Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Nautical Themed Classroom - Ideas & Printable Classroom Decorations

Are you planning a nautical themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best nautical theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create a nautical theme on a budget!

Nautical Classroom Theme Ideas & Photos 

Are you planning a nautical themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best nautical theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create a nautical theme on a budget!

A Nautical Theme Classroom is a popular choice for educators looking to create a cohesive and creative learning environment. It appeals to both elementary and older students.  A nautical theme can be used as a yearlong classroom theme or to complement a specific thematic unit such as the study of ocean animals. The elements associated with a nautical themed classroom pair well with those found in both the ocean or beach themed classroom and the pirates themed classroom. It also ties in well with ocean animals researchHere you will find Nautical classroom theme ideas and pictures to inspire teachers and home school families.  You will feel organized and have your learning spaces looking amazing in no time! Best of all it can be done on a budget. Below you will find:
  • Nautical theme bulletin boards and phrases
  • a compilation of inspiring Nautical classroom theme pictures 
  • 10 tips for setting up a classroom with a Nautical theme
  • quick, easy & editable Nautical theme classroom essentials
  • links to related decor items 
  • free classroom theme printables to help you get organized

10 Tips for Creating a Nautical-Themed Classroom

Are you planning a nautical themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best nautical theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create a nautical theme on a budget!
  1. Use large sheets of sandpaper as bulletin board backgrounds.
  2. Trim bulletin boards with roap or glue toy compasses onto solid borders.
  3. Create a welcome board that reads, "Welcome About Mr./Mrs. __ Class"
  4. Display student work with the title, "Ship Shape Work."
  5. Take photos of your students wearing sailor caps.
  6. Title your student job board as "All Hands on Deck"
  7. Hang netting on the wall or on bulletin boards.
  8. Refer to your guided math teams or reading groups by the names of various oceans.
  9. A low-cost way to enhance your Nautical theme is to set up a display of books that relate to the theme by standing them on a counter or shelf.
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Free Nautical Classroom Theme Printables 

Are you planning a nautical themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best nautical theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create a nautical theme on a budget!
Are you planning a nautical themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best nautical theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create a nautical theme on a budget!

Items to Complement a Nautical Theme Classroom

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Related Resources

Nautical Themed Books to Read Aloud & Display

Nautical Classroom Theme Pictures

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