Starting Kindergarten was a big change for Garnet (and Mommy). He was taught at home for preschool, so being a SAHM he's always been with me. I literally cried on a regular basis and still get misty eyed when thinking about it.
Before hopping on the bus for the first time, we had a big list of fun things to gather. One of the necessities for Kindergarten is a nap mat. I was going to buy him one, but blue plastic is boring! Since he loves Robots, I put this one together. I used this super easy tutorial from http://jennygarland.com/tutorials/. I changed it a little to suit my specific needs. One, I made it longer because Garnet is really tall and then I personalized it with a robot font. I will note that is was a bit on the expensive side to make. I used thick foam. Being a petroleum product, it is naturally more expensive. I also used Michael Miller Robot fabric from eBay which is around $8 per yard plus shipping. Another little thing I changed is that the tutorial calls for buttons. I strongly dislike doing buttons. I can, but try to avoid if all possible. I used Velcro instead. Works great!