A Method Behind The First Day Photo Madness

July 01, 2014
First day photos are a fun way to track your child’s growth and progress—but fitting them into first day chaos can be…well, chaotic. Rather than waiting until the last minute, plan ahead with these 5 cute, easy themes!

Growing up is interesting

A Method Behind The First Day Photo Madness
While you’re documenting your child’s physical growth from year to year, why not track their personal progress as well? Ask them their favorite subject, who their best friend is, or what they want to be when they grow up—and write the answers alongside their photo. You can physically write it out or add it later with an app.

Picture this

A Method Behind The First Day Photo Madnesss
Have your child hold up their first day photo from the previous year. It’s a great way to see how much they’ve grown! And it’s a photo within a photo, which is super meta.

Grade art

A Method Behind The First Day Photo Madness
Tap into your artistic side and write out the grade your child is entering in a crafty way. It can be as easy as using sidewalk chalk, or decorating a poster together for your child to hold in the photo.

What’s in my backpack

A Method Behind The First Day Photo Madness
Display the contents of your child’s book bag and photograph the items. It’ll be a great way to track their journey from crayons to calculators and everything in between.

First day/last day

Take a photo of your child in the same outfit on the first and last day of school and use a photo app to place them side by side. It’s a fun way to see how much they’ve grown during the school year—especially if they’ve literally outgrown their clothes.