I love the new trend of taking cute photos of kids on their first day back at school.
It’s such a cute back to school tradition that I have started with my own kids too.
If you want to get some nice photos this year, this round-up of the best free printable first day of school signs has something for everyone.
Just pick the ones that you like the best and head over to the linked website to download and print your signs.
Free Printable First Day Of School Signs
1.First Day of School Chalkboard Printables – if you like the chalkboard style, grab these free printable first day of school signs – they include options for the First day of Homeschool and Canadian grade versions.
2. I love these classic back and white signs from Elegance and Enchantment for Remodelaholic.
3. These colourful free printable first day of school signs are from Mortiz Fine Design and are available in pre-k to grade 12.
4. I actually used these signs last year for the first day of preschool for my daughter. The image above shows the matching last day of school signs. Print yours off at Paper Trail Design
5. These free printable signs from Yellow Bliss Road also come with a free first day of school interview questionnaire.
6. These chalkboard back to school signs from inkhappi are available for pre- K to grade 12. I love how bright and easy to read they are.
7. Kristina at Planes and Balloons has created these beautiful back to school signs that you can print off in color or in back and white.
8. Six Clever Sisters have four awesome designs you can choose from, including an Emoji option.
9. I Should Be Mopping The Floor has these fantastic free printable back to school signs on her site.
10. If you are looking for chalkboard style back to school signs, these ones from That’s What Che Said are really simple and cute.
11. If you are based in Canada and want some free printable signs with the Canadian wording, grade 1, grade 2 etc, then check out my First day of Kindergarten and beyond signs.
I’ve even included options for Junior and Senior Kindergarten.
12. Simple Black and White Back to school free printables
Looking for something quick and easy you can print off at home? I love these simple back to school sign ideas.
You can grab them at the link below (click the link for either Canada or US versions).
I love putting these signs in a simple white or black frame (grab a cheap one from Ikea).
These look awesome and are perfect for the last minute moms out there who need free back to school printables in a pinch!
Click here to access the USA version of these back and white back to school signs.
For the the Canadian version of these back to school signs – click here to download.
Bear in mind that these are PDF files so just select the page you want to download – save the file to use next year!
Tips For Taking Great Back To School Photos
Now you have an amazing back to school sign, how do you go about making sure your photos look great?
Here are some easy tips for getting those Instagram-worthy pics!
Keep it simple
Use a simple frame for your back to school sign. Ikea has super cheap ones and the dollar store has great ones too.
Just print your sign off as a US letter and use an 8 x 10 inch file.
I find it easier to take the photos as soon as the kids are ready for school on the first day.
If you wait too long, you will be rushing out the door to get to school or the bus stop and won’t be able to focus on getting
Make Back To School Special
Celebrate the first day of school by packing the lunch boxes with some special back to school treats.
Or you could even give your child a back to school gift to mark the occasion!
Another idea is to download this free printable first day of school interview worksheet to record all your child’s new favorites as they start a new grade.