Distance learning has reminded kids and teachers that school is more than a building. Schools give kids a community. It’s a place where they belong, and where they matter. So remind your students and the community at large how important your school is. A school mural is a fantastic way to do just that! Need some inspiration? Then check out this roundup for some incredible ideas.
1. Take a reading journey
Wouldn’t this be perfect in the hall outside the school library?
2. Journey to space
Every trip to your locker is a voyage to the final frontier!
3. Be kind
This one is simple, bold … and oh-so-true.
4. Honor great leaders
Give them role models to inspire and motivate.
5. Go green
If you can’t be outside, then bring the outdoors in!
6. Embrace diversity
This is a message that every school should emphasize.
7. Be the nice kid
A message like this promotes an anti-bullying community, so it’s perfect in any school.
8. Leave your mark
How sweet is this? Every student and teacher added their fingerprint to this school mural.
9. Spark creativity
This Einstein quote is a terrific reminder that creativity is key.
10. Make an outside space cozy
We love reading nooks, so creating one outdoors? Genius!
11. Spread your wings
This school mural is fantastic on its own. Plus, it also makes an incredible photo op!
12. Imagine the future
Education is a journey, and the years will go faster than they think.
13. Be the “I” in kind
Encourage kindness wherever and whenever you can.
14. Find magic in a book
We love how these murals make use of otherwise empty wall space. And they’re simply adorable!
15. We are the world
If you’re not able to paint a wall, then create a school mural on a bulletin board instead!
16. Fill their day with music
Make their hearts sing!
17. Tell them how special they are
They need to hear it, so tell them so every single day.
18. Let the kids design it
Kids will get a kick out of seeing their ideas come to life!
19. Brighten the room
Art teachers make the best murals!
20. Change your mindset
Lots of schools have embraced the Growth Mindset philosophy. Doesn’t it make a beautiful mural?
21. Decorate any space
Murals aren’t limited to walls. For instance, check out these awesome book spines on the columns!
22. Don’t forget the stairs
Stairs work too!
23. Aspire to greatness
Kids can’t help but be inspired to learn more about these incredible people.
24. Feature your core values
Simple, meaningful, and something to remember every day.
25. Paint a timeline
If they see the events and dates every day, they’ll learn history in no time!
26. Enter a world of books
Reading really does open doors.
27. Have them contribute
We love a school mural that gets kids involved. It gives them such a sense of ownership and pride!
28. Treat kids like kings and queens
Now that’s just seriously impressive.
29. Make it interactive
This is such a clever idea! It uses an existing bulletin board, plus you can add different pics each year.
30. Make sure they know they matter
You never want them to doubt it.
31. Create a colorful shelf
There’s something so clean and appealing about this design.
32. Show your teachers some love
Teachers need encouragement too, so why not add a mural to the teachers’ lounge?
33. Travel the solar system
We are all space dust.
If you love art projects that bring people together, then here are 23 more collaborative art ideas to try.