15 Beautiful & Inspiring Kindergarten Classrooms

Real-life kindergarten spaces!

Kindergarten Classroom

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

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I keep going back to my camera roll to find the pictures of my students’ smiling faces and my classroom. This was a picture I took the day I was allowed to go back and pack everything within 3hrs. Such a strange feeling. Walking in an empty hallway, a quiet and dark classroom with no students with still so much to do, to create, to learn. Never in a million years did I think something like this would happen. Trying to stay positive for next school year still not knowing what it would be like. . . . . . . . #teacher #backtoschool #teachertools #teachersofinsta #readingteacher #teachersofinstagram #teacherforlife #teacherfollowteachers #teachersofig #teach #classroom #iteach #iteachtoo #kindergarten #kindergartenteacher #writingteacher #elateacher #targetteachers #colorfulclassroom #rainbowclassroom #backtoschool #bts #phonics #kindergartenclassroom #floridateachers #targetteachers #targetdollarspot808 #targetfinds #teachertips #teacherspayteachers

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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

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Even though I’m going with a farmhouse chic look, it just wouldn’t be the same without a little rainbow added in. Right?? ⁣ 💗⁣ Rainbows mean hope and promise. I know this coming year will be different and it’s all so uncertain. I will admit that it makes me nervous not knowing what to expect. ⁣ 💛⁣ What I do know is I’m excited to meet and get to know my new students. We can still have fun and build relationships. ⁣ 💚⁣ As educators, we always find a way to do what’s best for our kids. We can work through all this change together. ⁣ 💙⁣ This is a reminder we all need a little hope and color to brighten our day. ⁣ 💜 We can do hard things!!

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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!

Posted by Jeanne Croteau

Jeanne is a mother of six (including toddler twins!), writer, homeschooler, and social sciences professor. She loves cooking, reading, and dancing in her kitchen.

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