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Classroom Design: Creating a Beach Theme Classroom

Classroom Design:  Creating a Beach Theme Classroom

A beach theme classroom can create such a fun and inviting environment for kids.  

Students of all ages and grades will enjoy coming in to a classroom filled with beach balls or fall in love with books sitting on a beach chair or towel.

The good news is creating a beach theme classroom is easy and you most likely already have a lot of the accessories in your house!

Here are some tips and ideas for creating a beach theme classroom.

Classroom Design:  Creating a Beach Theme Classroom


BULLETIN BOARD AND DISPLAY TITLES:

Create a cohesive theme throughout your bulletin boards and classroom displays with these fun play-on-words:

“Have a Ball This Year” (beach ball pictures)
“Catch the Wave!”
“Readers/Writers Island”
“Flip-Flop Into a New Year”
“Surfing Into ___ Grade”
“You’ll FLIP Over Our Work” (Flip Flops on a student work display)
“Every Day is Paradise in ___ Grade”
“Make a Splash For…”
“Welcome to Paradise!”

CLASSROOM ACCESSORIES:

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Consider including some of the following items in your classroom to enhance your beach theme:

Flip Flops
A sure sign of the beach is flip flops!  Why not use them as decorations throughout your classroom.  

Inflatable Beach Balls
Add some beach balls of a variety of sizes and colors for an instant pop!  These beach balls can be used in a variety of ways: 1) Toss them to students when they'd like to answer a question for instant engagement, 2)  Write reading prompts on them to use during a guided reading discussion, or 3) Use them for decoration.  Find one here.
Classroom Design:  Creating a Beach Theme Classroom

Boogie Boards
Classroom Design:  Creating a Beach Theme ClassroomBoogie boards work as great flexible seating options or even as decorations leaned up against a wall.  These ones are the perfect size for individual kids to sit on.


Inflatable Palm Tree
Every beach themed classroom needs a palm tree!  I love the idea of a palm tree in a reading corner where students can gather to read their books together.  Grab one here.  You can also get one with a "cooler" around it and place books at the base of the tree instead of drinks like this one.
Classroom Design:  Creating a Beach Theme Classroom Classroom Design:  Creating a Beach Theme Classroom

Beach Pails 
Classroom Design:  Creating a Beach Theme ClassroomBeach pails can be used for so many things:   holding classroom supplies, guided reading materials, centers, and of course, simple decorations!  If you're doing a beach theme, be sure to have plenty of plastic beach pails on hand for storage!  This pack of 4 is perfect.  


Beach Chairs and Umbrellas 
Doing flexible seating AND a beach theme?  Beach chairs are a perfect option!  If you're not doing flexible seating, then use a beach chair as the "sharing chair" for when students share their work.  Put a couple in your reading nook along with an umbrella to complete the look.  You can find a beach chair HERE and a beach umbrella HERE.
Classroom Design:  Creating a Beach Theme Classroom Classroom Design:  Creating a Beach Theme Classroom


Sea Shells
Scatter sea shells throughout your room as the final touch for your beach-y look!  Grab a collection of shells here!Classroom Design:  Creating a Beach Theme Classroom

OTHER IDEAS:

  • Have students create footprints on paper flip flops for an all-year display
Classroom Design:  Creating a Beach Theme Classroom
  • Use green and brown craft paper to create palm trees throughout your classroom
Classroom Design:  Creating a Beach Theme Classroom
  • Have a basket of beach towels for students to lay out on while reading or working.


PRINTABLE BEACH THEME ESSENTIALS:

Printable beach decor for a beach theme classroomFrom classroom management tools, to bulletin board pieces, to hall passes and more - find your complete Beach-themed Classroom Essentials MEGA PACK HERE to complete your themed look!


MORE DECOR TO COMPLETE YOUR LOOK:

Printable beach decor for a beach theme classroom

Printable beach decor for a beach theme classroom

Printable beach decor for a beach theme classroom

Printable beach decor for a beach theme classroom


Create a beach themed classroom with these ideas and tips for beach themed bulletin boards, beach theme classroom accessories, beach theme printable decor and more!  #classroomdecor #classroomdecorations #classroom #teacher #backtoschool


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