Capture the excitement of the last day of school with our modern printable signs! Available in 5 vibrant colors, these signs are the perfect way to commemorate the end of the school year. Download now for a stylish celebration!
The end of the school year is a time to celebrate!
And these free printable last day of school signs are the perfect way to liven up your photos!
We’ve created modern signs for every grade level and with different options for colors.
Keep scrolling to get your free printables, plus other fun ideas for the end of the year!
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At the end of another school year, why not start a new tradition with your kids?
Have your child pose with a colorful sign to take their last day of school photos!
These free printable last day of school signs are an easy way to mark your child’s grade level so you can easily differentiate their pictures from year to year.
You can use these for each grade from the last day of preschool on up through middle school and high school.
And when your child reaches 12th grade, you’ll have an entire timeline of fun photos to treasure.
The black and white signs are available to download right in this post. We’ve included a PDF and PNG file. You may want to do a test print with both options to see which one prints the best. (We found that the PNG file printed clearest and without streaks).
If you’d like to get the fun color signs, enter your email address below and you’ll receive those cute printables in PNG and PDF format.
Tips for Printing
We suggest printing your rectangle sign on white cardstock.
This will make it easier to hold the signs for pictures and prevent wrinkling.
You can find white cardstock at most superstores, craft stores, and office supply stores.
Make sure you choose cardstock only up to 80-pound or 10-point. Any thicker, and it may cause your printer to jam.
You should also note that cardstock comes in matte and glossy finishes. A matte finish is generally better for photos so it doesn’t cause a glare.
For the pennant, we suggest a heavier printer paper. We used a 24-lb weight and it worked great! The printer paper isn’t as stiff as cardstock so it will wrap around the dowel easier.
How To Make The Flags
To create the pennant signs, you’ll need:
- Paper Trimmer
- Hot glue gun
- 1/4 x 12″ wooden dowels
- Various ribbon
- Clipboard (to hold the full color signs if you choose to print those)
- Use the paper trimmer to cut out the flag. Make sure you cut as close to the edge of the flag as you can so no white is showing.
- Add a line of hot glue to the end of the flag and press it along the top of 1 wooden dowel. Press and wrap the flag around until it stays in place.
- Cut about 12 inches of 3-4 different ribbons. Lay them on top of each other placing the thickest piece on the bottom.
- Tie the ribbon stack at the bottom of the flag and pull it tight.
PRO TIP: You don’t have to buy ribbon to make the flags! Just grab whatever scraps you have around the house and see what combinations you can put together.
Watch a video of me assembling the flag here.
The Best Way to Save Pictures of Your Kids
We love using school memory boxes to save pictures and mementos from a child’s school year.
From first day of school photos, to last day of school photos, and all the fun artwork and assignments in between, memory boxes are a fun way to keep everything in a central location.
At the end of your child’s school career, you’ll have a collection of special moments and memories from kindergarten and first grade through to their senior year.
You can gift the memory box to your child for graduation, or keep them for yourself.
If you want to create a memory box for your child, you can use the instructions in this post for easy DIY school memory boxes.
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Other Fun Last Day of School Activities
Aside from last day of school pictures, you can also:
- Sign a t-shirt
- List things they’ve learned from A-Z
- Make ice cream in a bag
- Take a “graduation walk” around the school (walk from the kindergarten rooms to the 5th grade rooms)
- Play End-of-Year Classmates Bingo
- Set up a photo booth
- Create end-of-year superlatives
- Make a last day of school crown
- Make a time capsule
- Have a dance party
- Make a slideshow
- Compile an end-of-year playlist
- Share your favorite memories
- Write and recite a commencement speech
- Write thank you notes
- Make a count-down calendar
- Design a school seal
- Take a field trip to the next grade
- Write letters to the upcoming class
- Host a talent show
- Publish a year-end newspaper
- Create a hall of fame
- Make a graffiti wall
- Create a school year timeline
- Have a field day
Once your child’s school year is officially over and you’ve enjoyed your cute sign, it’s time to have some summer fun!
This summer bucket list is a great way to plan your family adventures for the season.
Things to make:
- Make s’mores
- Try a new recipe
- Tie-dye shirts
- Make homemade ice cream
- Make an indoor fort
- Make popsicles
- Do a slip and slide
- Run through the sprinklers
- Go to the lake
- Go to the water park
- Visit a splash pad
- Visit a museum
- Go bowling
- Go fishing
- Visit a farmer’s market
- Go to the zoo
- Go to a bounce house
- Visit the library
- Go to the carnival
- Go to an amusement park
- Go on a bike ride
- Eat snow cones
- Have a BBQ with friends
- Watch a parade
- Play yard games
- Blow bubbles
- Listen to an outdoor concert
Find 30 additional fun ideas at the link above!
Use these to celebrate your child’s last day from elementary school and beyond.
Our last day of school questionnaires are the perfect way to capture the essence of your child’s school year in one little snapshot.
They include fun questions ranging from your child’s favorite subject to their most fun memories.
These are another great keepsake to add to your child’s memory box!
- Free Printable Last Day of School Coloring Pages
And, kids will love our last day of school coloring pages, filled with fun summer and school-related items.
You’ll find coloring pages that are suitable for young artists and pages with more detail for older kids.
There’s truly something for everyone!
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We hope you found a fun sign for your kid! Let us know your favorite color in the comments!