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66 Welcoming Classroom Doors for Back-to-School 2022

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They’re about to walk through your door for the first time—how are you going to welcome them? These back-to-school classroom door decorations let you show off your teacher personality from day one. From simple but meaningful to artistic and impressive, these ideas cover every subject, every teacher type, and every budget. Get ready to make an incredible first impression!

Tip: Not allowed to decorate your doors because of fire marshal or safety rules? Many of these make terrific bulletin boards too.

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1. Believe You Can

Classroom door with colorful lettering reading Believe You Can and You're Halfway There

This is the perfect powerful message to greet your students on the first day!

Source: @joeyudovich

2. Our Class Fits Together

Door decoration with faces turned into puzzle pieces. Text reads Our Class Fits Together.

You’re all pieces of the same puzzle, and you’re in this together! (Get that cute puzzle border here.)

Source: @missmuinteoir

3. Just Keep Swimming

Welcome to 1st Grade classroom door with a fish theme and text that reads Just Keep Swimming!

Welcome back an entire school of little fishies (and share a little Disney love)!

Source: @foleyfunfridays

4. Toddler Tiki

Classroom door decorated with a 3-D tiki hut

If you really want to go all out, 3D elements are sure to grab their attention.

Source: @yogamomkath

5. Puppy Smiles

Dog standing by a classroom door decorated with smiling dogs. Text reads If you see someone without a smile today, give them yours.

Even if you don’t have an adorable classroom mascot like Dolly, you can still make classroom door decorations full of puppy smiles!

Source: @dollybaby_oes

6. Monkeying Around

Classroom door with branch made of burlap and individually decorated paper monkeys.

Using brown burlap for the branch adds some cool texture to this door idea. Have kids color their own monkeys for a personal touch.

Source: @inspiration2intention

7. Bright Futures

Classroom door reading Our futures are bright with math. Sunglass cutouts each have a reason to love math.

Classroom doors like this can be personalized for any subject. Find paper sunglasses cutouts here.

Source: @rise.over.run

8. Today a Reader

Classroom door reading Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

This is a powerful message for kids to absorb. And these reading monsters are so adorable!

Source: @bloom_in_english

9. Elements of Success

Elements of a Successful Student classroom door with different "elements" representing positive traits.

This chemistry-inspired door deserves a Nobel Prize!

Source: Elements of Success by @craftyshanny2

10. Whole Latte Learning

There's a whole latte learning happening in this classroom door decor with a latte cup

This door design will carry you all the way through fall, so you can focus on the teaching.

Source: @sararains

11. Coco: Live Forever

Classroom door with a Coco theme. Text reads “Recuérdame, y viviré para siempre”

If this is one of your Disney faves, turn it into a classroom door! You can get a kit at the link, with text in Spanish or English (Remember me and I will live forever.)

Source: Coco Door by @sra.davilamadwid

12. Happy Campers

Happy Campers Learn Here classroom door with a camper van and sunshine

The secret to this camping-themed classroom door? Duct tape!

Source: @craftsbycourt

13. You’ve Got a Friend

Toy Story-themed classroom door with Buzz and Woody, saying You've got a friend in Ms Fryman

Here’s some more Disney love from everybody’s favorite toy duo!

Source: @katelynn_sylvia

14. Building Our Way

Lego themed classroom door. Text reads We're building our way through 1st grade.

Speaking of toys, kids will love these 3D paper LEGO bricks.

Source: @mckinleykaty

15. Classgram

Classgram classroom door made to look like an instagram page with room for photos to be added

Many students are too young to be on social media, so give them an option they can follow in real life instead. (Buy a kit to make this door from Teach Create Motivate.)

Source: @mrsspeightsdoodles

16. Math Gives Us Hope

Classroom door reading Math gives us hope that every problem has a solution, surrounded by math symbols and numbers

You may have 99 problems, but a clever door design isn’t one of them!

Source: Math Gives Us Hope by @craftyshanny2

17. Sign Language Love

Classroom door with sign language for love. Text reads There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. - Van Goghna

Welcome kids by reminding them to embrace diversity in all its forms.

Source: @shiningartstars

18. Rainbow Smiles

Classroom door with paper flowers and cloud, and twisted crepe paper forming a rainbow

This door doesn’t require anything fancier than butcher paper, scissors, and some twisted colorful crepe paper. Easy enough for any teacher to try!

Source: @lessonslattesandlittleminds

19. All Are Welcome

Classroom door decorated with pictures of planets and text reading All are welcome in this space

This is another easy-to-create door, especially if you use these realistic planet cutouts and reversible galaxy border.

Source: @6thwithsederberg

20. Paper Quilt

A classroom door covered in random pieces of scrapbook paper

You don’t always need a special theme. Just choose scrapbook papers that you like and create “quilted” classroom door decorations.

Source: @lit_withmissb

21. Math Is My Jam!

Teacher standing my classroom door that reads Math is my Jam with pictures of math symbols and a calculator

We love it when teachers are proud of their subject and display it proudly.

Source: @misscraftymathteacher

22. Ready to Fly

Door with a city skyline and text reading It's not enough to have the cape. You must dare to fly.

What a great, positive message for students. Help them fly this year!

Source: @melodyteachingadventures

23. Home Sweet Classroom

Classroom door decorated to make it look like a home door with a wreath. Text reads home sweet classroom.

Your classroom is their home away from home. Make it feel welcoming!

Source: @atouchofclassteaching

24. Learners Among Us

Door decorated with Among Us crew members. Text reads There are learners among us.

Whatever else might be sus, the learning in your classroom definitely is not!

Source: @teachinginparadise

25. Among Us You’ll Find …

Classroom door decorated with Among Us characters and words like authors, believers, dreamers, etc.

Here’s another take on “Among Us.” Let kids color their own crew mates to personalize these fun classroom door decorations, shared by Brianna C.

26. Amazing Things Happen Here

Classroom door saying Amazing Things Happen Here in colorful letters and different fonts

Simple, colorful, and full of excitement!

Source: @mrs.mcginnis_class

27. We Are a Sharp Bunch

Classroom door decorated with colored pencils. Text reads We are a sharp bunch.

Morgan J.’s door is easy to replicate. Here’s the colored pencil border; make the large pencils out of butcher paper.

28. Inspiring Black Youth

Door decorated with pictures of inspiration Black youth throughout history

These classroom door decorations were originally created for Black History Month, but it would be terrific for back-to-school too.

Source: @begborrowedandallthefeels

29. I Am Enough

Classroom door decorated with an illustration of a young Black woman, with 3-D hair strands reaching out to surround the frame. Text reads I Am Enough.

Wow, what an impact! Take inspiration from the book by Grace Byers and remind students that they are enough, every single day.

Source: @blackeducatorsconnect

30. Grow and Bloom

Teacher standing next to a classroom door decorated with paper flowers. Text reads No solo crezcas, florece.

This door’s message makes an impact in any language: Don’t just grow, bloom!

Source: Grow and Bloom by @sra.davilamadwid

31. Something Within Us

Classroom door decorated with a picture of the earth. Text reads: We all have something within us the world needs.

Such an important message for every single student to hear.

Source: @misschidiacs.moments

32. You Are Loved

Classroom door with text reading You are smart. You are brave. You are strong. You are kind. You are loved.

Everyone needs to hear these things and know that there’s a place where they belong.

Source: @natalielynnkindergarten

33. Beautiful Butterflies

Door decorated with a paper tree made of blue and green butterflies and s child's silhouette. Text reads Your wings already exist. All you have to do is fly.

Those hand-cut butterflies are truly astonishing! No time to do that yourself? Buy pre-cut paper butterflies here.

Source: Butterfly Tree by @theprintedsociety

34. We Stick Together

Classroom door decorated with a 3-D paper cactus and hearts with student names. Text reads In this class, we stick together.

Use artificial flowers to add some color to a paper cactus. Punchy details bring door decorations to life!

Source: @adventures_in2nd

35. Oversize Pencil

Door decoration of a large pencil and the words "what a sharp bunch!" -- classroom doors

Here’s another take on the “sharp bunch” theme, with the door itself turned into a giant pencil!

Source: Paola Garcia on Pinterest

36. Shoot 4 Success

Door decorated with a toy basketball hoop and paper basketballs. Text reads Shoot 4 Success.

The real basketball hoop makes this classroom door so much fun!

Source: @mrseskander

37. Learn and Grow

Door decorated with a large paper ruler and colorful flowers. Text reads When we learn we grow.

The big ruler really makes this colorful design pop.

Source: @kindershenanigans

38. Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat themed classroom door

He will always be a favorite! This design really works because it’s big, bright, and friendly.

Source: @teach.play.grow

39. Hello, My Name Is …

Classroom door decorated with colorful border and tassels, and Hello, My Name Is... tags for each student

If you’re looking for a simple, colorful classroom door you can throw together in a snap, try this idea. Here are the supplies you’ll need: colorful name tags, tassel garland, and rainbow dots border.

Source: @fireworks.in.first

40. Llama Fun

Classroom door decorated with colorful paper llama cutouts with student names. Text reads First Grade is a Llama Fun.

Here’s another easy one any teacher can do. Save time by buying these cute paper llama cutouts to personalize.

Source: @mrs.hugosclassyclass

41. Cheerful Pirate

Classroom door turned into a pirate face, wearing a large paper pirate hat.

Arrgh you ready for some learning? This classroom definitely is!

Source: @sarah.eb72

42. Chalkboard Door

Classroom door painted with chalkboard paint. Text reads If we all make today awesome for somebody else, today will be awesome for everybody.

Make it easy to have a new classroom door message whenever you want! Cover your door with chalkboard paint (be sure to get permission first), then chalk up a new message whenever inspiration strikes.

Source: @ewhitmyre

43. Art Inspiration

Door decorated with colorful paper and plastic plates to look like a paint palette. Text reads Be art-rageous.

Using colorful paper plates to make a paint set? So clever and so easy.

Source: @k.smith.art

44. Calculate Kindness

Door decorated with a large paper calculator. Text reads Calculate kindness into every day.

That paper calculator is so much fun!

Source: @teachwithchar

45. Be Kind

Classroom Door reading In a world where you can be anything, be kind. Yellow and pink sticky notes on the door offer ideas for how to show kindness.

Your students help make this door something special by adding their own ideas of how to show kindness to others.

Source: @strongermindsinschool

46. A-maze-ing Year

Pacman themed classroom door with text reading 2018 is going to be a-maze-ing.

Those old-school retro vibes are everything.

Source: @teachingthird

47. Spread Your Wings

Classroom door with butterfly wings and child standing in front. Text reads Spread your wings, it's time to fly. Make the leap, own the sky.

Perfect for those first-day pictures!

Source: Butterfly Photo Op by @theprintedsociety

48. Be a Pineapple

Door decorated with a large pineapple. Text reads: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.

Pineapples send a surprisingly positive message!

Source: @carolineandconfetti

49. Take the First Step

Classroom door showing a Black woman in a yellow dress standing on a ladder, doing math formulas on a chalkboard.

This inspiring scene from the film Hidden Figures has us in awe.

Source: @dallascsw

50. Welcome to the Nest

Door decoration of a tree with birds, saying "welcome to Mrs. Holbomb's nest"

Personalize this cozy door by having students decorate their own bird, write their name, and add one fact that makes them unique.

Source: My Classroom Ideas on Pinterest

51. Colorful Crayons

Classroom door made to look like a pack of crayons.

What’s better than a fresh new pack of crayons?

Source: Kyrsta Pokoski on Pinterest

52. Popping In

Classroom doors decorated with pieces of popcorn with student names. In between is a large paper bucket of popcorn.

We’d love to pair this with a first-day popcorn snack! Get popcorn piece cutouts here to use for the names.

53. Up and Away

Classroom door showing a house being lifted by balloons with kids names on them. Text reads Up and Away in 4th grade.

This is one of those incredible classroom doors that’s been making the rounds for so long that no one seems to know who originally created it. Whoever you are, we salute your creativity!

54. Best of the Bunch

Door decoration of a basket of apples, each apple labelled with the student's names -- classroom doors

Apples are a back-to-school classic, and this door is a bushel of fun. Try these apple cutouts to make your own.

Source: Supply Me

55. Reading Adventures

Classroom door with book design. Text reads Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay here.

Welcome all the readers to your classroom!

Source: @glitterandglue4k2

56. Aim High

Door decoration of arms outstretched towards the stars, and the words "Our aims for this school year..." -- classroom doors

Have students trace their arms on colored paper and fill your door with student goals for the school year. Save these goals for reflection in June. (This is another one of those popular doors that is everywhere on the web, but no one seems to know who made it first.)

57. Look Whooo’s Here

Door decoration of owls labelled with names of students and the words "look whooo's in our room!" -- classroom doors

Those giant wiggly eyes make this personalized door extra cute!

Source: mrsleeskinderkids.blogspot.com

58. Oh Snap!

Door decoration of many photographs and the words "oh snap!" -- classroom doors

We love Instagram-inspired classroom doors! Fill it with summer photos or clips from experiences that students can expect in your class (the covers of novels you’ll read, photos of the field trip to the zoo, students reading outside in the spring …).

Source: Sew Woodsy

59. Oh So Sweet

Door decoration of a popsicle and the words "first grade... it's oh so sweet!" -- classroom doors

These Popsicle-themed, glitter-covered classroom door decorations are the perfect sweet start to the year.

Source: First Grade Sweeties

60. Ocean Reef

Classroom door decorated with an ocean theme

Take a trip under the sea!

Source: Amber Beers on Pinterest

61. Under the Sea

Door decoration of a whale "eating" the doorframe. -- classroom doors

This is a doorway your students will never forget!

Source: @tyrumble

62. Superheroes in Training

Superheroes in Training classroom door decoration with 3-D effect of Superman bursting through the door.

That 3D effect is easy to create and really adds a lot of impact.

Source: Ricardo Caballero on Pinterest

63. Notebook Paper

Classroom door decorated to look like a piece of notebook paper with students names handwritten on the page.

What a wonderful way to display your students’ names! The design is simple and perfect.

Source: @teacherjdot

64. 3D Crayons

Teacher standing by a classroom door decorated with 3D paper crayons. Text reads "Get your cray-on."

Those 3D crayons are incredibly clever! We love how they’re “coloring” the door.

Source: @artistically_kymm

65. Incredible Year

Classroom door with an Incredibles movie theme. Text reads Ready for an incredible year in K!

Love the Incredibles movies? Try this door decoration!

Source: @kickin.it.in.kindergarten

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