Setting up your classroom before school starts can be tough if you are out of ideas for a fun theme or color scheme. Luckily, we asked teachers across the country what they are doing with their classrooms this year, and we’ve gathered some of the fun responses here for you to use as inspiration. Check out real teacher tips for classroom themes below and get your school year off to an inspired start.
Classroom Theme Ideas from Real Teachers
Quite a few of the teachers left us their ideas for themes. Some of these were animals, movies, and characters. Not sure what you want to do? Read some of these fun ideas and decide whether any of them fit your classroom and style.
“Being a preschool teacher, we have to keep it fun and interesting!! Wtbs, I think I might start out with superheroes and continue using this theme throughout the year, carry out throughout my activities, classroom management, boards and decor.” – Demetrius M.
“Safari themed with lots of animal print this year!” – Maria C.
“I’m going with “the sky is the limit” with clouds and hot air balloons!” – Jackie B.
“I am going for the “Secret Garden “theme. I want my class to love reading, writing, exploring, and adventure this academic year. I am a Special Education (3rd-5th) grade Resource Teacher.“ – Mary B.
“We are doing a farmhouse theme! The students have little knowledge or contact with rural America so bringing that into the classroom will help expand their knowledge of the world around them!” – Cara C.
“I teach 6th grade ELA. I’m sticking with the Harry Potter theme from last year. Just adding a few more “embellishments” to it. This was my room last year..” – Zeeba P.
Not into a character or animal theme? Lots of teachers are going for different color schemes instead! Choose one, two, or several colors and get your classroom decorated and ready to go. See what these teachers chose for their color schemes below!
“Everyone has a spot in our classroom. Students will decorate their own spots with their name in it. Spots will be put up on our door. The rest of the room will be nice and colorful.” – Rachel M.
“Black and white polka dot theme with accent colors lime green and purple.” – Kamina M.
“I want to go with a neon bright colored theme or a watercolor theme this year” – Sidmarie F.
“I am a first year special education teacher. My “theme” is pastels and anything/everything that is calming.” – Kaylah L.
“Crayons and primary colors. My pre-K’ers are making their mark in the world” – FeFe O.
Looking for Classroom Decor?
If you’re looking to get some new classroom decor, or are thinking about changing up your theme at some point soon, stop by our online store to stock up on cute borders, numbers, and letters to use around the room. We have a wide range of construction paper colors and craft tools to make decorating your classroom fun and easy.