Last year I had great intentions for getting priceless first day of school pictures. I don’t remember why I didn’t get around to doing what I wanted to do but on the morning of Malea’s first day of Pre-K I was rushing around trying to think of something cute to do and this was all I got.
A last minute, thrown together picture of her on the couch. I did catch this picture too but never did anything fun with it.
So this year I am determined to get a cute, memorable and priceless picture of her on the first day of school! To get inspired, and to hopefully inspire you too, I put together this round-up of first day of school picture ideas.
I love this idea with the sidewalk chalk. I would probably have to draw it out a couple days before to get it perfect, since I’m not much of a chalk artist. This one from Giggles and Gumballs is adorable!
I think this idea from That’s So Cuegly is one of my favorites. I love the things kids say and I think it would be fun to see how that changes over the years. Her little boys quotes are laugh out loud-able!
This idea from the Happier Homemaker is fun, and cheap! She purchased these letters, for only a few dollars, and then took pictures of her kids with the letter of their grade! Pre-made letters, now THAT’S something I can do!
I was excited when I saw this cute picture from My Favorite Things, because I actually have a few of these chalkboards! This would be a simple and cute way to photograph kids on the first day of school.
I think this idea from Watch out for the Woestmans, is hilarious, and genius! It would be so fun to see how much your kids grow from year to year!
A friend of mine posted this picture of her son on Facebook last year and I loved this idea! I know for most kids their “what they want to be when they grow up” will change every year, but for some it might stay the same. What a great way to document all those great career ideas!
And last but not least I love this idea from Seven Thirty Three! This would be a super cute way to see how much they grow every school year. I know my daughter grew a ton last year, I wish I had seen this sooner!
I think my only problem now is deciding which one to do! Maybe I’ll do them all! 🙂 Which one is your favorite, or do you have another idea? If you have more ideas, I’d love to hear them!
Update: here’s what I decided to go with for Malea’s first day of Kindergarten.
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