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9 Free Back to School Signs

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Have you been thinking you’ll take a picture of your child on the first day back to school? Here’s a collection of FREE, printable signs and a few DIY ideas for the young scholars to hold while they smile for posterity.

Back to School Signs

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Has school already started—and you forgot the picture? Aww, it’s not too late. Take one anyway!

1. How Does She? :: They have every grade covered with stripes and polka dots for Pre-K through 12th grade. Also notice the lunch box notes that are available.

2. Nest of Posies :: Whether you need a printable for P-K through 12, Kellie has it covered with a variety of colors and a collection of patterns, including chevron, checks and dots.

3. The Suburban Mom :: Pre-K through 12, school house writing grid paper serves as the official backdrop for these signs.

4. I Should Be Mopping the Floor :: Primary colored borders outline each Pre-K through 12 sign.

5. That’s What She Said :: From Preschool through 12th, these chalkboard style signs might be more of what you’re looking for.

6. L. Olson Designs :: A bright red apple on a subtle black with grey chevron makes a great back-to-school sign for Preschool through 12. There are also cards to use for thanking teacher any time of year.
My First day of School Chalkboard
7. The Shady Lane :: More printable chalkboard style signs—love the colorful flags.
My 1st Day of School Lunchbag
8. Fiskars :: There are five inspiring ideas to make here: a newsprint banner, oversized pencil, Styrofoam frame, apple-on-a stick, or conversation bubble.
9 1st Day of School Signs
9. Teachers Pay Teachers :: Colorful pencils embellish these freebie signs for Pre-schoolers through 2nd graders.

Planning a back to school celebration with these great ideas put together by the Spaceships and Laser Beams crew:

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Plus, check out Back to School Interview

First Day of School Interview

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.