6 Best First Day Of School Pictures for Kids

Back to school pictures

The first day of school is always a big day for parents. Kids are experiencing new teachers, new classrooms or their first time away from home. 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 pictures on the first day, 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 building. I’m a little sad he won’t get to experience the excitement of going on campus especially for his first year. However, I still plan to have fun with the first day of school pictures.

chalkboard with back to school banner and letter board with first day of school information

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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. 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 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.

Best first of school pictures with a letter board

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. You can also check out these FREE Back to School prints and pennants from The Bear & The Fawn.

Kindergarten student holding a pennant for back to school pictures.

First Day of School Pictures with a Sibling

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.

Two Black brothers sitting on a sofa at home

Use a Balloon

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.

DIY back-to-school balloon prop for pictures

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.

Black Kindergarten student holding a chalkboard sign

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 learning at home. Have your child sit down or stand where they will be completing their class assignments.

child at home in front of workspace for virtual school

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