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25 gifts for preschool graduation to celebrate the big milestone

Fun presents for the little graduate.
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They grow up so fast! After a year of learning their letters, numbers and making new friends, moving on from preschool is a big milestone.

While graduation ceremonies may still be on the intimate side this year, moving on to kindergarten is still a big deal for the little graduate in your life. And it’s important you show them just how proud you are whether it's with a virtual celebration or a preschool graduation gift.

Ahead, we rounded up some fun preschool graduation gifts the tot in your life will love.

1. Ladybug's Garden Memory Game

Put their expanding memory and motor skills to the test with this sweet ladybug game.

2. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX

While they're still too young to have their own smartphone, they'll love their own smartwatch to match Mom's or Dad's. Equipped with 11 games and activities, a camera and voice recorder, they can explore their creativity while having tons of fun.

3. Aurora Wagner Graduation Bear

What preschooler wouldn’t love to receive a plush stuffed animal? This adorable graduation bear will serve as a memory of the occasion and is great for snuggling up and playtime.

4. "Kindergarten, Here I Come!" by D.J. Steinberg

Help your little graduate get ready for kindergarten by adding this fun book to their summer reading list. This picture book takes the reader through special moments like sitting criss-cross applesauce and having many different best friends over the course of the day in the form of short poems.

5. Skip Hop Zoo Toddler Backpack

A school backpack is essential for kindergarten and this brand offers over a dozen adorable options. Whether your little one loves unicorns, narwhals or sloths, there’s bound to be at least one backpack they’ll be excited to rock next year.

6. Learning Resources Interactive Coding Critters

This educational toy is a screen-free storybook coding adventure for your child that will boost their science, technology, engineering and math skills. They can design their own coding challenges with the 23-piece pet play set and feed, pet and take care of their interactive critters.

7. Melissa & Doug Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter

If your little graduate loves to help in the kitchen, they’ll be jumping for joy when they receive this set from Melissa & Doug. It includes the wooden ice cream counter, eight ice cream scoops, six toppings, a cup, scooper, tongs and six pretend $1 bills to practice counting money.

8. VTech Kidizoom Duo Selfie Camera

Let them explore the world this summer with this kid-friendly selfie camera. It comes with all the functionality of most adult cameras, but it’s durable enough to handle drops and tumbles. It also comes equipped with built-in games, voice-changing effects, and the ability to make movies.

9. Little Passports Subscription

Prepare the little one for a lifetime of travel and adventure with an Early Explorers subscription from Little Passports. They'll receive hands-on activities, stickers, trading cards and souvenirs every month, along with letters from their new pen pals, Max, Mia and Toby.

10. Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet

Keep your child entertained for hours with the popular and kid-friendly Amazon Fire Kids Edition Tablet. It lets your child watch videos, play games and explore apps with advanced parental control, and it comes with a kid-proof case.

11. ThinkFun Zingo! Bingo With a Zing Game

The Zingo Bingo Board Game is a great way for your child to start learning about games with rules. This simplified version of bingo builds language and matching skills through a fun fast-paced game. It’s also great for pre-readers.

12. Jay Franco Disney Themed Hooded Towel Poncho

With summer just around the corner, this Disney-themed hooded towel would make a great gift for a day at the beach or time spent at the pool. It comes in a variety of different characters including Ariel from "The Little Mermaid," Hulk from the Marvel universe, Elsa from "Frozen" and more.

13. L.L. Bean Kids Lunch Box

It's time to upgrade their lunchbox for next year. This one from L.L. Bean comes in a variety of patterns including a shark pattern, green camo and more.

14. Melissa & Doug Pet Vet Play Set

Give your little one the chance to play veterinarian with this play set from Melissa & Doug. It comes with a cat and dog stuffed animal, along with a 24-piece set complete with a thermometer, tweezers, bandages and a tote bag for easy storage.

15. Hasbro Candy Land Game

Candy Land is a classic board game for the whole family to enjoy. It’s easy to play, includes fun illustrations that all kids will love and allows them to discover sweet surprises down the magical road.

16. PlayMobil Barn with Silo

This play set encourages your child to immerse themselves in creative storytelling and pretend play. The barn comes with everything they'll need including a horse, cow, chickens, rooster, cat and more.

17. Banzai Magical Mermaid Dolls

If your little one loves mermaids, they're bound to love these dolls that can swim with them at the pool or during bath time.

18. Melissa & Doug Fold and Go Wooden Dollhouse

What little girl wouldn’t love a wooden dollhouse to play with all of their prized dolls? It features working doors and includes 11 pieces of wooden furniture and two flexible wooden play figures. It’s also foldable, so it’s super easy to store in small spaces.

19. Baby Alive Luv 'n Snuggle Baby Doll

The Baby Alive Luv ‘n Snuggle Baby Doll is soft and cuddly, perfect for boys and girls to hug and hold. Her thumb fits into her mouth, so your kids can pretend she’s sucking her thumb like a real baby and they can also feed her with the bottle she comes with.

20. Lincoln Logs Horseshoe Hill Station

Lincoln Logs are a fun and easy way for your little one to hone in on their motor skills and critical thinking as they learn how to build cabins from scratch.

21. American Girl WellieWishers Kendall Doll

The Kendall American Girl Doll is a great budget-friendly option if you aren’t interested in shelling out the extra cash for a traditional doll. Kendall, who is a blossoming artist and creator, comes in a fun outfit, a bandanna bow and polka dot wellies.

22. "Find Out About: Kindness," by Mandy Archer

You're never too young to learn how to be kind to others. This lift-the-flap book by Mandy Archer teaches your future kindergartener how to show care and appreciation to others.

23. Tara Toys Disney Princess Necklace Activity Set

This princess necklace activity set is a great way to get your child’s creativity flowing. They can mix and match the colorful beads and character charms to create new pieces of jewelry whenever they please and everything stores neatly inside the reusable carrying case. This set also comes in other themes like Trolls, Frozen, Barbie, My Little Pony and more.

24. The Storybook Kids Explorers Club Beach Toys

Since the weather is getting nicer, a sandbox set is the perfect graduation gift for a soon-to-be kindergartener. This set comes with 23 different sandbox toys including shovels, molds and of course, a bucket.

25. Balnore Underwater Pool Diving Toys

Another great toy option for summer fun in the sun is this 28-piece set of underwater swimming pool games. It includes diving rings, torpedo bandits, diving fish, private treasure gift sets and more!

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