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Back to School Coloring Pages (Free Printables)

Create back to school memories with this collection of 25 super-cute back-to-school coloring pages for kids.

coloring page with illustration of a school with a welcome banner and a cute frog wearing a backpack

Hello coloring friends!

It’s that time of year again – time to start setting alarm clocks and packing lunch boxes and book bags.

Back to school time is such an exciting time of new beginnings for kids, and what better way to lean into that excitement than with some fun back to school coloring pages!

These cute coloring sheets cover all of the joys of returning to school, including the first day of school!

We included some first day of school signs that kids can color themselves for each grade in preschool and elementary school (from pre-k to 5th grade). Use these for you first day of school pictures!

This is a big collection of coloring sheets, so be sure to see them all and click the download button on the wants you want! Also, you can save the PDF for later, or print and color right away.

Happy coloring!

collection back to school coloring sheets with cute illustrations of school supplies and happy characters

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Cute Back to School Coloring Pages

Get ready for fun during this exciting time of year with these adorable back-to-school coloring sheets. The coloring pages below are full of friendly faces that are sure to make you smile. From school supplies, to backpacks, to the classic apple and bookworm – these delightful characters are full of joy.

back to school coloring page featuring illustrations of kawaii school supplies such as a globe, pencil, calculator, notebook, and backpack with flag banner
coloring page with text "back 2 school" surrounded by illustrations of smiley school supplies
coloring page with Back to School banner across the top and words Ready to Lean with illustration of a cute apple and worm on top of a stack of books.

“Blast Off Into a New Year” Coloring Page

Ready to soar to new heights this school year? Have a “blast” coloring this exciting space-themed coloring sheet celebrating a new year of school. Plus, use the space in one of the clouds to write in the school year!

space themed coloring page of cute drawing with the words "blast off into a new year" and a cartoon rocket taking off into space

“Rainbow of Possibilities” Coloring Page”Rainbow of Possibilities Coloring Page

Here’s a cute coloring sheet that would be perfect for art teachers to use on the first day of school. Encourage students to get excited about the “rainbow of possibilities” the new school year will bring. Also, the ribbon box at the bottom is the perfect place to write in the school year – making this a keepsake parents can treasure for years.

coloring page with rainbows and the words "get ready for a rainbow of possibilities this year" along with school elements like a box of crayons and an art palette

“Welcome” Back To School Coloring Sheets

The next few coloring sheets offer a variety of ways to welcome students back to school or back to the classroom.

Coloring sheet with WELCOME back to school across the top plus stars and cute illustrations of school supplies to color

Welcome Back Snail Coloring Sheet

coloring page with words "Welcome Back to School" and cute drawing of a snail with a backpack, and rainbow and clouds as a backdrop

Schoolhouse Welcome with Frog

coloring page with illustration of a kawaii schoolhouse in the back and a cute frog wearing a backpack in the foreground. Sun and clouds in backdrop.

Welcome to Pre-K

coloring page with words Welcome to Pre-K surrounded by cute ABC and 123 illustrations.

Welcome to Preschool

welcome to preschool coloring page with schoolbus, balloons, and welcome banner

Welcome to Kindergarten

coloring page with words Welcome to Kindergarten surrounded by cute ABC and 123 illustrations.
welcome to Kindergarten coloring page with schoolbus, balloons, and welcome banner

Welcome to 1st Grade

welcome to First Grade coloring page with schoolbus, balloons, and welcome banner

Welcome to 2nd Grade

welcome to Second Grade coloring page with schoolbus, balloons, and welcome banner

Welcome to 3rd Grade

welcome to third grade coloring page with schoolbus, balloons, and welcome banner

Welcome to 4th Grade

welcome to fourth grade coloring page with schoolbus, balloons, and welcome banner

Welcome to 5th Grade

welcome to Fifth Grade coloring page with schoolbus, balloons, and welcome banner

My First Day of School Coloring Pages

Get ready for the first day of school! Parents, have your kiddos color in these coloring sheets before the first day so you can use them for your first day of school pictures! Or, if you’re a teacher, you can print these off for your students and have a calming activity to help soothe those first day of school jitters.

My First Day of Pre-K

My 1st Day of Preschool coloring page with cute apple, crayons, and other school supplies with happy faces

My First Day of Preschool

My First Day of Kindergarten

My 1st Day of Kindergarten coloring page with flag bunting and school supplies with happy faces

My First Day of 1st Grade

My First Day of 1st Grade coloring page with flag bunting and school supplies with happy faces

My First Day of 2nd Grade

My First Day of 2nd Grade coloring page with flag bunting and school supplies with happy faces

My First Day of 3rd Grade

My First Day of 3rd Grade coloring page with flag bunting and school supplies with happy faces

My First Day of 4th Grade

My First Day of  4th Grade coloring page with flag bunting and school supplies with happy faces

My First Day of 5th Grade

My First Day of 5th Grade coloring page with flag bunting and school supplies with happy faces

We know back to school time brings lots of excitement, but also carries with it some stress as folks switch from the slow and easy pace of summer to the more hectic pace of the school year. We hope these free, easy to download coloring sheets help in a small way to keep things simple.

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