10 First Day of School Picture Ideas & Printables

It’s that time of year again when mothers everywhere beg their students to, “Please smile for just one nice picture before your first day of school.” It is a right of passage, and we moms wouldn’t miss it. This year how about spicing up that obligatory photo with a cute printable poster or adding a list of your kids faves to the photo. I went looking for inspiration for K’s first day of Pre-K tomorrow, and these are my favorite ideas. I’ll share the end results soon.

10 First Day of School Picture Ideas and Free Printables

First Day of School Printables

Free First Day of School Printable Signs

First day of school sign printables from The Suburban Mom. (That’s me!) 

First Day of School Sign Printables

First Day of School Sign Printables from I Heart Naptime

Free First Day of School Sign Printable

First Day of School signs from She Knows.

First Day of School Sign Printables

First Day of School signs from One Sweet Party that can be personalized.

Back to School Photo checklist

Capture all of the back to school moments with this checklist of 50 ideas to photograph from Simple as that Blog.

Free Lunch Box Notes Printables

I still remember when my mom left notes in my lunchbox. Check out these printable school lunch notes from The Suburban Mom.

First Day of School Ideas

First Day of School Photo Ideas

Add some text to your photo to help remember all of those important details. 

First Last Day Pre-K

Plan to take a photo on the last day of school in the same outfit as the first day of school like I did with K for Pre-K.

First Day of School Photo Idea Ribbons

For my fellow crafters, I love this tutorial from Miranda Made for first day ribbons.

First Day Of School DIY Sign Idea
Make your own chalkboard sign with this easy tutorial from Mimi’s Dollhouse

Happy First Day of School to all! Let me know what you do for that picture.

More back to school printables:

First Day of School All About Me Printable

All About Me Free Printable – First Day Of School Tradition

20 Back To School Printables First Day of School Signs Lunch Box Notes
20 Back to School Printables

Free Back To School First Day Signs
Back to School Signs

21 thoughts on “10 First Day of School Picture Ideas & Printables”

  1. Hi. I used your first day of school printables and would love to know what font you used. I want to make something similar for another event with that font. Thanks so much. 🙂

    • Choose the sign you want to print, and then click on the link below the image to be directed to the blog that designed the sign. There you will be able to print the free signs.

    • I use PicMonkey.com. It is a free online app. Just upload the picture, add text and save to your computer. Have fun with it, PicMonkey is a great tool!

      • I’m finding pic monkey fairly easy but VERY time consuming. Can you tell me what you used to create that adorable pic? I can’t figured out which font or how to make the heart.


        • Hi Kristin – It gets quicker as you use it a lot. 🙂 The heart is just a text symbol. Copy and paste this ♥ as text and then resize as needed 🙂 Have fun!

  2. Hi Jen! This is a fantastic list of photo ideas and I love the printables. I can’t wait to use them in a couple of weeks:)


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