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Classroom Design: Creating a Pirate-Themed Classroom

Create a pirate themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!

One of my favorite classroom themes is a pirate theme!  It's playful, fun and popular with both boys and girls.

If you're thinking about creating a pirate theme this year, then consider some of these decor tips and ideas to complete your look.

Here are some decorating ideas for creating a pirate-themed classroom:
Create a pirate themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!




BULLETIN BOARD & DISPLAY TITLES:

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

  • “We ARRRRGH Ready for __ Grade”
  • “ARRRGH You Ready for __”
  • “Ahoy Matey!” (Welcome Back Display)
  • “Treasured Work”
  • “Meet the Ship Crew” (Welcome Back Display)
  • “Set Sail For ___”

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

Treasure Chest
Create a pirate themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!Use the chest as decoration or fill it with classroom supplies.  You can even make it a prize box.  I also love the idea of having several of them and using them as center boxes.  You can find one right here.

Pirate Hat
If you have a pirate theme then you definitely need a pirate hat!  Wear it during your read-alouds or other fun times during the day.  You can even have hats for students to wear when they are sharing their reading or writing with the class. Check out this one.Create a pirate themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!

Stuffed Parrot Toy
Create a pirate themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!You MUST have a parrot in your classroom if you have a pirate theme.  They make great reading companions or simple bookshelf decorations.  Place one on a student's desk if you spot them on task or place one your shoulder as a signal to students to focus on you.  Either way, it's a must-have in a pirate classroom!  Check out this one.

Play Eye Patch
Create a pirate themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!
Grab a set of eye-patches for your students to wear in your classroom, or even have them on hand as birthday treats for your kiddos.  Make sure you have one for yourself as well!  You can buy a pack of 24 here.

Wooden Ship Wheel
Create a pirate themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!
A wooden ship wheel is a sure sign of a pirate's ship!  Grab a wheel, like this one, for your classroom as a great wall decoration!

Pirate Flags
Create a pirate themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!Mark your "pirate's ship" with a flag on the outside of your classroom door or displayed throughout your classroom.  You might even have your class design their own flag.  If you want one ready to go, however, grab this mini one or even a full-sized flag here.

Bandanas
Use bandanas as wall hangings, center pieces on your guided reading tables, or for wearing!  These pirate patterned bandanas are perfect!
Create a pirate themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!
Create a pirate themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!Fish Netting
Hang fish netting from the ceiling or on the corner of a bulletin board to give your classroom that ocean feel.  You can often find them in craft stores, or right here.

OTHER IDEAS:

  • Create a large treasure map on your wall or door using brown craft paper
Create a pirate themed classroom with these easy tips and ideas!
  • Create a large pirate boat using cardboard to hang on the wall
  • Have students create a class pirate flag (or have each table group make one for their table)


PRINTABLE PIRATE THEMED CLASSROOM ESSENTIALS:

Create a pirate themed classroom with these printable decor essentialsFrom classroom management tools, to bulletin board pieces, to hall passes and more - find your complete Pirate-themed Classroom Essentials MEGA PACK HERE to complete your themed look!


MORE DECOR TO COMPLETE YOUR LOOK:

Create a pirate themed classroom with these printable decor essentials

Create a pirate themed classroom with these printable decor essentials

Create a pirate themed classroom with these printable decor essentials

Create a pirate themed classroom with these printable decor essentials

Create a pirate themed classroom with these printable decor essentials

Create a pirate themed classroom with these tips and ideas for bulletin board displays, classroom accessories, printable resources and more! #classroomdecor #classroomdesign #classroomtheme #backtoschool #teacher #classroom

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