36 Out of This World Space-Themed Classroom Ideas

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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

Red and white rocket ship with blue walls space theme for classrooms

We love this reading rocket from Dawson’s 4th Grade Dragons. Place comfy chairs or pillows below in the “hot seat.”

Image: Dawson’s 4th Grade Dragons

2. Blast off with this bookshelf

Red and white rocket ship classroom shelving organizer with baskets

This easy-to-fashion bookshelf rocket ship is a great way to store books and other classroom materials. Make sure you fill it with our space-themed books too!

Buy it: 4-Tier Bookshelf at Amazon; Red Storage Baskets at Amazon

Image: Pinterest/Bing.com

3. Role-play in this rocket ship

White and grey replica of NASA space shuttle with astronaut face cutout

Your students will love this role-play rocket ship that allows them to imagine themselves as a NASA astronaut.

Image: Pinterest/Claudia Buszko

4. Make it life-size

Large silver space shuttle next to a decorated classroom door

Not gonna lie: We’d love to try to fit into this sweet cardboard rocket!

Buy it: Cardboard Rocket at Amazon

Image: Amazon/Review by Xochitl Lara

5. Create a positive learning environment

Space theme multicolored classroom behavior chart

This clever rocket-ship behavior chart is a great way to encourage your kids to shoot for the stars.

Image: Pinterest/Cindy Fonnesbeck

6. Build the solar system

Brightly colored paper lanterns used for DIY planets

We are crazy about these paper lantern planets that bring the solar system into your classroom!

Buy it: Paper Lanterns in assorted colors and sizes at Amazon

Image: Fête à Fête

7. … or make it inflatable!

Two students with clipboards pointing to inflatable solar system in classroom

Does it get more fun than this cool inflatable solar system?

Buy it: Inflatable Planets at Oriental Trading

Image: Oriental Trading

8. Display work that’s out of this world

Display wall with stars and rocket for classroom work that is out of this world

This idea is an awesome way to showcase stellar work.

Image: Elementary Teacher To Be

9. Ignite and inspire

Rocket ship classroom "ignite and inspire" bulletin board

With some colored cellophane and twinkle lights, you can replicate this dazzling display.

Buy it: colored cellophane at Michaels; LED Twinkle Lights at Amazon

Image: Transparent Packaging Wrap

10. Celebrate the helpers

Classroom space theme bulletin world celebrating "out of this world helpers"

Round up your little space boys and girls with this space-themed classroom task-management chart.

Buy it: Giant Rocket Wall Decal at Amazon

Image: Supply Me

11. Houston, we have a reading nook!

Space-themed classroom reading nook with hanging planets and control station

Bring together your space-themed classroom decor to create this stellar reading space (pun intended).

Buy it: Astronaut Costumes for kids at Amazon; Silver Mylar Roll at Amazon; Inflatable Planets at Amazon

Image: Pinterest/Twinkl Resources

12. Make reading a blast

Black classroom bookshelf with "reading is a blast" space wall display

This setup has us ready to launch into a good book for hours on end.

Image: The Gilded Pear

13. See the stars

Child touching a star projector, which is sitting on top of a bookcase

This DIY star projector makes us want to lie on our backs and search for constellations.

Buy it: Star Projector at Amazon

Source: Amazon/Review by Carla Dickey

14. Stargaze in your classroom

Classroom with fluorescent light covers with stars

Fluorescent lights have never looked cooler with these astronomy light covers.

Buy it: Octo Lights at Amazon

Image: Amazon/Review by DDNNY Teacher

15. Make an astronomical door design

The sky is the limit classroom door space theme decor idea

This cute door design is as inviting as it is inspiring.

Image: Pinterest/Kaprea Reid

16. Shoot for the stars (through this door)

Black Kindergarten classroom door decorated and stars and planet

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

Black classroom door decorated with stars and a space ship

We can’t decide which we love more, this door’s crepe paper flames at the bottom of the rocket or the rhyme.

Source: Pinterest/Ratyra Moore

18. Lead a class of space invaders

Classroom door decorated with teacher and students in small spaceships

BRB. Hopping in our flying saucers and invading this class.

Source: Pinterest/Lubna Dadabhoy

19. Hang this gateway to the galaxy

Hanging galaxy classroom door border with sun and planets

Whether or not you choose to decorate your door, spruce (er, space) up the frame with this galaxy border.

Buy it: Space-Themed Hanging Border at Oriental Trading

Image: Oriental Trading

20. Trim with the solar system

Poster board project with photo and information about Dr. Mae Jemison and planets bulletin board trim

You’ve got to get this solar system trimmer for your whiteboard or bulletin board.

Buy it: Space Trim at Amazon

Image: Amazon/Review by Desiree

21. Write their names in the stars

Star name plate with "Liam" written on it on a student desk

Copy that for these stellar flat nameplates, too!

Buy it: Star Name Plates at Amazon

Image: Amazon

22. Elevate your reading rug

Classroom with space rug, small table, blackboard, book shelf, and toys

Lay this outer space rug in the middle of your classroom or designate it to your reading area.

Buy it: Space Rug at Amazon

Image: Amazon/Review by Shaneice Robinson

23. Bask in the moonlight

Moon lamp on a table with books and plant

This cool moonlight is the perfect addition to any reading nook.

Buy it: Glowing Moon Light at Amazon

Image: Amazon

24. String your space theme together with this garland

Classroom wall with space -themed classroom garland

This outer space garland is just the thing to tie your space theme together (figuratively, of course).

Buy it: Space Garland at Amazon

Image: Amazon/Review by Sijiwoo

25. Hop aboard this space shuttle reading nook

Young boy playing with toy fire truck inside space shuttle pop-up tent

Kids can climb into the cockpit and head for the stars!

Buy it: Space Shuttle Play Tent at Amazon

Image: Amazon

26. Explore the solar system

Wall backdrop featuring brightly colored planets

This beautiful backdrop is perfect for a space-themed classroom.

Buy it: Space Backdrop at Amazon

Image: Amazon

27. Launch into a good book

Classroom library corner decorated with dark blue walls and space theme

This library corner is perfect for cosmic kids!

Image: Pinterest/Luke Revell

28. Dream big with space-themed wall art

Classroom space theme wall art featuring astronauts and space shuttle

Brighten your walls with this space-themed wall art set. Some have inspirational quotes and other teach letters and numbers.

Buy it: Space-Themed Wall Art at Amazon

Image: Amazon

29. Get tucked away into this reading nook

Space-themed classroom reading nook with bookshelf that has inflatable space ship and black canopy

This sweet library nook is the perfect spot for learning about space and more!

Buy it: Rocket Ship Stand-Up at Oriental Trading; Gold and Silver Star Centerpieces at Oriental Trading; Space Party Favor Boxes at Oriental Trading; Glow-in-the-Dark Canopy at Amazon

Image: Oriental Trading/Library Nook blog by Chad Boender, kindergarten teacher

30. Let your students become astronauts

Bulletin board with stars and astronaut with photo of teacher's face and a plastic helmet

Create a 3D bulletin board that includes photos of all your students as astronauts! First, let them color their own astronaut printables. Then add a photo of each child’s face. Finally, finish it off by attaching astronaut helmets made of DIY clear plastic Christmas ornaments.

Buy it: Astronaut Printable at Oriental Trading; Large Clear Christmas Ornaments at Oriental Trading

Image: Oriental Trading/Space-Themed blog by Chad Boender, kindergarten teacher

31. Imagine the possibilities

Upright red space shuttle reading nook that says, "NASA" and "USA"

Show your students that the sky’s the limit!

Buy it: Upright Shuttle Nook at Playhouse Designs

Image: Playhouse Designs

32. Create an outer space oasis

Brightly colored classroom library nook decorated with space theme

Give them the coziest reading space in the galaxy!

Buy it: Inflatable Space Shuttle at Oriental Trading; Inflatable Solar System at Oriental Trading; Large Metallic Stars at Oriental Trading; Black and Silver Stars Fabric Roll at Oriental Trading

Image: Oriental Trading

33. Search the stars for inspiration

Boy laying down on ground next to space shuttle drawn in chalk and Classroom inspirational posters featuring space theme

Motivate students to reach for their dreams with these inspirational space posters for the classroom!

Buy it: Space Posters at Amazon

Image: Amazon

34. Make your classroom a cosmic gateway

Rocket classroom door decor ideas for space theme

Take your learning environment to another dimension.

Image: Pinterest/Stacy Stahl

35. Glow up with these planet decals

Space-themed classroom wall decals on classroom walls

Show your students that even in times of darkness, there’s always light.

Buy it: Space Wall Decals at Amazon

Image: Amazon/TinkerTeague

36. Look to the Future

Teachers desk in space-themed classroom with space poster on wall that says, "The Future of the World in in This Room Today"

Let them know that you believe in them!

Buy it: Space Bulletin Board at Amazon

Image: Amazon/Review by Carl B.

What are your favorite space-themed classroom ideas? Come and share in our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE group on Facebook.

Plus, check out some more of our classroom themes, including Hollywood, owls, and beaches. And be sure to try these space-themed activities!

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