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First day of summer celebration: kick start the funnest season ever!

2015-05-14 by tiffany

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14Our Blog Ambassador Tiffany, of Peanut Blossom, shares some family traditions that kick start summer vacation with a first day of summer celebration!

First day of summer celebration: kick start the funnest season ever!

The last day of school, the first day of summer. Whatever you name that day, it is a major highlight on the calendar for kids everywhere.

Want to really connect with your kids? Show them you realize how much this moment means to them with the easiest celebration ideas ever!

Our family has a few festive traditions for the evening after they step off the bus for the last time of the year. You can read about them over on Peanut Blossom here.

But if morning is more your golden zone, check out my favorite first day of summer celebration!

First day of summer celebration: kick start the funnest season ever!

Once the kids are in bed, I decorate our Melissa & Doug chalkboard with a “Welcome to Summer” message. I try to greet them with a special breakfast like my Peaches and Cream Scones served up picnic style on the living room floor.

For the rest of the season, this easel board will announce the fun adventures we’re having and the daily to-do list. My kids love knowing what’s on deck before I’m even out of bed.

They wake up to messages like:

  • Library day
  • Pool day
  • Farmer’s Market + Ice Cream
  • House Chores day with pool trip reward
  • Rainy day reading picnic

Honestly, it doesn’t matter how mundane the activity, just finding it scrawled out with colorful chalk messages and coordinating doodles makes my kids day!

To set up your own summer message center, all you need is the art easel and a set of colorful chalk.

For more great Last Day of School Celebration ideas, head on over to Peanut Blossom. You’re going to love the idea for what to do when they step off the bus! My kids talk about it all year long.  .  .

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Tiffany Dahle is the hostess behind Peanut Blossom where she shares her belief that strong families start with strong and happy mothers. She encourages you to develop everyday possibilities for stretching your creativity while doing what you do to keep that household running! You can find Tiffany on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and Pinterest.

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