These preschool graduation songs are just what you’re looking for when making end of the year slideshows. Be sure to save them to play while working on some preschool graduation activities.
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.
Preschool Graduation Songs for End of the Year Slideshows
Below is a list of songs that I’ve come across that are a great fit for your own preschool graduation songs. 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.
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Count on Me by Bruno Mars
93 Million Miles by Jason Mraz
Sunshine Medley by Greg & Steve
To Remember by Josh Kelley
Sing Together by Train
You’re My Best Friend by Queen
Safe and Sound by Matthew West
You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman
Lean on Me by Bill Withers
This Little Light of Mine by Addison Road
Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
We Are Family by Sister Sledge
You and Me by Dave Matthews Band
Little Wonders by Rob Thomas
Celebration by Kool and The Gang
These are just some of my favorite preschool graduation songs for end of the year slideshows. I’m sure there are a ton more out there!
Do you have a favorite song for end of the year programs or graduation ceremonies? If so, I would LOVE to hear about them in the comments section below. I’m always on the lookout for more ideas. 🙂
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Originally published on June 24, 2013
End-of-Year Classroom Gifts
At the close of each year, I like to thank my students for giving me the pleasure of spending time with them, teaching them, and having a ton of fun while doing it. It’s important to note that , myself, learn new things with every set of students that comes through my classroom. So, as a thank you to my students, I like to send them off with a small token of my appreciation – a gift. Often times, I will personalize whatever item I choose with a little phrase or saying related to the item.
Only you know the dynamics of your classroom and students. So, you will know the perfect gift for your students. But here are some of my personal favorites (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Temporary tattoos
- Color-your-own cups
- Crazy straws
- Personalized, beaded keychains or bracelets
- Kids’ sunglasses
- Buckets filled with small trinkets
- Play dough
- Small jars of slime (made in class, or course!)
Remember. An end-of-school year gift is not a necessity. In the past, I have held an additional celebration, outside of their graduation ceremonies, to celebrate my students and all of their accomplishments. I planned an activity that I know they all loved (a water play day!) to show them my appreciation and pride in them.
Finishing another year of preschool, for both student and teacher, is really an accomplishment and should be celebrated as such. So, it really doesn’t matter what you do as long as you celebrate the time you’ve had with your students!
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