Free Overlay for an End of the Year Class Photo


In kindergarten, we celebrate the end of the school year by counting down the days together using the alphabet.

Here is a fun classroom photo idea to show off the bright future of your students at the end of the year. Plus, there is a free photo overlay you can use to make your own.

End of the Year Class Photo Idea Sunglasses for a Bright Future

We give each of the last 26 days of school a letter of the alphabet… and I try to get creative and think of something to do each day to match the letter.

It’s a nice and fun way to wind down the year without taking too much instructional time.

For “s” day, students were allowed to wear sunglasses all day.

end of the year class photo idea - bright future by KindergartenWorks
“Our future is so bright we have to wear shades!”

I took a group photo of everyone who participated by bringing in a pair.

I wish you could see both their glasses and expressions at the same time – precious and hilarious.

We did a real serious face and they l.o.v.e.d it!

Our families loved it too.

Want to make one? I’ll teach you how!

I’ve updated the lettering and also made an individual version in case you want to take individual pics.

My future is so bright I have to wear shades overlay

This is of my own little sweet peas wearing her daddy’s hat and sunglasses.

How to make this for your class

So how can you re-create this with your class?

Here’s what you do:

  1. Take a horizontal photo of your class (or individual photos) wearing sunglasses.
  2. Open a blank Google Slides presentation. You can change the page setup to be 8×10 or whatever photo sized you want.
  3. Go to Insert > Image (select the class photo from wherever it’s stored)
  4. Re-size the photo to fit the slide.
  5. Click here to download this class version caption or this individual one. [terms of use]  [downloading help]
  6. Now go to Insert > Image (select the overlay from wherever you downloaded it to)
  7. Re-size or rotate the overlay as needed.
  8. Go to File > Download > JPEG image

For individual photos, duplicate your first slide. Then select the student photo and choose “Replace image” and select next student photo.

Let’s wrap it up

There you have it – a fun classroom photo idea to show off the bright future of your students at the end of the year with a free photo overlay to make your own.

You may also love this entire class photo idea that is super simple to pull off!

End of the Year Class Photo Kindergarten - KindergartenWorks

Or this photo prop that makes the cutest gifts to parents!

Future First Grader by KindergaartenWorks - End of the Year Photo Idea

Are you looking for more End of the Year Alphabet Countdown ideas? I’ve got your back.

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