23 Jungle Classroom Theme Ideas

Welcome to the jungle.

Jungle Classroom Theme Ideas

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! We all know teaching can be a jungle, so why not embrace the chaos by transforming your classroom into a jungle? From bulletin board designs to fun chairs for story time, read on for 23 awesome jungle classroom theme ideas.

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Take a seat, jungle style.

We love this tree stump stool from Learning in Wonderland and can totally see it as part of your reading nook.

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You’ll feel like king (or queen) of the jungle while teaching from this whimsical animal print stool from Cross Country Crafts.

SOURCE: Cross Country Crafts

We’re obsessed with this cool Jeep desk from Maestra Trend, not to mention the stuffed snake hanging above!

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Better yet, make a classroom full of jungle Jeeps, like the teacher behind Buzzing About Second Grade did. (Bonus points if you distribute safari hats on the first day of class.)

SOURCE: Buzzing About Second Grade

Read jungle books in your reading nook.

Designate a reading corner with this paper tree design from Pinterest.

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Another Pinterest find, your kids will love this shaded reading hut. All it takes is a little tiki grass and the strand of ivy to bring this design to life.

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Try adding bamboo sticks to support your reading hut, like this one.

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This reading hut from Pre-K Possibilities is the perfect space for fun throw pillows, stuffed animals, and books, of course!

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Create a jungle-themed bulletin board.

With a bit of burlap or jute trimming, safari hats, and construction paper, you can recreate this adventurous bulletin board.

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No cheetahs in this classroom! Organize your safari crew with this animal print–inspired board from Pinterest.

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Deck out your door with jungle designs.

We’re all about 3-D door designs and love this Pinterest idea. (Peep the students’ names on the banana bunches).

No lion, this door from K Is for Kinderrific is terrific. Take it one step further by using pool noodles or other 3-D materials for the lion’s mane.

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Get your kids in on the fun with this door that features jungle bugs made from students’ handprints.

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Foam leaves and construction paper are all it takes to bring this zebra door from Pinterest to your classroom.

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Monkey around with this paper-chain-monkey door design from Pinterest.

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Tie your theme together with these cool jungle accessories.

We are absolutely wild about this Wild About Books jungle rug from Wayfair, which would be perfect for any reading nook.

SOURCE: Wayfair

We love the idea of hanging this safari canopy tent from Oriental Trading over your desk or above your classroom reading nook.

SOURCE: Oriental Trading

Hang up stellar work or classroom announcements with these cute animal print clothespins from Etsy.


Decorate your bulletin board with these jungle animal paper cutouts from Amazon.

SOURCE: Amazon

How about this jungle safari border?

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Use these safari prints from DK Classroom Outlet for desk designs, bulletin boards, and everything in between.

SOURCE: DK Classroom Outlet

And speaking of prints, hang these animal print paper lanterns from your classroom ceiling as a nod to jungle fauna.

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We’re bananas for this jungle twine from Amazon/Jungle Twine. Use it to hang classroom decor, bundle pencils and other desk supplies, or as bulletin board trim.

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What are your favorite jungle classroom theme ideas? Come and share in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook. 

Plus, check out our outer space, Hollywood, and owl classroom theme ideas.

23 Jungle Classroom Theme Ideas