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All The Adorable Back-To-School Photos Celebs Have Shared Of Their Kids

Celeb parents share cute photos and bittersweet feelings as their little ones head off to school.

Over the past few weeks, proud parents have flooded social media feeds with totally adorable pictures of kids going back to school. Whether it’s the classic pose with a backpack or a child holding a chalkboard with the school year and other important info, the annual first day of school picture has become a must-do for parents.

Even celebrities can’t resist the cute factor of these milestone photos. Many stars have jumped on the back-to-school photo shoot bandwagon with their kids and shared the resulting pics online for friends and family to see. Check out our favorites.

Jamie Lynn Spears

Fans of Britney’s little sister may remember her from her starring role on the Nickelodeon show “Zoey 101” back in the early 2000s. Fast forward to 2018, and Spears’ oldest daughter Maddie just started the fifth grade!

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5th grade 😞🍎✏️📚♥️

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Kate Gosselin

The “Kate Plus 8” star proudly posted a photo containing six of her eight kids as they headed back to school for the year. Her two oldest girls are starting their senior year of high school, while the sextuplets are starting eighth grade. Seems like just yesterday that they were born!

Tori Spelling

Former “Beverly Hills 90210” star Tori Spelling couldn’t resist getting in on the first day of school fun with her son Finn. The proud mama posted this picture of Finn getting ready to head off to kindergarten. The celebrity mom of five kids knows all about how times flies as the little ones grow up.

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Can’t believe my little guy Finn is a big man starting kindergarten at his new school. He’s so excited to join his older brother and sisters! . This week Finn is on his new campus doing a Kindergarten prep camp. Having a great time meeting all his new friends… . As a working mom of 5 kiddos I have to say that working my beauty business aka my “side gig” has truly given me back moments I would be missing if I was working on set filming, at a photo shoot, or in the office. #mommoments can’t be recreated so with this biz I get to mom hard and boss babe hard at the same time. If you want that freedom too join my #girlempowermentgang and goto www.jointori.com … . And, you can check out all my curated beauty products at www.beautywithtori.com PS~ #powerlips are my jam! Long wearing not drying liquid lips. I’m wearing confidence in this pic (and it’s also the name of the color 👄) . #bossbabe #teamtori #beauty #workingmom #momhard #beautybiz #team90210💋 📷by @liamaaronmcdermott2724

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Mario Lopez

Lopez, formerly known as Slater on the ’90s teen hit “Saved By The Bell” and current host of the entertainment TV series “Extra,” is all grown up and has two children of his own in school. His oldest, Gia, just started second grade this year. The proud papa shared the traditional first day of school picture on his Instagram page.

Tamera Mowry

Co-host of “The Real” talk show and former “Sister, Sister” star Tamera Mowry experienced the first day of school in a whole new way this year. Both of her little ones went off to class for the first time. Her 7-year-old son, Aden, looked almost too cool for school in his little leather jacket and emoji T-shirt.

Tamera Mowry

When your youngest heads off to school for the first time, it can feel bittersweet. Mowry admitted she shed some tears as her 3-year-old daughter Ariah began her school days this year.

Katherine Heigl

Emmy Award-winning actress Katherine Heigl’s two beautiful daughters — Naleigh and Adalaide —  kicked off the 2018–2019 school year looking excited and totally adorable with their cat ears! Heigl still has her young son, Joshua, at home for a couple more years and plans to make the most of her time home alone with him now that school is back in session.

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First day of school for these two delicious dishes! I don’t know why but watching them get on the bus and drive away always makes me cry a little. Then the bus pulls out of sight, I dry my eyes, pour myself a big glass of champagne and shout “ CHEERS TO SEVEN WHOLE HOURS WITH ONLY ONE KID NEEDING MY ATTENTION!!” 🥂 Speaking of needing my attention, up now on the blog is a post on the #hideawayplacespace I created for the girls. It’s got a bit of a Harry Potter “cupboard under the stairs” vibe and they love it! Hit the link in my bio if you’re looking for a creative and inexpensive way to keep your kids entertained and look like a hero all at the same time. #thoseheavenlydays #jcrewcuts for our first day of school tradition of new outfits.

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Candace Cameron Bure

“Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure is experiencing a little bit of empty nest syndrome lately as her two oldest children (daughter Natasha and son Lev) have already graduated from high school. So Bure made sure to celebrate her youngest son’s first day of junior year by snagging this shot of Maks before he left for his big day.

Jodie Sweetin

Jodie Sweetin, also of “Fuller House,” is a busy mom of two girls, Zoie and Beatrix. Her girls are growing up fast and she wanted to capture the special moment of their first day of school. Zoie started fifth grade and Beatrix began third grade this year.

Chrissy Teigen

The “Lip Sync Battle” host and her husband John Legend’s daughter, Luna, looks as pretty as a picture for her first day. And mommy (who is a social media maven) even put together a little family photo album for her daughter to take with her to school to help make the transition easier.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

Celebrity couple Kristen Bell (“Frozen,” “Bad Moms”) and Dax Shepard (“Parenthood,” “CHiPs”) escorted their oldest daughter, 5-year-old Lincoln, to her first day of school. The family looks casual and ready to start a fantastic school year. The couple has another daughter, 3-year-old Delta, at home.

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Nerd alert!!! The team Shepard loves school!! 🤓🤓🤓

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Emily Maynard Johnson

This former “Bachelorette” contestant has a junior high student! Her daughter Ricki kicked off seventh grade this school year and she’s already taller than her mama! Maynard has three other children: Gibson, Gatlin and Jennings.

Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum

Another “Bachelorette” alum, Ashley Hebert Rosenbaum, was excited to see her two children, Essie and Fordham, head off for the first day of school. Both kids held up their milestone signs with pride and looked so cute!

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Happiest first day of school to all. #momparty

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Michael Phelps

Boomer Phelps, son of Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps, has his own Instagram account! Of course, it’s run by his parents, but you can see in this picture that he’s got major personality. The preschooler has everything he needs for a successful school year, including a lunch box with (what else) a shark on it!

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Back to school!!!

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Dan Reynolds and Aja Volkman

Six-year-old Arrow Reynolds has music in her blood. Her dad is Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds and mom Aja Volkman sings for indie music group Nico Vega. Little Arrow is showing some confident sass and a winning smile in her first day of first grade picture.

Stephen Curry

NBA superstar Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha have three beautiful children: daughters Riley and Ryan and son Canon. This year, 6-year-old Riley moved up to first grade and her mom shared the bittersweet feeling so many parents feel sending their littles off to school.

Kailyn Lowry

Lowry of MTV’s “Teen Mom 2” has three children now: Isaac, age 8, Lincoln, age 4 and Lux, age 1. Her oldest son, Issac, is growing up fast and just started third grade. Lowry got a picture of herself with her three children on Isaac’s first day and posted it to her Instagram.

Jana Kramer

Former “One Tree Hill” star and country singer Jana Kramer snapped this precious picture of her daughter, Jolie, just before the little one started her first day of school. How adorable is she sitting in that cubby next to her name?

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Jolie’s first day of school. #myheart #mygirl

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Melissa Rycroft Strickland

Sometimes it’s so hard to let the little ones go, even though we know we have to. Former “Bachelor” contestant Melissa Rycroft Strickland’s oldest child, Ava Grace, was all ready to head off to second grade when mom insisted on one last hug. Fortunately, Ava was happy to oblige. Strickland also has two sons, Beckett (age 4) and Cayson (age 2).

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2nd graadddeee…😩😩

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Melissa Joan Hart

The former “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” and “Melissa and Joey” star expressed mixed emotions over the fact that all of her children are now in school. She has three sons: Mason (age 12), Braydon (age 10) and Tucker (age 6). Her youngest headed off to school for the first time and rode the bus with middle son Braydon.

Holly Marie Combs

Actress and former “Charmed” and “Pretty Little Liars” star Combs sent two of her boys off to middle and high school this academic year. And they look ready to face whatever may come their way. Finley and Riley allowed mom to catch a quick picture before they headed off to school for the first day.


Rapper Berner had no trouble expressing his sensitive side when it came to his little girl’s first day of school. In an Instagram post, he marveled at how quickly time had passed between when his daughter Janelle started preschool and now. This year, she starts sixth grade.

Angie Harmon

Former “Law and Order” star Angie Harmon posted an incredible first day of school picture of her three daughters: Finley, Avery and Emery. In her heartfelt post, she celebrated spending an “incredible summer” with her girls and wished them luck for the upcoming school year.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann

Talk about a busy family! The former star of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” has six children and the first day of school proved to be emotional for the mom. According to Zolciak-Biermann’s post, there were tears all around for both kids and adults. Before the emotions got the better of the family, however, they managed to pose for this happy picture before the first day of school.

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Somehow I made it through the day yesterday 😭😭 it was all good until they started to get out of the car to go in to school and Kane grabbed my face kissed me and said, “I love you Mom” 😭 I was done!! We parked went inside with hubby and our nanny and we walked Kj and Kash to class (the twins you were asked not too on the first day) they were fine anyway 🙄😩 they were so EXCITED! We got Kash to his room and as he started to hug me he started to cry, welllll .. that meant I started to cry! As he hugged our nanny I scurried out so he wouldn’t see me cry! So our nanny and I were walking down the hall on our way to KJ’s class crying our eyes out! 😢 we got Kj situated and he waved goodbye and took a BIG sigh and when he took that big sigh daddy started 😭 we drove home all crying lol! Man how I wish I could keep them home all day everyday for the rest of my life! I miss them terribly! The house is quiet which is so weird 😞 but I feel so incredibly blessed to put them in an incredible school and even more blessed to have 6 amazing healthy children 🙏🏼

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Scott Foley

Sometimes a picture isn’t enough to capture the meaning of a moment. Actor Scott Foley of “Scandal” shot a quick video as he and his wife walked their three children Malina, Keller and Konrad to school in Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic.

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Walking to School! #prague

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So many awww-inducing moments!