Preschool and Kindergarten Graduation Songs


We perform a musical every year as our preschool graduation program. Our very favorite show was “Survivor Island”. We ordered safari hats from Oriental Trading for all the children and each child brought something to the island that they would need. Example: flashlight – “This Little Light of Mine”. Bible – Christian songs. It was very easy. Our props were a little tent in the middle of the stage and palm trees from a party store. We made a fake fire in the center of the stage using poster board and wood. We ended the play with our returning to America and sang “God Bless America”. We also have the children wear graduation caps and they receive diplomas and gifts.


For my graduation ceremony each year we perform “If I Were A Butterfly” with motions/animal impressions and some sign language:

If I were a butterfly, I’d thank you Lord for giving me wings.
And if I were a robin in a tree, I’d thank you Lord that I could sing.
And if I were a fish in the sea, I’d wiggle my tail and I’d giggle with glee.
But I just thank you father for making me…me!

Chorus
Cause you gave me a heart and you gave me a smile
You gave me Jesus and you made me your child
And I just thank you father for making me…me!

If I were an elephant, I’d thank you Lord by raising my trunk.
And if I were a kangaroo, I’d just hop right up to you.
And If I were an octopus, I’d thank you Lord for my good looks.
But I just thank you father for making me…me!

Chorus
Cause you gave me a heart and you gave me a smile
You gave me Jesus and you made me your child
And I just thank you father for making me…me!

If I were a wiggly worm, I’d thank you Lord that I could squirm.
And if I were a crocodile, I’d thank you Lord for my big smile.
And if I were a fuzzy-wuzzy bear, I’d thank you Lord for my fuzzy-wuzzy hair.
But I just thank you father for making me…me!

Chorus
Cause you gave me a heart and you gave me a smile
You gave me Jesus and you made me your child
And I just thank you father for making me…me!


This year I thought that instead of teaching the children new songs we would do something called “SHOW OFF TIME”. We sang different songs which we learned during the year. I Have 11 children in my class so each child held a letter to spell out the words “show off time” while we sang the songs. The parents loved it and we didn’t need much practicing because the children knew the songs already.


I have a song that we sing for graduation. It’s sung to the tune of I’ve been working on the Railroad.

I’ve been going to my preschool all year long.
I’ve been going to my preschool and I’ve learned a lot songs.
I can write and say my letters, I know my numbers too.
I’ve been going to my preschool all year through.
It’s graduation day, it’s graduation day, it’s graduation day today. It’s graduation day, it’s graduation day, it’s graduation day today. hooray!

I have them hold confetti in their hands and throw it up at the end of the song.


Here is a song we have our graduates sing after they receive their diplomas.

To the tune of “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”

We learned our letters ABC, ABC.
We learned our numbers 1-2-3, 1-2-3
I can even write my name with ease
Aren’t you very proud of me, proud of me?

Kindergarten here we come, here we come.
Kindergarten here we come, here we come.
So long preschool It’s been fun.
Kindergarten here we come, here we come!!


This is a song that I created for my Pre-K graduation ceremony. It is written to the tune of “California Here I Come”

Kindergarten here I come
Preschool’s where I started from.
Where I to run and jump and play
And sharing and caring,
ABC’s and 123 ‘s

When I started I was small
Now I’m getting oh so tall.
My teacher is so proud of me.
Kindergarten here I come!

While performed movements while singing the song. It turned out really cute. The kids loved singing it and the parents enjoyed hearing it.


I took pics using my cell phone throughout the year. I created a folder on my computer for each month, with a sub-folder for each event or day. When I put the pictures onto the computer I could easily see how they were organized.

At the end of the year, I made a slide show set to music. I do not do a graduation program, but if you could present this slide show at graduation it would be wonderful. It is unbelievable even for me to look at and see how the children have grown and changed. I am giving a CD copy to each parent for the end of the year gift.


Here is a poem that I did with my 3 and 4 year olds:

Now I know my ABC’s, colors, shapes and days
I learned some poems, sang some songs, rhymes and fingerplays
I played outside on sunny days and inside when it rained
My little hands and little feet were busy everyday.

My teacher was (fill-in)
I kept her on her toes
She combed my hair, tied my shoes and even wiped my nose.

But now it’s time to say good-bye to all my preschool friends.
School is over, summers here, but learning never ends!!!


If you are looking for a Cute theme for your Graduation, My preschool Did “Mother Goose Rocks” There are a set of CD’s that Have Nursery Rhyme Songs Set to Modern Music that children hear everyday on the radio. It’s really adorable and our Parents loved it!!! They were singing along with their kids. A good example would be “The Three Little Pigs” rhyme set to the music of Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca” You can find the CD’s at www.mothergooserocks.com and you can email me if you want to know which songs we did and what costumes!


I made this up for my pre-k class to sing at graduation…they love it.

Sung to the tune of Clementine

In America, in America, I can be what I wanna be.
A doctor, or a teacher, just you wait and you will see.
In America, in America, I can do what I wanna do.
Dig up bones or put our fires, but for now I’ll play with you.

For our preschool completion ceremony we taught the kids the words to “All you need is love” by the Beetles. The kids loved it and it went right along with our year long philosophy of friendship and love.

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  1. When I was small I was afraid
    Teacher helped me, and art I made
    I splashed in water, collected worms
    Never knowing how much I learned
    Pretending how to put out the fire
    I was a princess, crown of bended wire
    I practiced how to write my name
    and soon enough it brought me fame
    Exploring, discovering, creative play
    Is what we did everyday
    This was the greatest place to grow
    Now off to kindergarten I will go
    My head held high
    I will try not to cry

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