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Summer Break Celebration

May 19, 2022 06:58AM ● By The Hood Magazine
Parents usually have mixed feelings about summer break. Some can't wait, and others dread the hustle and bustle the summer months bring.

But remember when you were a child? Remember how fun that last day of school was? How exciting it was? 

This year, try celebrating that special day. After all, you as a parent deserve it too! Those past ten-ish months can get hard! Plus, life's too short to not celebrate. 

Here are some fun and simple ways to share the joy of the day with your children:

A fun special breakfast. Maybe this day calls for donuts?

Head out for ice cream or a special treat after school.

Create a sign and photo opportunity. Use sidewall chalk to write out "You did it!" Or "3rd grade here we come!" Don't forget to snap that photo by the chalk mural, that's one for the memory book!

Gift a summer kick off gift. Small summer fun gifts that your children will use are always fun. Maybe some bubbles, a new squirt gun, or even a pair of flip flops.

Put a summer gift basket together. Maybe a new beach towel or swim suit, and even a pair of goggles. If you have to purchase items, buy things you will be buying regardless. Often times, children need to swim wear because they may have outgrown last years. If you're already buying, gift it! 

Movie night! Pick a classic family summer movie, such as The Sandlot and order pizza for a summer kick off fun night.

However you choose to celebrate, remember to enjoy all of these milestones. After all, as a parent; time doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.