First Day of School Free Printable Signs

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Last year, these First Day of School Free printable signs were a huge hit and I have had a ton of requests for the new school year version! Welcome the 2014-2015 school year and snap a picture of your kid(s) on their first day! I am excited to add a few new ones this year like “First day of Junior High”, “First day of High School” (if your high schoolers will still let you snap a picture of them on their first day!) and “First day of School!” for families to get a picture together with all of the kiddos.

Download the printables by clicking the appropriate link for the grade level you need below.

 

Tips for printing:

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1. Make sure you printing Landscape (wide), not Portrait(tall).

2. Select Scale to Fit (or similar setting on your computer) and make sure you can print the entire image. These are high resolution printables so you can print them at pretty much any size so make sure you scale to fit the paper you are printing on. I like to use “Print Entire Image” then trim it down if I need to after it prints.

3, Print on heavy cardstock or mount your printed paper on something sturdy so the kiddos don’t bend it all up during your First Day of School photoshoot!

 

**UPDATE: Unfortunately, due to the high volume of requests, I am unable to personalize these printables and/or email individual .jpg files. I have added all of the images (HERE) so you can save them to your computer and print if the .pdf download isn’t working for you! Hope that helps!!!

 

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I really hope you and your kids enjoy these printables! Be sure and tag us on instagram (@classyclutter) if you use one!

We LOVE to see our printables in action!

You might also want to check out these other awesome Back to School Printables!

Back to School Printables

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100+ Summer Activities for Kids

I don’t know about you but I am only a week into summer and I have already heard “I am Bored” at least 50 times. I am already so tired of it! This being the case I have collected these awesome ideas to help with the keeping your kids busy this summer. I love all of these ideas because all different and pretty easy to do with kids. And I mean with 101 different ideas you are bound to find some that your kids will enjoy.

101 Summer Activities for kids

Homeade GAK

1.  Homemade Gak! I love this stuff!

2. Bake Cookies

3.  Do puzzles

4. Play board games

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5.Gooey Monster Cookies

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6. Fruity Pebbles Popsicles

7. Color

8. Make and send homemade cards to family

9.  Do watercolor paintings

Painter's Tape Spider Web 10. Painter’s tape spider web 

11. Write a pen-pal letter

12. Use tape and make a hopscotch court

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13. Makes Deviled Egg Boats

14. Have a play date

15. Have a “camp out” in the living room

Mess Free Finger Paint 16. Mess free finger painting –  My kids loved this one!

17. Go to a children’s museum

18.  Play legos

Build a teepee

19.  Build a teepee or a fort

20. Make and play in a ball pit!

Balloon Ping Pong

21. Balloon Ping Pong

  Velcro Sticks

22. Velcro sticks – have fun making them and making shapes and letters out of them.

DIY $1 Book Ledges 23. Read to your kids. Read with them. Teach them. Love them.

24. Make Ollieblocks and play! These have been on my “to do” list for a long time.

Tape Race Track 25. Masking tape race track – source unknown.

If anyone knows where to find the original source, please let me know in the comments! Love this idea and my kids had a blast!

Jello cookies

 26. Jello cookies – this recipe makes DIY colored play dough AND colorful Jello Cookies

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27. Water Bucket Sponge Fight

28. Go Swimming

29. Fly kites

30. Go to the park

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31. Homemade Bubble Maker

32.  Draw with sidewalk chalk

33.  Do puzzles

34. Have a water balloon fight

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35. 60 Days of Summer Tutorial with Printables

36. Jump on the trampoline with the hose

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37. Newspaper Snowball Fight

39. Play in the sprinklers

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40. DIY Rainbow Slime

41. Go to the beach

41. Make cookies 

42. Go to the movies.

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43. Edible Water Beads

44. Play with blocks

45. Paint pictures

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45. Ice Volcanoes

46. Write a cousin pen-pal letter.

47. Make homemade popsicles

PicMonkey Collage ice 48. Pretend Melting Ice Cream

49. Play hopscotch

50. Visit grandparents

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51. Water Beads in a Water Balloon

52. Go on a scavenger hunt

Color Mixing with Ice (1)

53. Color Mixing with Ice

54. Paint rocks

55. Go to the zoo with your Zoo passport

56. Play in a sandbox

57. Pick flowers

58. Have a tea party (with fruit punch!)

59. Go on a road trip

60. Go hiking

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61. Marshmallow Shooters

62. Ride bikes

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63. Water Balloon Games

64. Jump rope

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65. Drive In Movie Night

66. Go bowling

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67. Pool Noodle Games

68. Go to an aquarium

69. Play on a seesaw

70. Build a fort

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71. Ice Activity For Kids

72. Camp out in the family room

73. Visit a kid’s museum

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74. Collect Bugs with this Bug Jar

75. Go to an ice cream/frozen yogurt shop

76. Play board games

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77. Bouncing Bubbles

78. Have a movie marathon

79. Take a nap

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80. Soap Boat Races

81. Make s’mores

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82. Summer Activities Coupon Book

83. Tie dye t-shirts

Kool Aid Sand Paint (1)

84. Homemade Sand Paint

85. Color a picture

86. Make Jello play dough and cookies

87. Go on a family walk

88. Go fishing

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89. Kiddie Car Wash

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90.Painting with Water

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91. ” I SPY” Neigborhood Walk

92. Catch bugs

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93. Busy Bags

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94. Old Fashion Backyard Games

Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe (1)

95. Sidewalk Chalk Paint

96. Have a picnic

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97. Make a Kite

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98. Summer Ice Fishing

99. Go to an arcade

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100. Make a backyard water park

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101. DIY Water Slide

Hopefully with this awesome list you will never hear “I’m bored!” again!

I hope you have the best summer EVER!

If you like this fun list.. Pin it!

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Last Day of School Printables

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Hello everyone! Summer is upon us and the kiddos are just about out of school! You guys loved my First Day of School Chalkboard Printables (over 20,000 pins! Thank you!!!) so I couldn’t leave you hanging for the last day of school printables!

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I have created Preschool – 12th grade. Be sure to save and print whichever grade you’re kiddo is in and take a photo of them to document this milestone! Especially little ones, they grow up too too fast!

LAST DAY OF Kindergarten Printable - this site has Preschool - 12th grade | www.classyclutter

Download by clicking the link below to the ones you need:

Last Day of Preschool Printable

Last Day of Pre-K Printable

Last Day of Kindergarten Printable

Last Day of 1st Grade Printable

Last Day of 2nd Grade Printable

Last Day of 3rd Grade Printable

Last Day of 4th Grade Printable

Last Day of 5th Grade Printable

Last Day of 6th Grade Printable

Last Day of 7th Grade Printable

Last Day of 8th Grade Printable

Last Day of 9th Grade Printable

Last Day of 10th Grade Printable

Last Day of 11th Grade Printable

Last Day of 12th Grade Printable

Don’t forget to come back in July for the 2014-2015 Back to School Printables!

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Winter Activities for kids

Confession: my little dudes have been watching WAY too much Phineas and Ferb. The screen time per day is at an all time high during these crazy winter months. Polar Vortex anyone? What is UP with that!?

Winter Activities for kids

I mean, it can be exhausting to entertain 3 little boys (all 5 and under!) for the entire day AND run my etsy shop AND work on our blog. Then, throw in working out, meal planning, grocery shopping, housework, naps, errands, etc. and kill me now. It is seriously draining at times, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Tell me I’m not alone.

BUT, there is something incredibly fulfilling about getting it all done and doing FUN things with your kids instead of plopping them in front of the tv all day. I’m vowing, right here, right now to make a serious effort to do more creative, fun things with the boys before they both start school next year. My 3 year old will be going to pre-K and my 5 year old will start Kindergarten. I don’t wanna talk about it. *tear*  Who’s with me?

I’ve come up with over 25 Winter Activities for kids that will have your kiddos convinced they have the best mom ever.

Homeade GAK

1.  Homemade Gak! I love this stuff!

2. Bake Cookies

3.  Do puzzles

4. Play board games

snow paint 5. Snow Paint – Boy, oh boy do we have some snow to paint!

6. Build a snowman

7. Color

8. Make and send homemade cards to family

9.  Do watercolor paintings

Painter's Tape Spider Web 10. Painter’s tape spider web 

11. Write a pen-pal letter

12. Use tape and make a hopscotch court

13. Have a play date

14. Have a “camp out” in the living room

Mess Free Finger Paint 15. Mess free finger painting –  My kids loved this one!

16. Go to a children’s museum

17.  Play legos

18. Make a snow volcano 

Build a teepee

19.  Build a teepee or a fort

20. Make and play in a ball pit!

Balloon Ping Pong

21. Balloon Ping Pong

  Velcro Sticks

22. Velcro sticks – have fun making them and making shapes and letters out of them.

DIY $1 Book Ledges 23. Read to your kids. Read with them. Teach them. Love them.

24. Make Ollieblocks and play! These have been on my “to do” list for a long time.

Tape Race Track 25. Masking tape race track – source unknown.

If anyone knows where to find the original source, please let me know in the comments! Love this idea and my kids had a blast!

Jello cookies

 26. Jello cookies – this recipe makes DIY colored play dough AND colorful Jello Cookies!! FUN!!

Okay wow! Some of these ideas obviously require more effort and planning on your part but can you even imagine how much fun your kids would have?! Super mom in their eyes!  Which one is your fave?

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First Day of School FREE printables {Preschool-12th Grade}

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“Back to School” time is right around the corner. I have created these chalkboard “First Day of School” FREE printables for anyone who has kids starting school. I have created Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades 1-12. I love that they’re gender neutral and I have included the school year as well so you never forget what year the photo was taken! Aren’t they so fun?!

Last year, I simply typed and printed this one for my little guy but this year I wanted something…well, cuter!

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I think the chalkboard printables will be perfect! You can download any or all of these FREE printables HERE

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If you like these, do me a favor and pin the collage image so everyone can use them for their kiddos! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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50 Summer Boredom Busters for kids

Happy Memorial Day! For most of us, Memorial Day is the kick off weekend to summer! We LOVE summer! Summer means sunshine, family time, monsoons and…. bored kids! Fear not friends, this list is sure to help you and your kids find “something to do” this summer.

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1. Go Swimming

2. Fly kites

3. Go to the park

4. Draw with sidewalk chalk

5.  Do puzzles

6. Have a water balloon fight

7. Jump on the trampoline with the hose

8. Play in the sprinklers

9. Go to the beach

10. Make cookies 

11. Go to the movies.

12. Play with blocks

13. Paint pictures

14. Write a cousin pen-pal letter.

15. Make Homemade Gak

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15 necessities when you have a Newborn


I had a baby a few weeks ago and there are a few things that I have loved in the first few weeks.
I consider them all must haves! Ok maybe not must haves but things that made my new life with a new baby easier!
1. Getting a house cleaner while in the hospital

I hated cleaning the last few weeks of pregnancy, its was nearly impossible with a huge belly.
My mom is amazing and as a gift to me with every baby she has had a cleaner come in and deep clean my house while I am in the hospital. I loved coming home to a clean house!
 It’s one of my favorite things about having a baby.

2. Crafts or “busy” work for other kids

Pinterest is filled with fun print outs and crafts for kids.
I had some crayons and coloring books packed in their bags and I took some to the hospital so when they came to visit they had something fun and new.

3. Pads of all kinds. Popsicle pads, nursing pad, normal pads, and a hot pad 

To Learn how to make the Popsicle pads
go HERE
(I made 15 but I only used like 8)
I used the hot pad on my back because for reason my back was killing me!
4. Suave Dry Shampoo 

I am Hair Stylist and I have tried many many different dry shampoos and this one by FAR is my favorite!
You will have visitors at home and at the hospital. Pack this in your hospital bag! It’s around $3 and I LOVE it! Doing my hair was the last thing I wanted to do, this stuff came in handy the first few weeks of my babies life!
5. Onesie or outfits with cuff mittens

I had mittens to put on but they were always coming off.
If you google search onesies with mittens, there are some cute ones out there!
6. Pantry stocked with quick and easy snack for you and other kids and visitors. Toilet paper, paper plates and plastic cups

The less laundry and dishes the better!

7. Beanie Bed for baby

I got a bean bed for my first baby and I LOVE it!
This bed can be taken from room to room and we put it in our bed.
I don’t have this one, I have one that was made by some local in Mesa, Az
but this one can be purchased HERE
If you want the info for the lady here locally I would be happy to email it to you, just leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I believe hers are $30-35.

8. Swaddle blankets by Aden and Anais
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or at Target

These are my favorite blankets EVER!
They are big and perfect for swaddling and they are a perfect cover when nursing!

9. Button down Pjs for me

I got THESE Victoria Secret Cotton Pjs for Christmas and these are the best Pjs ever!
Worth every penny. Button Down Pj’s are the best thing for nursing and are great when you don’t want to wear a bra.


10. Meals from others

This is a must! If you don’t have people bringing in meals then prepare a head of time and do some freezer meals on your own. Also have frozen meals, such as chicken nuggets, lasagna, pot pies, sandwiches etc.

11. Stuff for newborn pictures

Hats, Bow ties, blankets, headbands, backdrops, outfits etc
Have props or matching outfits for siblings too!
Love these Pictures that were done by Tyson French
at tysonfrenchphoto.blogspot.com
Love his style and if you live in Arizona I would totally recommended him!

I have some pretty cute kids if I do say so myself !

12. New Movies or Tv series to watch or a good book


I did not have a ton of time to sit around but this came in hand during the late night feedings.
13. Other kids schedule worked out/written down.

My two older girls went back and forth between babysitters, family members and my husband.
I had carpools all worked out, I drove a few extra times the weeks before I had the baby and I had extra help from family and friends so I did not have to drive anyone the first 2 weeks of my babies life.
The schedule was on the fridge and in the bag that was packed for them. That way it stayed as normal as possible for them. It was nice for me when I got home to have it on the fridge because I was too tired to think about anything!

14. Other kids clothes picked out/ laid out for a few days. In my case I had a bag packed for them.

 I went into labor at night and so I was happy to know that whoever came to watch my kids would be all set to take them somewhere.
And I knew I would be at the hospital for a few days and I knew my kids would come visit and I would want to take pictures so having cute/ matching outfits was a must! ( My girls hair was done by my hubby and it looked like a hot mess so if you crazy like me, have your hubby practice hair ahead of time) I had about a weeks worth of clothes laid out and ready. It was nice to have outfits ready, it made the week I came home easier.
I am so glad I did this… My kids would have looked homeless if I would have had my husband pack their bags.

15. Lots of diapers, wipes, bath soap, formula, bottles, binkys, nail clipper etc.

I did not want to have to go to the store for stuff I knew I needed a head of time.

Three kids was a big adjustment for me. A new baby is always a big adjustment no matter what but these things really helped me out.
Not getting sleep is hard too so get as much sleep as possible before hand.
Enjoy your new bundle of joy
and good Luck!
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DIY Kids Seesaw for under $30

EASY DIY Seesaw tutorial for kids - Build this for under $30!

Since the weather is absolute perfection in New York right now, we’ve been spending every waking hour outside! My kids wake up and first thing they want to do is go jump on the trampoline, go play on the swings or just plain go OUTside! I love it! I even enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast on my patio last week and loved every minute of it.

I was inspired by Ana White’s “Birthday seesaw” and I knew it was destined to be in my own backyard! I’m a novice wood worker so I know that ANYONE can build this and build it well. It took about 2 hours or so. Ana gives a full shopping list, wood cut list and how-to tutorial for the whole project making it a cinch!

image via Ana-White plans

I used Ana-White’s tutorial completely and added some padding and fabric to the seats to make it a little more comfortable and dress it up a bit.

We had a playgroup at my house for my son’s 2nd birthday and the kids LOVED it! I hadn’t painted it yet when the party rolled around but the kids could care less. ha!

Here she was the day of the party…

The Birthday Boy, precious little Parker! (How in the H is my baby 2 already??)

After Parker’s birthday party, I decided I should probably put the finishing touches on this little seesaw…
I used my staple gun to staple the red/white chevron fabric (from Fabric.com). I may still opt to add clear vinyl to the seats. My only concern is the vinyl getting hot on their little legs. The chevron fabric has held up extremely well to the weather so far.
I used Rustoleum’s pre-tinted paint from Home Depot called Glossy Apple Red!
After spraying a few coats of the glossy red paint on the wood, it’s done! We’re so excited for summer and my boys are thoroughly enjoying every square inch of our backyard.

Just FYI: my aunt and I rode the seesaw with no problems so I’m comfortable it can hold children 100+ pounds on each side.

EASY DIY Seesaw tutorial for kids - Build this for under $30!
Hope you all are enjoying your summer! XOXO!
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10 outdoor activities for kids

My kids have been obsessed with playing outside and I wanted to gather some fun things for them to do. Also, I’m hosting our ward playgroup this week so we want some fun things to entertain the crazy kiddos!

Savannah’s hubby built this awesome sprinkler here.
 DIY Kids picnic table via Ana White
Make a bird feeder via The Moffatt Girls
EASY DIY Seesaw tutorial for kids - Build this for under $30!
DIY Chalk Spray via Infarrantly Creative
DIY Skateboard Swing via Little Bit Funky
Backyard Teepee tutorial via The Etsy Blog
WOW! I wanna make that teepee to take a little nap or reading some fun kiddie books in after all of this hardcore playing taking place! I hope you’ll try a few of these fun activities! Summer is so fun to play with the kiddos!
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Don’t forget to check out our 50 Summer Boredom Busters for kids too! Let’s keep those kiddos entertained without living in front of the tv! That’s my goal this summer!
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