Why this occasion is so important
A cynic may also say that school plays are just as useless since the work will never be seen on Broadway, but the fact is, celebrations like these can help a child become more comfortable in front of crowds and they can help build a child’s confidence.
It’s also as much for the parents as it is for the children. Parents are proud that their child is moving on to the next step in their educational development and want to celebrate this accomplishment.
So, in addition to the actual ceremony, what are some other ways to celebrate your child’s kindergarten Graduation?
You can start by letting friends and family know. Announcements are a great way to get the word out to family and friends that live out of town or those that don’t see that often.
And what’s a celebration without a cake? We’re not saying you have to do it yourself. Many grocery stores have bakery sections where they can personalize a pre-made cake for you, or you can order a cake especially for the occasion with whatever flavor cake and frosting you want.
Many towns now have a t-Shirt shop that will screen print your own design, or message, right on the t-shirt. You could either have a single t-shirt made up especially for your child, or if family is coming over to celebrate you could have one made up for everyone who’s attending, to show support.
While this may sound obvious, don’t forget to get a special graduate shot of your child. Sometimes things can get so hectic that important moments like this can slip by and you’ll find yourself regretting the mistake later. So, set aside a few special moments to capture your son or daughter in their special graduate dress.
Memory boards are also a nice touch to add. Note the graduation date on the board and try to list as many things of significance that you can think of for your graduate’s year in kindergarten. What was their favorite subject? Did they learn anything special that year? Like learning to ride a bike. Who was their best friend? What was their favorite book? Things like this a fun to look back on in the future.
No, kindergarten graduations aren’t as momentous as their collegiate counterparts, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t an important milestone in your son or daughter’s life. It’s exciting for the children, who often have happy memories of dressing up in fancy clothes, singing songs, being given a certificate (maybe for the first time in their life!) and celebrating with party food and games after the ceremony.
So, do what you can to make the day as memorable as possible. Before you know it they’ll be graduating from grade school, then high school and then college.
We’ve put together the ultimate parent & student checklists to help you get planning early in the year and to carry you through graduation day (and beyond).
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