How to Decorate Your Classroom for Any Occasion
I Need Classroom Decoration Ideas!
Well, you've come to the right place.
Seasons come and go, but decorations certainly don't have to! This is especially true when what you're decorating is a classroom full of young and impressionable minds.
Here's the thing:
Most classrooms look drab, dull, and boring. Is that the mood we want around our students? Of course not! It's an uninspiring, demotivating, environment to be in, so how can we combat this? Decorations of course!
Not only do classroom decorations make the room a little more bright and colorful, but they can also inspire students to have a healthy mindset!
How to decorate a classroom:
As I not-so-vaguely stated at the beginning of this article, classroom decorations don't need to be seasonal. They certainly can be, and we will get to that later (I promise!). But for now, we will focus on how to decorate classrooms. Ideas? I have plenty!
While it would be great to let the kids run wild and paint on the walls, most schools don't allow that. But an easy, mess-free alternative is to use classroom decals or prints. They're cheap, easy to install, and come in a wide variety of colors!
Decals and prints are awesome not only because they brighten up the learning environment, but also because they act like flashcards that carry words of wisdom that inspire your students to be nice and inclusive towards one another.
Let's get specific:
You have a few options when it comes to choosing classroom decorations. But fear not! We'll go through them and find the thing that will make your classroom a better learning environment.
Anyone who has spent a significant amount of time in classrooms knows that every classroom is different. One classroom may need to inspire and motivate the students, where another classroom may need to encourage kindness and inclusivity.
With that being the case, the classroom decor themes you choose need to match the students who will be using it. And the teacher, better than anyone, knows what kind of messages and classroom decoration ideas will suit their students best.
Personally, I like using decals on the classroom door. Classroom door decorations are great because students need to interact with the message you're trying to spread every time they enter your classroom. My personal favorites include quotes such as "In a World Where You Can Be Anything Be Kind" or if you're teaching younger students in a lower grade, "Have Big Dreams You'll Grow Into Them".
Another solution could be to buy a variety of prints. The only difference between prints and decals is that the prints can be moved from room to room, and don't need as much wall space to be displayed.
I like using both decals and prints in the classroom. The decals are nice for the motivational boost, but I like to use prints to create are more "homey" mood in a classroom.
To achieve this, I use the "Rainbow Poster" from the Rainbow Collection, which displays the classes grade level at the bottom of the rainbow. They come in a wide variety of grade levels, and create a nice feeling of unity in the classroom!
Seasonal classroom decorations:
See? I kept my promise! At last, we are going to talk a little bit about seasonal classroom decor themes.
In the lower grades, it's a nice and fun activity to have the kids make their own Christmas decorations for their classroom. And to supplement that, I recommend getting a few decals/posters of your choice for maximum cheer!
Using classroom Christmas classroom door decorations and posters are a great way of getting your students into the holiday spirit. The decals are nice because they don't cost a lot of money, and therefore can be thrown out after Christmas. The prints, on the other hand, can be reused for many years to come!
My favorite is the "Merry Christmas Y'all" wall decal, or the "Winter Wonderland" snowflake decal (Sorry. I can't choose just one!)
Decals with quotes like these, and other holiday-related items, are available here on the site!
Let's go shopping:
I hope you enjoyed this little guide on how to spruce up your classroom. What I have shown you is of course only a fraction of what we have to offer here on the site!
So go take a look and find some awesome and inspiring decorations to put in your classroom! Not only will you be happy you did, but the students and their parents will thank you for caring so much about the positivity and unity inside your classroom.
- Rachelle Austin