Sunday, July 10, 2011

Free printable - Mommy & Me First Day of School/Kindergarten Bracelet Poem

I can't believe my oldest is starting sixth grade this Fall. It seems like yesterday I was peeling her off my legs on her first day of Kindergarten. I came across this photo on my computer the other day and remembered the First Day of Kindergarten bracelets I made for us - one in her size, one in mine, both with a dangly heart charm, and gave to her along with this poem I wrote.


Yes, it's a little schmaltzy, and yes, I committed the sin of Comic Sans, but it made her feel better and made me feel better too. She only wore it for a few days before she was running off at drop-off time without even a 'bye, mom'. (Hm, a tradition that continues to this day.)

I wanted to share this idea and the poem with you, you can write your own (much better) poem or download the printable First Day of Kindergarten Poem. Print it on cardstock, cut on the lines, punch 2 holes in the top for threading a ribbon through, and tie a set of handmade or store-bought bracelets to it. 



Two years later, I made my middle son a set for his first day of Kindergarten with a boyish hempcord bracelet and a frog charm. 

I have only one more first day of Kindergarten left, perhaps I should make my last Mommy bracelet out of a large wad of Kleenex. 

Please feel free to link to this printable but do not reprint the poem on your site without crediting it to me. It is intended for personal use only.

9 comments:

Amidst The Calm said...

This really is a lovely idea =)

Anonymous said...

Neat idea. Special.

Tawnya Miller said...

Such a sweet idea! :-)

Anonymous said...

I love it. My daughter is starting kindergarten this coming fall and I'm so going to do something like this for her. Thank you for the idea and the adorable poem

Anonymous said...

I pinned this as soon as I saw it, though my babies have passed kindergarten...I have nephews and nieces approaching that exciting stage, and I want to send their mommies a special gift as that time approaches. So, off I go, loving this idea, and making the first one now for my nephew who starts K very soon. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea, and the poem!

MHM said...

My daughter is starting 1st grade at a new charter school and I have new job that will keep me from being apart of her school year. So, I think I will make one for her so she knows I am thinking of her. She'll love it.

Kelly @ IdealistMom.com said...

What an awesome idea! I just pinned this, and I already found a couple bracelets to use. :)

Thank you!

Jenny said...

This is such a beautiful idea. I have a 5 yr old daughter (only child) and seeing this may me cry because it's so wonderful. Thank you

Anonymous said...

I love this post because my granddaughter will be hoing to kindergarten in the fall and I will miss her alot and thanks to you for wonderful idea we will always think of each other throughout our day so thank you and keep posting