First Day of School Chalkboard Printables

Document those important milestones, like the first day of school, with these free printable First Day of School Chalkboard signs! The printables are available for every grade, Preschool and Pre-K through High School. Download just the year’s sign or download the whole set of First Day of School signs all at once. 

Be sure to check out the latest 1st Day of School signs HERE. This 2016 update includes TK (Transitional Kindergarten!). Looking for LAST DAY OF SCHOOL Chalkboard signs? Find them HERE.

A child holding a first day of school sign for kindergarten.

First Day of School Printable Chalkboard Signs

Here it is, the moment you’ve been waiting for! You loved the last day of school chalkboard printables so much that I had to be sure and give you the first day of school chalkboards, too!

The first day of Kindergarten is a momentous occasion, so I created these adorable printable chalkboard signs when my son started kindergarten. We have used them every year since and they have become quite popular here on the website.


  1. Choose the page you’d like to print. Each grade is on a different page so you do now have to print them all.
  2. Print them out on 8 ½ x 11-inch cardstock.
  3. If desired, trim to fit an 8×10-inch frame and have your kids hold them in the same frame each year. Or have fun with different frames.

Tools needed for this project:

You may need one or more of these tools to help in printing and creating the projects described above:

  • Color printer – This device offers beautiful color printer on a variety of paper sizes, mobile printing (from your mobile device), scanning and copying and much more!
  • Cardstock – A heavier paper is my first choice when printing anything for display, gift tags and cards or tags.
  • Sharp scissors – needed for cutting cardstock, especially when cutting into shapes for cards and tags.
  • Paper Trimmer – Helpful when trimming to size, especially from 8 ½ x 11-inch paper.

first Day of School signs Free Printables for every grade


To download the printables, click on the link below. You will be taken to a page where you can choose which grade to print, pr dpwnload the entire set at once.


If you are having trouble printing:

  1. Download the file of your choice, then print from your computer.
  2. Open an incognito window on your internet browser and then open the first day of school signs.

download printable here graphic


  • How do I print these? You can definitely print these on your home printer, and it doesn’t have to be super high quality. THIS is the one I use. You can also print at Staples, Office Depot or Kinkos, but I do not recommend printing on photo paper since there is a lot of black ink that could smudge and ruin the copy. I use regular CARDSTOCK or even plain printer paper (just make sure to let it dry).
  • How do I get the chalkboard background? The chalkboard background is actually a graphic design style and is printed directly on the paper. No chalkboard required!
  • Do you have TK? No, I’m sorry, I do not have TK for this design yet. However I do have TK with THIS set. Unfortunately I am not able to make special orders of these signs.
  • I can download some of the pages, but not *this* one. Please make sure that your adoble software is up to date. Try closing out the page and letting it reload, then select the page you wish to download. Each page has been tested and is working.
  • I can’t print at all, help! If you are having difficulty bring up the pdf for print or download, try opening an incognito window on your browser and then go the the url and try printing again. Occasionally your browner thinks we are spamming you with downloads but I assure you we are not!
  • As with each of my free printables, these are free gifts for my readers. Please do not copy, sell or redistribute in any way without permission.

Free Chalkboard Printable for the First Day of School signs

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  1. Hi Kristin! I’m am going to be doing a post with my daughters’ first day of school photos. We use your free first day of school chalkboard printable every year. Would it be ok to share your link for those that might be interested in printing them for themselves? Thanks!

  2. Thank you for these adorable back to school signs! I use them for both my son and daughter every year!!

  3. I’m trying to print the chalkboard first day of school printable and the link isn’t working. I was wanting 3rd, 7th and 11th grade signs. Thanks!

    1. Hi, the link is working for me. Click the gray download graphic, then click on the grades you want to print.

  4. With the Pandemic, Would you consider making a slightly funny one for ‘First day of homeschool’ or ‘First day of teaching’ etc? It might be a cute picture for how messed up 2020 has been.

  5. Thank you Kristin!! I have been using your “First Day of…” and “Last Day of…” printables for many years now and I can even rush right to them last minute and print them off.

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