Are you counting down the days until the end of the school year like I am? Homeschool moms need a break too – it’s true! But it’s still great to make the end of the homeschool year special for our kids. So here are some end of school year ideas for you to use plus some additional summer ideas to keep the kids busy and learning.
End of the school year ideas
HomeschoolStyleCo. shares ten fun ideas to wrap up your homeschool year with your kids. Plus you can grab a free summer bucket list printable!
Keeping a school year memories sheet is a fun way to see how your kids change through the years. What is their favorite subject, toy, or dinner? It’s also fun to have them write their signature each year. Create your own memory sheet or grab one here. It’s a great item to put in your student’s portfolio or memory box.
You can also download some free end of the year summary pages in 9 fun themes.
While you’re putting the finishing touches on one school year, it’s a great time to set goals for the new season ahead. If you want to encourage your kids to follow through with some goals (both big & small), then spend a day at the end of the school year with these free summer goal sheets. Learning to set S.M.A.R.T. goals is a life skill and you can teach it to your kids!
Educational Summer Ideas
Once the official school routine is set aside for the more flexible summer months, you can still keep your kids learning and growing through these fun ideas.
Summertime is fabulous for adding nature study into your routine. If you’ve never tried it, it’s the perfect time to start! Without having to worry about covering all your other subjects, you can be free enough to spend your attention with this one new idea. HomeschoolingInProgress.com also has seven free nature scavenger hunts you can download while you start a nature study habit.
The summer months don’t have to be all fun with no learning! If you still want your kids to be moving forward in their education while still having a break from the normal routine, then check out these 5 Creative Ways to Homeschool in the Summer.
Even if you’re not an official year-round-homeschooler, you can still include gentle learning in the summer months. Check out these practical and creative ideas for relaxed summer homeschooling.
You might as well have your kids document their thoughts during this historical time. It’s weird to think about, but this pandemic will go down in history and your kids will remember it from their own perspective. You can use this Corona Virus Reflection Journal to have your kids get their thoughts out on paper and save them for posterity.
Repetition Punch Cards can be used to motivate kids to read more books this summer! Each time your child completes a punch card (reads 10 books), then they earn a prize. Choose from seven fun designs.
What about moms? We can have some relaxation while we keep learning as well. Add to your professional development by checking out these printable books lists for homeschool moms.
Hope you have an awesome end of your homeschool year!
Abby is a former public school teacher, now homeschooling her five children. She’s in the trenches just like you and knows it can be challenging to be home with your kids all day while you struggle to keep up with the housework and educate your kids (and maybe even work on the side!). She blogs over at www.4onemore.com and hosts the Homeschool with Moxie podcast.