3 Fun Things To Do on the First Day of School [With Free Printables]

It’s back to school time!

I know how crazy this time can get so I’ll keep this one short and sweet!

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Here are 3 things you can do on the first day of school with minimum effort to make what is usually a stressful day more fun.

Take a First day of school picture

This is one of those traditions that always trends on Instagram and Facebook in August.

FREE First day of school signs printable - Back to school photo ideas - picture of 2 boys. First day of kindergarten and first day of 4th grade. Back to School. by Press Print Party!

Taking a picture of your kids in their new outfits and backpacks is a fun way to document the day and make it memorable.

Kids change from year to year and it’s really amazing to see their growth from picture to picture.  Some moms even take a photo on the first day of school AND on the last day of school. 

When you use a sign with your kid’s name and grade in the picture, you’ll have an instant way to see what year the picture was taken. That’s good for moms like me whose photo organization is a mess.

 I have many first day and last day of school printable signs in my shop for you to choose from.  They all include all the grades and you’ll be able to edit them with your kid’s name and the year.

I also have a free first day of school printable with all the grades.

FREE First day of school signs printable - Back to school photo ideas - picture of 2 boys. First day of kindergarten and first day of 4th grade. Back to School. by Press Print Party!

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Treat your kid’s new teacher with a small gift

Entering a new year of teaching can feel daunting for teachers. A little gift from their pupils will be a fun treat and will ease them into the job.

EDITABLE Back to School Teacher Appreciation Gift Tags Printable, First Day of School Gift Tags, If Teachers were apples, INSTANT DOWNLOAD

Teacher gifts don’t need to be expensive or lavish, a little gift with a fun tag or a coffee card with a funny pun can bring a smile to your kid’s teacher’s face.

Any gift idea you used for teacher appreciation week at the end of the year will also work for the first day of school.

I have several “Back to School” gift tags and cards specially made for the first day of school.

Teacher appreciation tags and cards printable instant download. It's been a great treat having you as a teacher, Thanks for owl you do, thanks a latte for all you do, if you give a teacher a cookie he'll want coffee to go with it, you're soda-lightful, press print party

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Surprise your kids in their lunchbox

Surprise your kids with a treat, like a big cookie with a cute tag letting them know how smart they are. 

I know the photo below shows like 40 cookies and a sugar load like that on the first day may get your kid expelled. Maybe just stick with one cookie!!

EDITABLE Back to School Kids Gift Tags Printable for Cookies "You're one smart cookie", Kids first day of school Lunch Box, INSTANT DOWNLOAD

Or use these free emoji lunch box notes to delight your kids with a sweet message from you.

Free Emojis Lunch Box Cards by Press Print Party!

You can also use these lunch box notes anytime during the year to bring a little cheer to your kiddos in the middle of their school day.

Free Emojis Lunch Box Cards by Press Print Party!

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