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Preschool Graduation Party Idea - ABC Theme

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Whether they call it moving up or graduating, the completion of preschool is certainly something to celebrate. Your child’s school may have a ceremony or classroom party for parents to attend, but if you wish to extend the celebration, you could invite relatives, friends and classmates to a party at your home. A reflection of what your child learned in preschool, the alphabet is graduation party ideas fitting for preschool. You could also incorporate basic shapes and primary colors into your party plan.

1. Invitations

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Invite guests with graduation party invitations that feature the ABC’s. Create your own invites by drawing block letters or using a block letter font to print them onto the front of the card. The cover or heading could even read something like:

A party to celebrate Ivy’s preschool graduation.
Be there to share the fun
C you on the 25th of June!

Other suggestions for invitations:
  • Postcard photo of your child in graduation cap.
  • Your child’s handprints and the class graduation year, printed along with the party details on a sheet of paper, then rolled into a scroll and tied like a diploma.

2. Decorations

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The party store is a good place to find standard graduation themed decorations that can be used for all ages. Combine these with some homemade decorating ideas that fit your alphabet and shapes theme. Ideas include:
  • Mini graduation caps.
  • Cardstock cutouts of letters and shapes, hung with ribbon from the ceiling.
  • Draw a chalk, hopscotch style board on the walkway to your front door. Instead of all square boxes, draw a combination of squares, circles and triangles to create the board. Fill the shapes in with letters instead of numbers.
  • Build a table centerpiece out of alphabet blocks. Stack and arrange them to spell out a graduation message.
  • Use alphabet blocks as place markers by placing guests’ initials or spelling out their names at their place settings.
  • Display a few photos of the graduate, from baby to present.

3. Food

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Since they are still young children, chances are their taste buds haven’t graduated beyond the typical kid fare of pizza and pasta. The good news is that pizza is triangle shaped, and pasta comes in the form of alphabet letters, which can be used to make your child’s favorite macaroni dish. Combine these party foods with additional menu items, such as:
  • Sandwiches, brownies or cereal treats, cut into shapes of triangles, rectangles, circles and squares.
  • Fruit and cheese kebobs, cut into various shapes.
  • Graduation cap cupcakes.
  • Preschool graduation cake.
  • Alphabet crackers.
  • Diploma shaped food, such as taquitos or string cheese, tied with spaghetti strands.
  • Diploma wrap sandwiches.

4. Activities

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A group of preschool graduates will likely be bursting with excitement. Plan some games and activities to help keep them entertained and burn off some of that energy. Ideas include:
  • Musical shapes (kids sit on cardboard cutouts of shapes instead of chairs).
  • Musical graduation caps (place a cap on each chair, when music stops, kids have to put on caps. The player without a cap is out of the game).
  • Alphabet charades (first player acts out something that starts with the letter A, second player does letter B, and so on).
  • Draw letters and shapes onto sticky notes. Divide the notes among the players. Set a timer and instruct them to stick their papers to items around the house that match the shapes or start with the letters on their papers. The goal is to be out of sticky notes before time runs out.
  • Use wooden alphabet blocks as stamps for kids to create stamp art.
  • Hold your own mock graduation ceremony where kids are awarded homemade diplomas.

5. Favors

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Ideas for party favors include items in the ABC and shapes theme, graduation-themed gifts, fun items for the summer vacation ahead, or things to take with them to Kindergarten.
  • Letter and number fridge magnets.
  • Alphabet blocks.
  • Letter shaped stencils.
  • Shape and letter stickers.
  • Alphabet books.
  • Mini chalkboards an chalk.
  • Mini composition notebooks and pencils.
  • Pencil case with supplies for kindergarten.
  • Lunchbox.
  • Sidewalk chalk.
  • Bubbles.
  • Beach pail and shovel.
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