Free Printable First Day of School Signs 2021

Free Printable First Day of School Signs 2021

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.

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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.

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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.

DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL SIGNS

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Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

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Free first day of school printables

Free first day of school printables

*Updated for 2019

Free first day of school sign printables

The first day of first grade is fast approaching for my 6 year old son. One and a half more weeks to go. I’m excited and anxious for the new school year. It means new friends, new teachers, and longer school days. Here’s hoping my son will adjust smoothly this year.

First day of school signs are so cute to make that I basically made 4 different designs for you. I might have gone overboard by making so many, but it was fun to design them. It might be  little bit late for some of you whose kids apparently started school at the beginning of August, but I promise to send it out way early, like June, next year! If you know someone whose kid will start school in September, please share this with them!

The signs are from Pre-k to 12th grade. I could have stopped at 6th grade, but I figured maybe some of you moms like to torture your kids and share these pictures on their wedding day! Check out these free first day of school signs and tell me which is your favorite!

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1. What better way to get to school than by floating there with balloons!

 

This printable is part of my Free Printable Resource Library. Sign up below to get the access code to this First Day of School and many other freebies.

 

2. Too cool for school with the hot pink and the hand-drawn black and white texture.

 

Click here to get your black and white first day of school signs.

 

These printables can be printed on copy paper and then put into a simple $1 store frame for a beautiful first day of school picture. If you don’t want to frame, I highly recommend printing it onto cardstock so that it’s sturdier to hold upright. My favorite cardstock is from Neenah. You can get them at office supply stores, like Staples or on Amazon (affiliate link).

 

3. For a very shabby chic first day of school.

 

Click here to get your shabby chic floral first day of school signs.

 

4. For the duckling lovers, last year’s signs are updated for 2018.

 

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Click here to get your little ducklings first day of school signs.

 

Here are some really cool ones from other mommy bloggers.

 

1. First day of school signs via The Suburban Mom.

Love the lined red and blue primary paper background and the black chalk like wording.

Free First Day of School Signs

2. First Day of School signs via Paper Trail Designs.

This one is simple. Doesn’t use any of your color ink thus cheap to print and doesn’t have the year so you can just use the same design for all the school year.

First Day of School Signs

 

3. First day of school signs via Today’s Creative Life.

This first day of school flag is great for your older kids because I think we can imagine taking pictures like this when our kids get older. First Day of School flag

 

4. First Day of School Signs via Simple Everyday Mom.

 

First day of school signs

 

I’m not sure which one I will use for my son, but I’m gearing towards the black and white with the hot pink words. Love that 80’s vibe! Which one are you going to use?

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First Day Of School Sign Free Printable

First Day Of School Sign Free Printable

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**UPDATED FOR 2019**

 

I can’t believe the summer is just flying by. Before you know it, the kids will be back at school. Life will get busy. So let’s just stop and document their first day of school with these adorable First Day of School signs. I created these with the beautiful illustrations from Lisa Glanz, my all time favorite illustrator. You can purchase her illustrations on Creative Market.

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Click on the link below to open the PDF for the First Day of School Signs from Pre-K to 12th Grade. Once open, scroll down to the sign you want and print away!

Pre-K to 12th grade Printable




Or you can click on the link below to open each grade in a new window then right click on your mouse to save onto your computer.

First Day of Pre-K

First Day of Kindergarten

First Day of 1st Grade

First Day of 2nd Grade

First Day of 3rd Grade

First Day of 4th Grade

First Day of 5th Grade

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First Day of 6th Grade

First Day of 7th Grade

First Day of 8th Grade

First Day of 9th Grade

First Day of 10th Grade

First Day of 11th Grade

First Day of 12th Grade

I would love to see your kids holding these cute signs so tag @shabbymintchicparty on Instagram. Or post an image on my

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FREE First Day of School Printable

FREE First Day of School Printable

It’s really hard to believe but summer is almost over and school will start soon.

Here are some fun and colorful First Day of School Signs for your little one and even the big kids.

The signs are designed to be printed on 8.5 x 11 paper. For best quality print these on white cardstock. Your sign will be more vibrant than printing on copy paper. Be sure to check if your printer can handle heavy cardstock. I have a Canon iX6820, which is wonderful for this purpose.

These look adorable as is or put it in a cute frame. If you’re really last minute, just open up the PDF on your ipad or mobile device. Have your kid hold up the mobile device and take your picture.

 

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WAYS TO GET THE BEST FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PICTURE

Do you have trouble getting your kids to smile for those First Day of School pictures?

So do I! Having two boys can make it extra difficult. Somehow, they just do not like to smile. But through the years, I’ve learned a few things about getting them to pose for an awesome picture.

1. Tell your kid not to smile. They will smile.

2. Ask them to tell  you their favorite word. My sons both smile when they say poop.

3. Ask them to make funny faces.

4. Don’t ask them to do anything. You snap pictures of them spontaneously. I actually love candid shots where the person is not forced to smile.

5. If you’re having a hard time getting them to smile and hold the sign, just take their pictures against a blank wall and you can insert the sign later using free online program like PicMOnkey or Canva.

6. If all else fails, bribery works too!




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DOWNLOAD YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL PRINTABLE

Click on the link below for the grades that you wish.

Click here for First Day of Preschool printable.

Click here for First Day of Pre-K printable.

Click here for First Day of Kindergarten printable.





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Click here for First Day of First Grade printable.

Click here for First Day of Second Grade printable.

Click here for First Day of Third Grade printable.

Click here for First Day of Fourth Grade printable.

Click here for First Day of Fifth Grade printable.

Click here for First Day of Sixth Grade printable.

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Click here for First Day of Seventh Grade printable.

Click here for First Day of Eighth Grade printable.

Click here for First Day of Ninth Grade printable.




Click here for First Day of Tenth Grade printable.

Click here for First Day of Eleventh Grade printable.

Click here for First Day of Twelfth Grade printable.

Click here for College Grade printable.

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