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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
So many awww-inducing moments!