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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. If you are having trouble, please read the tips in the FAQ section.

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. 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 Adobe 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 numerous times and with numerous browsers 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 browser thinks we are spamming you with downloads but I assure you we are not! If incognito doesn’t work, try a different browser, or a different device.
  • Can you just email me the file? I get a lot of requests for this, but unfortunately I am not email to email the files. They are large files and some providers block them. Please try the tips I mentioned above.
  • 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. Krista M Anderson says:

    I need help! I have used these every year since Preschool (the oldest is now starting 6th tomorrow), for the life of me I cannot figure out how to download the documents without downloading the extension onto my computer. What happened to the actual link to the PDF? We love these signs and want to keep using them!

    Please help! I see the ones for the last day of school, but they aren’t here for the first day of school.

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      It’s there. Scroll down and look for the large gray and black text box that says “download”. Click on that and it will take you to the links.

  2. Nicole says:

    Thank you for sharing your printables with us.

    1. Adrienne - Yellow Bliss Road says:

      You are so welcome Nicole!

  3. tracey says:

    I love using your signs! I can’t seem to print them this year…I don’t see a link for the first day of school 6th grade. Could you help? Thanks! Tracey

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Try the tips in the post – Update your browser or use another, update Adobe, use an incognito window.

  4. Tanya says:

    I just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing these. They have been my go-to for years every “First” and “Last” day of school. I have an 8th and 6th grader this year, and here I am again the day before school starts printing out their signs. You are so appreciated!!!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Tanya! Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Alyssa says:

    Thank you for creating these- they are fabulous!!

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Alyssa! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Adrienne says:

    Hi! Thank you so much for your adorable chalkboard printables! I stumbled across your site when looking for signs for tomorrow and am excited to look at the rest of your site and all the great tips and ideas you’re sharing. 😊
    I also plan on using the printable interviews too. Such a great idea and keepsake to have each year!!

  7. Lauren Castine says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for always having the link available for these easy to print signs… I have been using them since my first daughter was in preschool and this year she’s going into high school! They are apart of our yearly traditions and memories!!

    1. Kristin says:

      Nice! You are so welcome Lauren! Thank you so much for stopping by.

  8. Sandie says:

    Hi. I am only seeing one download link which opens to the Grade 6 sign. I have tried several different browsers and they all are the same. Your last day of school signs have links to each page to download but this page is not showing them all.
    Thanks for the signs – I have used them in previous years and love them!

  9. Corinne says:

    Hi Kristin,
    Thank you so much. I use these each year. Unfortunately when I click on the link today, only the grade 6 printable loads. I can’t seem to access any of the other grades.

    1. Darla linan says:

      The link goes to an empty folder on Google drive.

      1. Kristin Maxwell says:

        Google has changed their permissions with folders and uploads. The link in the post has been updated, however if you are still having trouble please try one of the tips suggested.

  10. Tahlia says:

    Hi Kristin, we are in Australia and have used these adorable printables every year but for some reason can now only see the First Day of Grade 6 when opening the link?? I am needing Grade 4 and Grade 7 urgently if you can help!!!

    I am trying to keep their images the same

  11. kat says:

    wont allow me to download, keeps asking me to request access.

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Please clear your cache and try again. Google has changed permissions and I’m trying to keep up and change all the links.

  12. Catherine says:

    Hi there. Trying to download the signs however it asks me to create a google account and then says I dont have the right access. Would anyone have a link for the signs that I would use please. Thanks so much.

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Hi Catherine, I’m sorry you’re having trouble. Google changed their rules a few months ago and we had to update all of the links. I don’t know why it would ask you to create an account though. Maybe try accessing from a different browser?

  13. Christy says:

    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!

    1. Kristin Maxwell says:

      Sure, thanks!

      1. Christy says:

        Thanks so much!

  14. Cindy Berchtold says:

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

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Cindy! Thanks for stopping by.

  15. karlee welch says:

    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. Kristin Maxwell says:

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

  16. Rebekah says:

    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.

  17. Debby Ford says:

    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.

    1. Kristin says:

      Love hearing this, thanks for your comment!

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