Last Updated: Apr 26, 2018
Your little one is growing up right before your very eyes. They have completed preschool and are headed to elementary school. This is certainly a milestone for any child and deserves to be recognized. To celebrate this next step of their life, help host a preschool graduation ceremony. Their teacher is sure to appreciate all of your ideas and creativity.
We have gathered 24 cute and creative preschool graduation ceremony ideas to inspire you. Remember to plan your celebration in advance so that friends and family can attend this event. Make a preschool yearbook for your child and include photos of this big day that they can look back on for years to come.
1. Buckets of Fun Grad Favor
After finishing pre-school, the kiddos are sure to be ready for summer! Help them celebrate this big step with a summer fun bucket. Include a pail to build sand castles, cute sunglasses and some colorful glow sticks for summer nights.
2. Dr. Seuss Outdoor Party
Oh, the places they will go! Celebrate your little one heading to kindergarten with a fun-filled Dr. Seuss themed party. Use whimsical colors for some childlike charm.
3. Grad Cap Party Favors
Feed their sweet tooth with this adorable diy graduation party idea. Craft a graduation cap mason jar. Fill it with tasty treats in the colors of your child’s preschool colors or their favorite candy.
4. Sidewalk Chalk Photo
Turn a fun activity into a precious momento. Write out what your preschool graduate wants to be when they grow up in sidewalk chalk and have them lay next to the writing. Snap a photo and create a custom framed print. In a few years, see if your preschool graduate has kept this same career goal.
5. Alphabet Inspired Food Labels
Now that your child is an expert at the alphabet, have them help you create food labels inspired by their favorite letters. Chose kid-friendly foods such as cookies, mozzarella sticks and peanut butter sandwiches.
6. Graduation Cap Cupcakes
These little treats deserve an A+. Flip a bite-sized brownie upside down and use melted chocolate to attach a chocolate square on top to resemble a graduation cap. Fashion a colorful tassel out of chocolates and rope candies.
7. School Supplies Cake
Give them something they can use as they take on elementary school. Fashion a tiered cake out of glue and art supplies. Add some creative touches with colorful ribbons and alphabet labels.
8. Children’s Art Photo Book
Turn your child’s art into a photo book keepsake. Have them pick out their finest finger paint creations that you will both look fondly on for years to come.
9. Candy Class Rings
There truly is a class ring for everyone. As a party favor, hand out ring-shaped lollipops for class rings. Be sure to include your child’s graduation year on the label for a personalized touch.
10. Tissue Paper Sign
Get crafty with this awesome tissue paper sign. Stick some colored tissue paper onto your child’s graduation year with a pencil and some glue to add a textural effect. Be sure to use your kid’s school colors. For an extra touch, include a graduation quote or saying.
11. Mason Jar Art Kit
Personalized glassware makes for the perfect graduation party favor. Fill these mason jar mugs with some art supplies they can use through kindergarten. Make this mason jar idea unique by personalizing the mason jar with their name.
12. Dr. Seuss Cupcakes
Turn your child’s favorite cupcakes into whimsical treats. Decorate chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with bright neon buttercream. Include some Dr. Seuss labels for childlike charm.
13. Dr. Seuss Treat Bags
These treats will have them begging for s’more! Take jumbo marshmallows and place on skewers. Dip them in chocolate and garnish with some crushed graham crackers for an irresistible snack.
14. S’more Pops
Spruce up some chocolate sandwich cookies with melted white chocolate and a fun assortment of sprinkles. For an extra special touch, organize these cookie pops in a metallic bucket filled with more candy in your child’s school colors.
15. School Colors Chocolate Covered Oreos
Spruce up the walls of the graduation ceremony with a handmade tassel garland. This simple craft can be made with yarn, scissors and tissue paper in your child’s school colors.
16. DIY Tassel Garland
Reflect on how much the kids have grown with this adorable baby picture garland. Decorate the black and white photos with funny hats for some added entertainment. This is a great way to decorate any graduation ceremony.
17. Baby Picture Garland
This create-your-own banana split bar is the perfect twist on this dessert favorite. Include a variety of toppings like sprinkles, nuts and crushed up cookies so each graduate can customize their own banana split pop.
18. Banana Split Bites
Encourage your preschool graduate to reflect on all they have learned with a last day of school survey. Let them show off how well they can spell their name and their newfound art skills.
19. Last Day of School Survey
Help the little graduates make an adorable keepsake they can actually use. Provide some colorful permanent markers so each student has the opportunity to sign each other’s pillow cases. It will become a naptime must-have.
20. End of the Year Signed Pillowcase
Here is a fun graduation party favor that will encourage them to reach for the stars. Print an encouraging Dr. Seuss quote on the goodie bag labels and fill your treat bags with globe-shaped candies. It will be a great reminder to show them that they have the whole world at their fingertips!
21. Personalized Notebook
Create a personalized notebook with photos of your little one’s favorite preschool pals. It can serve as a sketchbook and a fun momento that they can take with them to kindergarten.
22. Photo Coasters
These photo coasters will add a lovely decorative element to any graduation party table. Use photos of your child and their classmates and with their teacher who made it all possible.
23. Jump Rope
Provide the kids with a fun activity as they head into summer vacation mode. Pick some colorful jump ropes and customize with an artsy label to give out as party favors.
24. Graduation Fruit Cups
Keep them fueled up for graduation with this adorable fruit cup. All you need is some googly eyes, construction paper, string and a hint of creativity.
Commemorate your little one’s graduation from preschool by helping their teacher host a graduation ceremony or party. Invite all of the graduates and their parents and kick of the summer with a celebration. Be sure to send your child’s teacher off with a customized teacher appreciation gift for making an impact on their early education.