End of the Year Ideas

The end of the school year is near. I have some graduation/end of the year ideas to share with you so that you can start preparing for the big day.  These are ideas and resources that I have used in the past. I hope that you are able to use them too.

Caps and Gowns

I like to order our graduation caps and gowns from Capsngowns4less.com.  If you order 50 or more units, you usually get a really good discount. I think that it’s about 12.95 per unit. In the past, this price has included the cap, gown, tassel and diploma! Not a bad deal at all.  Here is the link to their Pdf price list if you are looking for ideas: http://www.capsngowns4less.com/kindergowns.pdf  Make sure not to wait until the last minute. Rush deliveries always include an extra fee.


Songs and Poem for graduation program:

I have included some videos that I found on youtube just to give you an idea.

I am a promise

The world is a rainbow: This is a beautiful song, especially when you use the hand   motions that go along with it.

Parent letter and more:

At the end of our graduation ceremony, I read a Good-Bye Letter to the parents. This is a poem that I found a long time ago on a teacher site. (If you know the author of this poem, please let me know so that I can credit them:)  Parents love, love, love this poem. I also print it and place a copy in their graduation gift bags.

Here is that poem and other end of the year poems and songs that I have compiled for you. I have an old version of the Good-Bye Letter on TPT, this one is much better.

Download this FREE collection of end of the year poems and songs HERE.

Celebration time

After the ceremony, we have a big celebration in our classrooms. Parents go all out. We have a parent meeting early in May to organize the party. They all pitch in to bring appetizers, food, dessert, drinks, piñata, and much more:)

Teacher gift for students

We usually buy scholastic books in advance. We give our students about two to three picture books inside a colorful party bag. It also includes their diploma with a student picture, the good-bye letter, report card and a memory book.

Editable Diplomas

I just made some editable diplomas. Just add your information on the lines to personalize them. Remember to print on card stock and laminate for durability. The packet includes Preschool, Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten in two versions (one with two graduating kids and another with multicultural kids). Find the English diplomas here.
Find the Spanish diplomas here.


Memory Book

In English:

In Spanish:



  1. Thanks for sharing! What a great packet to use with the kids! Very much appreciated!

  2. Great post! Thank you so much!

  3. love them! However, I can not seem to download them? something about a redirect loop?

  4. never mind, I am just spastic! Thanks so much!! LOVE!!

  5. Thank you so much! I am always looking for something cute but different at the end of the year! I appreciate your willingness to share!

  6. Thanks for sharing these! I'm going to direct my daughter's K teacher for next year to these resources. These would be so precious at their graduation ceremony! 🙂
    Ashley Reed

  7. What fabulous ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Thank you very much! I love these!