Graduation day is such an exciting time in a child’s life. It doesn’t have to be *the* milestone graduation day to celebrate (such as graduation from high school or graduation from college or university). You can celebrate all levels of graduation, such as my son is about to graduate from Kindergarten. That’s right, his first year of the real deal school. And it is a big deal!
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Here are some fun ways to celebrate graduation day at home.
Make Graduation Day Memories
Making memories is so much fun. You can come up with so many great ideas to help celebrate an event, and those fun ideas turn into lifetime memories. Don’t forget to capture them with your camera!
Make a slideshow of your child’s photos, from baby to their current age. Show some highlights and how they have grown over the years. A fun idea here is to have a “what I want to be when I grow up” done every year of school, and then do a slideshow through all the changes, or see any consistencies. You can also do their yearbook photos from year to year.
Make a fun playlist of graduation songs, end-of-year songs, nostalgic songs, and more. Here are some good preschool and kindergarten graduation songs. Then enjoy the music together and maybe even have a dance party.
Even if you’re having a low-key event at home with only a few people, decorations help a ton! Some fun balloons, a banner, hang some tassels. Create a photo backdrop where you can take selfies (like this one). Add a chalkboard where people can doodle would be perfect.
Here are some great questions to ask your child to reflect on the year.
- What was your favorite memory this year?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- List your favorites (subject, sports, specials, friends, etc.)
Gifts and Awards
If your child isn’t having the big graduation that comes with a diploma, why not create a fun certificate to commemorate the end of their school year? You can grab some online or make your own.
Also, don’t forget to get your teachers end-of-the-year gifts. They have worked so hard with your student.
Graduation themed Snacks
Check out Pinterest for some amazing ideas for graduation snacks, from diploma-shaped cookies to graduation cap cupcakes. Having fun with snacks at home really brings graduation day to the next level. You can even make a special cake!
Custom Graduation Announcement Cards
Even if your child’s graduation is virtual, sending a graduation announcement card is a fabulous way to let all your family and friends celebrate with you and your child. Just like holiday cards, sending a card in the mail is exciting and a wonderful way to connect. I don’t know about you, but I still have all my 2020 holiday cards and graduation announcements hanging on my wall.
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