There are a lot of emotions involved when your kids start kindergarten. Transitioning into kindergarten is an exciting time, but it is also a period where you worry about the changes and hope for everything to go well.
The fact is that your child will be growing and doing many things for the first time which makes kindergarten memories extra special.
I will share different ways to help you keep those valuable memories. These ideas work no matter if your child is just starting, already attending, or about to complete kindergarten.
The 2019-20 school year was definitely unique with the arrival of COVID-19. And it seems like 2020-21 will be different too. But there are still ways to keep memories of this unique situation.
So, let’s get started…
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Memories of Kindergarten
I loved this idea as soon as I heard about it! The purpose here is to buy a shirt now that will fit your child in their senior year.
In the meantime, every year, on the first day of school, you take a picture of your child with that shirt on to capture the growth throughout the years.
After looking around, I bought that shirt for my little one. I loved the quality of the shirt and the coral silk shirt. And, the shipping was fast too!
First, I like that it is colorful which is perfect for kids’ memories. In addition, it is a binder which makes it easier to keep adding schoolwork and moving it around if needed.
It has a pocket for smaller objects and first day/last day templates to keep those pictures side by side.
Plus, you can keep the binder in its own box for extra protection.
Fortunately, my sister told me about this memory idea. After getting the book, all you need to do is to ask the teachers to write a message for your child every year.
Then, at the end of their senior year, you give the book to your child as a gift.
I am already excited for my little one and cannot imagine her face whenever she sees the messages from all her teachers. It will be priceless!
Kindergarten graduation gift ideas
This graduation stole is good for girls and boys and you have the option to choose the colors for the sash and letters.
I also like the idea of keeping a kindergarten graduation cap.
In this case, you can get it exactly as shown or you can customize the colors and message.
It’s a great way to keep all the information in one spot (or shirt 🙂 )
Your child can proudly wear this shirt on the last day of school or you can buy it just as a detailed memory to keep.
If the last day of school shirt is not your thing, I found this editable printable that you can frame or add to an album.
This is one of several beautiful styles and sizes to choose from.
It is another traditional gift for little ones.
My daughter got a similar one and we kept it as part of the decoration in her room.
This shop can also personalize it with your child’s name.
Another cute kindergarten gift for boys and girls is this graduation pillow.
You can customize the kid’s hair and skin tone. Plus, you can add the name and a special message.
Quarantine related Kindergarten graduation gifts
This personalized graduation shirt is super cute and perfect for a Kindergartner in 2020.
Of course, we can’t forget toilet paper, which was a big deal during the quarantine.
There are several colors to choose from and bigger sizes for older siblings too.
Families tend to give flowers for graduations. But, what about giving candies instead? It is cute, unique, and I am pretty sure that kids would prefer that idea, too! 😉
If you already have a graduation cap, here is a quick way to decorate it and to add a quarantine memory to it.
Last thoughts on Kindergarten memories for your child
Now, you are ready to create and keep your child’s sweet memories of kindergarten. I still have my kindergarten memories and I am super excited about keeping these memories for my daughter too.
And, as you noticed, we went over ideas that are very easy to do or follow.
Just one quick tip before you go.
Make sure to add reminders in your phone, calendars, or even both! The first or last day of school is usually busier with extra things to take care of than usual.
As moms, we always have the best intentions to take care of everything but sometimes, we need a little help especially during those important dates.
In my case, I set up two reminders in my online calendar. The first reminder is for the picture with a personalized shirt on the first day of school.
Then, I get a second reminder close to the end of the year to ask the teacher to sign the “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” book.
I added those two reminders to my google calendar for the convenience of setting them up once and not having to do anything else again. Plus, I did not want to risk losing the reminders after changing planners or physical calendars.
Choose a system that works for you so you can stay on top of it!
Do you have another kindergarten memory idea for moms? Share it by leaving a comment below.