Dabble: ‘First day of school’ sign

Create a reusable chalk board sign to mark the first day of school!


Here’s what you need:

  • chalkboard
  • chalk
  • paint (optional)


  1. Prepare your chalkboard. If the frame on your board is plain (like ours), let your child paint it. Have them refresh the board each year by redecorating it.
  2. Write on your chalkboard. Here are some headings to consider including on your sign:
    • ____’s (name) first day of ____ (grade)
    • #SCDSBfirstday
    • Date
    • I am ___ years old
    • When I grow up I want to be a ____
    • My favourite colour is ____
  3. Have your child hold the sign for a photo on their first day of school. Don’t forget to share it with us on Twitter (@SCDSB_Schools), Facebook and Instagram (/SCDSB) using #SCDSBfirstday for your chance to win a SCDSB prize pack!


If you’d rather skip the chalkboard, we’ve created a printable sign template for your child to colour in before the first day!


~ Jamie Campbell, Communications Officer, SCDSB

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