An easy-to-make teacher appreciation gift that you can personalize for the teacher.
FREE Teacher Appreciation Thank You Printable - Two Versions!
These FREE teacher appreciation thank you printables are perfect for a special teacher in your life!
There are two versions available: one is great for Teacher Appreciation Week, while the other is ideal for gifting at the end of the school year.
You can use them to either write a sweet note or attach any gift card!
Free Printable Teacher Gift Tag: Thanks for Having My Back...Pack with Supplies!
Grab this FREE printable teacher gift tag for a special teacher who’s always had your or your kiddo’s back this school year!
Simply hang it from a mini backpack pencil case stuffed full of supplies, and let your favorite teacher know you appreciate them! PDF and cut file formats are available to download and print!
Candy Graduation Caps
Quick and easy party favors for your graduate.
DIY Apple Block Decor using Scrap Wood
Putting some leftover scrap wood to use, we’ll show you how to make adorable DIY apple decorations. A fun gift for teachers.
Graduation Ceremonies During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Graduation season is upon us! However, this year graduation ceremonies and party plans have most likely changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Whether you have been homeschooling for a long time or have recently transitioned to remote learning, you still can (and should!) celebrate all you have accomplished over the years.
Your graduation ceremonies can easily be quarantine-approved, so honor your homeschool grad with a party that will be one for the books!
Learn How To Make A Money Lei Tutorial – A DIY Graduation Gift!
Learn how to make a money lei with this tutorial, the perfect DIY graduation gift to give!
Graduation Cap Candy-Filled Party Treats
These graduation cap party treats are perfect for classroom parties, for your grad, or a graduation party.
10 Tips for Planning a Virtual Graduation Party!
As a former teacher, I had to come up with a fun graduation alternative for all the kids who will miss the traditional celebrations. This post has all the tips for hosting a memorable virtual graduation party at home!
How to Throw a Graduation Party! DIY Shine Bright Party Favors and Graduation Hat Photo Backdrop
How to Throw a Graduation Party! DIY Shine Bright Party Favors and Graduation Hat Photo Backdrop.
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