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Free First Day of school signs for the new school year.

Is it really the start of school already? The first day of school is the start of a new journey. It can be tough, so lighten things up by putting sweet notes in your kids backpack. Make a fun back to school craft together the night before. Or have the yummiest First Day of School breakfast.

And take some adorable back to school photos with these adorable animals wearing masks First Day of School signs. There are 15 signs in total for Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten to 12th grade.

child holding First Day of School Sign- Animals with masks

Printing and Usage

I recommend downloading the files onto your computer and then printing them out instead of printing from the browser. A lot of people experience funky print outcomes when printing from the browser or even from your phone or tablet. So the best is using your desktop to download and print the First Day of School signs.

These First Day of School signs would look adorable just printed onto copy paper. If you want more vibrant color and sturdiness, I recommend printing them onto double-sided photo paper with a matte finish. I like the double-sided photo paper because you can use both sides. You get more uses out of one sheet. (Normally photo paper would have the brand name on the back.)

You can simply have your kids hold up the printable or frame it then have your kid post with it.

Free First Day of School printable signs animals with masks
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Secret tips for taking awesome first day of school pictures (when your kid hates taking photos, like mine:

1. Make it seem like it’s all their idea to take the photos. How are you going to do that? By taking them shopping for their favorite backpack and clothes either in store or online. Take a picture wherever they want. In the bathroom? SURE!

2.Take it any other day except the first day of school. The day before…the day after….it’s ok. No one will know…except you and your kids.

It can be quite overwhelming the first day of school so you might forget to take the first day of school pictures or your kids just doesn’t want to do it. So taking it before or after the first day is relaxing and fun for everyone!!! And if your child doesn’t want to take it either of those two days try again on another relaxing day! No biggie!

3. If you are a little bit tech savvy, you can modify a picture using a free online program like Canva to put the First Day of School sign next to your kid. Basically you take a picture of your child next to blank wall or anything with white space. Upload your kid’s picture and the First Day of School sign onto Canva and have fun!

Canva does not accept PDFs, which my files are, so you have to convert them to JPG.

I use this free program to do that.


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Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

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