16 Cute Classroom Theme Ideas for Teachers
Every teacher knows that kicking off the school year on an exciting note is important. Not only does it help the transition from summer be just a little less daunting for students, but it sets the tone for a school year full of learning, growing, and—of course—fun. That’s where classroom theme decorations can help.
In between lesson planning and supply stocking, teachers somehow find a way to turn a bare cement box of a room into a colorful, friendly place for learning. From impressively decorated doors to crafty bulletin boards to cozy reading nooks, classrooms have come a long way from the dusty chalkboards and creaky wooden desks of yesteryear. Make your students feel welcomed and eager to learn with one of these classroom theme ideas. Choose between themes like jungle adventure, construction zone, and beach party. Whether you’re getting ready for back-to-school or freshening up for a new season, it’s time for a classroom flip!
Llamas, Oh My!
There's no classroom happier than one filled with colorful details, such as these llamas, pom-poms, and cacti.
This reading corner got a jungle-themed makeover. (Tip: Integrate the school mascot into the decor.)
Kindergarten...pom-pom edition! You can't go wrong with bursts of bright color.
Dr. Suess Land
Pay homage to everyone's favorite childhood writer, Dr. Suess.
Donut Ever Give Up!
Try not to smile when looking at a classroom wall covered in donuts. Celebrate the start of every month by bringing in a matching dozen.
Bring On the Emojis
Prove to the kids that you're hip with the times. (Do people still say that?)
Hard hats on, please! Your students will be ready to get work done in this construction zone.
We're a Bright Bunch!
Make over your classroom with a touch of farmhouse appeal via this rustic scheme, made with a bulletin board kit.
Welcome to the Circus
Because a room full of first graders is, indeed, quite the circus to wrangle.
Make the transition from summertime fun to school work so much easier with a beach-themed classroom.
A dino-themed transformation will have your students ready for a challenge. This tutorial comes with an educational game idea, too.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
"Be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud." That's a phrase that can motivate your students all school year long. Grab colorful construction paper, and get crafting!
A hashtag-heavy classroom will make you the coolest teacher in school.
Make class feel like an adventure. It's time for a safari.
Football and fractions? Consider math class handled.
Let's Go Camping
Make a cozy reading corner complete with a tent to curl up inside with a good book.