As summer break comes to a close, your kids are probably feeling a bit down in the dumps. Summer is a time of freedom, adventure, and fun, and facing the inevitable routine and work-load of the school year can make any kid sad. Despite the fact that most parents are usually overjoyed by the time school rolls back around, taking the time to scout out a few last-minute summer activities to do before going back to school will make sure their summer ends with a well-deserved bang.
Although you are probably running a million miles a minute trying to tie up loose ends and finish up your back-to-school shopping (and dreaming about what you'll do with all your kid-less free time), it never hurts to throw in some last-minute fun, no matter how jam-packed or relaxed your summer has been.
Most of these activities are totally free or at least affordable, making it even easier to say yes one last hurrah before school starts back up. An end of the summer bucket list is a great way to spend some quality time with the kids before the rush of homework, after school activities, and routine sets in. And chances are, they'll love one last opportunity to celebrate.