First Last Day School Sign

By | May 22, 2013
First/Last Day School Sign

Back at the start of the school year I made this cute sign to get a keep sake photo of my daughter on her first day of Kindergarten.  I remember being so proud that my baby was going to school for the first time (okay she went to preschool but kindergarten is different).  She was so excited and nervous at the same time.

Well several months have gone by and today was my baby’s last day of kindergarten.  WOW it goes by so fast, seriously don’t blink because if you do the kids will be grown up and moved out.  This morning while getting her ready for school, I thought it would be cool to get the frame out and take another picture and compare them.

What a difference, my baby looks like such a big kid now.  How is it that she got so big in just these few short months?  It is just not possible!  But I guess pictures don’t lie, she is becoming a big girl.

I thought some of you might enjoy this quick little project for next year when your baby’s go to school, you can take a picture of them on the first day and then the last and compare, but be warned the difference may shock you.

Do you have any special traditions for the first and last days of school?

Check out our  KID CRAFTS board on Pintrest for more fun ideas!


Mini Wood Chalkboard
Yellow Paint
Paint Brush
Wooden Apple
Wooden School Bus
Foam Letters


 Paint the wood around your chalkboard with your yellow paint (if you are using a wood plaque & chalkboard paint, start by painting your chalkboard area with the chalkboard paint then paint around it in your yellow paint to create a border)
  Once the paint dried glue your Apple & School Bus onto the bottom corners of the chalkboard
 If your foam letters are stickers then just peal the backs and stick them on the top of your frame, if they are not stickers then use your glue to glue them on.
Now use your Chalk to write 1st Day / Last Day on your board, or you can put Kindergarten or 1st Grade or well anything you want.  The beauty of using a chalkboard is you can change your mind and write something else later, and you can reuse the board next year or with your other kids
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28 thoughts on “First Last Day School Sign


    I LOVE that idea and going to use it for my son. Sure he’s in daycare, but kindergarten is something new. Stopping by from Thumping Thursdays

    1. Tracey Kite

      Thanks so much for stopping by and Hey you can totally use it for daycare too! First day of the year and last day, does not matter the grade ;)

  2. Natashalh

    What a cute idea! When I was a kid, my dad always made me pose for a first day of school photo. I hated it! I’m glad now, though, because they’re fun to look back on.


    1. Tracey Kite

      I know right! My mom made us pose too, we have some pictures where my sister and I don’t look too happy but it is nice to have them now!

  3. dianehaller

    Very Cute! This will be a fun keepsake for your daughter when she is older. Thank you so much for linking up on Family Fun Friday at! blessings!

  4. Krystie

    What a great idea, and yes it does look like your dd grew up! lol It really does happen right before your eyes!

    came here through A Humble Creation I am going to follow thru bloglovin and pinterest!

  5. suzanne kay

    Psst! We at thet2women just loved this post and your blog and plan to feature it THIS Saturday over at One Sharendipity Place!! Thanks so much for linking up with us this past week!! We’re very glad you did!!


  6. Mary Catherine

    Popping over from Discover and Explore. How did I miss this post back in May?? I love the homemade chalkboard sign! Reusable and meaningful. :)

  7. Stephanie

    What an adorable idea! I love that you took the time to make the sign yourself- makes it even more special! Thanks for linking up to Discover and Explore this week! Hope to see you again soon ;)

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  9. Hammad

    By Sara September 13, 2010 – 6:19 pmIf I was thinner, I would have more codfnneice to go out and socialise. At the moment, I’m not very good at it, because I find myself looking horrible in photographs, I look weird and awful, which clearly explains that I am not happy with myself.I think it is definitely a whole codfnneice thing. I would also not be so lethargic at home, I would be more willing with motivation to go apply for a job even.


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