The first day of school can be an exciting time for kids. It’s fun to capture the moment with a photo. While back to school shopping, kids may enjoy picking out an outfit for the big day. On the day of, have them hold up a sign with the grade they’re in or what they want to be when they grow up. Add props such as books, apples, notebooks, backpacks, and so on or even snap a photo getting on the bus. Another popular idea is to have the kids do a back to school interview. Write things like their age, grade, teacher and all their favorite things.
Here are 10 memorable 1st day of school keepsakes that can be printed or used as inspiration. At the end of the post are even more back to school topics from 10+ other kid bloggers! They include topics such as after school snacks, school bus crafts, school readiness activities, school supplies, learning, and more.
10 Memorable 1st Day of School Keepsakes
1. O’fishally a Preschooler Printable Handprint Craft – also ones for kindergarteners and 1st graders.
2. Beginning of the Year Self Portraits – 9 reasons why teachers and parents should use them for student assessment.
3. Back to School Interview – Free printable asking about all their faves.
4. School Memory Binder – Template for k-12 for their year in review. Start a book at the beginning of the school year and add a few things throughout the school year such as awards.
5. 1st Day of Kindergarten Chalk Photo – So fun! Ask them what they want to be when they grow up.
6. Back to School Printable Interview – K-12, print one every year!
7. First Day of School Time Capsule – Such a cute idea and lots of fun ideas to put inside!
8. DIY School Journal – Perfect for a 1st day photo prop!
9. DIY 1st Day Photo Frame – Fun to use in the classroom too!
10. 1st Day of School Interview – Kids can fill out this all about me printable every year!
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More Back to School Fun:
To help get you ready for the new school year, here are more resources from members of The Kid Blogger Network.
- 10 School Bus Crafts | Craftulate
- 10 Readiness Activities for Your Kindergartener | Our Good Life
- 10 After School Snacks | Nemcsok Farms
- 10 DIY School Supplies Projects | Crafty Kids at Home
- 10 Homeschool Room Essentials | School Time Snippets
- 10 Nature Study Supplies | Rhythms of Play
- 10 Back to School Math Activities for Kids | Little Bins for Little Hands
- 10 Back to School Apple Crafts and Activities | Play & Learn Everyday
- 10 Learning Supplies for Preschool | Mom Inspired Life
- 10 Back to School Science Activities | Preschool Powol Packets
- 10 Back To School Printables | The Pleasantest Thing
- 10 Back to School Ideas to Calm an Anxious Child | Lemon Lime Adventures
- 10 Back to School Sensory Play Ideas | Project Sensory
- 10 Powerful Affirmations to Make Confident School Kids | Witty Hoots
- 10 Tips for a Stress Free Back To School Organization | Words n Needles
- 10 Homeschool PE Items from Something 2 Offer
→ See also: Back to School Books
What memorable ways have you captured the 1st day of school?