It’s hard to believe that it’s now the end of August and school time is just around the corner. My 4-year-old Little C will be attending playschool for the second year in a row – a decision that took me a while to come to since her 5th birthday is on January 1st. I was tempted to enroll her in kindergarten this fall, but I finally decided this spring that one more year of playschool might be the best thing for my feisty, emotional little girl. She’s thrilled to be going back. She LOVES playschool and meeting new friends!
Little C doesn’t have to bring much to school – just a lunch kit, a bottle of water and some indoor shoes – but they all have to be labeled with her name. Because I can’t get enough of this year’s chalkboard trend, I designed some “chalkboard inspired” sticker labels for her and I’ve made some for you too that you can customize with your own child’s name!
You can open up this PDF and type your child’s name in the text fields. If you want the same font as I used for a chalkboard feel, you can download it here and install it on your computer before you customize your free printable labels: “A Song For Jennifer Font”.
After you download the font, click here to download the editable PDF: Back to School Name Labels – Customizable – The DIY Mommy. Print it (at 100% size) on full sheet sticker paper which you can find at most office supply stores. Cut out the stickers leaving a little bit of white edge around the black for a fun sticker effect. When you apply the stickers to objects, you can also cover them with a strip of packing tape to make them waterproof and last a little longer!
The top two styles of printable labels can be used for things like backpacks, lunch kits, pencil cases, water bottles and books, and the bottom circular labels can be used to help your child remember which shoe is the left one and which shoe is the right one! They can remember that the sticker needs to make a circular shape when the shoes are beside each other. Enjoy your chalkboard inspired back-to-school printable labels!
Are your kids going back to school this fall? How are they (and you) feeling about it?