5 Classroom Themes for the New School Year!

As we head into the new school year every teacher has a few things on their mind.  Let’s be honest, a few is probably an understatement. One thought that often crosses teachers' minds is, “How should I set up my classroom this year?” If you are looking for fun themes to last the whole year we have some inspiring ideas and the products to make them happen.

Below are some suggestions to fill your classroom; some, you can have ready before the students arrive and others are products you can use in activities based around the theme of your classroom to continue the decorating throughout the school year.  

1) Rainbow: Inspire creativity in a colorful classroom by decorating with the following products?

Clockwise From Top Left: Window Chalk, Colored Masking Tape, Printed Corrugated Boarders, Crepe Paper Streamers and Rainbow Class Baskets. (see links below)

Clockwise From Top Left: Window Chalk, Colored Masking Tape, Printed Corrugated Boarders, Crepe Paper Streamers and Rainbow Class Baskets. (see links below)

Bordette® Printed Border Rolls, Crayons, Clouds & Flowers - Set of 6 (#PBDSET) 

Crepe Paper Streamers - Set of 6 (#STRMRS)      

Rainbow Class Baskets - Set of 12 (#CLASSBAS)    

Keep-It-Clean Plastic Art Mats - Set of 6 (#TIDY)

Duck Tape® - Rainbow (#DPATRA)            

Colorations® Colorful Collage Kit (COLORKIT)    

No-Glue Fun Foam Frames - Set of 36 (EVAFK)

Smart-Fab® Rolls - 48" x 40', Set of 8 Colors (#SMFABALL) 

Rick Rack Ribbon - 150 Feet (#RIKRAK) 

Duck Tape® - Set of 10 Solid Colors (#SETDTAPE)    

Colored Masking Tape & Easy Loading Dispenser (#34CMTSET)

Scratch Designs Color Boards - Set of 100 (#SDCOLORS)

Economy Weight Colored Poster Board - 50 Sheets (#EWC) 

Colorations® Window Chalk - Set of 8 (#WINDCHLK)               

2) Multicultural/All About Me: A great opportunity to decorate with the students and a chance for the children to work on social emotional awareness through arts and crafts.

Clockwise From Top Left: Jumbo Finger-Paint Paper Kids, World paper Classroom Pack, Face Pads, Craft Stick Faces and Classroom Canvas Picture Quilt. (see links below)

Clockwise From Top Left: Jumbo Finger-Paint Paper Kids, World paper Classroom Pack, Face Pads, Craft Stick Faces and Classroom Canvas Picture Quilt. (see links below)

Craft Stick Faces - Set of 20 (#FACESTK)         

Dress Yourself Paper Friends - Makes 50 (#PAPEEP)

Face Pad, 5" x 8" - 50 Sheets (#FACE)                 

Cardstock Family Pack - 150 Pieces (#FAMILYPK)  

World Paper Pack - 160 Sheets (#WORLDPP) 

Classroom Picture Quilt - 12 Pieces (#CLASPIC)        

Giant Person Shapes - 24 Pieces (#KIDCARD)    

Canvas Person Puppets - Set of 12 (#CANPUP)            

Jumbo Finger Paint Paper Kids, 35"L - Set of 12 (#BIGKIDS)            

3) Jungle/Wild: Encourage the little imaginations in your classroom to take a walk on the wild side this school year by decorating your classroom with the below products.

Clockwise From Top: Fadeless Safari Prints, Craft-A-Scene Foam Shapes, Amazing Animal Paper and Easy Grip Stampers. (see links below)

Clockwise From Top: Fadeless Safari Prints, Craft-A-Scene Foam Shapes, Amazing Animal Paper and Easy Grip Stampers. (see links below)

Animal Paint Scrapers - Set of 20 (#ANIPAINT)              

Easy-Grip Bug Story Stampers, 3" - Set of 12 (#BUGST)      

Washable Plastic Jungle Stencils - Set of 6 (#PSJ)                

Fadeless® Safari Rolls - Set of 6 (#FADEFARI) 

Duck Tape® - Zebra Stripes (#DPATZE)      

Craft-a-Scene Foam Shapes - Rainforest Habitat (#EXOTIC)

Scratch Designs Animal Shapes - Set of 48 (#SDANIMAL)

Amazing Animal Paper (#AAPR)        

4) Sea Life: It is a big world under the sea…explore it with the big imaginations that fill your classroom this year by incorporating the below products into your classroom.          

Clockwise From Top: Craft-a-Scene Foam Shapes, Shells, Cooperative Mural (center), Easy-Grip Stampers and Real Photo Seal Life Foam Stickers . (see links below)

Clockwise From Top: Craft-a-Scene Foam Shapes, Shells, Cooperative Mural (center), Easy-Grip Stampers and Real Photo Seal Life Foam Stickers . (see links below)

Cooperative Mural Art - 4' x 10' (#LWMAT)

Easy-Grip Sea Life Stampers, 3" - Set of 14 (#SEASTAMP)  

Sea Life Washable Plastic Stencils - Set of 6 (#PSS)                  

Craft-a-Scene Foam Shapes - Ocean Habitat (#DIVEDEEP )     

Sea Shells - 1 lb. (#PSMSS)   

Sea Life Photo Foam Stickers (#SEAWORLD)

5) Garden: Bring the children’s love of being outside inside the classroom this school year with the below products:

Top: Crepe Paper Streamers   Middle: Tissue Paper Flowers, Fabulous Fabric Flowers and Wooden Butterfly Shapes   Bottom: Fabulous Fabric Tape (see links below)

Top: Crepe Paper Streamers   Middle: Tissue Paper Flowers, Fabulous Fabric Flowers and Wooden Butterfly Shapes   Bottom: Fabulous Fabric Tape (see links below)

Tissue Paper Flowers- Set of 24 (#BLOOM)      

Garden Stencils - Set of 12 (#GARDEN)            

Fabulous Fabric Tape - Set of 12 (#ABFAB)      

Fabulous Fabric Flowers - 200 Pieces (#VIOLET) 

Flowers, Hearts & Bug Foam Shapes - 500 Pieces (#FFHB)

Wooden Butterfly Shapes - Set of 12 (#BFLY)   

Wooden Flower Pot Frames - Set of 12 (#FLFRM ) 

Decorate your Own Papier-Mache Flower Pots - Set of 12 (#MACHEPOT)  

Crepe Paper Streamers - Set of 6 (#STRMRS2)      

Jumbo Fingerpaint Paper Butterfly - Set of 12 (#BIGFLY)

Below are some more suggested products and fun ideas, from the Arts & Crafts buyer at Discount School Supply, to help make your classroom pop this school year!  

Mini Display Canvas Classroom Pack - Set of 48 (#POPART)         

White Canvas Flags - Set of 12 (#FLAGS)              

Canvas Art Banner (#ARTBAN)                

Classroom Canvas Quilt - 12 Pieces (#CLASQLT)                

COLORATIONS FADE RESISTANT PAPER ROLL - SET OF 12 (#RESISTALL)

Bordette® Classic Border Rolls - Set of 6 (#BDSET6)

Bordette Jewel Colors - Set of 6 (#BORDSET) 

If you decorated your classroom, or plan to, with a theme in mind
please share it with us by commenting below.