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 or layout, or are just looking for inspiration, these 22 kindergarten classrooms will help get you started!
1. Keep it colorful
Those pom-pom chairs are too cute. Add some pops of color to your classroom to make it the place to be!
Source: Madison Berg on Pinterest
2. Bring in 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 also adding a little more storage space!
4. First-day photo booth
Create a photo op in your classroom for Meet the Teacher Night (or open house). Parents will love having a keepsake of their kid to cherish forever.
Source: Pigskins & Pigtails on Pinterest
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. Colorful cubbies
This classroom utilizes color coding to make the cutest book bins ever. We also love how creative the use of the clock is!
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
Kindergartners 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.
16. Positive vibes
This corner gives us all the positive vibes. Sunshine and rainbows never go out of style!
Source: Madison on Pinterest
17. Eric Carle classroom
If you’re a fan of Eric Carle’s books, this classroom is for you. Show off your art skills by re-creating some of his illustrations.
Source: Teacher Rachelle Blogs
18. Add in farmhouse elements
Use a plant stand to organize your crayons! We love the farmhouse aesthetic for kindergarten.
Source: Move Mountains in Kindergarten
19. Color-coded classroom
Stay organized with this super-cute color-coded confetti classroom. You and your students will love this space!
Source: Schoolgirl Style
20. Monkey centers
Spice up your center stations with these cute monkey cutouts! Students will go bananas for this.
Source: Mrs. Will’s Kindergarten
21. Readers Are Leaders
Create a cozy reading nook with a fuzzy carpet and lots of stuffed animals. Students can use the stuffies as reading buddies!
Source: Courtnay Fork on Pinterest
22. Add an alphabet carpet
Your kindergartners will love sitting on this adorable animal alphabet carpet!
Source: Kerregan on Pinterest
Want to make things a little more cozy? Check out this list of 12 Ways To Bring Hygge to Your Classroom.
If these kindergarten classrooms inspired you, join our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group and come talk with the very teachers who suggested them!