On the last day of school my kids run all the way home, not just because summer is starting but because they are excited to read & eat what is waiting for them at home. Each year I make my kids candy bar posters that sum up the year and tell them know how proud we are of them. And since I have eight kids, this takes a lot of candy.
I purchased a box of 36 Mars candy bars on sale at Costco for $13. I also used coupons at Fred Meyer and bought the rest for $9. I purchased 8 poster boards from the dollar store for $4. This year I spent $26 on our family tradition! But it is worth it to start the summer off on a happy, excited note.
Here is one of this year’s epic candy bar posters.
Anita shares this last day of school tradition with me. Here is one of the candy bar posters she made for Ollie, who is too young to read, but not too young to want a poster of his own. I get a kick out of this one!
Does your family have any last day of school traditions? What are they?