Mystery Detective Themed Classroom - Ideas & Printable Classroom Decorations

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

Mystery Classroom Theme Ideas & Photos 

Are you planning a Mystery Detective themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best Mystery Detective theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create a Mystery Detective theme on a budget!
A Mystery Theme Classroom is a popular choice for educators looking to create a cohesive and creative learning environment. It can be used as a year-long theme or to enhance a Genre Study focused on reading and writing mysteries. I love teaching a Mystery Unit either in the fall to tie in with Halloween or towards the end of the school year so that it gets kids excited about summer reading. Here you will find Mystery 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:
  • Mystery theme bulletin boards and phrases
  • a compilation of inspiring Mystery classroom theme pictures 
  • 10 tips for setting up a classroom with a Mystery theme
  • quick, easy & editable Mystery theme classroom essentials
  • links to related decor items 
  • free classroom theme printables to help you get organized

10 Tips for Creating a Mystery-Themed Classroom

Are you planning a Mystery Detective themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best Mystery Detective theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create a Mystery Detective theme on a budget!
  1. Create a welcome board that reads, "The Case of the Amazing Class."
  2. Take pictures of your students wearing trench coats & detective hats while holding a magnifying glass. These can be used to label lockers/cubbies or as a classroom display.
  3. Buy solid color bulletin board trim and use an ink pad to make fingerprints all over it...better yet, have your students do it.
  4. Make a focus wall with a magnifying glass reading "Take a Close Look at __."
  5. Create a student work display board by hanging a gallon-sized ziptop bag for each student on the wall. You can easily slide 8.5 x 11 inch papers in and out of them to change out the work samples. Title it, "Evidence of Great Work."
  6. Use crime scene tape as bulletin board trim.
  7. Name your guided math teams or reading groups as: detecitves, investigators, sleuths and agents.
  8. Trace footprints onto black construction paper, cut them out and hang them around the room as if walking.
  9. Make a sign for your classroom library that reads, "Investigate a Good Book."
  10. A low-cost way to enhance your Mystery theme is to set up a display of books that relate to the theme by standing them on a counter or shelf.
Are you planning a Mystery Detective themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best Mystery Detective theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create a Mystery Detective theme on a budget!
{click to download and access these Detective Theme Decor printables}

Are you planning a Mystery Detective themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best Mystery Detective theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create a Mystery Detective theme on a budget!
{click to download and access these Detective Theme Decor printables}

Free Mystery Classroom Theme Printables 

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

Items to Complement a Mystery Theme Classroom

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Related Resources

Mystery Themed Books to Read Aloud & Display

Mystery Classroom Theme Pictures

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