August 7, 2023
FREE Printable First Day of School Signs for Pre-k thru 12th Grade

FREE Printable First Day of School Signs for Pre-k thru 12th Grade


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You are going to love these free printable first day of school signs! These back to school sign are simple and classic, making them a great choice whether you go to public, private, or homeschool. These my first day of school sign help you celebrate the 1st day of school and mark how your child looks so you can see how much they’ve grown throught the school year. SImply print the first day of school free printables for the grade you need. We have preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th grade too.

FREE First Day of School Signs for kids from prek-12th grade to help celebrate back to school! #backtoschool #firstdayofschool

First Day of School Sign

Celebrate the new school year by taking a picture with a first day of school sign. The 1st day of school is already busy enough, so no need to create your own, grab one of our back to school signs to quickly print, take your picture, and get on with the business of dropping the kids (and all their school supplies) off at school for the new year! These my first day of school signs are simple and classic so they are great for kids of all ages from preschoolers and kindergartners to elementary age students in grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, grade 6. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about Jr Highers, Middle Schoolers and High schoolers; we have 1st day of school sign options for grade 7, grade 8, grade 9, grade 10, grade 11, and grade 12 students too.

Back to school Signs

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> ____ <<. The back to school printables pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

Free printable 1st day of school sign for preschool - 12th grade; each with its own color / look

My first day of school sign

With the start of the school year just around the corner I wanted some fun, colorful, and classy first day of school signs for my kids.  You know, to have them take a picture with to remember what they looked like as they were entering grade ___.

1st day of school sign

Simply print the sign for the grade your child is going into this school year. Have your child hold the sign in front of them and take a picture. Each year has a different color or pattern to make it unique.

1st day of School picture suggestions:

  • Take a picture in the same place very year to make it a fun tradition – front door, favorite tree, school sign, etc
  • Show off your child’s first day of school outfit
  • Don’t forget to take a picture the first and last day of the year to see how much your child has grown!
  • Make sure to allow 15-20 minutes to get your pictures so you aren’t rushed as you are dashing out the door.
  • You can reuse the sign as a binder cover, file folder cover, or visual for these pouches where you save their best work, art projects, and keepsakes from the year.
first day of school pictures, entering first grade

First day of homeschool sign

Here is my daughter on our first day of back to homeschool. I really love having back to school signs to help see the kids grow year-by-year.

school memory sheets

Plus don’t forget to grab these Free Printable School Memory Book Pages to record some of your child’s favorites and preferences this year! I love seeing how their signature changes over the years!

Have jr high and high schooler? Grab these FREE school memory pages


Back to School Activities

First Day of School Printables

Back to School Printables

We have lots of other fun, clever back to school worksheets to help kids get excited about going back to school! Check out these free resources:

All About Me Printables

Back to School Printables

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