One of the many special rituals we have in our family is celebrating the end of the school year (heck if we celebrate the beginning, we have to celebrate the end!)
This first means dinner out. The first test of what kind of summer we are going to have is that they have to agree on the restaurant -- this year they were both in the mood for White Spot mac 'n cheese so the deliberations were brief.
This is a gift giving occasion in our house. Gifts bags are dominated by
2) things to use in the long days of summer (e.g. flip flops)
3)And maybe a wee bit of candy they can eat on a four hour road trip, just as a test to Mommy's sanity.
We also see a movie right around the end of school -- this year it was Monster's University.