91 Welcoming Classroom Doors for Back to School

Roll out the butcher paper, unpack the construction paper, and break out the scissors.

Classroom door decorations for back to school including one that features hearts and says Welcome Back the Books Missed you and one that has a basketball hoop and says Shoot 4 Success.

Your students are about to walk through your classroom door for the first time—how are you going to welcome them? These back-to-school classroom door decorations let you show off your teacher personality from day one. From simple but meaningful to artistic and impressive, these ideas cover every subject, every teacher type, and every budget.

Tip: Not allowed to decorate your doors because of fire marshal or safety rules? Many of these make terrific bulletin boards too.

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1. Believe You Can

Classroom door with colorful lettering reading Believe You Can and You're Halfway There

This is the perfect powerful message to greet your students on the first day!

Source: @joeyudovich

2. Our Class Fits Together


Door decoration with faces turned into puzzle pieces. Text reads Our Class Fits Together.

You’re all pieces of the same puzzle, and you’re in this together! (Get that cute puzzle border here.)

Source: @missmuinteoir

3. Colorful Pom-Pom Welcome

Classroom door with colorful pom-pom decor

Welcome your students into the classroom with this colorful pom-pom door decor. Get the pom-pom cutouts, border, and welcome banner.

Source: Creative Teaching Press

4. Just Keep Swimming

Welcome to 1st Grade classroom door with a fish theme and text that reads Just Keep Swimming!

Welcome back an entire school of little fishies (and share a little Disney love)!

Source: @foleyfunfridays

5. We Are Here

when you enter this classroom you are ___. you are the reason we are here classroom door decoration idea

Bring those encouraging vibes from day one. Students will feel at home when they see their classroom door.

Source: @lessonswithlaughter

6. Puppy Smiles

Dog standing by a classroom door decorated with smiling dogs. Text reads If you see someone without a smile today, give them yours.

Even if you don’t have an adorable classroom mascot like Dolly, you can still make classroom door decorations full of puppy smiles!

Source: @dollybaby_oes

7. Monkeying Around

Classroom door with branch made of burlap and individually decorated paper monkeys.

Using brown burlap for the branch adds some cool texture to this door idea. Have kids color their own monkeys for a personal touch.

Source: @inspiration2intention

8. Bright Futures

Classroom door reading Our futures are bright with math. Sunglass cutouts each have a reason to love math.

Classroom doors like this can be personalized for any subject. Find paper sunglasses cutouts here.

Source: @rise.over.run

9. Today a Reader

Classroom door reading Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

This is a powerful message for kids to absorb. And these reading monsters are so adorable!

Source: @bloom_in_english

10. Elements of Success

Elements of a Successful Student classroom door with different "elements" representing positive traits.

This chemistry-inspired door deserves a Nobel Prize!

Source: Elements of Success by @craftyshanny2

11. Whole Latte Learning

There's a whole latte learning happening in this classroom door decor with a latte cup

This door design will carry you all the way through fall so you can focus on the teaching.

Source: @sararains

12. Coco: Live Forever

Classroom door with a Coco theme. Text reads “Recuérdame, y viviré para siempre”

If this is one of your Disney faves, turn it into a classroom door! You can get a kit at the link, with text in Spanish or English (“Remember me and I will live forever”).

Source: Coco Door by @sra.davilamadwid

13. Happy Campers

Happy Campers Learn Here classroom door with a camper van and sunshine

The secret to this camping-themed classroom door? Duct tape!

Source: @craftsbycourt

14. You’ve Got a Friend

Toy Story-themed classroom door with Buzz and Woody, saying You've got a friend in Ms Fryman

Here’s some more Disney love from everybody’s favorite toy duo!

Source: @katelynn_sylvia

15. Building Our Way

Lego themed classroom door. Text reads We're building our way through 1st grade.

Speaking of toys, kids will love these 3D paper LEGO bricks.

Source: @mckinleykaty

16. Classgram

Classgram classroom door made to look like an instagram page with room for photos to be added

Many students are too young to be on social media, so give them an option they can follow in real life instead. (Buy a kit to make this door from Teach Create Motivate.)

Source: @mrsspeightsdoodles

17. Math Gives Us Hope

Classroom door reading Math gives us hope that every problem has a solution, surrounded by math symbols and numbers

You may have 99 problems, but a clever door design isn’t one of them!

Source: Math Gives Us Hope by @craftyshanny2

18. Sign Language Love

Classroom door with sign language for love. Text reads There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Van Goghna

Welcome kids by reminding them to embrace diversity in all its forms.

Source: @shiningartstars

19. Rainbow Smiles

Classroom door with paper flowers and cloud, and twisted crepe paper forming a rainbow

This door doesn’t require anything fancier than butcher paper, scissors, and some twisted colorful crepe paper. Easy enough for any teacher to try.

Source: @lessonslattesandlittleminds

20. A Flower Blooms

a flower does not compete with other flowers it just blooms. classroom door colorful flowers

Such a great sentiment AND a gorgeous door!

Source: @miss_cato_

21. Words of Wisdom

words of wisdom classroom door plants positive quote

Positive sayings and plants? Yes, please.

Source: @missksullivan

22. Math Is My Jam!

Teacher standing my classroom door that reads Math is my Jam with pictures of math symbols and a calculator

We love it when teachers are proud of their subject and display it boldly.

Source: @misscraftymathteacher

23. Ready to Fly

Door with a city skyline and text reading It's not enough to have the cape. You must dare to fly.

What a great, positive message for students. Help them fly this year!

Source: @melodyteachingadventures

24. Home Sweet Classroom

Classroom door decorated to make it look like a home door with a wreath. Text reads home sweet classroom.

Your classroom is their home away from home. Make it feel welcoming!

Source: @atouchofclassteaching

25. Learners Among Us

Door decorated with Among Us crew members. Text reads There are learners among us.

Whatever else might be sus, the learning in your classroom definitely is not!

Source: @teachinginparadise

26. We Swim Together

we might all be different fish but in this class we like to swim together. swimming fish under the sea classroom door decorations

Each of your students can make a fish that matches their personality. Let the creativity begin!

Source: @theartfullycraftyteacher

27. Amazing Things Happen Here

Classroom door saying Amazing Things Happen Here in colorful letters and different fonts

Simple, colorful, and full of excitement!

Source: @mrs.mcginnis_class

28. The Sky Is the Limit

the sky is the limit classroom door decoration rocket ship stars outer space

Shoot for the stars this back-to-school season!

Source: @mississateacher

29. Inspiring Black Youth

Door decorated with pictures of inspiration Black youth throughout history

These classroom door decorations were originally created for Black History Month, but they are terrific for back to school too.

Source: @begborrowedandallthefeels

30. I Am Enough

Classroom door decorated with an illustration of a young Black woman, with 3-D hair strands reaching out to surround the frame. Text reads I Am Enough.

Wow, what an impact! Take inspiration from the book by Grace Byers and remind students that they are enough, every single day.

Source: @blackeducatorsconnect

31. Grow and Bloom

Teacher standing next to a classroom door decorated with paper flowers. Text reads No solo crezcas, florece.

This door’s message makes an impact in any language: Don’t just grow, bloom!

Source: Grow and Bloom by @sra.davilamadwid

32. Something Within Us

Classroom door decorated with a picture of the earth. Text reads: We all have something within us the world needs.

Such an important message for every single student to hear.

Source: @misschidiacs.moments

33. You Are Loved

Classroom door with text reading You are smart. You are brave. You are strong. You are kind. You are loved.

Everyone needs to hear these things and know that there’s a place where they belong.

Source: @natalielynnkindergarten

34. Beautiful Butterflies

Door decorated with a paper tree made of blue and green butterflies and s child's silhouette. Text reads Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly.

Those hand-cut butterflies are truly astonishing! No time to do that yourself? Buy pre-cut paper butterflies here.

Source: Butterfly Tree by @theprintedsociety

35. We Stick Together

Classroom door decorated with a 3-D paper cactus and hearts with student names. Text reads In this class, we stick together.

Use artificial flowers to add some color to a paper cactus. Punchy details bring door decorations to life!

Source: @adventures_in2nd

36. Oversize Pencil

Door decoration of a large pencil and the words "what a sharp bunch!" -- classroom doors

Here’s another take on the “sharp bunch” theme, with the door itself turned into a giant pencil!

Source: Paola Garcia on Pinterest

37. Shoot 4 Success

Door decorated with a toy basketball hoop and paper basketballs. Text reads Shoot 4 Success.

The real basketball hoop makes this classroom door so much fun!

Source: @mrseskander

38. Learn and Grow

Door decorated with a large paper ruler and colorful flowers. Text reads When we learn we grow.

The big ruler really makes this colorful design pop.

Source: @kindershenanigans

39. Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat themed classroom door

Pete the Cat will always be a favorite! This design really works because it’s big, bright, and friendly.

Source: @teach.play.grow

40. Hello, My Name Is …

Classroom door decorated with colorful border and tassels, and Hello, My Name Is... tags for each student

If you’re looking for a simple, colorful classroom door you can throw together in a snap, try this idea. Here are the supplies you’ll need: colorful name tags, tassel garland, and rainbow dots border.

Source: @fireworks.in.first

41. Llama Fun

Classroom door decorated with colorful paper llama cutouts with student names. Text reads First Grade is a Llama Fun.

Here’s another easy one any teacher can do. Save time by buying these cute paper llama cutouts to personalize.

Source: @mrs.hugosclassyclass

42. Cheerful Pirate

Classroom door turned into a pirate face, wearing a large paper pirate hat.

Arrgh you ready for some learning? This classroom definitely is!

Source: @sarah.eb72

43. Chalkboard Door

Classroom door painted with chalkboard paint. Text reads If we all make today awesome for somebody else, today will be awesome for everybody.

Make it easy to have a new classroom door message whenever you want! Cover your door with chalkboard paint (be sure to get permission first), then chalk up a new message whenever inspiration strikes.

Source: @ewhitmyre

44. Art Inspiration

Door decorated with colorful paper and plastic plates to look like a paint palette. Text reads Be art-rageous.

Use colorful paper plates to make a paint set. So clever and so easy.

Source: @k.smith.art

45. Calculate Kindness

Door decorated with a large paper calculator. Text reads Calculate kindness into every day.

That paper calculator is so much fun!

Source: @teachwithchar

46. Be Kind

Classroom Door reading In a world where you can be anything, be kind. Yellow and pink sticky notes on the door offer ideas for how to show kindness.

Your students help make this door something special by adding their own ideas on how to show kindness to others.

Source: @strongermindsinschool

47. A-maze-ing Year

Pacman themed classroom door with text reading 2018 is going to be a-maze-ing.

Those old-school retro vibes are everything.

Source: @teachingthird

48. Spread Your Wings

Classroom door with butterfly wings and child standing in front. Text reads Spread your wings, it's time to fly. Make the leap, own the sky.

Perfect for those first-day pictures.

Source: Butterfly Photo Op by @theprintedsociety

49. Be a Pineapple

Door decorated with a large pineapple. Text reads: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.

Pineapples send a surprisingly positive message.

Source: @carolineandconfetti

50. Wild About Learning

we are wild about learning classroom door jungle theme monkeys

This door is perfect for a rainforest-themed classroom.

Source: @missksullivan

51. Welcome to the Nest

Door decoration of a tree with birds, saying "welcome to Mrs. Holbomb's nest"

Personalize this cozy door by having students decorate their own bird, write their name, and add one fact that makes them unique.

Source: My Classroom Ideas on Pinterest

52. Colorful Crayons

Classroom door made to look like a pack of crayons.

What’s better than a fresh new pack of crayons?

Source: Kyrsta Pokoski on Pinterest

53. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

chicka chicka boom boom inspired classroom door decoration. coconut tree with alphabet letters

Students will go coco-nuts for this DIY book-inspired door!

Source: @theprekday

54. Twinkle Little Star

twinkle twinkle little star we wished for you and here you are under the sea scuba divers classroom door decorations

Make your students feel special with this underwater door decoration. How cute are those scuba divers?

Source: @truelifekindergarten

55. Best of the Bunch

Door decoration of a basket of apples, each apple labelled with the student's names -- classroom doors

Apples are a back-to-school classic, and this door is a bushel of fun. Try these apple cutouts to make your own.

Source: Supply Me

56. Reading Adventures

Classroom door with book design. Text reads Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay here.

Welcome all the readers to your classroom!

Source: @glitterandglue4k2

57. Taco Bout It

taco bout a great class taco themed classroom door

If there’s one thing kids love, it’s food. Show some love to your class (and tacos) with this adorable back-to-school door!

Source: @phe_prek

58. Look Whooo’s Here

Door decoration of owls labelled with names of students and the words "look whooo's in our room!" -- classroom doors

Those giant wiggly eyes make this personalized door extra cute.

Source: mrsleeskinderkids.blogspot.com

59. Oh Snap!

Door decoration of many photographs and the words "oh snap!" -- classroom doors

We love Instagram-inspired classroom doors! Fill it with summer photos or clips from experiences that students can expect in your class (the covers of novels you’ll read, photos of the field trip to the zoo, students reading outside in the spring …).

Source: Sew Woodsy

60. Oh So Sweet

Door decoration of a popsicle and the words "first grade... it's oh so sweet!" -- classroom doors

These Popsicle-themed, glitter-covered classroom door decorations are the perfect sweet start to the year.

Source: First Grade Sweeties

61. Ocean Reef

Classroom door decorated with an ocean theme

Take a trip under the sea!

Source: Amber Beers on Pinterest

62. A Whale of a Door

Door decoration of a whale "eating" the doorframe. -- classroom doors

This is a doorway your students will never forget!

Source: @tyrumble

63. Superheroes in Training

Superheroes in Training classroom door decoration with 3-D effect of Superman bursting through the door.

That 3D effect is easy to create and really adds a lot of impact.

Source: Ricardo Caballero on Pinterest

64. Notebook Paper

Classroom door decorated to look like a piece of notebook paper with students names handwritten on the page.

What a wonderful way to display your students’ names. The design is simple and perfect.

Source: @teacherjdot

65. 3D Crayons

Teacher standing by a classroom door decorated with 3D paper crayons. Text reads "Get your cray-on."

These 3D crayon classroom door decorations are incredibly clever! We love how they’re “coloring” the door.

Source: @artistically_kymm

66. Incredible Year

Classroom door with an Incredibles movie theme. Text reads Ready for an incredible year in K!

Love the Incredibles movies? Try this door decoration!

Source: @kickin.it.in.kindergarten

67. Awesome Kids

totally awesome kids are busy learning behind this door. classroom door colorful shapes

Keep it colorful (and geometric) with this welcoming door!

Source: Laura Reed on Instagram

68. Life Is Sweet

life is sweet in fourth grade pineapples and flamingos classroom door decoration theme

Pineapples and flamingos make for a really welcoming door.

Source: @jfarr14

69. Young Minds Bloom

young minds bloom inside this room. classroom door decoration with giant flowers

How pretty are those flowers? Your class will definitely feel welcomed walking through this gorgeous door.

Source: Amanda Sapio on Pinterest

70. Cat Class

our cat class is pawesome - classroom door decoration with cats

Who doesn’t love being greeted by fuzzy kittens every morning?

Source: @denae_lynn

71. Blast Off

blast off into 2022 classroom door welcome back to school outer space rocket ship

Go on a space mission into your classroom this year. Prepare for liftoff!

Source: @caretolearndc

72. Chicken Nuggets

welcome chicken nuggets fast food chicken themed classroom door

We love these fast-food-inspired classroom door decorations! Perfect for little ones.

Source: @redeemed.marie

73. Welcome Book

welcome back, the books missed you. classroom door decoration with a book and colorful hearts

This door is perfect for a library or an English class. So simple and cute!

Source: @4thgrademaestra

74. In Tents

you can move mountains classroom door with tents and a camping theme

Grab some tent stickers and some cute garland to re-create this in-tents door!

Source: @nerdyinkindergarten

75. Whale of a Time

welcome, we're having a whale of a time. classroom door decoration whale ocean theme

This colorful door is over-whale-mingly cute!

Source: @lightingthatspark

76. Kids at Work

kids at work classroom door minion despicable me theme

This door is one in a minion!

Source: Crafty Morning

77. Reach for the Stars

reach for the stars diy classroom door with hand cut outs and stars

Your students will love participating in this Reach for the Stars activity!

Source: Second Grade Thrills

78. Hungry Learners

welcome hungry learners very hungry caterpillar theme classroom door decorations

Just like the caterpillar was hungry for food, your students are hungry for knowledge!

Source: Mary Rivera on Pinterest

79. On an Adventure

every day is an adventure in 4B. Up movie themed classroom door with house and balloons

Up and away!

Source: Bricks and Wood

80. Piece of the Puzzle

in this school you are a special piece of the puzzle! Classroom door decoration with puzzle border and puzzle pieces

A puzzle border makes this door really stand out!

Source: Dawn McDevitt on Pinterest

81. Move Mountains

we'll move mountains this year classroom door with smiling mountains and a blue background

Remind students of all they are capable of on the first day!

Source: Aridita Anggraini

82. Welcome Door

welcome to our class notebook paper and pencil classroom door decoration

Keep it simple with this notebook paper door! Add a pencil for a nice finishing touch.

Source: Teaching Is Elementary on Pinterest

83. Cookie Monster

we are smart cookies cookie monster themed classroom door decorations

This board is super sweet. Om nom nom!

Source: Sundas Usman on Pinterest

84. Don’t Let the Pigeon …

don't let the pigeon come to first grade book themed classroom door decoration

Call out a kid favorite book with this adorable back-to-school door decoration. Don’t let the pigeon in!

Source: A Tried and True Teacher

85. Ready, Set, Glow

ready set glow firefly lightning bugs classroom door decoration back to school

Catch some fireflies this back-to-school season. Watch your class light up with learning!

Source: Courtney Fulker on Pinterest

86. Throw Kindness Like Confetti

throw kindness like confetti sprinkle confetti classroom door decoration

Celebrate kindness all day every day in your classroom.

Source: Rileigh on Pinterest

87. Stand Out

no one ever made a difference by being like everyone. classroom door decoration inspirational quote

Stand out from the crowd with this inspirational door! Perfect for a circus-themed classroom.

Source: Randi Summers on Pinterest

88. Joy of Learning

ready for a year of good memories. inside out Joy themed classroom door

Turn your classroom inside out! This door is sure to spark some joy.

Source: Brooke Smith on Pinterest

89. Emoji Door

we are happy to see you emoji classroom door decoration names of students

Welcome your students with a smiling face! And a silly face and a laughing face …

Source: Wendy Kuipers on Pinterest

90. Ray of Sunshine

you have something that this world needs. cactus and sunshine desert themed classroom door decoration

Brighten up the entry to your classroom with this desert-themed door. The sun is shining and we’re ready to learn!

Source: Sarah Mathenia on Pinterest

91. Honey Bee

what a sweet bunch honey bee themed classroom door

Your students will be buzzing with excitement when they see this classroom door!

Source: Tacara Ferguson on Pinterest

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