It's the end of the school year and it's time to celebrate the end of kindergarten.
Here are free kindergarten diplomas and kindergarten completion certificates that you can download instantly and print.
My kindergarten students never actually had a graduation ceremony (with all of the fanfare you might be planning for your own celebration) - but we did fun end of the year celebration alternatives instead.
For our end of the year fun - we liked to do an end of the year countdown using the letters of the alphabet.
These end of the year printable certificates would be perfect for either graduation or a low-key end of the year event.
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About these free diplomas and certificates
You can download them for free and print them at home or at school.
Each one says, "Congratulations to: (student name) for completing kindergarten"
They look terrific printed in color and don't use up too much color ink to do a class set.
But, they also look fantastic printed on bright color paper too. You can write in your student names or do it on the computer before you print!
I've also included one grayscale version that looks great printed on black and white laser printers or school copy machines.
They're editable - so you can type in your name and school year as well as your students' names. But you'll need either Microsoft Powerpoint or Google Slides to edit them.
What are you waiting for? Let's make these right now. I'll show you how.
How to make kindergarten diploma certificates
To make and print your free kindergarten graduation certificates, here are the steps:
- Open the editable file in Microsoft Powerpoint or upload it to Google Slides.
- Change your fonts, text size and wording for student name, school year and teacher.
- Duplicate the completed page to make one for each of your students.
Note: I recommend matching font Josefin Sans.
You can make a mini-version
You can also print them half-page size to make mini certificates. They are super-cute too.
Here's how you can do that:
To make a mini-certificate (half-page size)
- Finish typing in all of your info (complete up to step #5 in the directions above)
- Then click File > Save as > Save as type: PDF > Save.
- Open the PDF file you just made and click Print.
- Change the Page Sizing & Handling setting to Multiple.
- Change Pages per sheet to 2.
- Change the Orientation to Landscape.
Bonus pre-k version
But because I know I have a few pre-k teacher peeps who visit here too - I didn't forget about you!
How to make a digital copy
If you need to send a digital copy to your students, here's what you do:
Only keep the page you want to use in the file and delete the rest.
Then make one certificate (save/print as a pdf) to send to your student and repeat for the rest of your class.
Let's wrap it up
There you have it- free kindergarten diplomas and kindergarten completion certificates that you can use in a flash.
I hope these come in handy for your kindergarten graduation ceremony or your pre-k graduation.
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