One of the Easiest Kindergarten Graduation Gifts You Can Make!

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Early on this year, I had big plans to make goodie bags filled with graduation gifts for kindergarten buddies in Ana’s class. I wanted them to have a few fun, small kindergarten graduation gifts. 

Goodies that would make them smile,

and squeal with excitement!

Thanks to my go-to for party and craft supplies, the bags were to be filled with cute graduation duckies,

blue and silver Hershey kisses (symbolic of their school colors),

mini bubbles,

small bouncy balls, and


The bags holding their gifts for kindergarten graduation would have been passed out right after the kids finished their ceremony.

I knew the kids would love all the surprises within. 

But now here we are today…

canceled graduation, distance learning continuing strong, and quarantining in place.

Now instead of goodie bags, plans are to leave a sweet Kindergarten Graduation Gift Keepsake Jar, filled with candy, on a few buddies’ doorsteps.

Knowing how much Baby Girl loves her wonderful kinder teacher and teacher aide, I’m thinking we just might make two additional jars!

Yes, this new normal is strange but we must continue to make lemonade with our lemons.

One of the Easiest DIY Kindergarten Graduation Gifts to Make!

This Kindergarten Graduation Gift Keepsake Jar is so easy to put together and is such a sweet reminder of a special event in your kindergartener’s life.


2 packs of crayons (24 crayon packs will be best)

A 16 oz mason jar or any glass jar that’s a little bigger in height than the crayons

A hot glue gun

A graduation duck of choice


1. Apply a dab of hot glue to a crayon and stick it on the glass jar, vertically.

2. Continue doing this till the surface of the jar is covered completely with crayons.

3. Once done, apply hot glue on the base of the graduation duck and stick it firmly on the face of the jar’s lid.

4. Now fill the jar with your sweet graduate’s favorite chocolates/candy. You can even swap edible treats with fun surprises like small squishies, stickers, LEGO figures, tiny cars, and/or mini slime packs.

Such a sweet keepsake!

If you know a senior or college graduate who’s missing graduation this year too, would you make him/her this beautiful Inspirational Promise Jar, to give with your graduation gift to them?

Graduation, this year, is not the same. Yes, it will be strange and will never be forgotten, but with these small gestures of love, it can still be one that is fondly remembered, with love.

DIY Easy Kindergarten Graduation Gift_ A Keepsake Jar

MORE Ideas for Graduation Gifts for Kindergarten:

Here are some of my favorites:

Gift it to your child for their kindergarten graduation and have their teacher(s) write a message for the young graduate.

Do this with all the teachers in the years following, all the way till high school.

During your child’s high school graduation, re-gift the book filled with inspirational messages from all their teachers from kinder all the way till high school.

You can actually get the first book for free.

You only have to pay $3.99 for shipping and for your second month forward, you pay $19.99 (free shipping) to get a personalized book delivered to your home and each additional sibling can get their own personalized book for $9.99. (The character is completely personalized to look as close as possible to your child)

If after receiving the first book or 3rd you feel this isn’t something you want to continue, you can cancel the subscription without any hassles.

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How to make a Kinder Graduation Gift: A Keepsake Jar