When you’re responsible for teaching young children, everything about your classroom can become a teachable moment. Children learn better through absorbing information than through rote reading. When you decorate your classroom seasonally, you allow your students to experience the feel of different seasons and holiday traditions. You also help your students learn to mark time.
Your classroom door is the entrance that students walk through every school day. A door should be decorated in an inviting, welcoming way. If you change your decoration from season to season, your students will be excited to come and see what creativity you’ve brought next. These are some ideas for autumn designs that you can use on your classroom door this fall.
Fall Hanging Door Decorations
Turkey Burlap Door Decoration
This burlap fabric hanger has multiple layers and affords a sensory experience for children touching it. The charming embroidered elements and ribbons are also sure to delight your students.
Thanksgiving Door Decorations
These two signs, measuring 10.5 inches and 11.5 inches each, feature old-fashioned Thanksgiving and fall messages. They’re great ways to introduce autumn-related vocabulary to your students and add to a classroom’s warm fall theme.
Pumpkin Welcome Sign
Another great choice for the center of the entrance to your classroom, this welcome sign has a warm fall air. It’s a great way to emphasize that your classroom is a safe and caring space.
Felt Scarecrow Hanging Decoration
This felt scarecrow is a great centerpiece for an autumn-themed door. Children will delight in moving the jointed pieces, and the felt hangs from a satin ribbon.
Autumn Maple Leaves Chain Garland
This six-foot autumn garland comes with realistically rendered leaves. The red, orange, and yellow fabric is great for decorating a classroom door or the frame of a window.
Autumn Themed Cutouts
These fall-themed cutouts have a myriad of different images, from pumpkins to apples to flowers and foxes. They’re a great way to celebrate the harvest, especially when you use them to make an entire scene.
Hanging Tissue Paper Pom Poms
Each package comes with twelve fall-colored tissue pom poms. When fully fluffed, each of the pom poms is 14 inches or 10 inches. Kids will love the crinkly construction and the noise as the door opens and closes.
Party Tissue Paper Fan Collection
This collection comes with five fall-colored fans with two different sizes. The honeycomb tissue fans can be used by themselves on your door, or they can be used to put together a more comprehensive picture.
Need inspiration for your fall door decorations?
The materials listed above are only part of the process – here are some of our favorite fall door designs from Pinterest to help get your creative juices flowing!