Yay! It’s THAT time of year – time to take back-to-school pictures! I love, love seeing the pictures you guys take with my free printable back-to-school signs! These adorable pictures just popped up in my inbox yesterday, thanks to mom Bridget. These little guys are BFFs, headed off to school this week. Aren’t they the cutest?!

I designed these free printable signs exclusively for HowDoesShe readers – you can read more about the signs here. The set of signs includes all grades, on up through high school, so you can take special pictures every year!

Have you downloaded your free printable signs yet? : )

How to download: These FREE printables were designed by Heather from Chickabug (that’s me!) exclusively for HowDoesShe newsletter subscribers. To get the printables, sign up for HowDoesShe’s mailing list here. After you sign up, you’ll receive an email from HowDoesShe with a link to a special downloading page.

For another fun free printable I designed that’s cool for school, check out my school lunch notes!


Personalized First Day of School Gifts, Stickers and More!

Shop for personalized first day of school paper goods and printables here.
Or, check out more back to school ideas on Pinterest or here on my blog!



We Love Your Comments!



  1. 1
    Thursday, August 16th, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    Karen says:
    I can't wait to do this! My son goes to preschool starting in September
    • 1.1
      Monday, August 20th, 2012 at 8:55 pm
      Heather says:
      So sweet!! I hope he has a wonderful first day! : )
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    Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    Stephanie says:
    Whenever I click on the Download Now button in my email, it sends me to your homepage, and I can't see where to put the password. Can you please help? Thank you!
    • 2.1
      Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 at 7:57 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Stephanie! So sorry that the download process isn't working for you. However, check your e-mail! I forwarded them to you just a moment ago! : )
  3. 3
    Sunday, August 26th, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    jamie says:
    Can't wait to try this!
  4. 4
    Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    Lisa M says:
    LOVE these! just printed them for my 4th and 7th graders. I've been making signs myself each year since they were in preschool. Yours are MUCH cuter LOL! THANK YOU!
    • 4.1
      Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 10:15 am
      Heather says:
      Thanks Lisa!! That's so sweet that my signs are part of your long-standing tradition, now. That makes my day! : )
  5. 5
    Friday, August 31st, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    Carli says:
    Hello! Love your back to school signs! I subscribed but never got a welcome message to get the link!
    • 5.1
      Saturday, September 1st, 2012 at 12:29 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Carli! I emailed you!
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    Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 9:19 am
    angel says:
    LOVE these! I have a 2nd grader and pre-k starting school! Cant wait to get these so we can take pics! I just subscribed :)
    • 6.1
      Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 at 10:31 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Angel! Check your e-mail!! : )
  7. 7
    Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 9:46 am
    anomous says:
    great site.
  8. 8
    Monday, July 29th, 2013 at 4:42 pm
    Aurelia says:
    Love your back-to-school-signs ♥ I signed up already but still can't download it yet. Do you mind sending me the link via my email? Thanks.
    • 8.1
      Monday, July 29th, 2013 at 5:11 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Aurelia! I just emailed them to you! : )
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    Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 12:23 am
    Bridget Seeley says:
    Help! I'm Bridget the mommy whose adorable kids adorn your first day of school printables! I'm trying to print a Kindergarten sign out tonight for Jack's first day tomorrow and I can't figure out how to download! Would you be soooo kind to email me a kindergarten sign!!! I just have to do this EVERY year!!! Thank you!!! XOXO
    • 9.1
      Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 9:36 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Bridget! I just emailed you a copy of the back to school printables! Let me know if you need anything else and I'll be happy to help! : )
  10. 10
    Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    jane says:
    I am unable to get to the page for sign-up to download. Help, please?
    • 10.1
      Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 5:23 pm
      Heather says:
      Hi Jane! I just emailed them to you! : )
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    Sunday, August 4th, 2013 at 11:03 pm
    Sarah says:
    I get your emails but cant seem to figure out how to get to the download for this... HELP :-)
    • 11.1
      Monday, August 5th, 2013 at 11:16 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Sarah! I just emailed them to you. Let me know if you have any trouble opening them! : )
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    Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at 7:59 am
    jenni levine says:
    • 12.1
      Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at 9:20 am
      Heather says:
      Thank you Jenni! : )
  13. 13
    Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 10:27 pm
    Mignonne Coykendall says:
    Hi! I subscribed but did not get the link to download. I love your back to school signs and would love to print them out for my children. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
    • 13.1
      Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 11:45 am
      Heather says:
      Hi Mignonne! I just emailed you the printables! : )
  14. 14
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 9:53 am
    Melissa Loerwald says:
    I love the first day of school signs! I did them last year, but when I went on the link above to print signs for this year it won't open. Can you email them to me? Thank so much! This has become a first day of school tradition for us!:)
    • 14.1
      Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 2:35 pm
      Sarah says:
      Hi Melissa! I just emailed you :)
  15. 15
    Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 12:19 pm
    Laura Roeseler says:
    Hi Heather, I signed up for the newsletter, but I'm having a hard time downloading the back-to-school signs. Is there anyway you could e-mail them to me? Thanks so much!
    • 15.1
      Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 2:40 pm
      Sarah says:
      Hi Laura! I just emailed you :)
  16. 16
    Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 at 12:40 pm
    Leslie says:
    Love, love, love all of these printables and soooo happy they're FREE! Thanks a bunch! :)
    • 16.1
      Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 at 12:54 pm
      Heather says:
      Yay! You're very welcome Leslie! : )
  17. 17
    Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 10:19 pm
    Kerryann Kiely says:
    I am signed up for howdoesshes mailing list from last August. I wanted to download the first day of school printables and not sure how to do it now. I can't find my initial email from last year with the instructions. Thx!
    • 17.1
      Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 4:43 pm
      Sarah says:
      Hi Kerryann! I just emailed you :)
  18. 18
    Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 at 10:26 pm
    Virginia Mautte says:
    I also can't download. My kids start back 9/3 and I do these signs every year. Thanks so much!
    • 18.1
      Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at 4:17 pm
      Sarah says:
      Hi Virginia! I just emailed you :)
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    Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 11:28 pm
    Rebecca Day says:
    Please add me to your mailing list! Your stuff is awesome! Thanks for sharing!
    • 19.1
      Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 7:55 am
      Heather says:
      I added you to the list - thanks Rebecca!! : )