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Today I would like to share with you my ideas of what to give to a child at the end of the 1st grade.
For any parent, the day when a child goes to school has a special meaning. Overwhelmed with pride, a sense of anxiety and a little sadness that time flies so fast, and you do not have time to get used to the fact that your baby is already ready to take his first steps into independent life. And now the first year, filled with troubles and difficulties, is over. The first–grader has a long-awaited summer vacation ahead of him.
So I would like to celebrate the successes of my son or daughter, encourage excellent academic performance or, conversely, spur future success.
The period when a child finishes the 1st grade falls on the formation of a personality. Psychologists advise you to listen carefully to the wishes of the child.
This does not mean that you need to indulge him in everything and satisfy any whim. You just don’t need to impose your opinion on games, entertainment and games. You can prompt, advise, guide. The child already clearly knows what he wants, so before making a surprise to the student, it is better to find out in advance what he would be interested in getting on this memorable day.
I would separate the gift ideas separately for boys and girls.
Suitable for boys:
- Simulation Kits
- Board games
- A good book (about space, animals, countries of the world, weapons)
- Cars/radio-controlled helicopters
- Boxing gloves
- Hockey equipment
Girls will like:
- Decoration-medallion for “secrets”
- Chest or casket
- Beautiful dress and accessories
Creative guys who are fond of creativity and crafts will like this summer’s fashion trend – a bright set of irises. It develops thinking, fine motor skills of the hands and fills the summer weekdays with bright colors.
If you have long wanted to teach your child to a new kind of creativity, to captivate him, then this is the best moment to give a set for needlework.
The modern market is full of various educational kits: for modeling, beading, knitting, embroidery, decoupage, etc.
And how do you like the option of a personalized photo booth as a gift for a first-grader? I think the idea is very worthy.
I would put a pet gift in a separate category.
This is really a great reason to give your child a long-awaited friend. And if before that you came up with hundreds of excuses why you would not buy a puppy, then the end of the 1st grade is really an occasion to encourage the child for his success.
Be sure to emphasize that the child has taken the first step into adulthood and can now take responsibility and take care of someone else. A gift of a puppy or a kitten will be remembered by a first grader for a lifetime!
We are having a holiday!
But remember that in addition to the gift itself, it is important to arrange a real holiday on this day.
Think ahead and prepare the organization. In order for the child to feel the importance of the day, talk to him, you can set a condition from the series “If you finish the 1st grade perfectly …”, etc. You can think together how interesting it is for the family to celebrate this day.
8 ideas how to celebrate the end of the 1st grade
- Family picnic. For a child at this age, there is nothing better than to gather a family in nature. Think of an interesting route. Collect delicious camping supplies. It can be pizza, sandwiches, fruit, lemonade – something that a child likes. Think over the entertainment part. Active games of badminton, ball, swimming in the river, etc.
- Going to the cinema (choose a good family movie)
- Going to a cafe (go to a children’s cafe that you have never gone to)
- Visit to the dolphinarium
- Water Park
- Amusement park
- A fun party (although in our case it’s more of a matinee) with friends-classmates. Talk to other parents. Maybe they will want to organize themselves and you will create a common holiday, invite a professional animator and make this day truly amazing and memorable for your child.
If it is not possible to arrange a family holiday or go out of town, then arrange a morning quest for the child with guessing the gift and the place where it is hidden. Children really like such games that develop imagination and erudition.
It will be interesting if you include the questions of the first grade school curriculum in the list. It will be just an opportunity to test the child’s knowledge and consolidate them.
Many parents, feeling that they do not pay enough attention to the child, try to compensate financially and give money for the holidays. On such a holiday as the end of the first grade – it’s better not to do it.
The purpose of a gift on such a day is precisely an educational moment. It should be emphasized that you are proud of your son or daughter and hope that he will continue to please you.
Get together with your family, take a warm emotional photo and rejoice with your child in his success.
I also recommend an article about New Year’s gifts, there I reveal some secrets of the perfect gift for a child.
I hope that you will learn new ideas and be sure to bring them to life. Share the link with your friends, acquaintances and colleagues, subscribe to the newsletter and write your ideas in the comments! Bye!
Sincerely, Anastasia Skoreeva