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FREE Printable First Day Of School Signs [2023-2024]

Taking the first day of school signs is a cute tradition for families! It’s a great way to commemorate your child’s first day back to school and it’s also a fun way to show off your school spirit.

Plus, these free first day of school signs are great to print and use for free!

All you need to do is download the file, edit to include your child’s name and the school year, and then take a picture of them holding it up on their first day of school.

This is such a simple and easy tradition that any family can do! Plus, it’s a great way to get your child excited about going back to school.

We’re not really sure when this trend happened because we don’t remember it as children, but it sure is fun to look back on as the kids grow up.

These signs are super easy to print out at home too. The fit on an 8.5″x11″ paper so there’s no need to visit a printing store!

We love using our Canon laserjet printer for everything, but especially for colorful printables like these. Since we print so many things in color, we switched to a laser printer. And just let me tell you, it’s totally worth it!

Our printer creates clear, crisp, and awesome pictures. If you do a lot of color (or black and white) printing from home, we suggest you check out this printer.

first day of school signs

Because every mom wants a sweet first day of school picture we’ve included the following grades:

  • preschool
  • kindergarten
  • 1st grade
  • 2nd grade
  • 3rd grade
  • 4th grade
  • 5th grade
  • 6th grade

If you’re like us, you’ll want to make the first day of school pictures a yearly tradition!

In order to edit your sign, you’re going to need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. It’s 100% free and most people already have it downloaded!

If you want your school year font to look the same as ours, you’ll also need to download the free font, Acre Medium.

Once you’ve downloaded and installed the free font, open the editable PDF in Adobe Reader. From there, you’ll see a blue block at the bottom of each sign. Just click in the box and enter your text.

editing school sign in Adobe Reader

You can add the year range 2020-2021 or enter the actual date of the first day of school! We’re sure you’ll love looking back on these adorable signs!

Back To School Unit For Kids

It’s almost that time of year again! The time when kids head back to school and fill their brains with new information.

But before the learning can begin, there’s always the fun of shopping for school supplies and picking out a new backpack. This year, mix things up a bit and get your kids excited for the new school year with some back-to-school crafts, activities, and printables. Below are our favorite ideas!

Books About School

There are so many reasons why reading out loud to your children can help their development! For one thing, it helps them to develop their listening skills. They learn to pay attention to someone else’s voice and to follow along with a story.

Additionally, it exposes them to new vocabulary words and concepts. As they hear you read, they learn about different places, people, and things. It also helps them to develop their own reading skills. By seeing you read and hearing the words spoken out loud, they start to understand how reading works.

And finally, it’s just a lot of fun! Start the new school year with these fun books about school:

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates – This silly book is about a dinosaur named Penelope who is starting school and just can’t resist eating her classmates! Kids will love the fun drawings and crazy antics of Penelope, while also learning that being mistreated is never fun.

Chairs On Strike – The chairs have had enough of all the crazy things the kids do to them so they go on strike! This story helps kids learn to take care of their property and has lots of fun and silly humor.

Daniel Goes To School – If you have a little one who’s starting preschool or kindergarten and is reluctant to be away from you, this book is perfect for them! Daniel Tiger learns “grown-ups come back” at the end of every school day. We love this cute book!

School Crafts

There are many reasons why crafts are great for kids! For one, crafting helps to develop fine motor skills. Cutting, gluing and painting all require a level of dexterity that children can build up through practice.

In addition, crafts can also be a great way to foster creativity. And finally, crafts are also a great opportunity for kids to bond with others. Working on a project together can help kids feel connected and form lasting friendships!

Try any one of these fun school crafts:

Paper Plate Apple Craft – It’s that time of year again! The leaves are starting to change color, the evenings are getting cooler, and kids are heading back to school. To help your little ones get into the back-to-school spirit, why not try this fun apple craft?

Photo Bus Craft – Here’s a cute bus craft for kids to make! They can put their own photo in the bus window, or you could use a photo of them with their friends. It’s a fun way to celebrate the back to school season!

back to school crafts for kids image collage

Worm In Apple Craft – Back to school season is upon us, which means it’s time for some fun back to school crafts! One of our favorites is this worm in apple craft. It’s easy and cute, and kids will love creating it!

Apple Name Craft – This apple craft is a back to school favorite. It’s a sweet and simple way for kids to spell their names with apple seeds on a paper apple. Download the editable template and make it today.

More Back To School Ideas

Want a ready-made back to school sign that you can use each year instead? This first or last day of school sign is perfect for any parent! Just add your child’s information with chalk and you’re all set! This sign includes all the important basics, like their name, grade, and how old they are. Plus, there’s room to add a few fun facts about your child too! Whether you’re celebrating their very first day of school or their last, this sign is sure to make it a special one.

This adorable “It’s A Good Day To Teach Tiny Humans” t-shirt is perfect for teachers of young kids! The cute design and stylish font will make you stand out from the other teachers.

These cute and colorful personalized pencils are the perfect way to show your child’s personality and add a little bit of fun to their desk or backpack!

Activities For Kids

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Amanda Silva

Sunday 27th of August 2023

Please send link


Monday 28th of August 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you.


Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

I want to print it PLEASE


Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page 🙂


Tuesday 25th of July 2023

Thank you. I am a preschool teacher.


Thursday 27th of July 2023

No problem ◡̈


Tuesday 25th of July 2023

I have looked at all the free printable templates and there is never a link to download Please advise.


Tuesday 25th of July 2023

Please email me the free printable First day of School and also the school bus. I am teacher of 2 yr old at preschool

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