You already know that your students are out of this world, which is exactly why you need to check out these amazing space-themed classroom ideas! From nameplates to bulletin boards and incredible reading nooks, your classroom transformation will be ready to blast off in 3 … 2 … 1!
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1. Build a rocket ship
We love this reading rocket from Dawson’s 4th Grade Dragons. Place comfy chairs or pillows below in the “hot seat.”
Source: Dawson’s 4th Grade Dragons
2. Blast off with this bookshelf
This easy-to-fashion bookshelf rocket ship is a great way to store books and other classroom materials. Make sure to fill it with our space-themed books too!
3. Roleplay in this rocket ship
Your students will love this role play rocket ship, which allows them to imagine themselves as a NASA astronaut.
Source: Pinterest/Claudia Buszko
4. Make it life-size
Not gonna lie; we’d love to try to fit in this sweet cardboard rocket!
Buy it: Cardboard rocket on Amazon
5. Create a positive learning environment
This clever rocket ship behavior chart is a great way to encourage your kids to shoot for the stars.
Source: Pinterest/Cindy Fonnesbeck
6. Build the solar system
We are crazy about these paper lantern planets that bring the solar system into your classroom!
Source: Fête à Fête
7… or make it inflatable!
Does it get more fun than this cool inflatable solar system?
8. Display work that’s out of this world
This idea is an awesome way to showcase stellar work.
Source: Elementary Teacher to Be
9. Ignite and inspire
With some colored cellophane and twinkle lights, you can replicate this dazzling display
Source: Teacher Blog Spot
10. Celebrate the helpers
Round up your little space boys and girls with this space-themed classroom task management chart.
Source: Supply Me space-themed chart
11. Houston, we have a reading nook
Bring together your space-themed classroom decor to create this stellar reading space (pun intended).
Source: Pinterest/Twinkl Resources
12. Make reading a blast
This setup has us ready to launch into a good book for hours on end.
Source: The Gilded Pear
13. See the stars
This DIY star projector makes us want to lie on our backs and search for constellations.
14. Stargaze in your classroom
Fluorescent lights have never looked cooler with these astronomy light covers.
Source: Octo Lights
15. Make an astronomical door design
This cute door design is as inviting as it is inspiring.
Source: Pinterest/Kaprea Reid
16. Shoot for the stars (through this door)
Is it just us, or do you also read this door in a Buzz Lightyear voice?
Source: Pinterest/Danya Woods
17. This classroom door is a blast
We can’t decide if we love this door’s crepe paper flames at the bottom of the rocket or the rhyme more.
Source: Pinterest/Ratyra Moore
18. Lead a class of space invaders
BRB. Hopping in our flying saucers and invading this class.
Source: Pinterest/Lubna Dadabhoy
19. Hang this gateway to the galaxy
Whether or not you choose to decorate your door, spruce (er, space) up the frame with this galaxy border.
20. Trim with the solar system
You’ve gotta get this solar system trimmer for your whiteboard or bulletin board.
Source: Supply Me space trim
21. Write their names in the stars
Copy that for these stellar flat nameplates, too!
Source: Supply Me classroom nameplates
22. Elevate your reading rug
Lay this outer space rug in the middle of your classroom or designate it to your reading area.
23. Bask in the moonlight
This cool moonlight is the perfect addition to any reading nook.
Buy it: Amazon glowing moon light
24. String your space theme together with this garland
This outer space garland is just the thing to tie your space theme together (figuratively, of course).
Buy it: Amazon space garland
25. Hop aboard this space shuttle reading nook
Kids can climb into the cockpit and head for the stars!
Source: Playhouse Designs shuttle nook
26. Explore the solar system
This beautiful backdrop is perfect for a space-themed classroom.
Buy it: Amazon space backdrop
27. Launch into a good book
This library corner is perfect for cosmic kids!
Source: Pinterest/Luke Revell
28. Dream big with space-themed wall art
Buy it: Amazon space-themed wall art
29. Get tucked away into this reading nook
This sweet library nook is the perfect spot for learning about space and more!
30. Imagine the possibilities
Show your students that the sky’s the limit!
31. Create an outer space oasis
Give them the coziest reading space in the galaxy!
32. Search the stars for inspiration
Motivate students to reach for their dreams!
Source: Amazon space posters
33. Make your classroom a cosmic gateway
Take your learning environment to another dimension.
Source: Pinterest/Stacy Stahl
34. Glow up with these planet decals
Show your students that even in times of darkness, there’s always a light.
Buy it: Amazon space ceiling decals
35. Look to the Future
Let them know that you believe in them!
Buy it: Amazon space bulletin board
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