The first day of school pictures. Soon enough, our Facebook and Instagram feeds will be filled with them. Friends and family around the country will share with us, their little ones first day of school pictures and smiles. I love seeing everyone’s pictures. It’s a fun time to see how everyone has grown over the summer, ready to take on a new school year.
This year, I noticed a lot of friends posting a side by side photo on the last day of school, to show how much the child had grown over the school year. It’s amazing how much our children change and grow in just 10 months. Two things we like to have for our big “1st day of school” photo: our first day of school outfit and a special sign that says what grade we are heading to.
We are happy to share some free printable signs for you to use with your children this year! We have a sign for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and 1st grade (if anyone wants another grade, send us an email).
You can right click on the image to open it in a new window or click the “download here” spot above each sign. Make sure to scale it to size when printing.
1st Day of Preschool Sign: click here to download
1st Day of Pre-KSign: click here to download
1st Day of Kindergarten Sign: click here to download
1st Day of First Grade Sign: click here to download
One brand that we love for 1st day of school clothes is Matilda Jane. My girls love skirts and dresses (especially those that twirl) but also love spending days playing in the dirt or on the playground. Matilda Jane clothes look beautiful but also hold up to endless days of play. This line is perfect for girls to wear to school .
Matilda Jane prides themselves on clothing designs that are youthful, playful and expressive. Their whimsical approach to texture, pattern and color helps to create designs that capture the spirit and imagination of childhood. Matilda Jane Clothing is available in girls, tweens and adults. You can shop online or from a Trunk Keeper. To learn more about Trunk Keepers and becoming one yourself, visit their website.
In addition for wonderful back to school clothes, Matilda Jane has adorable school backpacks and lunch totes this season. The patterns and colors are just as pretty as their clothes and so are the details – ruffles on the backpack and all! We are excited to team up with Matilda Jane to give away one of their backpacks. To enter, head over to our Instagram account. It’s so easy to enter: follow @thechirpingmoms & @matildajaneclothing, then comment tagging one other friend that might like to win. Good luck everyone!