9 adorable signs for the first day of school

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9 sweet signs for the first day of school | Mum's Grapevine

Say cheese little one – it’s time to start school and we’re ramping up the cute factor by adding the most adorable signs to iconic first-day-of-school photos.

As little ‘big’ kids stand in their shiny, new shoes, toting backpacks bigger than they are, parents all over Australia will be snapping photos of their proud school-goer holding the first-day-of-school sign. The best thing is, they can be used year after year, to continue telling their school story.

Here are 9 adorable first-day-of-school signs.

Chalk it up

Personalised first day of school chalkboard

Personalised First Day of School Chalkboard ($32)

Ok, so it’s not a real chalkboard, but it’s super cute! Made from blackboard acrylic and personalised with your child’s name. Simply wipe it off when you’re done and use it every year.

The wheels on the bus

School bus sign for the first day of school

School Bus First Day of School Dry Erase Board ($47.90)

This set comes with a first and last day of school dry erase sign and is incredibly sweet. Just use liquid chalkboard markers to fill in the gaps.

Wooden wonder

First day of school selfie board

First Day of School Chalkboard ($32)

A minimalist’s delight, this board is the perfect size for little ones starting prep and is designed and made in Australia. 

Apple of my eye

First Day of School Reusable Chalkboard

First Day of School Reusable Chalkboard ($29.72)

Personalise with their name, height, career ambition and even their teacher’s name. This adorable apple-shaped chalkboard is as eye-catching as it is informative.

Delightful decal

First day of school DIY decal

First Day of School DIY Decal ( from $13.90)

This is a great cheap and cheerful DIY option. The vinyl adhesive decal comes ready for you to frame (apparently the Kmart frames are perfect for this one). 

Bright as a button

First and Last Day of School Customisable Sign Set

First/Last Day of School Set ($14.37)

Love all things colourful and bright? This first and last day of school set is perfect. Made from paperboard with erasable chalk pens included, it’s ideal for taking photos every year.

Print it out

Back to School Chalkboard Printable Digital File

If you’ve left your run a bit late to order a physical sign, here’s one you can download right now. It looks just like a chalkboard and you can print it in whatever size you want.

Personalised pupil

Personalised First Day of School sign

Personalised First Day of School Sign ($32)

Pretty and personalised, this plywood sign has blackboard sections to write in all the important details. Just wipe clean with a damp cloth to reuse again and again.

Pupil pennant

First day of preschool sign

First Day of Preschool Sign ($37.14)

Go old school (pardon the pun) with a wooden pennant that becomes a beautiful keepsake to remember the first day of little big school.


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