Here’s our roundup of the best gifts for preschool graduation, hand-picked by parents and teachers. These items are special enough to mark this Very Big Deal occasion – and will also help proud preschool grads as they leave a sheltered world of pure play to go on and develop skills that will serve them in Kinder and beyond. Oh, and last but not least: these great gifts will make for a summer of fun.
This game is a bestseller for a reason. It incorporates counting, number recognition, and sight words into a super fun-filled activity that kids can enjoy with their friends. It’s also simple enough for them to play it on their own so you can have a minute. Win win.
The perfect gift for the kid who insists on adding flair to their graduation gown (and shouldn’t we all?!). Unleash creative potential with a set of Musician and Artist paper dolls, a fashion activity book, and colorful art supplies, and prepare to be dazzled.
When you’re little, there are so many big feelings and it’s sometimes hard to know what do with them all. Help kids stay centered and reconnect with their zen with this fun deck of mindfulness activities. Great for stressed out mamas too. 🧘
Pre-K kids are just starting to grasp the art of storytelling and probably telling you a few tall tales too. Inspire their imagination as you create stories together with this portable deck of cards. Great for travel!
Cooperation may not be your kid’s strong suit (yet!) but this award-winning board game cannot be won without it. Players work together to help mother hen collect her chicks and bring them back to the coop, and when you get em all in, everyone wins. Teamwork makes the dream work, baby.
Learn to spell F-U-N with this magnetic board that uses sensory reinforced play to teach letter formation. The best part is it’s a no-mess (aw yeah) gift that keeps on giving. Just erase the letters with your fingers and start over.
Channel that endless energy in a healthy direction with Yoga Pretzels cards. Infinitely portable and great for gross motor skills — and mindfulness, which they will seriously need on that Big Kid Playground moving forward. Namaste.
8. iSpy game
The classic game of iSpy now comes in Bingo form. Encourage their verbal and visual skills and learn about new objects all while having a blast. Plus it’s a game they can play well into their 90’s when they’re whooping it up in Florida with all their friends.
At this age, it’s a delight to watch your little one becoming more adventurous. Help them stock their Farmer’s Market stand using this colorful award-winning game from Eeboo. Complete with non-toxic number sidewalk chalk for even more summertime fun!
Preschool grads are so brimming with excitement — sometimes waiting and listening can be hard. (We feel you, btw.) This guessing game rewards the best listeners and is actual uproarious fun for the whole family. Game on.
Remember how loooong summer vacay used to feel when you were little? And definitely long enough to forget everything you learned in school. If you’re traveling this summer, this is a super fun way to incorporate learning into your trip.
What does the road ahead look like for your preschool grad? Absolutely magical, just like this book. They’ll love being at the center of this awesome story, personalized with their name.
Parents need all the help they can get preparing their little ones for this mysterious thing called Kindergarten. Make your grad glad and teach them some #lifeskillz with this fun book series and counting game.
Transitions can be scary for preschoolers as they try to sort out what lies ahead. This beautiful story celebrates change and reasserts the unconditional love their parents have for them. Cue the happy tears.
The animal-loving preschool grad will go wild over this track-matching game and book. What’s the difference between a bee and a wasp? You might not know, but your kid will. They’ll be dropping some serious knowledge before you know it. And as for you, well, you’ll be one proud mama. Naturally.