3 stress-free festive classroom decor ideas to do this Christmas

Decorating classrooms during Christmas time can create a great learning environment. Aside from the usual helpful tools like supplementary reading materials and exercise books, festive decorations can excite and engage students, leading to a positive atmosphere for learning. Visual aids and thematic displays related to the holiday season can make lessons more stimulating and memorable. 

As the school year ends, it’s always nice to introduce some fun arts and crafts activities that are both educational and entertaining. And, as their teacher, you can use holiday-themed decor to introduce cultural traditions, encourage diversity and inclusivity in the classroom, and introduce some fun arts and crafts as a bit of education-friendly downtime. 

What’s more, a well-decorated classroom can enhance the teaching experience, making it more enjoyable for teachers, too! So in the spirit of Christmas, here’s a few creative crafts for a merry classroom.

3 stress-free festive classroom decor ideas to do this Christmas

Wreath making magic

Dowse your classroom in the festive spirit with an engaging wreath-making session. There’s nothing more traditional than a wreath at Christmas and the process of making them can be really enriching for children. Invite your students to craft diverse wreaths using handprints or tissue paper, turning these creations into charming displays for the classroom and entrance door. These collaborative projects add festive cheer, foster teamwork skills, and delightfully and educationally encourage creative expression among your students.

Shine some light on your classroom 

Brighten up the vibe in your classroom with the captivating charm of fairy lights - an idea sure to delight your students! This idea works well if you don't have much space at your disposal. Embrace the charm of simplicity by adorning your classroom door with twinkling string lights. Engage your students in a creative endeavour by crafting mini paper bulb cutouts using colourful cards. Delicately arranged along a string, these bulbs can become a delightful addition to the classroom door, instantly casting a warm and festive ambience. This simple yet impactful decor idea not only adds a touch of joy but also showcases the spirit of the season without requiring extensive space or resources.

Crafty Christmas trees

It's not Christmas without a tree. So what better way to bring some colour into your classroom than with some mini Christmas trees? This craft is easy and inexpensive, not to mention lots of fun for your students! All you'll need to do is equip them with supplies such as card paper, glitter and felt-tip pens and allow them to explore their creativity. 

By folding the card into a cone and painting it green, your pupils can easily have their own Christmas tree to adorn with sparkling decorations. These personalised, glittering mini trees serve as delightful accents for desks or display areas, fostering a charming festive ambience within the classroom. Plus, they can even take them home at the end of the term!

In short, Christmas is the perfect time to embrace learning in a fun and interactive way. With that in mind, these are just a few ways to decorate your classroom. You may have your ideas or even let your students contribute! 

Here at EPSL, weve been supplying our quality printed resources to schools and students of all ages for years, so they have everything they need to achieve greatness in the classroom. We stock a wide range of supplementary reading materialshomework diaries or personalised exercise books for you to choose from, and if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call on 01254 686 500.

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