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
We love this reading rocket from Dawson’s 4th Grade Dragons. Place comfy chairs or pillows below in the “hot seat.”
Source: Dawson’s 4th Grade Dragons
2. Blast off with this bookshelf
This easy-to-fashion bookshelf rocket ship is a great way to store books and other classroom materials. Make sure to fill it with our space-themed books too!
3. Roleplay in this rocket ship
Your students will love this role play rocket ship, which allows them to imagine themselves as a NASA astronaut.
Source: Pinterest/Claudia Buszko
4. Make it life-size
Not gonna lie; we’d love to try to fit in this sweet cardboard rocket!
Buy it: Cardboard rocket on Amazon
5. Create a positive learning environment
This clever rocket ship behavior chart is a great way to encourage your kids to shoot for the stars.
Source: Pinterest/Cindy Fonnesbeck
6. Build the solar system
We are crazy about these paper lantern planets that bring the solar system into your classroom!
Source: Fête à Fête
7… or make it inflatable!
Does it get more fun than this cool inflatable solar system?
Source: Oriental Trading inflatable planets
8. Display work that’s out of this world
This idea is an awesome way to showcase stellar work.
Source: Elementary Teacher to Be
9. Ignite and inspire
With some colored cellophane and twinkle lights, you can replicate this dazzling display
Source: Teacher Blog Spot
10. Celebrate the helpers
Round up your little space boys and girls with this space-themed classroom task management chart.
Source: Supply Me space-themed chart
11. Houston, we have a reading nook
Bring together your space-themed classroom decor to create this stellar reading space (pun intended).
Source: Pinterest/Twinkl Resources
12. Make reading a blast
This setup has us ready to launch into a good book for hours on end.
Source: The Gilded Pear
13. See the stars
This DIY star projector makes us want to lie on our backs and search for constellations.
14. Stargaze in your classroom
Fluorescent lights have never looked cooler with these astronomy light covers.
Source: Octo Lights
15. Make an astronomical door design
This cute door design is as inviting as it is inspiring.
Source: Pinterest/Kaprea Reid
16. Shoot for the stars (through this door)
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
We can’t decide if we love this door’s crepe paper flames at the bottom of the rocket or the rhyme more.
Source: Pinterest/Ratyra Moore
18. Lead a class of space invaders
BRB. Hopping in our flying saucers and invading this class.
Source: Pinterest/Lubna Dadabhoy
19. Hang this gateway to the galaxy
Whether or not you choose to decorate your door, spruce (er, space) up the frame with this galaxy border.
Source: Oriental Trading space-themed hanging border
20. Trim with the solar system
You’ve gotta get this solar system trimmer for your whiteboard or bulletin board.
Source: Supply Me space trim
21. Write their names in the stars
Copy that for these stellar flat nameplates, too!
Source: Supply Me classroom nameplates
22. Elevate your reading rug