Making a few special items for our preschool students at the end of the year is pretty much a tradition. There’s also one big thing we do for the parents, and that’s a slideshow with sweet end of the year songs to go along with pictures of the kiddos from the preschool year.
We also like to put together an individualized DVD slideshow for each child, or a collection of the photo files collected over the year. A preschool portfolio for each of the kiddos is a well-loved treat for the children and parents, alike. They really show how much they’ve grown over the year.
At our end of the year “graduation”, we like to include a slideshow of all the pre-k kids throughout the year. Here’s where the end of the year songs come in.
For all of these slideshows, I always search for songs that are “just right”, sometimes stressing over which songs to include. Below is a list of songs that I’ve come across that are a great fit for an end of the year playlist. I think these songs are perfect for pre-k and kindergarten graduations, but they’re also suitable for other grades! I don’t generally use all of these songs on one slideshow. Rather, they’re a list of possibilities to pick and choose from.
I tried to include direct links to each song if possible. Otherwise, the link is to the entire album.
End of the Year Songs for Graduation Slideshows
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Count on Me by Bruno Mars
93 Million Miles by Jason Mraz
Sunshine Medley by Greg & Steve
Sing Together by Train
You’re My Best Friend by Queen
Safe and Sound by Matthew West
Lean on Me by Bill Withers
Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
You and Me by Dave Matthews Band
Celebration by Kool and The Gang
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Originally published on June 24, 2013