Free Back to School Printables

Jul
30
12

Okay, you guys, it's MOVING week!! The movers are coming today, and we will be on our way to the lovely state of New York! We are all just so excited to get there, start exploring the area, and find out all about the kids' new schools. The first day of school is always exciting at our house, and I created a set of darling free Back to School printables to add to that fun first of school picture.

free back to school printables | simplykierste.com

I had all ages in mind with these printables--super cute for everyone, but not too "young" for older kids.  Simple.  Adorable.  LOVE them!!  What I like to do is print each one that I'm going to use (I did orange for my boys, and pink for my girls), then laminate them and file them away. Then each year I already have them, ready to go! Here are a few you can see up close and personal...

free back to school printables | simplykierste.com

free back to school printables | simplykierste.com

You don't have to just use them on the first day of school--you could use them on the last day of school, or anytime in between! You could use these for name badges, place mats, stickers (print on full sheet white labels), a fun banner (with each of your kids' grade strung on ribbon or twine), or even hang them on the door of your child's room the night before school starts! So fun!

To download, just click on the links below.  Save the image to your computer, then insert into a Word file as a picture/photo. Re-size as necessary--to fill the page--then print!

PINK:

preschool

kindergarten

1st grade

2nd grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade

6th grade

7th grade

8th grade

9th grade

10th grade

11th grade

12th grade

ORANGE:

preschool

kindergarten

1st grade

2nd grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade

6th grade

7th grade

8th grade

9th grade

10th grade

11th grade

12th grade



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picking berries, making jam, summer family fun | simplykierste.com

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Easy Crockpot Salsa Chicken Tacos | simplykierste.com

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favorite & free back-to-school fonts | simplykierste.com

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Chalkboard Back to School Countdown | simplykierste.com

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