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FREE Printable First Day of School Signs Hip2Save.com

Are you and your kiddos excited and ready for Back to School?! Want to snap a cute photo to remember the day? Use these FREE printable signs as a cute photo prop to capture the excitement! I’ve designed 16 signs using this fun and stylish watercolor school supplies clip art with grades ranging from preschool all the way to college. Enjoy!

Revised 1st Day of Preschool

This is such an easy way to document these important milestones. To use just print the grade or grades you need for your kids. You could even put them in picture frames first, or use as is. Print these now so you’re prepared ahead of time and not scrambling the morning of the big day. That usually happens to me! 😉

Free Printable Signs for Back to School Hip2Save.com

Click Below to Print by Grade:


First Day Of:

Blank Sign for Teachers!

Not a student? Teachers- use our Blank Sign and fill in “First Day of ——” My 12th year in 5th Grade! 😊

FREE Printable Signs to Use for 1st Day of School Hip2Save.comHappy First Day of School everyone! Have a wonderful school year. 


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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Comments 39

  1. H

    Silly question, but what is the difference between pre-K and preschool? My daughter will start preschool this year and will go to kindergarten next year. So is she going to pre K or preschool? TIA

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I think the terms are interchangeable, but wanted cover everyone in case. Also some day cares or preschools take very young kids like age 3. So you would be good with Pre-K 😀

      • karen

        My son was 3 last year and went to preschool. He is 4 this year and will go to pre k. He is 5 in December and next year is kindergarten.

    • Traci R.

      I would say PreK is more likely the year right before kindergarten.

    • Esther

      Preschool can be different ages. Pre-k is pre kindergarten for kids about to go or not quite ready. Most probably five but miss the cut off. My son was in the fours this year and turned five. The next level is pre-k.

    • 4Ella

      In my state preK is optional but Kindergarten is a must, can’t be skipped like preschool.

    • Nana Donna 2 6

      In my area, it’s A-K or Alt-K, for alternative kindergarten. Then the child goes on to kindergarten the following year. Wish I had had a nice 35mm camera or digital camera and these creative ideas and the Internet back in the early ‘80s when my oldest was born. It was grueling at times to wait for the pix to be turned in, developed, picked up and then see how many didn’t turn out. You can’t relive/recapture those moments.

  2. Valerie

    I think there the same.

  3. Nicole

    The college one comes up at 12th grade

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Oops – thanks Nicole! It’s fixed 😀

      • priscilla

        Thanks Lina!

    • priscilla

      I was going to post the same thing.

  4. Crissy

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

  5. Christine

    My grandson will start the 2nd grade this year and I am unable to see him off because they live 4 hours away, I’ve had him with me since mid June when school got out so I will have his mom to take a picture for me with this print out, I plan to download the other grades and save them for future grades, thank you so much for this!!!!

    • Malinda

      Awesome idea to save all the years! Wish I’d had these for K and 1st grade. Thanks

      • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

        Thanks Malinda 😀

      • riss

        Why, oh, why these weren’t “invented” 16-17 years ago, when my oldest son started school! He’s now 20 and a junior in college😊. We did it the old-fashioned way- writing at the back of the pictures.

  6. Heather C.

    Oh man, these are SO cute!! Would have loved to have been able to use these for my girls. They went back super early this year on August 4th! 😞

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Heather! Hope they have a great school year 😀

  7. Marina

    Thanks! This is so cute! If anyone knows where to find something similar for the last day of school that would really be awesome!!

  8. 4Ella

    I do this with my son every year and at the same spot ( by the same three) so we can see the difference in the age and growth. I make my own sign, he will be fourth grader this fall.

  9. kara30

    Thank you! Just printed one 😊

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure Kara!

  10. lynne kirk

    fun idea. thank you for sharing

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure Lynne! 😀

  11. SmartShopper

    I make a “home made” sign each year and take a pic of my son at the bus stop on the first day of school. Thank you for these adorable signs.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure! And that’s a cute tradition 😀

  12. Elisha

    Hello friend! Do you have a link to download them all? Thanks:)

  13. kat

    Thank you so much!!! Love them!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure Kat – enjoy!

  14. Kate

    Will you be making Last Day of School ones too?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Great idea! Thanks Kate

  15. Emily

    I used these precious signs in August for our first day. Do you have coordinating Last Day signs I could print for our last day on Friday?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Hi Emily– I’m working on this now! Thanks 👍

  16. Jessica

    These are my favorite ones this year! Thank you for the freebie! just wishing they had the year on them or the ability to add the year on the computer. (I’ll just write it in) Happy School Year!

  17. Kizzy

    Thank you for making such wonderful signs! 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re very welcome 😉

  18. Sandra

    Thank u!!! I have the kids all packed and ready for school in September (wanted to avoid the long lines lol). This is all I am missing! Thanks so much again!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Have a great school year 👍

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