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How to celebrate leaving elementary school in style

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Ideas and tips for parents

Leaving elementary school marks an important milestone in the life of a child and their family. It is a time of transition, growth and reflection on the past years. As parents, it’s important to celebrate this special moment properly and honor the time spent together at elementary school. Here are some creative ideas and practical tips on how to make this farewell memorable:

1. Organize a graduation party

Plan a special graduation party to celebrate saying goodbye to elementary school. Invite friends, family, teachers and classmates and create a party that celebrates the successes and memories of the past years. Decorate the venue with photos, collages and memorabilia from your child’s primary school days.

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2. Organize a farewell ceremony

Organize an emotional farewell ceremony at school where your child and their classmates have the opportunity to say goodbye to their teachers and classmates. Have the children recite poems, sing songs or share personal stories to express their gratitude and appreciation.

3. Create a memory garden

Plant a memory garden together with your child near the school or at home. Each plant or flower can symbolize a memory of a special experience or an important moment in your child’s primary school years. Tend the garden together and watch it grow and flourish over time, just like your child. If the school already has a school garden, the kids cool leave something like painted pebbles.

4. Plan a graduation trip

Surprise your child with a special graduation trip or excursion to celebrate saying goodbye to elementary school. Whether it’s a weekend in a nearby city, a day at an amusement park or an adventure in nature – a trip together will create unforgettable memories and make the farewell process easier.

5. Organize a surprise party

Plan a surprise party for your child and their friends to celebrate their departure from elementary school. Use themes and decorations that reflect your child’s interest and personality, and prepare games, activities and treats to lighten the mood and make it fun.

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6. Create a graduation gift

Think about a special graduation gift for your child that recognizes their achievements and successes in elementary school. This could be a personalized piece of jewelry, a photo album, a book or a gift certificate for an activity your child has always wanted to do.

7. Create a class book

Design a personalized memory book or scrapbook with photos, drawings, quotes and memories from your child’s primary school years. Let friends, teachers and family members leave contributions in it and add personal notes. This memory book will be a precious reminder of your child’s time together at elementary school.

Tip: With Books4Memories the whole class can together collect the greatest memories! You simply create a book online, customize its content and invite everybody to participate online. Just give it a try – it’s free! More information and examples can be found here.

Finally, it is important to view the departure from elementary school as a positive transition that brings new opportunities and possibilities for your child. Celebrate this special moment together with your family and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

School memories are the ones that we cherish forever.


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