The School’s Out Live Event is back from 5th April to unlock school themed items and if you complete the whole event in the time limit you unlock the school campus template. This event is only here for 10 days and the aim of it is to collect enough arts and crafts items from the arts and crafts stations (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock all the items in this event.
Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!
NOTE: if you did another Live Event then you will find your arts and crafts stations in your inventory (or in the house you left them at) you will only be able to use the candle ones until you unlock the other stations in this event
Can’t find your arts and crafts stations? Click on the craft station in your event tab to get the option to find your station, it will take you to the house where your stations can be found!
Want to skip the tasks list? Click here to head straight to the prizes!
Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4)
Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds
This takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the button in the corner of the screen)
Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the School Floor pack! When you unlock each pack, before the items are available in your home store you need to purchase them with the arts and crafts items you make- this goal is coming up!
Restock a crafting station (when the stock runs out you will have to restock before you can make anymore arts and crafts items)- You can restock instantly for 18 uses for 10SP or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time
Buy the School Floor pack (click on the event button, scroll down and click purchase- this will cost you 50 candles)
Use a coin flower patch (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin plant option)
Check the daily goals (click on the event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)
Remember to claim your rewards each day!
Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the arts and crafts item appear above that sims head, click to collect the bonus item!)
Continue collecting arts and crafts items- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting the arts and crafts to unlock everything!
If you want to speed up a collecting arts and crafts action it will cost you SP, you will get the bonus arts and craft items as well if you speed it up!
Stuck on these tasks? Watch my walkthrough here:
Arts and Crafts Stations
Candle Station costs:
(maximum of 4)
- Collect 250 Candles- 2 hours 30 minutes
- Collect 360 Candles- 4 hours 30 minutes
- Collect 455 Candles- 6 hours 30 minutes
- Collect 510 Candles- 8 hours 30 minutes
Pottery Station costs:
(maximum of 4)
- Collect 375 Pottery- 2 hours 30 minutes
- Collect 540 Pottery- 4 hours 30 minutes
- Collect 680 Pottery- 6 hours 30 minutes
- Collect 765 Pottery- 8 hours 30 minutes
Jewelry Station costs:
(maximum of 3)
- Collect 565 Jewelry- 2 hours 30 minutes
- Collect 810 Jewelry- 4 hours 30 minutes
- Collect 1025 Jewelry- 6 hours 30 minutes
- Collect 1150 Jewelry- 8 hours 30 minutes
Glassware Station costs:
(maximum of 2)
- Collect 620 Glass- 2 hours 30 minutes
- Collect 890 Glass- 4 hours 30 minutes
- Collect 1125 Glass- 6 hours 30 minutes
- Collect 1260 Glass- 8 hours 30 minutes
Happy (inspired) sims will collect arts and crafts items quicker:
- 2 hours 23 minutes
- 4 hours 17 minutes
- 6 hours 11 minutes
- 8 hours 4 minutes
Sad sims will take longer to collect arts and crafts items:
- 2 hours 38 minutes
- 4 hours 44 minutes
- 6 hours 49 minutes
- 8 hours 55 minutes
Each station (apart from the first candle one) comes with a stock of 7 which means you can use the station 7 times before it needs to be restocked (if you got your stations out of your inventory they will all need restocking first (apart from the first candle one) When you need to restock you will have two options:
- Restock 18 uses which happens instantly but will cost you 10SP
- Restock 9 uses which will take you 2 hours 30 minutes but will be free
- if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock
- if you cancel making something using a station you will lose that stock so if you had one stock left and then you cancelled that action you would need to restock before you can create anymore arts and crafts items
Click the event button in the top corner of your game to see your progress
Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional constructor coins
NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coins and free items each day!
The prize progress is how far you have got on this event, the more arts and crafts items you make the more prizes you will unlock
NOTE: the bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more arts and crafts items you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will be able to use the arts and crafts items you have collected and constructor coins to purchase that pack which you will then be able to find in the home store.
The first one of each prize is free
1.School Floor– requires 50 candles to buy
Floors section: White Square School Tile (S5)
2.3 Constructor Coins
3.3 Constructor Coins
4.Time for School- School Surrounds and Saved by the Bell
School Surrounds– requires 1,200 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy
Walls Section: Brown (S790) and Blue (S800) School Walls
Floors Section: Office Squares (S650) and Gray Lino (S680)
Saved by the Bell– requires 3,600 candles and 25 constructor coins to buy
Decorations Section: Red (S55,000) and Gray (5LP) School Clock
Sims can check time and panic over time
6.4 Constructor Coins
7.4 Constructor Coins
8.Class is in Session- Classroom 101 and Find a Seat
Classroom 101– requires 10,900 candles, 8,500 pottery and 80 constructor coins to buy
Doors Section: Oak (S80,000) and Blue (8LP) Class Doors
Decorations Section: Black (S79,000) and Blue (7SP) Class Signs
Sims can admire the signs
Find a Seat– requires 14,500 candles, 11,300 pottery and 105 constructor coins to buy
Living Room, Dining Room, Teen and Preteen Sections: Pine (S35,000) and White (3SP) School Chairs and Pine (S145,000) and White (14SP) School Tables
Sims can study for assignment or cram for test using the tables
10.5 Constructor Coins
11.2 Social Points
12.5 Constructor Coins
13.Exciting New World- First Impressions and Science for Sims
First Impressions– requires 16,075 pottery, 17,000 jewelry and 150 constructor coins to buy
Doors Section: Single Red (S95,000) and Blue (9LP) School Doors and Double Red (S105,000) and Blue (10SP) School Doors
Decorations Section: Red (S150,000) and Cream (15LP) School Signs
Sims can admire the signs
Science for Sims– requires 17,000 pottery, 18,000 jewelry and 160 constructor coins to buy
Decorations Section: Wood Blackboard (S110,000) Whiteboard (11SP) Green (S200,000) and White (20SP) Lab Tables, Gray (S85,000) and Blue (8LP) School Cupboards
Sims can admire the cupboards, explain equation and decipher formula using the black and white boards and adult/ senior sims can mix chemicals and practice alchemy using the lab tables (for some reason teens cannot use the labs)
15.7 Constructor Coins
16.2 Social Points
17.7 Constructor Coins
18.Voice of Authority- School Assembly and Principal’s Office
School Assembly– requires 18,000 pottery, 19,000 jewelry, 19,000 glassware and 165 constructor coins to buy
Living Room Section: Single Black (S75,000) and White (7SP) School Files and Double Black (S85,000) and White (8LP) School Files
Decorations Section: White (S25,000) and Black (2SP) PA Speakers, Pine (S124,000) and Walnut (12LP) Lecterns
Sims can using the school files like a normal bookcase, admire the PA speakers and can use the lecterns to give a brief talk or host detailed lecture
Principal’s Office– requires 20,000 pottery, 21,000 jewelry, 21,000 glassware and 185 constructor coins to buy
Windows Section: Single Black (S75,000) and Gray (7LP) School Windows, Double Black (S115,000) and Gray (11SP) School Windows
Living Room Section: Walnut (S290,000) and Pine (29LP) Principal’s Desks
Decorations Section: Walnut (S210,000) and White (21SP) Trophy Displays
Sims can admire the trophy displays. One sim can select wait for student, jot down notes or write essay from the desk, if they select wait for student the other sim can select speak with teacher or get detention
19.10 Constructor Coins
20.2 Social Points
21.10 Constructor Coins
22.School Campus- you can only claim this pack if you have purchased all the other packs in this live event
This template can be found under the driveway homes tab and built on a standard or premium residence, the first one is free then they cost simoleons depending on how many houses you have already built. You can add up to 4 cars to this house lot!
Even though this is a school campus you can still edit it and add sims to live in this house like you would a normal house
The other three car parking spaces need to be unlocked by purchasing with simoleons:
- Additional Space One: S250,000
- Additional Space Two: S750,000
- Additional Space Three: S1,500,000
Once you purchase an additional space you will be able to add another car but you need to have more than one adult/senior sim living in this house to add more than one car otherwise it will just switch their car to the new one you have just brought. For example if you wanted 3 cars in this house you need 3 adult or senior sims living in this house.
Overall I think this template is disappointing, I have really had enough now of non houses taking up house lots, why do we even need another school anyway? We already have 3 including the one in downtown we can visit!
The standard and premium versions are completely different, I personally prefer how it looks on the premium, it looks more like a school but I won’t be wasting a house lot building this one
You also unlock:
Decorations Section: Red (S135,000) and Gray (13SP) School Lockers
Outdoor Decorations: Green (S175,000) and Blue (17LP) Dumpsters
Walls Section: Maroon (S750) Split (S900) Blue (S1,000) and Gray (S1,100) Classroom
Floors Section: Light Gray School Tiles (S5) Computer Lab Squares (S600) and Turquoise Lino (S620)
Stairs Section: Cream (S89,000) and Blue (8SP) School Stairs
Railings Sections: Cream (S6,400) and Blue (S6,900) School Railings
Balcony and Patio Paving Sections: Blue (S690) and Green (S700) Sports Grounds
This patio/balcony paving has a line around the edge, you can see below how it looks in different situations:
Watch my tour of the School Campus here:
You earn constructor coins by:
Personal Progress prizes
Completing Daily Goals
Coin Plant Patches
Earning Constructor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LP, I can then turn the LP into SP using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LP- the social point plant now costs 20LP so you may want to try the option below first instead:
Or you can use 450 candles for the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare candles) which will also earn you constructor coins but the amounts are less than they are from the Mega Spin Plant
What is the minimum and maximum amount of coins you can earn on the mega spin plant? The minimum is 10 and the maximum is 500
Now on the coin flower patch you can see the chances of getting the different combinations on each spin plant, click on the green i button to see:
Laura Craft? You may have noticed at the front of one of your houses there is a board with a bubble of a person holding arts and crafts items above it, this is Laura Craft, you can buy her for real money to help you complete the event. When you buy her, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 200 candles, 300 pottery, 450 jewelry or 500 glassware (the amounts seem to differ for most of you and I have no idea why that is!) (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 2 hours.
Do I think she is worth it? They have improved Laura Craft a lot since the first event (although it would be great if she made constructor coins) she used to be able to collect every 8 hours, they have now changed this to 2 hours so she is more useful now so if you are struggling then you may want to splash out and give her a try but remember you will only get her for this event, you will have to buy her again to use her for a live event in the future. I personally don’t ever buy her, if I don’t manage to earn enough items or coins in the time limit I just wait until the next time the event is available!
If I brought Laura Craft in the last event do I get her for free or do I have to buy her again? You have to buy her again for this event.
Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!
Once the event is over it will convert your unused resources into simoleons, the conversion rate is half the amount of resources, for example, if you have 10,000 candles left over you will earn 5,000 simoleons, if you only have 1 of a resource left over you will only earn 1 simoleon. When a new live event becomes available you start from 0 resources
If I don’t complete this event this time will I have to start from the beginning when it returns? No, you will start from where you got to this time!
2 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- School’s Out Live Event”
HI, I love your blog!!! I do have a question about houses. In a house, I want to remove the wall between 2 rooms to make it one big room…how do I do that? Thanks
Thanks! Unfortunately you cannot delete individual walls, the only ways would be to delete one of the rooms and then make the other room bigger, or you could just put door frames into that wall to make it look like one room without having to delete anything.