It’s become a tradition in our home, like with so many families, to take a photo of our children on the first day of school each year. It’s such an important time and it’s fun to capture the excitement, nerves, and all the other emotions as kids start back to school. I’ve seen some really cute props for back to school photos and I decided to make First Day of School Printable Signs that I could use for our kids. I hope you enjoy using these printable signs for your kids too and treasure the pictures for years to come. They would be super cute in a pencil frame!
Free Printable First Day of School Signs
Whether your child is starting Preschool or Kindergarten through 6th Grade, you can print one of these First Day of School signs for them. Place it in a simple photo frame and have them hold it for a quick photo before heading off to school or when you drop them off at school.
Back to school signs always make for a fun keepsake and you can just draw one up yourself but if you aren’t great at art projects or you just can’t find the time, these printable first day of school signs will really come in handy.
I have also upped the game by making a First Day of School printable for each year of school from preschool all the way up to sixth grade. This really helps you remember which year it was later so you are not guessing when the photos get all mixed up later. It is also a cute touch for sharing on social media so friends can know what grade your child is going into. Don’t forget to print out a few extras to share with grandparents!
Printable First Day of Pre-School Sign
Our little guy is heading off to Pre-School this fall. He is excited one second and worried the next. I’m feeling the same!
First Day Of School Kindergarten Sign
I remember after my daughter started Kindergarten for a full week, I asked her what she thought of it. She said, “I like it but I don’t see why we have to do it everyday.” LOL. Right there with you kid!
First Day of 1st Grade Printable Sign
First grade is a special year as they are getting really good at reading and they are getting the hang of this whole school thing. For me it was a rough transition from my free play Montessori kindergarten to my very structured first grade experience!
First Day Of School 2nd Grade Sign
I loved doing reading time for my son’s 2nd grade class. I would read different stories from our Brer Rabbit book and the kids loved it!
First Day of 3rd Grade Sign
I’ll never forget third grade. I got off at the wrong school bus stop and walked for half an hour before I found something I recognized!
First Day of School 4th Grade Sign
In fourth grade, my kids started reading chapter books and found some my favorite classics from my youth like Judy Blume books or in my son’s case Captain Underpants!
First Day of School 5th Grade Sign
In Tennessee, fifth grade is the first year of middle school- such a special year to capture.
First Day of School 6th Grade Sign
I think 6th grade is the first year of middle school in most states.
Print your First Day of School Sign!
To print your first day of school sign, just drag the image onto your desktop and then click on the image. Then click on file and print! Don’t forget to select the horizontal, landscape printing option.
After you’ve taken your child’s picture you can remove the sign from the frame and add it to a scrapbook with the printed first day of school photo and other special photos from the start of the school year. When do your kids start back to school? Do you think you will try these printable first day of school signs?
I hope you enjoy these free printable first day of school signs this back to school season. Feel free to share the link with friends if you find it helpful and pin it for next year too!
Do you have a tradition for back-to-school photos of your children?
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Donna Hup says
These signs are super cute! Thanks!
Katie @ Pick Any Two says
Oh these signs are so cute! Last year I just used a white board, and it wasn’t nearly this adorable. I can’t wait to print this out for my preschooler!
Nikki @ Tikkido says
I wish I’d started doing these with my girls sooner! Such a sweet way to mark the first day of school (and know exactly which year it was at a glance 😉 ).