35 Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-To-School

These ideas will inspire you to roll out the butcher paper, unpack the construction paper and break out the scissors.

When it comes to classroom doors, some schools go crazy with decorations—and others are forbidden to do so by the fire marshall. If you fall into the former category, you’re going to love the ideas below. And if door decorations are a no go? These make great bulletin boards, too!

1. Who Doesn’t Love a Minion?

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We love the idea of turning your door into a minion! And you can switch out “Be Ambitious” for the value that you want students to develop this year, e.g., “Be Respectful,” “Be Diligent,” “Be a Reader.”

2. We’re on the Road to Success!

 Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-To-School

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Personalize this door by adding signs along the road with important school-year moments such as the fall book fair, field trips and other special days.

3. S’more Learning


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With Styrofoam peanut marshmallows, this is a tactile way to welcome students to class.

4. Hopping Back to School

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Nothing more than strategically cut butcher paper, all this jolly door needs is a lily pad painted on the floor.

5. Welcome to the Nest

Source: myclassroomideas.com

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

6. Be a Masterpiece

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Inspire your student artists by mixing student work with paintings, drawings or writings from the masters.

7. 3, 2, 1 …

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Blast off! This door invites students in for a world of new learning.

8. Back-to-School Supplies

Source: Mrs. Jessica

Everyone loves a crisp new crayon, and this door celebrates all your students as vibrant colors in a Crayola pack.

9. Arrgh you ready?

 Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-To-School

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Personalized pirates made with paper plates are a perfect back-to-school craft to give this door a unique touch.

10. Give ‘Em Something to “Taco” About

Source: Learn Spanish

Grab some tan paper circles, red and green string, and the right border and this tasty welcome is ready to go.

11. Just Popped By to Say Hello

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Your students will love to see what’s poppin’ up in your grade! Trim yellow sticky notes to make the kernel shapes!

12. Up, Up and Away

Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-To-School

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This Up-themed door will spark students’ imagination about all the places you’ll visit in books and lessons this year.

13. Welcome the New Bunch

Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-To-School

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Apples are a back-to-school classic and this door is a bushel of fun.

14. We Love Reading!

Source: Glitter and Glue 

Pick your favorite quote about reading and go. You can never go wrong with a book door!

15. Everything’s Coming Up Roses

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Students will remember this bright, cheerful door long after the first day of school.


16. Back-to-School Autumn Theme

Source: Mrs. Hutchinson

This fall theme will keep your door fresh through October.

17. Knock, Knock

Source: Mrs. Blankenburg

Letter cut-outs and fruit are all you need to start the year with a punchline.


18. Inspired by Eric Carle

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Go back to school with a nod to this favorite children’s book author.

19. A told B …

Source: Rainbows Within Reach

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, welcome to your new room. Students will love this take on the read-aloud favorite.

20. A Sweet Start

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It’s obvious that fifth grade is going to be sweet, with a cherry on top!

21. Aim High


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Have students trace their arms on colored paper, and fill your door with student goals for the school year. Save these goals for reflection in June.

22. Look Whoo’s Here

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Simply put, this door is a hoot!

23. Oh the Places You’ll Go!

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Personalize this Dr. Seuss-inspired door by decorating the road signs with the names of places you’ll study in Geography or the settings of books you’ll read.

24. In a Snap

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Fill an Instagram-inspired door 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 …).

25. A Buzzy Welcome

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Students will be buzzing about your class from the first day of school!

26. Bold and Beautiful

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A pack of bold-colored paper against black butcher paper makes this door stand out.

27. What a Treat

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This Popsicle-themed, glitter-covered door is the perfect welcome for a sweet start to the year.

28. Into the Deep

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Dive into the deep with this ocean-themed door.

29. Under the Sea

Source: educacioilestic.com

This is a doorway your students will never forget! And we want to see how it’s decorated for Shark Week.


30. Find the Power

Source: Ms. Stewart 

Pick your favorite superhero to do a do like this. We’re sure your students would like any hero you choose.


31. Inspiring the Future

Source: Lessons with Laughter

The message of this door is so sweet and so true. You could even change out the descriptions throughout the year.


32. When Sharpness Counts

Source: Indulgy 

You can never ever go wrong with pencils.


33. Inspiration from Butterflies

You could even name each butterfly after a student!

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34. Dog Days of School

Source: H. Chen

So simple, yet so smart. This teacher created this for the holidays, but you can have it for anytime.


35. Never Stop Creating

Source: School Girls Style

Use inspiration from a great artist, and encourage your students to create!


Check out our doors video to get another look at these great ideas.

What are your favorite ideas for classroom doors? Please share in the comments.

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