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FREE First Day of School Sign Printables – THREE Color Versions!

Simply print one of these FREE First Day of School signs to use as a special photo prop for your kiddo’s big day!

Pre-school through twelfth grade are covered, and there are three different colored versions available!

FREE First Day of School Sign Printables.


FREE First Day of School Sign Printables – THREE Color Versions!

Both of my boys are headed back to school during the first week of August (I know!), and this momma here is big on her keepsakes, even when it comes to the school year.

I mean, hello…Rowan’s yearly DIY back-to-school shirt with handprints for every grade, anyone?

Back-to-School Shirt with Handprints picture collage.


Here’s a quick time-lapse video showing how I created a similar shirt for my youngest son!



I’ve previously shared a digital chalkboard First Day of School sign that I made for Rowan’s first year of pre-school, and it’s become an annual tradition to take the requisite First Day of School photo with an updated sign now:

First Day of School picture collage.


A ton of people have asked me if those signs were available (they’re not, boo), so I thought I’d go ahead and create a series of non-chalkboard signs (hello savings in printer ink!) to share here as free printables.

So here they are!

Aren’t those little anthropomorphic school supply critters just the cutest??

FREE First Day of School Sign Printables.


Free First Day of School Sign Versions & Colors

Here are the different versions/grades of this free First Day of School sign:

  • School
  • Pre-School
  • Pre-K
  • Kindergarten
  • First through Twelfth Grade

There are also THREE color options available for each as well:

  • Bright, classic school colors
  • Soft (some might say more girly) colors
  • Simple black & white and with no cute little characters (a “Just the facts, ma’am” version)

FREE First Day of School Sign Printables.


And are the designs of these First Day of School signs giving you some flash backs to the end of last school year??

Don’t worry, you’re not cray cray.

I used the same theme for the free teacher appreciation printable that I shared back in May, and feel free to grab both versions of that printable too!

What can I say…those little school characters are just so stinkin’ cute…even without arms.

FREE Teacher Appreciation Thank You Printables.


I’ve also recently gotten around to sharing the coordinating free LAST Day of School sign printables too, so don’t miss those either!

FREE Last Day of School Sign Printables in three colors



These printables don’t really require an in-depth how-to, but just in case, here’s a quick run down of how to use them:

  1. Download whatever file version(s) you’d like
    1. You can find them all at the Download section below
  2. Print it out
    1. Regular printer paper will work just fine, or if you’d like something sturdier and crisper, try out some cardstock or photo paper
    2. They’re sized at 8.5×11 PDFs, but feel free to resize if needed
  3. Pop it into a frame or just have your kiddo hold it as-is for a sweet photo prop!

That’s it!


Download Your FREE First Day of School Sign Here!

Just click on the ‘DOWNLOAD’ graphic below and you’ll be taken to a Dropbox folder to select your desired file.

Then just download (click on the three little dots on the far right), print, & enjoy!

Download this FREE printable and/or cut file from Where The Smiles Have Been!

{THE FINE PRINT: These files are for PERSONAL NON-COMMERCIAL USE ONLY. So don’t use them with anything you’re selling or share the download link directly. Thanks!}


FREE First Day of School Sign Printables.


More School Fun!

Here’s a collection of all of my projects that are great for the school year! Some are perfect for parties, make great gifts, or have useful tips…and many include FREE cut files and/or printables, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Here’s to a great school year!

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Bridge Dale

Saturday 28th of September 2019

These are some of the most creative printables that I have seen in a long time. I think giving these to the children on the first day of school would mean a lot to them.


Friday 17th of April 2020

Thanks for all the kind words! :)

Melanie McCarthy

Thursday 29th of August 2019

These are super cute! Thanks for sharing!!!


Saturday 31st of August 2019

You're so welcome, Melanie! I'm so happy to hear you enjoy them! :)