65 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.

Classroom Doors for Back-to-School

When it comes to classroom doors, some schools go wild with decorations—and others are forbidden to do so by the fire marshal. If you fall into the former category, you’re going to love the ideas below. And if door decorations are a no go because the fire marshal (or someone else being the fun police), check out these great bulletin boards!

1. Write It Out  

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

2. 3-D and Crayons?! 

We’re so in love with this door, which features 3-D crayons that are coloring the door itself. What a clever design. 

3. Everyone Is Incredible 

Being incredible is a great theme in general, and with the recent release of the second movie, your students will actually understand the reference! 

4. Celebrate Math 

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

5. Ready to Fly 

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


6. The World Needs You 

This is ready for a door, and it’s also dog approved.

7. Positive Energy 

These are good reminders to give kids every single day. 

8. Beautiful Butterflies 

This really takes a standard classroom door to the next level. Those 3-D butterflies really make it gorgeous. 

9. Promote Sustainability 

The best part is the way this teacher reused old newspaper to transform the door. Very cool! 

10. Throwback to the ’80s 

These are not on doors, but they definitely could be. Look at that Donkey Kong! 

11. Bilingual Message

It’s a positive message and a wonderful way to display your incoming students’ names. You can put up any message that you want! 

12. Who Doesn’t Love a Minion?

Source: kickinitwithclass.blogspot.com

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,” or “Be a Reader.”

13. We’re on the Road to Success!

 Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-To-School

Source: media.shorecrest.org

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.

14. S’more Learning


Source: clutterfreeclassroom.blogspot.com

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

15. Love for Pete 

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

16. Hopping Back to School

Source: educacioilestic.com

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

17. Welcome to the Nest

Source: myclassroomideas.com

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

18. Stick Together 

Cacti are everywhere these days, and this door doesn’t disappoint!

19. Very Hungry Caterpillar 

This is a front and back design. Now this is some seriously #ClassroomDoorGoals. 

20. Celebrate Sports 

For all you sporty teachers out there, this is perfect for you. 

21. Be a Masterpiece

Source: kickinitwithclass.blogspot.com

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

22. Learning and Growing 

It’s such a colorful design, and we love the rule incorporated, too. 

23. 3, 2, 1 …

 Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-To-School

Source: Unknown

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

24. Back-to-School Supplies

Source: Mrs. Jessica

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

25. Arrgh You Ready?

You can change out the pirate’s clothing throughout the year, or even make it seasonal! 

26. 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.

27. Llama Fan 

You have to recognize a good llama pun. This one is great! 

28. Just Popped by to Say Hello

 Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-To-School

Source: classroomdecorideas.blogspot.com

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

29. Chalk It Up 

Why yes, that is a chalkboard door, and the message can change daily if you want. 

30. Art Inspiration 

You don’t have to teach art to have this door. It’s so simple, yet so genius. 

31. Up, up and Away

Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-To-School

Source: Unknown

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

32. Welcome the New Bunch

Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-To-School

Source: mpmschoolsupplies.com

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

33. We Love Reading!

Source: Glitter and Glue

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

34. Everything’s Coming up Roses

Source: My Classroom Ideas

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

35. Autumn Back-to-School Theme

Source: Mrs. Hutchinson

39. Knock, Knock

Source: Mrs. Blankenburg

Letter cutouts and fruit are all you need to start the year with a classic punch line.

40. Hang It Up 

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“Hanging Up Memories” #classroomdoor #whenigrowup

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This is a great idea to set up a way to share memories throughout the year.

44. 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.

45. A Sweet Start

Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-To-School

Source: myclassroomideas.com

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

46. Aim High

Source: Unknown

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.

47. Look Whooo’s Here

Source: mrsleeskinderkids.blogspot.com

Simply put, this door is a hoot!

48. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Source: mpmschoolsupplies.com

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.

49. In a Snap

Source: sewwoodsy.com

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 … ).

50. A Buzzy Welcome

Source: myclassroomideas.com

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

51. Let the Games Begin

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highlight reel of some of my favorite classroom doors I’ve had. ♥️✂️📌📝📖📚📓📎 • • • Pac-Man: New Years (January) Learning With My Peeps: Easter (April) Characters Welcome: New School Year (September) Classroom Rules: New School Year (September) Our Futures So Bright We Have to Wear Shades: End of the Year (June) Look Who’s Blooming: Spring (March/April) Frankenstein:Halloween (October) Oh Snap: End of the Year Recap in photos (June) Minion Pilgrim: Thanksgiving (November) • • • *disclaimer: ALL Pinterest inspired!!#teacherlife #bestlife #teachersfollowteachers #tftpickme #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #growthmindsetclassroom #growthmindset #bulletinboards #elementaryschool #elementaryteacher #elementaryeducation #summer #classroom #teacherlifestyle #tpt #teacherspayteachers #teach #classroomdoor #2018 #newyear #newyears #teacherlife #iteach #iteach34 #pbis #halloween door #christmasdoor #endofyeardoor #backtoschooldoor @pinterest #teacherswhoinspire

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With a door like that, it is going to be an amazing year. 

52. Spread Your Wings 

This would be a great spot for those first-day pictures. 

53. Be a Pineapple 

This is a good message to send. 

54. Take the First Step 

One of the most beautiful classroom doors we’ve ever seen. 

55. Bold and Beautiful

Classroom Doors for Back-to-School

Source: doodlebugsteaching.blogspot.com

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

56. What a Treat

Source: firstgradesweeties.blogspot.com.au

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

57. Into the Deep

Classroom Doors for Back-to-School

Source: pinterest.com

Dive into the deep with this ocean-themed door.

58. Under the Sea

Source: pinterest.com

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

59. Find the Power

Classroom Doors for Back-to-School

Source: Ms. Stewart

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

60. Inspiring the Future

Classroom Doors for Back-to-School

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.

61. When Sharpness Counts

Source: Indulgy

When it comes to classroom doors, you can never ever go wrong with pencils.

62. Inspiration from Butterflies

Source: Unknown

You could even name each butterfly after a student!

63. Hello, My Name Is … 

So simple, yet so smart. 

64. Never Stop Creating

Classroom Doors for Back-to-School

Source: School Girls Style

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

65. Puzzling Door

All the pieces fit perfectly together! 

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

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65 Awesome Classroom Doors for Back to School

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