First Day of School Signs Free Printables

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The first day of school is a momentous occasion for children and parents alike. It marks the beginning of a new chapter filled with learning, growth, and exciting adventures. Capturing this special day with a photo has become a cherished tradition for many families. To make these memories even more special, we’re offering a collection of free printable First Day of School signs from Pre-K to Grade 12.

First Day of School Sign Free Printable

Why Use First Day of School Signs?

First day of school signs serve multiple purposes, making them a beloved tradition for many families. These signs help commemorate each year’s fresh start, allowing you to mark the occasion in a special way.

They also provide a visual means to track your child’s growth, as looking back at photos from previous years clearly shows how much they’ve grown and changed.

Sharing these photos on social media lets you spread the excitement with friends and family, turning the first day of school into a shared celebration.

Finally, these annual photos become cherished keepsakes when compiled into a scrapbook or album, creating a tangible record of your child’s academic journey that you can revisit and treasure for years to come.

Our Free Printable First day of School Signs

Our collection of First Day of School signs includes designs for every grade level from Pre-K through Grade 12. Each sign is thoughtfully designed to appeal to kids of all ages.

The grade level is prominently displayed, making it easy to read in photos.

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Tips for Great First Day Photos

  1. Choose good lighting: Natural light often works best. Try taking the photo outside or near a window.
  2. Pick a consistent background: Using the same location each year adds to the sense of time passing.
  3. Capture personality: Encourage your child to show their excitement (or nervousness) in the photo.
  4. Take multiple shots: Ensure you get at least one good photo by taking several.

Download the First Day of School Signs

Click the link below the images to download the PDF pages. Use a color printer for best results. We recommend printing on cardstock for durability.

All downloads and printables on Our Happy Corner are for personal and classroom use only. They are not to be redistributed, altered, or sold.

First day of school sign Pre-K
First day of school sign kindergarten
First Grade Sign of School
1st Grade First Day of School Sign
Second Grade Sign for School
First day of school sign 2nd grade
First day of school sign third grade
Third Grade School Sign
Fourth Grade First Day of School Sign
Fourth Grade Photo Sign
Fifth Grade School Sign
First day of school sign 6th grade
Sixth Grade School Sign
Seventh Grade School Sign
Eighth grade sign
Ninth grade sign
Tenth grade sign
Eleventh Grade Photo Sign in Black and White
Twelveth Grade First Day School Sign

Beyond the First Day

While these signs are designed for the first day, consider using them throughout the school year.

Have photos of the last day of school taken as well to compare the first and last days to see growth over the year.

Preserving Memories

Once you’ve taken years of first day of school photos, consider these ideas for preserving the memories:

  1. Create a photo book: Compile all the photos into a single album.
  2. Make a gallery wall: Frame and hang the photos in a prominent place at home.
  3. Time-lapse video: When your child graduates, create a time-lapse video of all their first day photos.

We hope these free printable first day of school signs help you and your children create lasting memories of their academic journey.

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