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6 First Day of School Photo Props, Cards & Tags from Tip Junkie!

Photograph the First Day of School and make the moment endure with these adorable Back to School printable photo props which include signs, speech bubbles, watches, note cards, and gift tags for every grade level ~ Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade.

A great printable set that you can use the first day of school. Kids grow up so fast!  So capture Back to School with these fun 1st Day of School activities, printable photo props, note cards, and gift ideas so you can make the moment extra special for your child and enjoy the photo year-after-year as a parent.

First Day of School: 6 Photo Props, Cards & Tags from Tip Junkie! {FREEBIE}

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Photo Props

To use these Photo Props, simply print out the contents of these files and let me take away your stress of styling a cute First Day of School photo!  {wink}

First Day of School Free Printables Photo Props

First Day of School ~ Printables!

This printable kit includes 6 First Day of School Photo Props, note cards, and gift tags that are printables in adorable red, blue, green, and yellow patterns that are perfect for girls or boys, ages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. or feel free to use the primary colored designs individually to embellish any party theme! This printable set from TipJunkie.com includes these # designs for Pr-Kindergarten through 12th Grade: 1.  Speech Bubbles ~ Horray, I’m on my way! 2.  Hat Photo Props:

  • Gold Crown
  • Silver Crown
  • Top Hat
  • Mustash
  • Bow Tie
  • Cowboy Hat

3.  Watches:  4 styles! 4.  Folded Note Card 5.  Gift Tags 6.  Traditional Grade Level Sign {square} There are so many fun ways to use these back to school photo props.   Simply print out the contents of these files and let me take away the stress of styling a cute First Day of School photo for your kids!  {wink}

first day of school activities

1.  Printable Photo Props ~ Speech Bubbles

If  you’re looking for an easy way to capture the grade number that your kiddo is going into this new school year, here are some darling speech bubbles that they can hold to make their fist day of school picture a little more memorable.

first day of school printable

 

How to Make: 

For the best results, print these First Day of School speech bubble onto matte photo paper, although any paper will do. {wink} Next, cut out the pieces and tape {or glue} onto a wood dowel or kabob skewer, optional.

first day of school

Turns out not everyone in the family is looking forward to summer ending and going back to school.   Personally, I couldn’t be more excited.  {snicker}

Girl Back to School Photo Props

2.  Back to School ~ Hat Photo Props

For a little more fun and a nontraditional way to capture the grade number your child is going into this new school year, here are several hat photo props for girls and boys. All the photo props are available for Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade. So yep, that includes preschool, elementary School, Middle School {or Jr. High}, as well as High School.  There are also blanks ~ so you can write in actually anything that you’d like!  Sky’s the limit on what you can use these fun photo props for.

back to school

Photo Props Include:

  • Gold Crown
  • Silver Crown
  • Top Hat with Mustash
  • Bow Tie
  • Cowboy Hat
  • Grade Numbers for each photo prop {above} Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade!

free printable photo props

Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade

The hats are designed with blank grades so that you can easily tape {or glue} on the appropriate grade level for your child.  For instance, the top had {shown above} has a blank rectangle in the front so that you can pop on the grade level rectangle {printable also included} that’s appropriate for your kiddo.

All of the photo props and hats are designed this way for your convenience:   Silver Crown, Gold Crown, Top Hat, Bow Tie, and Cowboy Hat.

1st day of school

How to Make: 

For the best results, print these Back to School Photo Props printables onto matte photo paper, although any paper will do. {wink} Next, cut out the pieces and assemble together by taping {or gluing} onto a wood dowel or kabob skewer.  Print out the corresponding grade number then cut and tape {or glue} onto the prop.

Back to school photo props free printable

3.  Activities for the First Day of School ~ Watches!

It’s Time for… Eighth Grade!  These paper watches not only make a fun photo prop for back to school, but they are also something that they can wear throughout their first day of school, if they want.  Keep reading below for several fun suggestions on how to use these paper watches as an activity and to meet new friends.

How to Make: 

For the best results, print these First Day of School printable watch onto matte photo paper, although any paper will do.  Next, cut out the corresponding grade number and tape to fasten the paper watch onto their wrist.

Activities for the First Day of School printable

For girls,  you can hole punch both sides and attach it together using ribbon, like the image above.  {too cute}  And yes their watch is extra girly and has jewels which match the Crown photo props, of course.  {snicker}

first day of school printable watch band

A fun Back to School activity is to invite friends over for a “time for school” watch decorating party.  It’s a fun way to get your friends involved and look forward to seeing each other again at school. Be sure to give each of your guests extra watches to take home.  This way everyone can take watches to school and pass out to new friends that they meet that day.  It would make for an easy ice-breaker and an excuse to meet new friends in their class.

4.  Folded Note Card

For some kids, the first day of school is not only an exciting day but also one that comes with “the unknown” which can cause a little anxiety.  So here are some folded note cards you can quickly print out to write your child an encouraging note that will give them extra confidence for their first day of school. You can also use these printable folded note cards for:

  • Meet the Teacher Card ~ During parent orientation or “meet the teacher” present this card to your child’s new teacher with a drawing or quick “hello”  from your child.
  • Teacher Thank You Card ~ Write a special thank you note inside and “Thank You” on the outside for your teacher.
  • All About Me Card ~ Include a picture of your child and a few details about your son/daughter that their new teacher will need to know to set them up for success this school year.

These note cards are generic designed in primary colors and fun patterns so actually ~ you can use them for any occasion.

How to Make:  For the best results, click the link above to print these First Day of School card onto matte photo paper, although any paper will do. {wink} Cut out the corresponding grade number and write your child an encouraging note with their name on the front for back to school.

5.  Gift Tags

Top off your fabulous gift for the 1st Day of School with these darling gift tags that come in several great colors and pattern combinations.

How to Make:  For the best results, print these First Day of School printable grade level sign onto matte photo paper, although any paper will do. {wink}  Cut out the corresponding grade number, hole punch, and use a ribbon to attach to a small gift, treat, or breakfast.

first day of school printable photo props

6.  Traditional Grade Level Sign

If you’re looking for a more traditional 1st Day of School grade level sign, here you go.  There’s one for every grade level as well as several blank ones so that you can use the cute pattern for whatever you want.  It was too cute not allow it to become a template for any type of sign that  you need to quickly make in a few minutes.  {I’ve got your back!}

How to Make:  For the best results, print these First Day of School printable grade level sign onto matte photo paper, although any paper will do. You can cut them out so the white border doesn’t show or use them as is.  You can also glue on a dowel or paint stir-stick if you’d prefer that they hold that instead. First Day of School Photo Props, Cards & Tags from Tip Junkie! {FREEBIE}

I hope that you enjoy using these free First Day of School photo props, cards, and tags.  I am so proud of them and think they turned out so adorable!  I’m already looking forward to using them year-after-year and creating a “Grade School Collage” for each of my boys.

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10 comments

  1. Comment-Anonymous
    Kathy

    Hi ~ I am a kindergarten teacher and loved your post … but the first day of Kindergarten sign is missing and I thought using it would make a cute first day of school bulletin board … I notice someone else mentioned it so hopefully you can add it. What a cute selection of picture props ~ thank you!

  2. Comment-Anonymous
    Robyn from Idaho

    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR SHARING THESE! ADORABLE and will be used lots!

  3. Comment-Anonymous
    Windy City Novelties

    Hahaha these are hilarious! Love them!

  4. Comment-Anonymous
    Mandy Sadler

    in the Traditional Grade Level Sign section the kinder page is missing…I have twins that I would love to have them take a piture with…just fyi

  5. Comment-Anonymous
    Jessica

    Thank you so much!!
    Hopefully with these my 8th graders will be more willing to take 1st day of school pics… 🙂

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