15 Fun Ways to Decorate Your Classroom Door for Back-to-School
Each school year, teachers take on a lot of work. From wrangling a group of second-grade kids into assigned desks to making multiplication tables or long division “fun” for the day, a teacher tackles the duty with nuance and patience—all while somehow turning a bare cement box of a room into a colorful, happy center for learning complete with decorated walls, desks, bulletin boards, and even doors. On a budget. (That’s an A+ in our book.)
Since teachers are typically an over-achieving bunch, why not start early? A creative design for your door is just the thing to welcome your students back to the classroom this year. We’ve rounded up 15 classroom door decoration ideas that will kick off the school year in style. Whether you’re more motivational, punny, or pop culture-obsessed, we’ve got the back-to-school inspiration you need to make quite the entrance.
"When You Can't Find the Sunshine, Be the Sunshine"
Motivate your students to seize the school day and be a ray of sunshine for those around them. Shop the kit here.
"We Are a Bright Bunch"
Give your classroom a touch of farmhouse appeal with this rustic scheme, made with a bulletin board kit. Shop the kit here.
"Anything's Popsicle With This Cool Bunch"
Everyone loves popsicles, right? Unveil this door design with a cooler full of icy treats for your students.
"Hats Off to Dr. Suess!"
Who doesn’t love The Cat in the Hat? Salute everyone's favorite author with a back-to-school door design.
"Come Soar With Us!"
Inspired by the movie "Up," this door design sets up your class to reach new heights this school year.
"Totally Awesome Kids Are Busy Learning Behind This Door"
Talk about a "totally awesome" 80s-inspired door. Make it a party, and have students wear their best 80s attire. Shop the kit here.
"Our Teacher Makes Our World Colorful"
Crayons are about as classic as it gets for classroom decoration. To make it special, have students write something kind about the class.
"Shaking It Up in Second Grade"
Make your classroom a sweet shop, starting with this creative and colorful idea with a punny message.
"Our Teachers Are Groovy"
Surprise your teachers with a special door design that tells each student's favorite things about them.
"Donut Ever Give Up!"
We could all use a little motivation at times—and a donut, to be fair. This school door idea does both. Shop the collection here.
"Kiki, Do You Love Books?"
Get inspired by what you're hearing on the radio, like this door with Drake's "In My Feelings." The kids will love it.
Colorful Pom-Pom Door
When in doubt, throw up some colorful pom-pom accents. Shop the collection here.
"In This Class, We Stick Together"
Start the school year on a punny note with succulent-inspired decor for your door.
"Kindness Leaves Others Encouraged!"
Keep it simple with a whimsical woodland vibe. Shop the collection here.
"Reading Is Magically Delicious"
Give your door a St. Patrick's Day makeover. Lucky Charms it is!