Summer is flying by, which means soon it will be (dun dun dun) the beginning of the school year! Whether you and your crew love the return to the classroom and a more regular schedule or mourn the days of summer fun, it’s always fun to commemorate the beginning of a new grade with an easy photo op thanks to our free printable first day of school signs.
Each year we update the signs for the upcoming school year and this year we’ve also added another style of back to school sign as well, making SIX different designs you can use for your annual first day of school photo. (And never fear, we will have matching updates for the last day of school photo signs, too!)
If you’re interested in purchasing a fully editable version of select styles to use year after year, click here to get an email when they are available (soon!)
6 First Day of School Printables for Photos
Choose from the bunting style first day of school sign
ribbon style school sign (editable version available for purchase soon)
first day of school chalkboard sign
the very popular custom fillable infographic first day of school sign (editable year version available soon)
and this year’s new pennant banner style photo sign! Just print, trim, and tape or clip onto some ribbon for an easy photo prop.
You can also visit this post for the sixth style, this chic and easy-to-print black and white style designed by our friend Michelle from Enchanted Prints (which also has an editable version available in her shop).
Each of the returning style school signs is designed to just print and go for a busy first-day morning (or afternoon, no judgment here). Print on cardstock for added stability, or pop the printable into a frame for easy extra style points, too.
Each style includes preschool (and pre-K) through grade 12 as well as a more generic “first day of school” for a group photo with a variety of ages. And, for all those parents who relish the freedom of having all the kids in school, we’ve got you covered, too — with a first day of FREEDOM sign! 😉
Cheers to all of you for keeping the kids alive for yet another summer break, and be sure to thank their teachers, too! Might I suggest a DIY caddy filled with their favorite treats (or school supplies) — or better yet, an Amazon gift card!
Interested in a file you can use year after year to update the school year yourself? We will soon be offering select designs in a version with editable year. Click here to get an email when they are listed in our printable shop (soon!).
We’d love to see your first day of school photos and hear about any other first day of school traditions you have. Happy summer, happy fall!
How to Customize the Fillable Infographic First Day of School Printable
Please note that of the five styles available in this free printable pack, only the infographic style is editable.
Download the file by clicking the link above — the file for all 5 designs will be emailed to you. After downloading the file from the email, open the file in Adobe Reader — NOT in your web browser. (Adobe Reader is a free download PDF reader — a quick Google search will take you to the Adobe download if you need it. )
Start by choosing a design color: grey, blue, purple, red or yellow. Then simply fill in the highlighted form fields to fit each child and print! There is a place for your kiddo’s name, grade, age, what they want to be when they grow up, their school name and the date of their first day of school. This will make for a great comparison with their last day of school photo!