Summer is nearly over, and you know what that means — back to school season! Whether you homeschool or send your kids to school, capturing milestones is important. These first day of school signs are an easy way to take cute back to school photos for your memory books.
Planning for Back to School
Families of homeschoolers and traditional school students alike can get into the back to school spirit.
Let’s face it: getting everything organized at the beginning of the school year is sometimes challenging without trying to find the perfect photo props for that first day of school. That’s where this list comes in handy.
From printable posters to easy options you can DIY with materials at home, you’ll find the best first day of school signs to start your new school year off right.
They’re not just for little kids, either. We’ve found cute signs for all ages, from preschool to college. Fire up the printer, choose a cute sign, and grab the kids for a fun photo op. You’ll love looking back on it for years to come.
Make it a school tradition for your family!
Back to School Signs
As the new school year starts, it can be exciting and a little bit overwhelming for kids and parents alike. To help celebrate this new chapter in your child's life, I've collected some fun printable signs that you can use to show your support.
Whether you're sending them off to their first day of kindergarten or high school, these signs will let them know that you're behind them all the way. So download and print these back to school signs out today, and get ready to cheer on your student!
Happiness is Homemade has a set of free printable first day of school signs that suit any learning style you can think of for grades preschool through 12th grade. From homeschooling to virtual learning or in-person classes, you can print the perfect sign for your kids’ first day of school photos in no time.
Make that first day of school photo magical! Potterheads will go crazy for these Harry Potter-themed signs from The Quiet Grove. You’ll find three different designs here: one with the house crests, one with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, and one with the Hogwarts crest. Make sure you grab her Harry Potter bookmarks while you’re there!
Have a little Star Wars fanatic on your hands? You have to grab these printable back to school signs from The Quiet Grove. The printables feature favorite characters such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Laia, Yoda, and more.
These free printables from The Suburban Mom are sure to make you smile, especially if you have older children.
They’ll make you think back on those early days when your kids used writing paper as they practiced letter formation and began writing their first short sentences. With a playful font and cute design, you can’t go wrong.
Want editable photo props that you can change to reflect the current year? Use these cute and colorful signs from Simple Everyday Mom.
Keep in mind that these printables only cover preschool through 6th grade. Also, you can only edit the year; other parts of the form are not editable. Still, the fun fonts and colors will make a whimsical addition to your photos.
For those with kiddos heading off to preschool or kindergarten, you can’t get any cuter than these crayon-themed signs from ABCs to ACTs. The pack features 28 signs in all because it also includes matching last day of school signs to use later in the year.
Instead of asking your child to hold a sign for that first day photo, make your child part of it!
We love this idea from Paging Fun Mums. Write your child’s grade, the year, and future career aspirations out with sidewalk chalk, with your child lying on the ground beside it. You can do this for all ages!
And finally, #21 is our very own DIY First Day of School printable signs, perfect for the 2023 homeschool year. Enjoy!
We hope you enjoyed this list of free first day of school signs to make your kids’ first-day photos extra special. Pin it to save it for next year when you’re making back-to-school memories again.