Sorry if these Last Minute Ideas for the Last Day of School are too last-minute – I know so of you are already out! But we just got out yesterday, so I didn’t think to pre-do any of this for you – - maybe next year… Anyways, instead of writing 3 separate posts, here’s 3 ideas all in one giant post – enjoy!
Welcome to Summer! sidewalk chalk
First, check out this fabulous chalk art!! It looks awesome in person. We live in a cul-de-sac, so as the kids get off the bus and turn down to our house, this “Welcome to Summer” sign greeted them – -
The younger kids and I had fun making it – I drew the letter outlines and they filled it in:
But that’s not all! We then walked to the bus stop and made a path from there to the giant sign. We drew arrows and wrote encouraging words and made fun games (like hop scotch) along the path:
It was a big hit and the kids loved it!! Our culdesac is on a slant, so I drew the words as the kids would go down the hill, putting “welcome” first, then “to” then “summer” – and the girls read it right. But the group of boys read it all in one glance and were all “SUMMER TO WELCOME!!” which was kind of funny.
Teacher Gift – matchbox style
I am never on top of things to send a gift during Teacher Appreciation Week. So I always whip something up last-minute at the end of the school year. This year I just had the kids choose a necklace set from my Paparazzi Stash, then I made these cute matchboxes to hold them.
I used my matchbox diecut from Lifestyle Crafts which made this amazingly easy. I used some new twine that showed up in my mailbox that I apparently ordered from a daily deal site (love when I forget when I order and it just comes out of the blue!). You could probably hand-cut matchboxes as well, but the diecut made it super quick – just rolled it through my Epic 6 and glued it together and I was good to go. The kids enjoy getting their teachers a gift:
Summer Journals – summer gift
A couple of weeks ago I ordered each kid a journal from Paper Coterie – then I gave them each their journal as a gift on the last day of school. The idea is that they will take a little time each day in the summer to write stuff down – we’ll see how it goes….
You can grab yours at Paper Coterie. (and random, if you want a planner for only $12 instead of $36, use code BIRTHDAYPLANNER)
The journals were awesome – here they are all wrapped up:
And there’s a bookmark/journal holder-together-er elastic attached to the back
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