10 First Day of School Printable Signs (for Free!)

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Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

We’ve finished half of the year, and you know what that means! Yes, it is a time to review your New Year goals and resolutions, but this time of the year is also another kind of New Year – a new school year!

Back to School has been looking very different this past couple of years, all thanks to the pandemic. In some places, schools are opening up, while others are continuing with remote learning. Whatever the case may be in your area, there’s no doubt that the new first day of school is one to be celebrated!

So as we prepare to go back to school, let’s make this moment memorable with some pictures. Since it’s such a special occasion, it needs the right kind of props to go with it. We’ve picked out the easiest back to school photo props that you can make, and they’re all available for free! 

10 First Day of School Printable Signs (for Free!)

Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

1. Colorful First Day of School Printables 

Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

We absolutely love how cute this sign from Happiness is Homemade is! The polka dots and multi colors add an element of fun, and it also contains all the necessary details, including the grade and the school year. Perfect memento to keep for the future!

2. DIY Giant Wooden Ruler Growth Chart

This DIY Giant Wooden Ruler Growth Chart is useful for marking your child's height as they grow. Perfect as a First Day of School Photo Prop too.

If you’ve got some time and are ready to put in a teensy bit more effort, we’ve got a wooden growth chart with a free height printable! Once you have the printable, it shouldn’t take too long to make, and you’ll have a unique picture unlike any other!

3. First Day of School Grade Printables

Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

How cheery does this little guy in the picture look? I’d look like that too, if I had a sign as cute as this one from Short Stop Designs! This is a fairly straightforward sign and won’t take up too much of your printer ink. Love the little apple included in the wording!

4. First Day of School Alternate Learning Signs

Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

We’ve got all kinds of learning these days – classroom learning, remote learning, homeschooling. Whatever your child is using right now, you can find the perfect sign for it over at That’s What Che Said. We love how they’ve included families living in different stages of lockdown.

5. Pre-K to 12 First Day of School Signs

Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

Do you have more than one child who’s going back to school this year? No problem, you can find a sign for their year at Arrows and Applesauce! Since they know what siblings are like, they’ve made all the patterns similar, so no one can complain about theirs being different from the other person’s!

6. Editable First Day of School Sign

Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

Planes and Balloons give us a printable that takes out all the trouble of making the first day of school printable signs, by making it editable. So you can customize it completely before you print it, and once the printing is done, that’s it – your sign is ready to be photographed!

7. Back to School Printable Sign

Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

Who says balloons are only for birthday parties? They’re perfect for any celebration, including a back to school photo session! While we may not be able to have a back to school party under the circumstances, we can still have balloons in our first day of school sign, thanks to this free printable from the Printables Fairy.

8. Bilingual School Printable Signs

Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

Mami Talks gives us first day of school printable signs that are perfect for bilingual kids – as well as kids who are comfortable only in English. We love all the details that have gone into this sign, with the little bits of colorful stationery popping up along all edges of the picture.

9. Chalkboard First Day of School Signs

Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

Chalkboard signs are classic, and thanks to this free printable from Buck Eye Teacher Mama, you don’t even need a real chalkboard. Just print out this sign and frame it – and your kid is all ready to pose!

10. First Day of School Photo Signs

Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

We love these free first day of school printable signs from Yellow Bliss Road for two reasons. One, that letter really celebrates the new grade the kids are entering into, and you can customize your printable with a photo and lots of fun information!

Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

Life can be hard, and it is when we celebrate little occasions like this that we make it worthwhile, and increase the life in our years.

All our Members got a freebie with the August Bundle – This Printable Poster set for the 2022/23 school year. 

First Day of School Posters

Get to know your students and help them get to know each other this new school year with this printable All About Me poster.

All about Me

These printable signs are an easy way to celebrate an important occasion in a child’s life, and they’ll help them enter the new grade with renewed enthusiasm. If you enjoyed these printables, you may also like these free calendar pages for kids, as well as these printable animal school labels. Looks like it’s time to get that printer cranking!

Make your first day memorable with these 10 First Day of School Printable Signs, all of which are FREE! Perfect for classroom learning or virtual classes.

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