1-2-3- Come Do Some "Happy Graduation!" Activities With Me
When I taught kindergarten we had our graduation in the afternoon, with punch and cookies afterwards.
Even though we had a "dry run" and practiced our songs beforehand, I still needed something to keep my kiddos occupied for the rest of the morning.
With that in mind, I designed some quick, easy and fun activities, and made them appropriate for preschool graduation as well.
I hope you find them useful and your planning easier.
First up, is a bookmark. I've included patterns through 2035.
Who knows where we'll be 20 years from now, but if you're in need of a graduation bookmark, I've got you covered.
There are 2 patterns to choose from, with 4-on-a-page for quick printing.
For extra pizzazz, we mounted the bookmark on printed scrapbook paper using our school colors, glued a school photo inside the circle, then I laminated them.
For that finishing touch, punch a hole at the top and add some matching curling ribbon.
Next up is a graduation memory book, sure to become a cherished keepsake.
Run off on a variety of colors, or use your school colors.
You can buy real tassels, or simply slip a few strings of yarn around a brass brad.
There are a variety of pages to choose from, which come in color as well as black & white.
Simply choose which pages are appropriate for your kiddos.
Students can cut and collate their own pages, or you can ask for parent volunteers to help you with this; pre-assembling the books, so that all students have to do is color, write and glue on a photograph.
I purposely made all these lines straight cuts, so that you can easily cut 3-6 pages out at a time.
Once the pages are cut and put in the order you want them, staple the booklet to the back page and add the cover.
Students can work on some of the pages beforehand, like the "A note from my friend" page.
Have students pick a partner to exchange their booklet with, and then complete that page.
Later, finish the special graduation pages on graduation day.
This is a super-fun craftivity that I think your students will really enjoy making, and parents will truly appreciate, as a cherished keepsake of one of their child’s many milestones.
(“Hip Hippo Ray! I’m on my way!”), ("Hip Hippo Ray! It’s graduation day!") or (“Hip Hippo Ray! Happy 1st day".)
The bows contain the greeting. The mouth of the hippo flips up to reveal a variety of writing prompt options. Choose one page, or several to make a little booklet.
There’s also an autograph page, plus a blank template for children to draw a picture of themselves, or use for more writing prompts that would turn “Hilda & Henry Hippo” into a Memory Book.
I’ve included a “note from your teacher” page too. Simply write one note and run off. I pre-cut my page to expedite things.
For that finishing touch, have students glue their school photo somewhere.
The packet also includes an ABC word hunt worksheet for the last day of school, as well as bookmarks in color and black and white, for all 3 occasions.
Today's FREEBIE also works for preschool or kindergarten graduation.
Well that's it for today. Hope you found something useful.
My "to do" pile is way too high for the days to be flying by this fast. Wishing you a stress-free happy day.
"Wherever you go, go with all of your heart" - Confuscious