First Day Of School Sign & Photo Ideas ~ Free Printable

OMG school starts in one week. I have said it over and over, and I’ll say it again — I can’t believe my baby is starting Kindergarten!!! In an effort to psych myself up for the big day, I made some First Day of School signs to share. And I thought I would share my plans for documenting this momentous occasion.

Of course, the first day of school is all about the perfect outfit and the perfect picture. Once you have the perfect outfit picked out (still working on that), make that picture pop with a First Day of School sign. Download your First Day of School signs here or by clicking on the picture below. 

Free First Day of School Printable Signs

To keep preserve some of those precious memories, take a picture with plenty of space to the side. Then use PicMonkey or a photo editing software to add text describing your student’s favorite things — what makes your student awesome, right now.

This is the picture I created of K last year, one year later most of these things are still true. But I wonder how quickly that will change when she starts Kindergarten.

First Day of School Photo Ideas
For even more ideas, check out 10 First Day of School Picture Ideas & Printables.

Happy School Year!

Looking for something to do at the start of the year and the end of the year? You might like the matching Last Day of School signs. You might want to pin them for later. Just sayin’.

Last Day of School Free Printable

More back to school printables:

First Day of School All About Me Printable

All About Me Free Printable – First Day Of School Tradition

Free First Day of School Printable Signs
First day of school sign printables

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

10 First Day of School Picture Ideas and Free Printables

10 First Day of School Picture Ideas and Free Printables


  1. My daughter is starting Kindergarten on Monday! I definitely need some cute sign or photo ideas. Good luck to your little one!

  2. As a pre-K teacher I made a beautiful picture frame out of cardboard, painted and glued wood letters to it that read “1st day of school”. the “1st” is glued to a star held by Velcro in the corner of the frame, that way I can change it for “100th” and “last” day of school; I hope they love it as much as I do. cant wait to meet them all 🙂

  3. I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for making these printables! We live in California and they have recently started transitional kindergarten (or TK) for the kids born in the fall who are not 5 by the time school starts. It is not preschool and not pre-k…those are entirely different out here. I wanted to use one of the many first day of school printables I’ve seen around the internet, but they all said First Day of Preschool, Pre-K, or Kindergarten. I have been searching for one that said TK and found your website. I can use your printable that says “First Day of School” and it’ll be perfect. So THANK YOU! I also pinned it for future use 🙂

    • Oh yeay!!! You made my day Leslie! I never know when I make these things if people are going to like them as much as I do. I am glad to know it was perfect fit for you. Happy school year!

  4. Sami Oakley says:

    Thank you so much for these adorable first day of school signs!

  5. Thanks Jen for the signs! Nothing like an awesome last minute printout before the big day tomorrow for my boys! 🙂

  6. Natalie Calderon says:

    Thank you for sharing these. They are so cute! I took back to school pictures just the other day, but these are cute enough to start again!

  7. Thank you for the free back to school printables! I homeschool and all 5 will have a nice first day of school photo this year.

  8. We used the printables today and have had several people asking for them =)
    I can’t believe though my baby girl is off to Kindergarten :*( Teary-eyed mommy today

  9. These are perfect, thank you!

  10. Hello! I really like your blog and your first and last day of school printable a are awesome! I downloaded the first day of school set, but the last day set won’t open in drop box. It says file type not supported. Could you look into it or possibly email them to me? I have been showering the Internet for signs for my baby’s first day of kindergarten and yours were my fav! Thanks!!

    • Hi Jennifer – My guess is that you have an older computer and don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed — that is the only reason your computer wouldn’t recognize the file type because it is a PDF.

      You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free directly from Adobe – Once you download that your computer should be able to read the file just fine.

  11. The printables are so cute and they printed perfectly! Thank you so much.

  12. Christa Jennette says:

    Can’t seem to get it to print! Stink, I really like it. If you can help, let me know!

  13. Let’s see if I can help. Click on the image or link. Next click on the big blue button in the top right of the screen that says “Download.” That will download all of the printables to your computer (usually your desktop). It is a PDF, so as long as you have a PDF reader on your computer, you should be able to open and print the page you need. If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download that for free too. (Just Google Adobe Acrobat Reader and download it directly from Adobe.) Hope that helps!


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