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.