I've got lots of plans, hopes and wishes for this Summer - we'll see how it actually all turns out. *snicker* We recently made a paper chain to help countdown the days to my sons 5th birthday and we thought it might be fun to do the same for the end of school too. It was quick and easy to put together. It's nothing fancy but makes a great craft project to do together!!
Gather some colorful paper
I used stars for our destinations points - one for each - preschool graduation and elementary school's last day.
Layered several papers together and cut thin strips
Count the number of days left and cut enough papers
Start making your chain! We used staples and had about 30 links on our chain. Preschool gets out earlier than elementary so I cut a smaller star and stapled it to the link when my little guy would have his last day of preschool.Then the larger star went at the top. It was pretty long so we hung it next to the fridge and waaaaay up high. Each morning they take turns pulling a link off and watch it get shorter and shorter. Have fun crafting one up yourself!