Making a classroom a cozy, comfortable space often starts with a carpeted area and versatile seating options. We asked real life teachers about their cozy classrooms and favorite carpet time activities, and they shared some great ideas with us. Read on and see what other teachers are loving about their cozy classrooms.
Teacher Favorite Items for Adding Coziness to the Classroom
Not many of us grew up thinking about classrooms as a cozy place, but many teachers are on a mission to give their students a more calming and anxiety-free educational experience. Check out some of these best-selling teacher items for adding more comfort to the classroom.
Changing the lighting in a classroom can be as easy as hanging these over the lights. A very popular item, the Cozy Shade is reusable and comes in a wide range of colors and themes to fit any classroom.
Comfortable seating gives students a chance to move somewhere new in the room to focus on their studies and listening. Bean bag chairs are easy to move and vinyl covered chairs are also simple to clean.
In order to enjoy carpet time activities, many teachers pick out a fun and unique rug for their classroom. The softness adds a cozy appeal to any classroom, and students often like to sit in this area during group work time.
Teacher Favorite Carpet Time Activities
A classroom carpet is a gathering place for a multitude of activities, allowing students to leave their desks and sit amongst their peers. We asked teachers for some of their favorite carpet time activities, and we’ve listed a few of our favorites below.
“Sharing “good things”. We get to connect daily on a level that is so important to a child’s growth. Every student gets to share something positive that happened to them. Sometimes we hear something unfortunate, but we learn from it, and find the good in what happened if we can.” – Daleen M.
“I literally live on the floor in my classroom, lol. The kids are more relaxed and focused versus sitting in chairs at their desks. I’d say my favorite carpet activity would be playing math games with my students.” – Janette V.
“My students love to sit on the carpet and work. We usually pair up in groups of 2-4, and students work collaboratively on close reading activities. I am usually wandering around and sitting down to have conversations with them.” – Tiffany L.