I have been doing this end of the school year display for many, many years and it always turns out adorable! I have done it with both my pre-k and kindergarten classes. It is the perfect “build up” to graduation.
The patterns needed are available here for free download.
First, students draw themselves on the face and and cut it out. Then, they cut out the graduation hat and glue it on their head. Lastly, they cut out the tassel and glue it onto their hat.
I usually like to display them in the hallway or outside our classroom door for all to see. I use leftover cut up tissue paper squares for confetti. You could also use construction paper scraps.
This display is always a parent favorite so last year I decided to let the students personalize the graduation invitations that I send home. Not only did I think this would help them get noticed but they would also be an additional keepsake for the parents. It worked great and the parents loved them!
I made the editable template for these personalized invitations available in my diploma sets .
I also have an enhanced version of my Grinning Graduates bulletin board that has My Favorite Memory certificates with a writing prompt as well as bulletin board letters / title shown below plus 2 more end of the year bulletin board ideas with:
- Full instructions and pictures
- Printables and writing prompts
- Bulletin board letters / titles in full color and black / white
Click here to view my End of the Year, Graduation Bulletin Boards & Craftivities Kit