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Classroom Design: Creating an Ocean Themed Classroom

Create an ocean themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!

Looking to create an ocean or underwater theme in your classroom this year?  It's an easy theme to implement and I've got some great suggestions and tips to share with you to make it happen!

Hit the stores anytime during the summer and you'll find tons of summer-themed decor (think beach chairs, snorkels,  and beach balls) that'll fit right into your chosen classroom theme.

Here are some tips and ideas for creating an Ocean theme in your classroom:

Create an ocean themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!


BULLETIN BOARD AND DISPLAY TITLES:

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

“Fishin’ for a Good Book”
“Sea-Sational Learning Adventures”
“We’re HOOKED on ___”
“Dive into Success/Learning/a Good Book”
“Reader’s Reef”
“Fishing for a Good Year”
“Diver Duties” (Jobs Board)
“Catch the Wave to __ Grade”
“Meet Our Ocean of Friends”
“Swim into ____”
“Making a Splash With ____”
“Ride the Wave into ____”
“Scuba Gear” (place where students hang up their coats and book bags)

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

Fish Netting
Create an ocean themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!Hang from ceilings, on the corner of bulletin boards, over the edge of shelves, doors, and more!  You can easily find them in craft stores, or online HERE.




Inflatable Fish and Ocean Animals
It couldn't get easier to make your classroom look like an underwater adventure!  Just hang inflatable fish or ocean animals from the ceiling, or use them as shelf decorations. Find some here.
Create an ocean themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!


Ocean Stuffed Animals
Create an ocean themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!Stuffed animals make great reading buddies.  Gather a collection of ocean themed stuffed animals and place in netting or a basket for students to use during their independent reading time.  See a collection here. 

Plastic Seashells
Add plastic, or even real seashells on shelves, desks, or tables, for easy ocean decor!  Find some here.
Create an ocean themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!

Mason Jars Filled with Sand and Seashells
Create your own mini ocean-scape by filling mason jars with sand and small seashells.  Just grab some mason jars, sand, and seashells and mix away!

Water Goggles and Snorkel
Create an ocean themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!Hand water googles and snorkels on the walls, or just use them as decorations throughout your classroom.  You can even allow students to wear the googles during independent reading time for a fun twist!  Find some a 3 pack of googles here.  OR  Find a snorkel and google set here.


Flippers
Of course you'll need flippers in an ocean themed classroom.  They make great wall decorations for a blank space in your classroom!  Get a decorative pair here.
Create an ocean themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!



OTHER IDEAS:

  • Take students’ pictures and glue a scuba mask over top
Create an ocean themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!

  • Use green streams to create “seaweed” on the walls
Create an ocean themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!
  • Cover a portion of a wall with a blue plastic tablecloth to look like the ocean water.  Tape fish cut outs and water bubbles to it. 

PRINTABLE OCEAN CLASSROOM ESSENTIALS:

Create an ocean themed classroom with these decor essentials
From classroom management tools, to bulletin board pieces, to hall passes and more - find your complete Ocean-themed Classroom Essentials MEGA PACK HERE to complete your themed look! 



MORE DECOR TO COMPLETE YOUR LOOK:

Create an ocean themed classroom with these decor essentials

Create an ocean themed classroom with these decor essentials

Create an ocean themed classroom with these decor essentials

Create an ocean themed classroom with these decor essentials

Create an ocean themed classroom with these decor essentials


Create an ocean themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas for ocean themed bulletin board displays, ocean classroom accessories, ocean themed printable decor and more! #classroomdecor #backtoschool #classroomtheme #teacher #classroomorganization


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