[Anticipating Kindergarten and an….]


Little A is going to his first day of Kindergarten tomorrow and we had to pull together an “All About Me” poster for the event. Being up against a clock and having most of our stuff in boxes (I can’t seem to find the boys art supplies anywhere and we are all going a tad crazy as a result!) I was worried about how “creative” we could be. So I decided to come up with a simple design that was full of photos and spaces where Little A could write in his likes, etc. I was lucky enough to find our 13×19 glossy photo paper (which also happened to perfectly fit the poster we were given for the task). From there I printed out the images (that Little A helped to pick out) and then had Little A write in his interests.


Little A took to it immediately and began filling it out (it didn’t hurt that I let him use a permanent marker, his favorite taboo writing utensil of choice).


He then chose to draw a self portrait on the star and I loved how it turn out.


I loved how proud he was of the poster and he insisted on bringing it to Back-to-School night. And me? Well I was wiping my brow with a sigh of relief, glad that I didn’t let my “I’m not so great with changes” little guy down in the midst of all these transitions.

Here’s hoping the first day of school goes so well!


And in case you are interested, I’m giving you a template (designed in Photoshop) for you to use as well. As I mentioned earlier, It’s a nice large size of 13×19 but if can be scaled down if need be for a smaller paper or for scrapbooking, etc. And if you do want to use the larger size, and don’t have a large format printer, you can just take your design, via cd or thumb drive, etc., to your local copy center, such as Kinkos, and have it printed out there for you. It fits perfectly on an 14×22 poster board. Just add a title up top and you are good to go.

Download the template hereand enjoy!

*sorry, for some reason blogger won’t read the link but if you copy and paste the following link into a new window, you should be able to download it. Link here: files.me.com/merrileel/1m0t3l

September 2, 2011



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    lovely lindsay

    August 29, 2011

    this is so so awesome. thank you!
    happy kinder to the two of you tomorrow.
    love, lindsay

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    August 30, 2011

    I can’t get the download to work. Is the link in the post correct?

    Thanks so much for providing. I love this template!

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    August 30, 2011

    This is so rad!! Thanks for sharing the template but the link is broken;(

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    August 30, 2011

    Love this! What a great idea. [However, I couldn’t get the download to work?]. Happy first day of kindergarten!

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    August 30, 2011

    Hi ladies! So sorry for the hassle. For some reason blogger won’t read the link but if you copy and paste the following link into a new window, you should be able to download it. Link here: files.me.com/merrileel/1m0t3l

    Let me know if it still doesn’t work.


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    Amy C

    August 30, 2011

    That is adorable! My oldest daughter starts kindergarten on Thursday so we are ramping up for the big day as well. Luckily we don’t yet have such a poster assignment because i know ours would not be as cute as yours!!

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    August 30, 2011

    Time goes by so fast! How are you feeling about him going to school? I cried the first day after I dropeed jada off last year. Ugh! I think It was harder for me than her.

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    Belinda Madsen

    August 31, 2011

    My boys have to do these on their birthdays. You just saved me a bit of work. Thanks!

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    September 2, 2011

    that’s fabulous!


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    October 12, 2011

    has anyone been able to download this? i have tried the new link. i would really love to play with this!

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    October 12, 2011

    Hi Jill,

    If you use this link, you should be able to download it: files.me.com/merrileel/1m0t3l

    Let me know if it doesn’t work.


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    December 21, 2011

    Great idea!!!!
    Thanks for the template, I’ll use it!!!

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    September 9, 2012

    I just stumbled upon your blog and am astounded and inspired by your many talents. Thanks for sharing them! I absolutely adore this template for the all about me poster but can’t get it to work. I even went to the apple store to see if they could help me but they were stumped! Any suggestions? Would it be pushy to tell you that I have procrastinated to an extreme and it’s due tomorrow? Haha


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