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First Day of School Sign 2022 – Free Printable for Pre-k Thru College!

Download our free First Day of School Sign for your kids ages preschool to college and beyond!

If you are looking for first day of school sign, here you go! Back in 2011, I needed a sign for our kids’ first day of school. After some Googling, I realized I would just need to make my own sign but then decided to put it on the internet.

Free Printable First Day of School Sign

Over the years, thousands of parents have downloaded our free printable first day of school signs!

free first day of school sign
free first day of school sign

From your kid’s first day of day care to first day of preschool, all the way thru elementary school, intermediate school, middle school, high school and then off to college – we got you covered with this free printable.

Our free first day of school printable signs are always a fun way to start off a new school year. We have taken first day of school photos with signs for the last few years

While our first few years with these school signs were for Kindergarten through 12th Grade, we heard from mamas of babies and adult children. Because of your comments, we added in our first day of daycare sign, first day of preschool sign and a first day of college sign.

first day of school sign kindergarten
first day of school sign kindergarten

I don’t know about you, but with 4 kids – I want to see what grade they are in – so instead of just 1 first day of school sign, I created several!  I hope that these come in handy on your first day of school, as I know they will our’s.  

Snapped a photo of our soon-to-be first grader this morning for the blog. In his summer haziness “Mommy, this isn’t’ the first of day of school, is it?” No kid, you have a few more weeks – mommy is just a little bit more prepared for back to school this year (SURPRISED? I am!)

Perfect for First Day of School Photos

While we are not a good family example for doing things on routine, I will say there are a few things over the years that my kids know that mom requires. One of those things is getting first day of school photos with our first day of school signs.

first day of school photo with sign
first day of school photo with sign - First Day of School Sign 2022 - Free Printable for Pre-k Thru College!

Every year, we line them up – yes, even when we are running late or hear the school bus brakes as the driver approaches are house. Mom will get her first day of school photos, gosh darnet.

Remember, we have signs from preschool to college! See download link before.

First Day of School Signs 2022 – Daycare thru College!

So let’s get to it. I created these back to school signs for each year, preschool to college. Yes, college kids – how sweet would it be to print out a sign and send a photo to your parents on your first day of college?

For our 2022 First Day of School Signs we have updated to a modern clean look so when you take your first day of school photos just a few things stand out. We want to see your sweet child’s face, in their first day of school outfits and an easy to read first day of school sign.

Some parents opt to put the printable first day of school sign in a photo frame or print on cardboard for durability.

first day of school sign printable 10th grade photo
first day of school sign printable 10th grade photo

Whatever you do, we hope you enjoy it and that these first day signs become part of your picture that will be looked at over the years and remembered. (Though, I am sure my kids will remember me yelling that we have to get first day of school photos more than the signs, but a mom can dream!)

Download Your 1st Day of School Sign

We had made it easy to download and print your 1st day of school signs. Just choose the first day sign you want to download and click on the download PDF link. Next, you will open the first day of school PDF and print on your printer.

All printable first day of school signs are 11″ x 8.5″, for easy horizontal printing on standard letter paper.

First Day of Daycare Sign

Take a photo of your baby with this first day of daycare sign. Stay strong Mama, that first day of daycare drop-off can be brutal.

first day of daycare sign
first day of daycare sign

You can do this. If you need a laugh, don’t miss our baby memes.

First Day of Preschool Sign

Preschool is here, don’t forget to take that first day photo with our first day of preschool sign. At this age, kids are silly but getting them out the door – eek, I can’t say it will get much easier.

first day of preschool sign
first day of preschool sign

Toddlers are funny, enjoy our toddler memes.

First Day of Kindergarten Sign

Tears and cheers is a little get together our elementary school had for parents on their child’s first day of elementary school.

first day of kindergarten sign
first day of kindergarten sign

Take that first day of kindergarten photo with our sign and know your baby will do just fine.

First Day of First Grade Sign

The big first grader is done with kinder and now off to do big things! Have them smile big with our free printable first day of first grade sign.

first day of 1st grade sign
first day of 1st grade sign

First Day of Second Grade Sign

On to second grade where the reading gets harder and math now involves more than counting fingers. Catch that first day pic with our first day of second grade sign.

first day of 2nd grade sign
first day of 2nd grade sign

I love second graders! Kids at this age will still smile and have a level of innocence that is refreshing, enjoy it before puberty comes knocking.

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First Day of Third Grade Sign

Upward and onward with your third grader. Weren’t you just taking a first day of kindergarten photo? How quick it all happens. Smile big with this first day of third grade sign.

first day of 3rd grade sign
first day of 3rd grade sign

The awkward years begin around third grade. Embrace and accept the weird. It does make for great photos to share when your kid graduates.

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First Day of Fourth Grade Sign

At our elementary school, fourth graders are the oldest in the school! Whether it’s your kid’s last year in elementary or if they have a few years left – capture a photo with our first day of fourth grade sign.

first day of 4th grade sign
first day of 4th grade sign

The weird and awkward years are still in full force in fourth grade. Thankfully, the full on attitude hasn’t quite arrived just yet.

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First Day of Fifth Grade Sign

Fifth graders are entering the tween years, oh the fun. For our kids, 5th grade means the start to intermediate school.

first day of 5th grade sign
first day of 5th grade sign

Don’t forget the day, snap a pic with our first day of fifth grade sign. That attitude, yeah it might start rearing it’s head in 5th grade. God bless and God speed.

First Day of Sixth Grade Sign

Sixth grade was my last year of elementary. For some 6th grade is the start of middle school, but for our kids it’s the last year of intermediate school.

first day of 6th grade sign
first day of 6th grade sign

Kids are full on tween-ing at this point. No excuse, kid – we are still posing with a first day of sixth grade sign. Are we wearing braces yet or are we waiting until 7th grade? Kids these days with their invisalign just feels like cheating. Those kids will never understand the pain of metal braces!

First Day of Seventh Grade Sign

Middle school is calling and while your kid may try to run out the door, the first day of seventh grade sign and photo will happen.

first day of 7th grade sign
first day of 7th grade sign

I am not above taking first day of school photos staged after after the first day. Moms make it happen. Where there is a will there is a way.

First Day of Eighth Grade Sign

Eight grade year just wreaks of puberty. Periods, new hair growth, body smells – don’t care.

first day of 8th grade sign
first day of 8th grade sign

The first day of eight grade sign will just be a reminder of this blessed time as the kids enter the teen years and slowly transition to adulthood.

First Day of Ninth Grade Sign

Hey freshman! Like I told my kid in 8th grade, I’ll tell you in 9th grade – you are not above first day of school photos. Get over next to the tree, hold the first day of ninth grade sign and smile.

first day of 9th grade sign
first day of 9th grade sign

I don’t care if your hair is in your face, if you have mis-matched shoes and clothes that have holes in them. However you are in the photo, we will someday look back and remember you as you start your freshman year of high school.

First Day of Tenth Grade Sign

Sophomore year in high school and like we tell our kids their freshman year, no getting out of first day of school photos. Hold the first day of tenth grade sign, yes – even if you don’t smile I am taking a photo.

first day of 10th grade sign
first day of 10th grade sign

Yes, I might post it on Facebook and Instagram but I made you and paid for everything you have so this is the least you can do.

First Day of Eleventh Grade Sign

Look who is a Junior in high school. This maybe the year where you have to start bribing your teenager for first day of school photos. Here, take $10 gas money.

first day of 11th grade sign
first day of 11th grade sign

(Yes, gas memes because we know that fuel is outrageous now. While that ten bucks use to fill our tank – it will at least get your kid above empty.) Anyways, kid – you have gas money now so hold this first day of eleventh grade sign and say money.

First Day of Twelfth Grade Sign

Senior year, here we are. Remember tears and cheers, well they really need to have a party for parents the first day of senior year because we are almost done and the emotions are real. Like in 11th grade, that 12th grader who is probably driving himself to school might try to leave early to avoid evidence of their first last day. Nope, not going to happen.

first day of 12th grade sign
first day of 12th grade sign

Seniors, hold the first day of twelfth grade sign and smile big. It’s the last time, perhaps that your mom will be forcing this annual first day of school photo tradition on you. Grin and pretend to enjoy as your parents do everything for you. Soon enough the graduation memes will be a requirement. You will survive this year, mom (though, it will be hard!)

First Day of College Sign

Celebrate your first day of college by surprising mom. Print out our first day of college sign and take a selfie. Make sure to send to the parents.

first day of college sign
first day of college sign

This is a requirement if they are paying for any part of your college tuition or room and board.

First Day of Grad School Sign

Surprise mom so she can post a photo of your holding your first day of grad school sign on her Facebook page. You know she is proud. Maybe even dad will repost it.

first day of grad school sign
first day of grad school sign

First Day of a New Job Sign

You are HIRED! Celebrate the occasion with a selfie of you and our first day of a new job sign. For anyone entering the work force, I give you this sign and these funny work memes.

first day of my new job sign
first day of my new job sign

It will be funny to remember when it’s time to quit. Whenever you do quit, we have last day of work memes that you will want to share.

First Day of Retirement Sign

After how many years of hustle and grind, the day has come for you to say goodbye to the workforce and hello to the retired life. Let’s not forget the first day of retirement sign pic!

first day of retirement sign
first day of retirement sign

First Day of the Rest of My Life Sign

I have a friend who recently got sober. The first day of the rest of her life was the day she chose herself over drinking. Whether it’s sobriety, a divorce, or what have you – this first day of the rest of my life sign is when you choose you.

first day of the rest of my life sign
first day of the rest of my life sign

Remember the day with a photo of you and this sign. Print this sign and your photo, keep it somewhere you see daily to remind yourself that you choose you.

New First Day Signs

Here are the signs for every year. In addition to the new, simple and modern design – we have also added new first day signs to our free printable signs collection! New for 2022 include first day of new job sign, first day of grad school sign, first day of retirement sign and first day of the rest of my life sign.

Good luck getting your high schoolers to cooperate. Hoping that my kids won’t be stubborn as I plan on doing this every year, it’s a requirement!

Enjoy! Happy first day of school. I would love to see photos of your kids with these signs! Please post them on facebook.com/digitalmomblog!

Have a great first day of school. Don’t miss our back to school memes!

Post Your First Day of School Photos

Post a photo of your kid with this sign on our Facebook page and we will link up!

Here are my kids, sporting the o.g. Digital Mom Blog free first day of school sign. The kids’ first day of school signs are from way back in 2016.

free first day of school signs for photos
free first day of school signs for photos

This first day of school photo of each of my kids is one of my favorite annual traditions. This one especially since it features our youngest child’s photo with our first day of school kindergarten sign.

Here is Teresa’s daughter from Madison’s Learning Blog at her first day of college!

first-day-of-school-sign
first day of school signs

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Erica

Monday 24th of August 2015

I wish your first day of school signs were updated for 2015 :(

Jessica

Tuesday 5th of August 2014

This is perfect! If only I actually did first day of school pictures. :)