Monday, August 13, 2012

Kindergarten Keepsakes

Before my kids start their new school year this week, I remembered that I hadn't shared the Kindergarten keepsakes that we made for my son's Kindergarten class for their Promotion Day.  So today we'll show some quick pics that we took.  

We wanted to do something special that the kids would like.  My son loves the dog tags that my daughter makes, so we went with that idea.  And to add to the dog tag, I thought it would be really cool to put a charm on the necklace too, in the shape of a number "one" for the promoted Kindergarteners, who will soon be First Graders.  I have a friend who does amazing work with wire wrapping, and I thought of her immediately.  Her shop is 1ofAkinds (one of our favorites), her work is amazing (did I mention that already?), and I do encourage you to visit her shop and see for yourself.  She makes fun, one of a kind jewelry.  Just look at this awesome Olympic Rings piece!

Back to the story...I browsed her shop and told her of my idea.  This is what we came up with together (but all her work for the wire wrapping)....

Number One Shape with Eyes

Number One Alligator

Number One Snake

What do you think?  Do you like them?  Which one is your favorite?

The kids really liked them!!!  And all of the "number ones" were a huge hit.  We even made a key chain for the teacher, letting her know she was the "Best #1 Kindergarten Teacher Ever."  It was really special, because it was her last year of teaching (she retired after 31 years of service to educating our children).

I remember the "graduation ceremony" of mine where we sang songs and did a whole program.  So it's really fun to watch my kids do sort of the same thing.  And I'm glad we made something fun for the kids for the special day.  Do you remember when you or your kid(s) promoted from Kindergarten?  Did you do anything special?  


Yankee Burrow Creations said...

those are so cute! I like the alligator...and I'm amazed at how she created them with wire!

Sewinggranny - Mona said...

Those are adorable... I love them and what a unique idea!

Hi, Im Kelly! said...

what a wonderful idea!! caleb starts kindergarten tommorow eekk!! I like the snake the best VERY cool

Sheryl Hastings said...

They are so cute! I love the one at the bottom with it's tongue sticking out. Plus, I like the shade of green.