Kindergarten Graduation Gifts

Few things are more adorable than seeing little kindergarten graduates make the big step up into first grade. Of course, you want to celebrate this milestone with a special gift for the kindergarten graduate to show that you’re so proud of their hard work. However, it can be tricky trying to figure out what to get for a five- or six-year-old, so we put together a comprehensive list of kindergarten graduation gift ideas that are both meaningful and memorable.

Trip for Ice Cream

If there’s one thing almost every kid likes, it’s ice cream. Make a great memory with your kindergarten graduate with a special trip to get a cone together. Let them choose whatever they want, even if it’s the sundae you wouldn’t normally let them order. You’ll both enjoy the special one-on-one time together celebrating the completion of kindergarten — and the ice cream is just a delicious bonus.

Make a Custom Kindergarten Graduation Song

Level up your child’s kindergarten graduation gift with a Songfinch serenade they’ll never forget! Here’s how it works: You share some fun facts about your child, like their interests, personality quirks and favorite memories from the school year. Then, a Songfinch musician will work their talents to create a custom kindergarten graduation song that’s as unique as your child’s journey. Imagine the smile on their face when they hear a song that’s all about their achievements! Plus, this could turn into an adorable yearly tradition, adding a new song to celebrate each milestone. It’s a gift your kids will treasure and talk about for years to come! To send Songfinch with your American Greetings card, select the “Add a Digital Gift” option while personalizing your greeting.

Photo Flipbook

Kindergarten is a year full of changes. It’s amazing to look back and see how much kindergarteners grow over the course of the year. For a kindergarten graduation gift, create a photo flipbook so your kindergartener can look back at how much they’ve changed. They’ll love seeing the pictures of themselves with their friends and will cherish the memories for years to come.

Dr. Seuss With a Twist

The Dr. Seuss book “Oh the Places You’ll Go” is a popular graduation gift for a kindergarten student but add a fun twist to the classic by asking your child’s teacher to sign the inside cover. Continue this tradition at the end of each school year. When your child graduates high school, not only will they have the keepsake book, but they’ll also really appreciate looking back at the messages from all their teachers throughout the years.

Summer Fun Pack

When kindergarten is over, it’s time for some summer fun. For a kindergarten graduation gift you know they'll love, create a summer fun pack with crayons, activity pads, sidewalk chalk, a jump rope, bubbles and other activities to get their brain and body moving. Put these items in a brand-new backpack personalized with their name on the outside. This way, they’ll get to have fun in the summer and be ready for when school starts again in the fall.

Send a Shout-out From Their Favorite Cartoon Character

Make your child’s day with a personalized video message from Cameo! It’s super easy — start by picking their favorite character from a lineup of animated friends, superheroes and more. Then choose the occasion, like celebrating their big kindergarten graduation or gearing up for first grade. Once you submit the order form, you’ll receive a video tailored for your little grad in seven days or less. If you capture a priceless reaction on video and post it on social, don’t forget to @ us! To send Cameo graduating kindergarten gifts with American Greetings ecards, simply follow the steps to “Attach a Digital Gift.”

Start a Book-gifting Tradition

Kindergarten is the perfect time to start a gift-giving tradition that you can continue through all the school years. Choose a book and write a special message to your kindergarten graduate on the inside cover and tape an end-of-the-year photo on the inside. Keep this tradition going through each grade, giving a brand-new book at the end of each year. When your child finishes high school, they’ll have 13 books, each with a special message from you inside.

Personalized T-shirt

Young kids love things with their name on it. For graduating kindergarten, gift them with a personalized T-shirt so they can let the world know that they’re a kindergarten graduate. If you can get it to them a few days before graduation, they can bring it to school so that their friends can sign their names on it.

Plan a Special Event Together

Graduation always marks a coming of age, so a good way to celebrate might be to bring the kindergarten graduate to their first theater show or first major sporting event. You’ll both enjoy the special time together, and they’ll always look back and remember that their very first ballgame was with you.

Kindergarten Treasure Box

With the piles of paperwork that collect from week to week, sometimes it’s hard to remember that someday the artwork and ABC practice will become cherished mementos. Compile a few of these in a kindergarten treasure box, and gift it to your little kindergarten graduate so that they’ll always have memories of the year. Make sure to add a program and photo from the kindergarten graduation celebration.

Plant a Tree Together

Sometimes the simplest things are the most meaningful. Planting a tree together is not only a great bonding experience, but it’s also a gift for a kindergarten graduation they’ll be able to look back on and remember for a lifetime. Every time they see it, they’ll remember that it’s their kindergarten tree.

Take a Class Together

Many places offer opportunities for adults and children to take classes together. If your kindergartener is a little artist, then sign up for a session, and enjoy tapping into your creative side while you make a shared memory. If you’ve got an active little one, then a dance class may be just the ticket for energizing fun.

Send a Digital Kindergarten Graduation Card

Graduating kindergarten is not just any old day; it’s a milestone worth celebrating in style! American Greetings is here to help you do just that, with the perfect cards and graduation gifts for a kindergartener. You can personalize any of our cards with a heartfelt message for your little graduate and even add a digital gift, like a gift card or a customized experience they’ll love. So, why settle for an ordinary card when you can upgrade to a singing, dancing, talking or animated card personalized for them and the occasion? Our digital cards are easy to customize and fast to send, for a fun and hassle-free graduation surprise!

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