Back to school is looking different for just about everyone. Many of our little ones are returning to school for the first time in over a year and some are staying put at home for remote lessons — either way, you still should celebrate the first day back at school! A new grade is a big milestone mama, and trust me, you’ll want to remember how tiny they are now because they grow up in the blink of an eye (*holds back tears*).
One of the cutest traditions you might already take part in is documenting the first day at school with a sign that shows everyone your kid’s age and grade they’re about to conquer. While you can totally make your own signs from scratch, may we suggest some pre-made options to make life a little bit easier? From banners and pennants to reusable chalkboard signs, read on for some of the cutest first day of school sign options!
Best First Day of School Signs
This First Day of School sign might look like a chalkboard, but it’s completely dry erase. Use liquid chalkboard markers to fill in the blanks of all your child’s stats. Plus, it’s reusable so you can use it again and again. This sign also features pre-drilled holes so that you can hang it up in your child’s room during the school year!
By the time your kids get to high school, they might not love this tradition anymore, but it’s not about them, is it? This set of back-to-school signs comes with a pre-made sign for every grade. It starts with preschool and goes all the way up to the last day of college. It’s the perfect scrapbooking opportunity, too.
This wooden felt (10×10) board comes with multi-sized letters and fonts, so you can get as creative and fancy as you want! The letters are already precut, so you don’t have to worry about that step. With all the customized pieces, you can feel free to write whatever you want without having to stick to a script. Our fave? “He’s going to school, I’m going to Target… alone!”
If a sign’s not up your child’s alley, then substitute it for a cute first-day-of-school pic featuring some fun photo booth props. You don’t need an actual photo booth to pose with these cute, school-themed props. Plus, they’re cute for all ages and grades — have your kindergartener pose with the school bus, your elementary school child with the ruler and crayons, and your middle schooler with the baseball cap.
Going for a more rustic look? This felt letterboard is perfect for keeping up that farmhouse aesthetic. The letterboard itself has a weathered, shabby chic feel while it comes with 350+ white letters, symbols, and numbers.
Keep it simple with this “First Day Of” sign from Bigtime Signs. They have three grades available — Pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade
These adorable first day of school pennants make for super cute IG pictures and even better, Boomerangs! Make your child’s first day of school into a memorable GIF you and your family will never forget.
First Day of School Chalkboards
This dry erase sign is designed to look like a chalkboard, but you can use liquid chalk markers to fill in the blanks of your child’s favorite stuff. Scribble in your kiddo’s fave food, book, color, plus what he wants to be when he grows up, who his teacher is, and more! The sign measures 12″ x 18″, so it’s the perfect size for growing hands to hold.
BloomOwl makes awesome customizable first/last day-of-school signs and we love this one made with a ruler border. It’s totally fitting for the occasion and will stand out in a sea of chalkboard signs on Instagram!
A personalozed floral first day of school sign is something we’ve never seen before! You got your choice between pink or purple dominant colors but the rest is entirely up to you to fill out!
This board might have a black chalkboard-esque background, but the dotted border all around is multi-color, making for a fun, rainbow theme your kids will love.
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