Ever since I started having close friends with kids, I’ve loved watching the first and last day of school pictures pop up on my newsfeed. Its amazing to see such a huge transformation in their littles in just 9 months! Now that my daughter is reaching school-age I’ve been scouring Pinterest for some cute “First Day Of School” printables that we can use for our photos and there are tons to choose from! Here are some of my favorites.


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1. Colorful & Bright

I love bright colors and that’s why I think this collection of printables is just so cute! The designer has done us all a favor and created the entire batch from Preschool all the way through 12th grade! While the photo above shows the dates, she’s since removed them so you can use them for years to come. Just pop in a cute frame and you’re ready for school!

TakingCareOfMonkeyBusiness.com has even more printables for back to school we know you’ll love!



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2. Chalkboard

If you’re still digging the trendy chalkboard look, you’ll love these free printables! Besides, nothing says “back to school” like some chalk and a chalkboard, right (or rather, a dry erase board in this day and age!)?

You can download the entire set from elementary though high school from YellowBlissRoad.com.

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3. Modern & Clean

No muss, no fuss with this clean design that puts all the focus on your budding schooler. I love this design not only for it’s modern appeal, but because there’s a matching set of “Last Day Of School” printables too!

You can find this set for the ’16-’17 school year for free over at Remodelaholic, the Last Day version here, and also purchase a set with changeable dates on Etsy!


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4. Bunting

The cute bunting design of this sign highlights the year your child is heading to class, and is also changeable! I love how these props also let you customize other important details, like school and class.

Head over to MrsJonesCreationStations.com to download the entire set!

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5. Dry Erase Signs

If you can’t stomach planning that far ahead for what could be a rushed first day of school morning, this dry erase version is for you. Simply print one time, pop into a frame with glass and then use a dry erase marker to write in your child’s grade and teacher. The best part? Just store away and reuse the same sign and frame every year!

This genius idea came from CarrieElle.com, where you can print it for free, as well as other designs!


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6. All In The Details

If you want to remember simply EVERYTHING about your child and what they were like their first day of school, this sign will do the trick. You can design one yourself or order for a completely personalized version from Etsy for only $8. While you’re going to have to have a special place to store such a cute sign, it’ll be fun to look back and see how your child changes over the years.


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7. Wood Sign

Are you a crafter? If so, you need this sign. With a little painting, you’ll have this one of a kind frame that will last through the years. I love the phrasing “my first day of grade” and then the personalization using the wooden tag. It’s not your typical sign, and that’s why I like it so much.

Grab the design and tutorial for this cute sign over at FynesDesigns.com!


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8. “I’m A….”

Don’t you just love this BOLD sign!? I love how the sign says it all, with it’s big font- just like your school-aged kid (you can cry now). This design set goes all the way through high school, and you can also print off one for the last day of school.

DesignsByNicolina.blogspot.com has tons of these printables so head over!


Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at HomeLife Media
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of both LifeAsMama.com and TheDailyPositive.com. I get to share my life with my husband of 12 years and our beautiful, 4-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!