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Hello again! This month’s printable was inspired by those ever popular “first day of school pictures.” This is my little mans first time going to school (Preschool counts right?), and I wanted a way to look back at these pictures and instantly know what grade he was in.So, I created these back to school printable posters for my kids (and yours) to hold as they advance through school.

Simply click HERE or on the images below to download the posters,

print on heavy card stock,

attach to a pencil,

and take a picture of your kid’s first day of school!

I don’t have kids in middle school, but I am pretty sure asking a 7th grader and up to pose for a picture holding these signs is pushing it. Nonetheless, I am making them available for you.

If all else fails, I think mod podging these onto a notebook is a great idea as well!

If your teenager is willing, you can e-mail me for 10th – 12th Grade signs!


embellishments by justsoscrappy.com and creativitybycrystal.com

**UPDATE: PLEASE go HERE to download the printables**

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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98 Responses to “Back to school printable”

  1. Randi

    I absolutely love those for my soon-to-be-kindergartners! But you’re right … there’s not a chance anyone in middle school is going to pose for a photo with that sign. My 8th grader would die! :)

  2. Angela

    Thanks so much for the printables. I have a preschooler, 2nd grader and 5th grader to use these for. As far as the middle schooler not wanting to do it….. I plan on laying on the mommy guilt trip!!!

    Thanks again!

  3. cheryl

    is there anyway you could email it to me? I cannot access it through the 4shared way.

    thank you!!

  4. Nicole

    So cute. Shouldn’t it say “I am an eighth grader”? I wish I was creative like this. Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. Dorangela

    Love these! Thanks so much for making these. My son starts Kindergarten this year so I will definitely be using this for his special photo!

  6. kim

    So super-cute!! I shared on my facebook wall today (www.facebook.com/crafterhours). Thanks for the post!!

  7. Lisa

    Thank you! These are so awesome! I cannot wait to get pictures of my kids with these (K, 5th and 7th this year).

  8. Andrea

    These printables are adorable! I absolutely LOVE the wreath in the background on the first pic. Did you DIY? Is there a post on it that I’m not finding?

  9. D'On

    These are so cute. Thanks for sharing. I may use them for scrapbook pages too.

  10. Ashley

    I love them!! So cute! My little girl starts pre-school and she is sooo excited! This will make her even more excited!

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  11. Emily

    I love reading your blog, so believe me when I say that I hate being THAT PERSON, but it would be “an” in front of “eighth grader”.

  12. Tilly

    These are terrific!!! I LOVE this idea! I have so many photos of the first day of school I have to check the digital dates to see which year it is for – this would be a cute way to avoid that hassle! Thank you for posting these!!! Too cute!! :-)

  13. louise

    So Cute! My son started preschool this month. I might just have to take another picture of him with these! :)

  14. Kristina

    My first day of college I made my roommate take a picture of me in front of my dorm. hehe! I think first day pics hold such great memories of the anxious, butterfly-filed wreck I usually am on the first day!

    I will definitely keep this idea handy for my future kids!

  15. Emily Lund

    Thanks for the printables. I have 2 kids that started school today. One is in 2nd grade and one in 4th grade. I used your printables to take their first day of school pictures. So cute! I love it!!

  16. Carolynn

    Is there anyway you could email it to me? ([email protected]) I cannot access it through the 4shared way.
    I appreciate it!! They are adorable!!

  17. Amy

    The signs (and the kids holding them up) are so cute!! (your 8th grader is beautiful!) I think my 4th grader would love to hold it up, but my 7th grade boy..forget about it LOL! There’s no way. I am sharing this!! Thanks for posting! :)

    I hope you have a great school year!

  18. Yvonne

    Thanks! These are completely adorable :) I’m going to print them out since my niece will be starting preschool soon! A new tradition to start :)

  19. meredith s.

    i would love to print out the 1st and 4th grade, but it’s saying the link is no good. am i doing something wrong?

  20. Mae

    i adore these & can’t wait to use them, but the link isn’t working for me either. Would you mind emailing them? maeusa[at]ymail[dot]com. Thanks so much! I shared the link on my personal & MOPS FB pages!

  21. Dana Doss

    The link isn’t working for me. I would love to use this with my 5th graders in class and put it in their slideshow for them! :) TOOO cute!

  22. Jamie

    Hi I was trying to print the first day of school fliers and the link isn’t working. Could you please email them to me (2nd grade and 3rd grade)? Thank you!


  23. Emerald Magbaleta

    Hi! I love these printables- makes me a tiny bit excited for my 5 year old to be in Kindergarten… and to go back to work in my preschool class… Is it possible for you to please email me the Preschool and Kindergarten printables? I would love them! The links aren’t working for me either. Have an awesome day and hope you are staying cool !

  24. Rebekah

    These are adorable!! I can’t download them, is there any way you could email them to me? rebekahfalke(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks so much!

  25. Nicole @Team Pipkin

    LOVE it!
    But I need one for a 11th grader & 2nd year college…yup I got kids that old & I still make them take the first day of school picture.
    I’m printing your 1st grader one for my baby girl.

  26. Claire

    This is great and oh so sweet! Just one typo — “I’m proud to be AN eighth grader.” I think they teach that grammar thing in 8th grade, so you don’t want your kiddo picking on you for making her hold a grammatically incorrect sign, right???

  27. Amy C

    So cute! I couldn’t get the links to work. Could you please email me the kindergarten one?
    amyeh78 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  28. Tiffany

    I love these, thank you for sharing! Is there any way to do a Pre-K one? My daughter is done with preschool but not old enough to attend Kindergarten yet. I don’t know if it’s common in other states but here, it’s called Pre-K. Thank you!

  29. jaelin fjermestad

    I think these are so darling! I would like to get the set emailed to me if possible. jaelinfj at yahoo.com
    Thank you.

  30. niki

    Adorable with a capital A!

    This is my first time over to your site (I’m stopping by from Money Saving Mom) and I am lovin’ it!


    I will totally be printing out the 1st grader one for my son (it’s all about the scrapbooks!)

  31. Mary

    Im not able to download. Can you please email these to me. Thanks they are so cute!

  32. Ashley

    I love these! But in the interest of “school” you might want to say “I am AN eighth grader” :)

  33. Rebecca

    Absolutely darling and was hoping you could email these to me as well…Also, by chance can we get one for daycare? My little 5 1/2 month old is heading off to his first day of “school” in a two weeks! :(

  34. CoreyAnn

    I ::love:: these! Is there any way I can pay you to make a couple extra custom ones? I’d love ones to continue through 12th grade plus a couple of college specific ones (like another post I have college students and a toddler at home about to start preschool). I’d gladly pay to complete the set and do a custom one or two (because I’m sure a lot of people don’t need 1L or 2L type signs).

  35. Lisa

    I LOVE these! I’m a Kindergarten teacher and I’m going to take pictures of the students in my class so we can give them to families.

  36. Rebecca

    Thanks so much! They are great :) I have one starting preschool, a 2nd grader and a 5th grader….shame you don’t have I am a college freshman for my oldest son :)

  37. Wendi Sisson

    I was finally able to download them but the site hosting your downloads is not easy user-friendly, fyi. THANK YOU for these! So cute! I shared this link on FB. If I make make a suggestion, I think it would nice to have something for lil brother (age 2) to hold so he doesn’t feel left out. Like “I am your biggest fan” or something.

  38. Eleanor

    Hi – LOVE LOVE LOVE these! I have a little one starting preschool in a few weeks & this would be such a great way to capture that day! Could you possibly email me all of them? I would love to start this for her & would hate to come back one year & for the links to be gone. I can’t seem to access them correctly to download them from 4shared. My email is [email protected]

    Thank you so much!

  39. Linda (Babies and Bumblebees)

    I love these! Thank you so much for sharing. I actually printed them out in various sizes and used them in a Back-To-School Party I had for my nieces and nephew! I created a banner, cupcake toppers & wreath accents. So Cute! The kids were so proud to be showing off their grade signs! Thanks again!

  40. Betty

    I love this and will be doing this this week with my granddaughter who will be in Kindergarten this year. Thank you!

  41. nicole

    These are great! I will be sharing them with my sister, since I don’t have kids of my own.
    Just one problem I saw…”I am a eighth (8th) grader”. Should read “an eighth grader”. That’s all though.
    Thanks! :)

  42. Nicole

    I just LOVE, LOVE this printable ! ! ! TTHANKS so much for sharing ! ! !
    I do have a problem though, when I go to print it out it prints out much smaller then yours, could you please tell me, what I could do so they print on a full 81/2×11…..
    Thanks so much !
    Nicole ;o)

  43. Nancy

    I noticed at your download site that you corrected the I am an 8th Grader sign, but it’s the small one. Please email me the large version (or let me know you’ve uploaded it and I’ll go dnld myself). TIA!

    Great idea and beautiful signs!

  44. Ammie

    LOVE IT! Not only for my own children going off to school but I am going to print one for each of my parents as well for a before school gift! Thanks so much for sharing!

  45. Ila

    Love these printables but could not get them to print so I recreated them or at least attempted to!  Just started blogging and posted a link today to these adorable ones!

  46. Tanya Hulbert

    I fell upon your blog last year, printed the First Grader sheet and thought I saved your blog under my “Favorites”. I’ve been searching and searching and FINALLY found it again! I’m so excited! Thank you for these adorable printables. I have now “pinned” it as I wasn’t on Pinterest before. Thanks again!