New to the VAULT: Free Printables for the First Day of School

If you’re sticking to a buget for your back-to-school plans, I have a bunch of free printables ready that are the perfect way to add some (inexpensive) positivity to the first day of school. If you’re a parent, teacher, PTA member, or have any part in the back-to-school hustle and bustle, these free printables are just what you need!

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First Day of school signs, interview pages, and gift tags

Yup, they’re free!

AND they’re hand drawn! Every inch of the bunting on the first day of school signs, every little goldfish and bubble and the fish-themed gift tags–all hand drawn! That’s the only way I do things around here 😉 They’re free for you to download and print for personal use. For more information about permissible uses, click here.

First Day of School Signs

Just updated for the 2022/2023 school year! These First Day of School signs are available for grades Pre-K through 12th. There’s even a “First Day of Homeschool” sign in there for all of you giving that a try this year! There are 2 versions of each sign: one you can print and have students color, or one with bright colors added already so you can print and start taking those first day pictures right away.

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First Day of School Signs

O-FISH-ALLY Fun Gift Tags

O-FISH-ALLY my favorite new free printable! These fish-themed gift tags are available for grades preschool through 12th grade (even highschoolers can appreciation a good play on words, right?). They are available in 3 formats to fit your first day plans:

  • Pencil Tags
  • Snack Bag Toppers
  • Classic Hang Tags
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O-FISH-ALLY Fun First Day of School Gift Tags

Pencil Holder Tags (Puns Included)

If fish aren’t your thing, I have pencil/pen tags with other designs and sayings on them too. BONUS, many of these work for gifts for your teacher too! They’re easy to assemble:

  • Download and print on white cardstock
  • Cut out along the solid lines
  • Use a craft knife to make incisions across the dotted lines
  • insert your favorite pencils, markers, or highlighters! If you use markers, the slim styles work best on these 😉
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Pencil/Pen Holder Gift Tags

First Day of School Interview Pages

This is a fun first day activity in class or at home. This one is also available in 2 versions for every grade and it’s ready to print and start using whenever you are.

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First Day of School Interview Pages

60+ PUNderfully Positive Notes

These free printable positive lunch notes will work year-round! Add them to your kids’ lunches, put them in the hot lunch line at school, add them to completed work that you’re returning to students, put them in your spouse’s lunch box, or sprinkle them around the teachers’ lounge! You can’t go wrong with positivity and puns!

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60+ PUNderfully Positive Notes

Positivity Posters

Lots of the lunch notes work well as positivity posters too. I’m rotating the ones available to download below, so check back often. Stick them in a simple frame and these work well as part of your classroom decor or your kids’ room decor!

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Positivity Posters

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What’s a fingerprint poster?? I’m glad you asked! They’re a perfect way to commemorate guests at an event and also make great thank you gifts for teachers 😉 People add their fingerprint and sign their name on the artwork as a clever way to complete some element. Fingerprint trees are the most common–fingerprints are the added as leaves on the branches. And of course I have some great options for teacher and school staff appreciation gifts!

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