Celebrate going back to school with a printable photo props pack to be used in the classroom on the first day of the school year. Included is a welcome sign and door display option too!
Make this back-to-school season one your students will never forget with a printable first-day-of-school photo frame and props that can be used to create a classroom display or decorate your classroom door!
Back-to-School Photo Prop Pack
We know you’ve got heaps to do to get ready for the first day of school — after all, we’re teachers too — so we’ve put an entire pack together to save you time! This teacher-created resource includes:
- Large pencils to be stuck on a blank wall (these are printed over 6 A4 pages; one pencil has the word ‘Welcome’ and the other pencil has ‘We Are So Sharp’)
- Back-to-school frame (this frame is printed over 8 A4 pages – 3 across and 3 down)
- Mini photo frames for photos of students
- Small pencils and decorations to be used for the backdrop
Make a First Day of School Photo Frame
By setting up a photo booth display, you’re giving the students something to do as they enter the classroom. You can also use it as a talking point with parents if they are able to come into the school grounds this year. Parents can take a photo of their child at the photo booth, settle them in at their desk and head out of the classroom.
There might be a chance that parents aren’t able to come to the school for the first day. Having a photo booth set up is a special memory you can send home to parents and carers.
Once printed, you can stick it all together and cut out the inside white part to create the frame. To make it sturdy, we stuck some thick poster card to the back. This is advised to ensure the frame is strong enough for little hands – many little hands! As an added bonus, backing the frame will make it more durable so that it can be used in years to come. This frame is also available with space for a year level as well as a Kindy, Prep and Reception option (just use the drop-down menu near the download button on this resource page).
Here are some of our Teach Starter models showing off the frame. It’s also super cute for siblings to jump in the frame if they are helping to drop off their brothers or sisters! What better memory for the family to cherish for years to come?
First Day of School Polaroid Frames
When all is said and done, sometimes we don’t have space, the budget, or the time. So, we have also included in this pack a set of super adorable little polaroid frames. These print four to a page (so not as much paper), and all you have to do is take a photo of each of your students and stick it in the white space.
If you don’t have the space to create the backdrop in your classroom, this frame will still create a beautiful memory.
First Day of School Classroom Door Display
Wall displays all sorted? This would also work perfectly as a first-day welcome sign at the classroom front door, with one pencil on either side. Imagine the look on your students’ faces when this is the first thing they see as they enter their new classroom for the year.
Take a peek at the entrance to Cait Markham’s classroom door display below!
Teach Starter Teacher Tip: Why not make pencils part of your classroom theme this year? Explore pencil bunting, posters, and more!