Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Kindergarten Graduation Presents

Pic taken just last week
I can’t believe it is the end of the school year already! It seems like yesterday I dressed my big girl up in her first-day-of-school outfit, put her wee little backpack on and tearily dropped her off at school. For Miss A it was her first year of kindergarten! I can’t believe my first baby is already five years old and finished her first full year of school!
I already showed all of you the end of the year teacher appreciation gifts the girls and I put together for the teachers. 
I also thought it would be fun to make a little graduation present for the kindergarteners, to mark this year of accomplishment in their lives.
After hitting up my favorite inspiration site (Pinterest, of course!) I first decided that I wanted this gift to be fairly inexpensive, and also practical, so the kids could get some use out of the present. 
I decided to go with bubbles (its summer, who doesn’t love bubbles!?), smarties, rockets, and a couple of pencils (you know, for working on their penmanship over summer break!). My total investment for these gifts was under $20 for all 24 kids in the class.
I used regular mailing labels and had them printed up with a teal background, red circle border and text reading “Congratulations Smartie Pants, you did great this year! Love, Aidyn”.
Next, I enlisted my special little helper in all things crafting, Miss E. She peeled the labels, I stuck them, I put in the bubbles, and she counted out the smarties and the rockets. She put the pencils in; I tied the bags off with green and blue ribbon. 
We made a pretty good team! Start to finish, the entire process took about a half hour, and we had fun doing it (partly because we ate the extra smarties and rockets as we went along…).
Here’s a look at the finished product! Miss E and I are going to hand them out to the kids after the kindergarten grad. We’ll give the teachers their gifts the same day.
I still can’t believe kindergarten round one is almost over. Next up I hope to post about out Summer of Fun chart! 
Last year we put up this chart, and worked our way through the activities. This year we’ve had to come up with something new, because the wall where the Summer of Fun chart lived has new family photos on it!
Check in later this week and see how it all turns out!


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  1. Thank you so much what a cute idea, I had to make them for my son's class. I'm linking back to you on my post. Thanks again!

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