Can you tell September is just around the corner? I’ve been sharing a lot of Back to School printables lately, maybe because A is heading to Kindergarten and I’m feeling a little sentimental this year. I know he’ll be great, and he’s already so excited… I am too, I’m looking forward to spending some one on one time with D, who still has at least one year before he’s off to any kind of school. His brothers have turned him into a wild beast of a child and I intend to civilize him again over the next year! But there are still moments where I think I forget how old the boys are getting and just want to keep them all to myself for a little longer. Instead of smothering them with overbearing love, I make printables. And brownies to bribe them with when it comes time to take all of those First Day photos. I love the way this First Day of School printable chalkboard sign came out in their back to school photos, and it will be a nice reminder of their favorite hobbies, colors and dreams as they get older.
These signs print at 8X10 and can easily be made into sturdy photo props with an inexpensive matte frame like this one.
I recently posted the First Day of School signs that we used last year, and my About Me Back to School signs, but I really felt like I wanted to create something completely new this year. Unlike my other signs you can personalize these Printable Chalkboard Signs for your child!
I love how they came out – I did primary colors for the boys but as soon as I finished I knew I had to throw in a little pink and purple for my niece, and for all of you too! Read the instructions for downloading and editing them below, then come back and share your best brownie recipe with me, because I lost my go-to bake sale recipe in the move and I’m going to have some seriously disappointed kids in a week or so.
Customizing these signs is really simple.
Download the image files below, open them in your favorite image editing software and use the text option to fill in the sign. Don’t have image editing software? Download Paint.Net for free, it is what I have used for years and it is very simple to learn.
(If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader Pro you can download and edit the PDF files instead. Find the links below.)
If you want to use the same fonts that I have you’ll need to download them before opening the file! Here is a list of the (free) fonts I used:
If you have multiple children and want to save on printer ink you can always print a blank sign and put it in an 8X10 picture frame, using bright chalk markers to write on the glass and erasing in between children. I love these chalk markers for their bright colors, but any craft store should carry a nice selection.
Click on the image below, then right click and save to download the image files!
Get the customizable PDF here (only use the PDF files if you own Adobe Acrobat Pro and can edit PDF files. Otherwise, download the images above.):
Now… about those brownie recipes…