Back to School Photo Props {Free Printable}

    Posted by  ·  August 11, 2013

    The back to school photo is a big deal at our house.  I can’t believe summer break is over and school is starting! This free printable is a quick way to date your back to school photo this year.

    back to school photo prop

    I have included grades Kindergarten through Senior. Download the whole set and print the pages you need. I printed in black and white on white card-stock. Just click the orange words right below to get your free download.

    Free Printable Back to School Photo Props


    free printable back to school photo prop

    I really wanted a picture of the two of these kids together. Let me tell you that Bradley is an ornery one! It wasn’t until later that he confessed that they held the signs up side down!

    back to school photos

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    1. Team Lagman
      Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
      Yes! Please update for 2015-16 school year! THank you for sharing your creativity!
      • Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
        Here are the updated signs for 2015-16
    2. Sunday, July 19th, 2015
      Will you be adding 2015-2016 school year?
      • Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
        Kat I will try to get them up soon!
    3. Saphia
      Saturday, July 4th, 2015
      These back to school printables are adorable. Please update them for the 2015-2016 school year. Thank you.
    4. Kate
      Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
      Updated for 2014-2015!!! Thank you, Skip to my Lou!
    5. Cham
      Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
      Such cute signs! Love your talent...Is there any chance you might be able to take the year off so I can print a complete set for my kiddos? One is starting this year and I wanted to have the same signs for both. Thanks
    6. Kim L.
      Friday, August 1st, 2014
      Will you be making these for the 2014-2015 school year? PRETTY PLEASE?? :)
    7. lacey
      Friday, August 1st, 2014
      these are so wonderful! I would love K and 2nd grade for 2014-15 school year!!! is that possible?
    8. Rachelle
      Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
      Any thoughts on making these back to school printables for the 2014-2015 school year (and including pre-k)?? These are absolutely adorable and wish I would have thought of this idea for my older son!!
    9. Allison
      Monday, July 21st, 2014
      I'm pretty obsessed with these, is there any way you could upload signs for this upcoming 2014-2015 school year?
    10. Karey
      Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
      Thank you so much for your photo props! I have been following you for awhile and love all your ideas! I am Canadian and we have Primary instead of Kindergarten, Is there any way you could do a Primary one too? Thanks so much for sharing!
      Karey Lee Donovan
    11. Monday, September 9th, 2013
      Cindy - LOVE these back-to-school mats! I used them for my boys and the shots turned out great. Sharing on the blog and linking back soon. Thanks so much!
    12. Amy
      Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
      Just printed it and used it this morning for my Pre-K kiddo! Thanks so much for making it B&W and CUTE!
    13. Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
      I was wondering if you could make a Pre-K one! These are adorable!!
    14. Angie
      Monday, September 2nd, 2013
      Another mom totally begging for a Pre-K sign cuz I LOVE your signs. I have 7 days until the first day of Pre-K... Thanks!
    15. Allison
      Thursday, August 29th, 2013
      Will you be adding these to your shop without the dates so we can use the same style ones every year?
    16. Daniela Burg
      Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
      Love these!! Any chance you have a pre-k sign?

    17. Natalie
      Monday, August 26th, 2013
      Do you have a Pre-K one available???
    18. Tamie
      Sunday, August 25th, 2013
    19. Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
      Love that they held them upside down! LOL
    20. Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
      Is it possible to be addicted to Back To School Signs? I just can't get enough of them! If you have any desserts you love, {i know you do, I've seen them!} we'd be honored if you would come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let's party!!

      Melanie and Diana
      The Inspiration Network
    21. Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
      Thank you so much, just found these on a friends blog...and she linked I printed my props for this year! =)
    22. Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
      These are so cute, and those kids, sounds like something mine would do holding them upside down haha

      I'd love it if you shared these on our link up this week!
    23. Monday, August 19th, 2013
      Thank you so much for sharing these photo props. Last year for the first day of school I was unable to use a lot of the photo props on the web because they were all colorful and I had no colored ink. I love how they are black but in no way plain. I used them and posted the pics on my blog
      both my children were excited to use the signs. Thank you again.
    24. Jenny
      Monday, August 19th, 2013
      Thanks for sharing. These are darling.
    25. Tammy
      Sunday, August 18th, 2013
      Maybe a silly question, but I assume you print to white paper? So this uses a lot of black ink?? Just making sure I know what I'm doing before I do it!
    26. Sunday, August 18th, 2013
      These are so fun Cindy!

      Thanks for linking up! I shared your post in my wrap up Have a great rest of the weekend!
    27. Denise
      Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
      ANY chance for a "Preschool" one??? Please? PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE!
    28. Roxanne
      Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
      Just printed the 4th grade then noticed the r in there- ack, so much black ink wasted. They are so cute though, maybe I'll just use a sharpie to block it out.
    29. Mary
      Monday, August 12th, 2013
      WOW! Just printed one tonite!! I LOVE THESE!

      Thank you!!!!! :-)
    30. jules
      Monday, August 12th, 2013
      LOVE!! I have downloaded several from Pinterest since school is just around the corner...but I LOVE these!! any chance you would do a Pre-K one??

      Adorable and so are your children!! wishing you a great school year ahead!!!
    31. Becky Romano
      Monday, August 12th, 2013
      Too Cute... gonna try to print them out right now...
    32. Jennie
      Monday, August 12th, 2013
      These are great! Thanks for the Kindergarten sign. What font did you use?
    33. Brenda Wright
      Monday, August 12th, 2013
      Thank you so much for sharing the First day of School Printablesas... so many people will not share their talent and ability...I am a firm believer in paying it forward...thank you for sharing...I will do something nice for someone soon...have a wonderful day... our school starts Thursday...can't wait to see the grandbabies jand their grade cards...1st...4th...6th...& 8th...
    34. capturing joy with kristen duke
      Monday, August 12th, 2013
      I love these signs, and the upside down is kinda funny...;)
    35. Ashley
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      These are so cute! Too funny because we just posted similar chalk "first day of school" printables on my blog!
    36. Sandy
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      Kindergarten is there. Page 13
    37. Shannon
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      Hi there,

      LOVE these back to school signs. Any chance you have one for kindergarten? I only saw 1-12th.

    38. Lisa
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      I look forward to the kindergarten prop too. These will be a lot of fun for the first day of school.
      • Monday, August 12th, 2013
        I added kindergarten, thanks!
    39. Lori Henrie
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      Sooooo cute! I would love the kindergarten one too if you have one. My first child starting school, I think I'm going to cry!
    40. Jan
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      I also would like the kindergarten sign. These are great!!!
      • Monday, August 12th, 2013
        They are added now. Thanks!
    41. Jenna
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      I have a preschooler and kindergartner any chance on signs for them?
    42. Jennifer
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      Thank you so much!
    43. Dorian Goodyk
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      I can't wait to use them!! Any chance I could get the 4th grade one without the R between the 4 & th? These are so cool!!
      • Sunday, August 11th, 2013
        I am working on getting that fixed. Stay tuned!
    44. Heidi
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      I was wondering too about kindergarten
      • Monday, August 12th, 2013
        I added kindergarten thanks!
    45. Kristal
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      Kindergarten wasn't there. It started at 1st grade. That's why we were asking. :)
      • Sunday, August 11th, 2013
        Sorry that is a mistake. Working on it. Thanks for being patient and for letting me know.
    46. Kristal
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      Oh I love these so much!!! Any chance there is one for my sweet brand new kindergartener?!? Just thought it wouldn't hurt to ask. :)
      • Sunday, August 11th, 2013
        The link to the printables is the words " Free Printable Back to School photo props" in orange! If you click there you can download!
    47. Beth
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      I love these! I was wondering if you would mind sending me a Kindergarten one for this year? I didn't see that to print off. Thank you!!
    48. Laura
      Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      I love these and agree they show up much better than a white paper!
    49. Sunday, August 11th, 2013
      Thank you! These are really nice and in the past I've used other printables
      But you can't see them that great on the pic. These look good and the black and
      White definetly pops out!