FREE First Day of School Printable Signs

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Make the new grade year memorable with a first day of school printable sign!

Are you and your kiddos excited and ready for the new school year?! How about all you parents?! It may look a little different with most schools reintroducing in-classroom learning, which is a bit different from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

FREE Printable First Day of School Signs

While your kids may have mixed feelings about returning to school, let’s try to make it as fun and special as we can! ❤️ Whether continuing learning from home or from school, these FREE first day of school printable signs make cute photo props to commemorate the start of another school year and capture your child’s 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. There’s even an option for new or returning teachers who would like to save some memories from their career as an educator!

Revised 1st Day of Preschool

Let’s document these special milestones and celebrate our kid’s progress!

This is such an easy way to document these important milestones and commend your child’s growth. 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

Click Below to Print by Grade:

First Day Of:

Not a student? Teachers, use our Blank Sign and fill in “First Day of ——” For example: “My 12th year of teaching 5th grade!” 😊

FREE Printable Signs to Use for 1st Day of School

Happy First Day of School everyone… no matter what that looks like!

It’s certainly unusual, but we’re hoping all the students, teachers, administrators, and parents all have a wonderful school year. 📚✏️

Check out all the latest and greatest back-to-school deals!

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 29

  1. Jeangirl

    Thank you. That so sweet of you to help make it a special day!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Enjoy 😉

  2. deonnajacobs

    Sometimes I think you all are mind readers. Thanks for making things this morning that much easier. First day of online school today in Arizona. Good luck everyone.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw yay! We had our first day online in AZ and it’s going well – Have a great year!

      • Margaret

        AZ here too-everyone is doing the best that they can.

  3. Elizabeth Marryshow

    This is incredibly kind of you. Thank you so much for including all levels. I have one off to first year of college, one in 11th and one hitting high school for the first time.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow- and of course. Wishing all a smooth school year

  4. janette1522

    Love this!! Thank you!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome 😉 thanks for stopping by!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You betcha!

  5. kate-1

    Good luck to everyone!! Here inCo. We have until the 24th. But just were told yesterday that we will be all online only now. I’m SERIOUSLY stressing out!!! Little things like this & ordered my kids bk 2 school pjs & hot chocolate mugs I’m going to give them in thr bkpks that night b4, makes it tolerable. Gotta make the best of a bad thing!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      Our schools in Oklahoma just did that, too! They moved the start date back to the end of the month and said it’s all online! I’m stressed with you, kate-1! Hang in there!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ahh yes absolutely, staying positive makes is helpful. Wishing you luck Kate! We’re all doing our best. ❤️

  6. nstinson986

    Thank you so much even though I have been doing online public school for the last 5 years I have one kid starting kindergarten, one starting 6th grade (middle school), and the oldest starting 9th grade (high school). I want to document this special day and these printables help so very much!

  7. Kem35

    Thank you very much for making for parents to use!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh sure! Have a great first day!

  8. Dahliene

    Thank you so much for having all grade levels! This year I have 3rd, 4th, 5th and 7th. And thank you for also making it easy to access and print!
    Have a great year!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! And have a great year too. Thanks for stopping by today Dahliene 😀

  9. amanda

    These are so cute, and different (in a good way) then a lot of signs out there! I just wish they had the school year on them!

  10. Michelle

    These are adorable ! Thank you so very much for sharing! It is so greatly appreciated.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks Michelle! Have a great school year!

    • Jennifer

      Hi – thanks so much for offering these. Do you have an option to print a black and white version, so students can color their own?
      Thank you, Jennifer

  11. Anne Schmitt

    Hi Linda! I love your content! Do you have a “Last day of…” printable we can use? I used your “First day” for my kiddo and would love to have the matching “Last day” to wrap up his year. Thank you!

  12. Jennifer

    Thanks Lina, for sharing these printables! Could you share a version to print in black & white also, please? Thank you!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Jennifer! To print in black and white, that should be a simple option to check (or setting) on your computer or device when you send the doc to the printer. 🙂 Hope that helps!

  13. Sara

    Thank you so much for creating and sharing these free of charge. I greatly appreciate it! 😀

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Sara for the feedback!

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