Mark the new year with these adorable first day of school signs

While we didn’t have first day of school signs back in our day, we’re surprised it took us so long to figure out how great they are. Not only do they add a really cute element to your back-to-school photo ops, but they also help us keep our pictures straight (if you’ve gotten your pictures mixed up, you’re not the only one). Plus, who doesn’t love a good Instagram and Tinybeans moment? Additionally, with the popularity of these boards, you can easily snag one without having to rely too heavily on your DIY skills.

We definitely want to make sure that our kiddos’ privacy is protected, though. As this viral TikTok video points out, there’s a lot of information first day of school signs include. Of course, we all want to share our darling littles on their big day. But we’re making sure we keep the info on our signs limited. We also suggest double-checking your social media privacy settings. Or, keep using your Tinybeans app to safely and privately share your first day of school memories. These signs are perfect for them.

Wooden Chalkboard Sign


This sign is reusable and made for chalk markers, so you can actually use it for more than just school—camp, activities, daycare, and more. Wooden Chalkboard Sign ($7.99)—Buy Here!

Round Sign with Magnetic Banners


This round sign includes three changeable magnetic banners—Kindergarten, Preschool, and a blank one for you to use however you'd like. Round Sign with Magnetic Banners ($18.99)—Buy Here!

Framed Chalkboard Sign

GSM Brands

With space for your kiddo's name at the top (share it only where you feel safe doing so!) and fun graphics, this is a super cute option for elementary school kids. Framed Chalkboard Sign ($15.99)—Buy Here!

First Day of School Pencil Sign


A bright pencil shape that's reusable and simple for all the first days. First Day of School Pencil Sign ($17.99)—Buy Here!

Personalized White Board Sign

Etsy/Paola Brown

Pick the color and name, then just add the details with dry-erase markers year after year. Personalized White Board Sign ($36.00)—Buy Here!

Classic Letter Board


The ultimate in customization, plus year-round decor (if you're into that sort of thing), letter boards are a great way to go. Classic Letter Board ($19.95)—Buy Here!

Pre-Printed FIrst & Last Day Signs

Denise Albright

If you want to keep your back to school pictures uniform, these printed back to school signs come with every one you need for preschool through college. Pre-Printed First & Last Day Signs ($18.97)—Buy Here!

Laser Engraved Wooden Sign

Etsy/Simply Cherish

If you prefer a more rustic look, this sweet sign delivers. Pick the font you'd like to have engraved and then get your dry-erase markers ready. Laser Engraved Wooden Sign ($45.00)—Buy Here!

Personalized Photo Frame Prop

Personalization Mall

For the kiddos who are larger than life, this fun big photo frame says it all. Personalized Photo Frame Prop ($34.99)—Buy Here!

First Day of School Banner Bundle


The first day is exciting, so it only makes sense to take snaps of them waving one of these banners. This comes in a set of 6, too, so you're all set until junior high. First Day of School Banner Bundle ($99.00)—Buy Here!

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