Our school doesn't do a Kindergarten graduation, so a few of the moms got together and created our own little ceremony. We all had so much fun, and we got some really cool pictures to save for their high school graduation.
For decorations, I made a "red carpet" runway out of a plastic tablecloth I bought at Dollar Tree. It is just folded in half and taped to the floor. I cut out stars from glitter cardstock and wrote each kid's name on the star.
The runway led to another red tablecloth that was opened up all the way. This was our "stage". I used rolls of decorative mesh I bought at Michael's for the backdrop. (This is one roll of black and one roll of red.)
I just found some scholarly-looking things around the house to place on the end table. (A globe, some old school books, and a miniature school desk.
On a large chalkboard I wrote Congratulations Class of 2027.
The graduates' table had their cap and gown and time capsule form.
I bought the caps and gowns from Oriental Trading. The gowns could be purchased individually, but the caps came in a package of 12. They came with a small yellow tassel. I cut that off and hand sewed on a black 2027 tassel that I made.
Each kid filled out these All About Me forms for our time capsule. I bought a pack of 10 of these sheets at the Dollar Tree.
We measured the kids with a piece of yarn. This piece of yarn secured their All About Me form. It will be really neat to open these when they are seniors graduating high school to see how much bigger they are than the piece of yarn. The kids also brought some items that represented things they really liked at this time in their lives. They also each brought a current picture. We placed this in a sealed plastic container and are planning to open it after they graduate high school.
Here is the picture board we created. http://workingmomwonders.blogspot.com/2015/05/kindergarten-graduation-photo-board.html
I printed some certificates for each kid and their teacher signed it. We called each kid up to the stage to get their certificate and a medal. (One of the moms ordered graduate medals from Oriental Trading. She also got them a 1st grade book and graduation duck. They received all of these things while they were on the stage.)
We took turns taking pictures with some of the stage props.
The best pictures of the day came when the kids were throwing their caps in the air!
It was a beautiful day. Everyone brought a dish to pass and a lot of the parents made up little goody bags for the kids and helped with decorations, so it was not a lot of work and we will have these memories forever!