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Simple Ways to Celebrate Kindergarten Graduation (without a party!)

I have a six year old graduating from kindergarten this year, so I’ve been trying to figure out simple ways to celebrate him! 

Nothing too big, or too small. Just enough to make him feel special. 

Here are some ideas I’ve come up with in case you’re looking for super simple kindergarten graduation ideas without throwing a party. 

Go out to eat at their favorite restaurant. 

You could do this as a family. Make it a mommy (or daddy) son/daughter date. And go out to eat for breakfast or dinner. Another thought would be to take them out for lunch after their graduation ceremony! 

Get ice cream wasted.

If you don’t want to go out to eat, go out for ice cream! Or, have a family movie night with all-you-can-eat ice cream. 

Create an ice cream buffet with all their favorite toppings: 

  • Chocolate chips
  • M&Ms
  • Nuts 
  • Gummy bears  
  • Syrups
  • …etc.

My kids love it whenever we have Ice Cream Buffet night. 

Visit the local zoo.

This time of year is the BEST time to go see their favorite animals. Because the temperature outside isn’t too hot or too cold. 

But if going to the local zoo sounds too boring, try a petting zoo at a nearby farm.

Visit a children’s museum. 

A simple Google search in your area can help you find children’s art, music, or science museums your kindergarten graduate will love! Most museums have free admission too. 

Go shopping for new books. 

One thing about kids at this age is that they love to read! Graduating to the 1st grade means your graduate is gonna need new books. It’s the perfect time to take your kindergartener shopping!

But to keep clutter at bay, I’d suggest selling or donating their old books first. 

Ask your child what they want to do.

If all else fails, go directly to the source. Kids are full of ideas! 

Our little guy wants a pizza graduation party at home so that’s exactly what we’re gonna do 🤷🏾‍♀️ 

I initially was trying to avoid having a “party,” (hence the reason for this post), but since it’s at home, what the heck?!

We haven’t had any type of party for him in the last two years thanks to the pandemic. I’m actually getting excited to decorate and all! 

But we will still keep things small & simple so I don’t overwhelm myself in the process 🤣 You can see how it all came together here.

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Tell me below what you’ve decided to do — don’t keep those ideas to yourself! 

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