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

NAUTICAL Theme Classroom: If you’re an elementary teacher who is thinking about a lighthouse, anchor, navy, sailing, preppy or nautical theme then this classroom decor blog post is for you. It’ll make decorating for back to school fun and easy. It’s full of photos, tips, ideas, and free printables to plan and organize how you will set up your classroom and decorate your bulletin boards for the first day of school and beyond.

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

Have you visited the Clutter-Free Classroom Theme and Color Scheme page yet? What are you waiting for? Click here to see photos & get ideas for 40 different classroom themes!

BACKGROUNDS:
  • sandpaper (available in large sheets)
  • white fabric to resemble a sail
  • navy fabric
  • aqua fabric
  • nautical maps
BORDERS:
  • rope
  • glue toy compasses onto solid color borders
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TITLE SUGGESTIONS:
  • Welcome Board: Ahoy!, Mr. or Mrs. ___'s First Mates, Welcome Aboard ___ Grade
  • Job Board: All Hands on Deck, The Crew
  • Behavior Board: Don't Rock the Boat
  • Student Work: Ship Shape Work
ADDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WILL HELP ENHANCE YOUR THEME:
  • anchors
  • life preservers
  • life jackets
  • nautical flags
  • nets
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  • send out welcome letters to the students as a "message in a bottle"
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  • cover a large, empty wall with navy and white stripes
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  • scene setters are great for filling large backgrounds as well
This bundle contains 34 coordinating products that will allow you to design an amazing, personalized beach themed classroom for very little cost. The bundle includes several editable files so you may use your own fonts and colors to customize nameplates, cubby labels, name tags, binder covers, newsletters, dismissal cards, schedule cards and more. You'll receive all of the items shown below:
 

 

Click to visit the Classroom Themes Page featuring free ideas for almost 40 of the most popular classroom themes and color schemes.

NAUTICAL Theme Classroom: If you’re an elementary teacher who is thinking about a lighthouse, anchor, navy, sailing, preppy or nautical theme then this classroom decor blog post is for you. It’ll make decorating for back to school fun and easy. It’s full of photos, tips, ideas, and free printables to plan and organize how you will set up your classroom and decorate your bulletin boards for the first day of school and beyond.

End of Year Activities for Elementary Classrooms


Hey friends,

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and summer vacation is so close you can taste it! 

Today I surprised the members of the Clutter-Free Classroom Email Club by sending them a 15 page, no-prep, printable End-of-Year Memory Book. I'll be adding these books in the Clutter-Free Classroom Store tomorrow, but for today only they are free to all my club members.

Although it was not something I announced I would be doing (because that's how surprises roll), it was the kickoff to TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!

To show appreciation for being part of my free Email Club and for the hard work that happens each and every day in their classrooms, I am going to be emailing them a free printable present and some other fun opportunities each day for the next week.

Does this sound like something you would like to be a part of too? I would LOVE to have you and it is not too late to join in and get all the FREEBIES! 

Simply pick your grade level by clicking on one of the buttons below and follow the directions to join the email club. The free End of the Year Memory Book of your choice will be sent to your inbox immediately along with all the other goodies throughout the week.

While you are at it, I also welcome you to join the Free Facebook Group for Elementary Teachers. There you will soon find tips, ideas, and step-by-step instructions on how to organize your classroom, manage all those pesky piles of paper, set up and decorate your classroom for the new year and so much more. 





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