Take your students on an adventure this year with a forest-theme classroom that gives you and your students a daily dose of nature and relaxation. Your first shopping destination should be Dollar Tree to stock up on the basics: green tablecloths, crepe paper, tissue paper, artificial greenery, and more. Then take things a step further to bring your forest-theme classroom to life with inspiration from the photos below.
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1. Woodland cave reading nook
Grab a book and crawl into this woodland cave. The mural is a budget-friendly backdrop that gives your reading nook a lifelike feel.
Buy it: Scene of Deep Forest w/Lake Fabric Wall Hanging Decor at Amazon
Image: TTS Resources
2. Camping trip reading nook
Set the scene for a camping trip in the forest with a wall mural paired with a pop-up tent, lawn chairs, and a paper campfire.
Buy it: Forest Scene Camping Backdrop w/Two Sets of Campfire Decorations at Amazon
Image: Oddis H Review/Amazon
3. Scenic mountain classroom library
Hang a mountain landscape tapestry behind your bookshelf to easily incorporate a forest theme into your classroom library.
Buy it: Mountain Forest Tapestry Wall Hanging at Amazon
Image: KM Review/Amazon
4. Vines draped from the ceiling
If hanging decor from ceiling tiles is allowed at your school, purchase some inexpensive greenery for a quick and easy way to create forest vibes in your classroom. Drape them from the ceiling or wall, hang them from a paper tree, use them as bulletin board borders … the possibilities are endless!
Buy it: Floral Garden Green Leaves & Vine Garland at Dollar Tree
5. Enchanted forest door decor
How lush is this door decor? Students will feel like they’re walking into an enchanted forest.
Buy it: Floral Garden Twig Garland 4-f.t Strands at Dollar Tree
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6. Artificial grass rug
Kick that boring school rug to the curb! Bring forest vibes into your classroom with some artificial grass or a natural woven rug.
Buy it: Precut 6 x 8 Artificial Grass at Walmart
Image: Allison Fried/NBCMontana
7. Forest-vibe book baskets
If you’re like me, your storage containers need to match, and what better way than to purchase new ones that add to your forest-theme classroom vibe? These come in various shapes and sizes.
Buy it: Rectangular Slotted Plastic Baskets at Dollar Tree
Image: Conversations in Literacy
8. Woodland friends alphabet line
Upgrade your wall decorations with an adorable Woodland Friends alphabet line.
Buy it: Woodland Friends Manuscript Alphabet Line at Amazon
9. Pine tree bulletin board trim
Give your bulletin boards a face-lift with a new pine tree border. Add a mini faux Christmas tree to tie your look together.
Buy it: Woodland Tree Bulletin Board Border at Oriental Trading
Image: Simply Sprout/Instagram
10. Inspirational woodland friends wall art
Give your classroom a homey feel with wooden wall art that motivates students.
Buy it: 3-Piece Framed Wall Art at Amazon
11. Campfire flexible seating
Do you want to spice things up? Create flexible seating options with floor cushions that look like tree stumps.
Buy it: Tree Floor Cushions at Amazon
Image: Creative Teaching Press
12. Twinkling enchanted forest mural
If you have a flair for art, and your school allows it, paint an enchanted forest mural on the walls. If not, you can create the scene with construction paper or bulletin board cutouts. Strings of LED lights give this display a wow-factor.
Buy it: LED Battery-Operated String Lights at Amazon
13. Rainforest canopy decor
If your ideal forest is a rainforest, use paper party decorations to set the mood.
Buy it: Woodland Animals Party Decorations at Amazon
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14. Forest friends peel-and-stick decals
Looking for a simple solution that won’t damage your walls? These adorable forest friends peel-and-stick wall decals can be hung so it looks like they’re peeking out of the door.
Buy it: Forest Friends Peel & Stick Wall Decalsat Michaels
Image: Oriental Trading
15. Forest-theme fluorescent light filter
Here’s a creative way to bring a forest theme into your classroom. Cover an unappealing fluorescent light with a cover that makes it look like a piece of artwork.
Buy it: Fluorescent Light Filter at Amazon
Are you loving these forest-theme classroom ideas? Be sure to check out our list of rainforest books to fill your classroom shelves!
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