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Classroom Design: Creating a Sports-Themed Classroom

Classroom Design:  Creating a Sports-Themed Classroom

A sports theme is appealing to both boys and girls and is easy to create with items you can find at the dollar store or might even already have in your house!

It's also a great theme to pick for almost any grade level from primary right up through middle school!

Here are some helpful tips for creating a winning sports theme in your classroom:


Classroom Design:  Creating a Sports-Themed Classroom

BULLETIN BOARD & DISPLAY TITLES:

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

“Slam Dunk ___”
“Meet the Team” (welcome display)
“Great Team Work” (student work display)
“Grand-Slam Behavior”
“Our Starting Line Up” (welcome display)
“Kick-Off to a Great Year”
“Three Cheers for ___”
“Winning Words” 
“Our ___ Goals” (with a soccer goal image)
“Concessions” (for lunch board)”
“Rookie of the Month”
“We All Pitch In!” (jobs board with baseball images)
“Aiming for Success” (with basketball hoop images)

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

Pennants
sports pennant banners for a sports-themed classroom
Add pennant banners, like this set, over doorways, in the corner of bulletin boards or as a space filler anywhere on your classroom walls.   
Classroom Design:  Creating a Sports-Themed ClassroomYou can even have students create their own pennant banners to help decorate your classroom at the beginning of the school year.  Find some great templates here:




Inflatable Sports Balls
Use inflatable sport balls to easily add sports decor to shelves or to hang from ceilings!   Find an assorted set here:
Classroom Design:  Creating a Sports-Themed Classroom


Team Jerseys
Have some old jerseys hanging around the house from T-ball teams or Pee-Wee soccer from the past?  Or perhaps you're willing to share you favorite team's jersey with your classroom for a bit.  Re-purpose those jerseys as wall-hangings around your classroom.

Pom Poms
Classroom Design:  Creating a Sports-Themed ClassroomPom-Poms make great embellishments on the corners of bulletin board.  They're also an easy way to add a pop of color to any classroom display!  You can find a set of 12 HERE.




Coach Whistle
It wouldn't be a sports theme without a whistle!  Plus - it doubles as an immediate attention grabber (use sparingly :) )  You can even hang them from the walls as decorations as well.  Find an assorted colorful pack HERE.
Classroom Design:  Creating a Sports-Themed Classroom
Large Foam Hand:
A classic sign of any sporting event is a foam finger.  Grab a full-sized one HERE or even a pack of mini foam fingers to give your kiddos HERE.
  Classroom Design:  Creating a Sports-Themed Classroom


Artificial Grass Turf
Section off an an area of your classroom, such as a reading nook, with artificial turf.  You won't have any issues getting students to visit your classroom library :)
Classroom Design:  Creating a Sports-Themed Classroom

OTHER IDEAS:

  • Name small groups after a sports team
  • Have a morning “kick-off meeting” 
  • Label your desk as “Coach ____”


WANT MORE TIPS FOR DECORATING YOUR CLASSROOM?

Check out this post with tons of ideas for helping your achieve the classroom look of your dreams!
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PRINTABLE SPORTS-THEMED CLASSROOM ESSENTIALS:


Sports themed classroom decor printable essentialsFrom classroom management tools, to bulletin board pieces, to hall passes and more - find your complete Sports-themed Classroom Essentials MEGA PACK HERE to complete your themed look!

MORE DECOR TO COMPLETE YOUR LOOK:

Sports themed classroom decor printable essentials

Sports themed classroom decor printable essentials

Sports themed classroom decor printable essentials

Sports themed classroom decor printable essentials

Learn how to create a sports themed classroom with ideas for bulletin board displays, ideas for classroom accessories, and printable decor and more!  #classroomdecor #backtoschool #classroomtheme #classroom #classroomdesign #teacher


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