The first day of school is always a big day for parents. Kids are experiencing new teachers, new classrooms or their first time in school. I still can’t believe my big boy is a kindergarten student. Due to the pandemic, we decided to keep our son home for e-learning. I love the tradition of taking first day of school pictures but it will be a little different this year. When he started VPK, we took photos of him getting out of the car and walking up to the school. I’m a little sad he won’t get to experience the excitement of going to traditional school especially for his first year. However, I still plan to have fun with the first day of school pictures.
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Some of these ideas are simple and others require some DIY skills. Check out the 6 best first day of school pictures for kids that can be taken every year. Whether your child is starting the year at home or taking classes on campus, have fun documenting their first day of school. These memories will be cherished for a lifetime.
With a letter board
Personalize a letter board with some funny or cute quotes for your child’s back to school pictures. You can also stick with the basics like “first day of school” or “first day of distance learning” for the letter board. Need some ideas? Check out these quotes to use from One Mama’s Daily Drama. Your child can hold the letter board or have it next to them while they are either sitting or standing.
With a back-to-school pennant
Use an adorable back-to-school flag for pictures with your little student. Purchase a pennant from a local business or make your own. Check out this adorable DIY flag from Life with Vida blog. There’s a free printable available.
This is great idea for siblings who are both going back to school. However, if you only have one child entering school, this is a fun way to capture the relationship of the siblings. No need to have a perfect photo. A silly face or crazy pose will be fun to look back on when they are older.
I found this adorable DIY back to school balloon by Design Improvised. This is a fun prop for photos. No helium is needed for these balloons which is awesome.
Use a chalkboard sign
Take a trip to your local craft store, Walmart or Target and pick up a chalkboard sign. Having trouble finding them in stores? Order a chalkboard sign, like this one from Amazon, and fill it out using chalkboard markers. It’s nice to look back and see how much your child has change including what they want to be when they grow up.
Child’s At-home Workspace
My kindergartner is at home for distance learning this year. The best way to capture this moment is with a picture of him at his desk. My husband and I created a nice workspace for Caleb to enjoy virtual school at home. Have your child sit down or stand where they will be completing their class assignments.