The start of school can be intimidating for little kids, which is why it’s so important to create a positive and inviting environment. If you’ve been thinking about updating your kindergarten classroom, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking to change your decor, layout, or are just looking for inspiration, these 15 kindergarten classrooms will help get you started!
1. Set Up A Classroom Within Your Classroom
How adorable is this miniature classroom setup for budding teachers?
2. Add Some Sunshine
This is one of the cutest kindergarten classrooms we’ve ever seen (and we’re obsessed with that sun basket on the shelf—no, it’s not a taco!).
3. Use Chair Covers for Extra Storage
Those chair covers can help keep seats clean and add a splash of color while adding a little more storage space!
4. Showcase Student Work
A clothesline is an efficient and fun way to put everything on display.
5. Think About Textures
Balance out the paper, wood, and plastic and add a touch of softness to your classroom with a cool rug.
6. Stick With a Simple Palette
Black and white with pops of color is always in style.
7. Bring Warmth to a Big Space
Making a large space more inviting and engaging can be difficult, but finding a great piece (like a huge mat) can bring it all together.
8. Think Bright and Happy
Incorporating many types of seating give students options for socializing and independent play.
9. Make the Most of Bulletin Boards
Your kindergarten classroom may not be very big, but with creativity, you can create a dynamic learning environment for your students.
10. Try Flexible Seating
These cool floor chairs make it easy for young kids to curl up with a book (and the seat covers are easy to clean). Check out other flexible seating options.
11. Use Baskets to Organize Your Classroom Library
The right baskets will add style and organization to any classroom!
12. Try a Play Mat for a Rug
Kindergartens love to play, so give them a colorful space to sit and tumble more comfortably!
13. Add Some School Supply Flair
The oversize chair is great, but can we talk about that cool, giant pencil?
14. Go Au Naturel
Give your kindergarten classroom the natural treatment by ditching plastic for wood.
15. Create a Magical Doorway
This great rainbow treatment allows your students to leave the world behind when they step through your door.
Want to make things a little more cozy? Check out this list of 13 Ways to Bring Hygge to Your Classroom.
If these ideas inspired you, join our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group and come talk with the very teachers who suggested them!