Western Themed Classroom - Ideas & Printable Classroom Decorations

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

Western Classroom Theme Ideas & Photos 

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

A Western 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 western theme can be used as a yearlong theme or to complement animal research projects focused on animals related to the western regions. Here you will find Western classroom theme ideas and pictures to inspire teachers and homeschool families.  You will feel organized and have your learning Westerns looking amazing in no time! Best of all it can be done on a budget. Below you will find:
  • Western theme bulletin boards and phrases
  • a compilation of inspiring Western classroom theme pictures 
  • 10 tips for setting up a classroom with a Western theme
  • quick, easy & editable Western theme classroom essentials
  • links to related decor items 
  • free classroom theme printables to help you get organized
WESTERN Theme Classroom: If you’re an elementary teacher who is thinking about a cowboy or cowgirl or Western 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 Western-Themed Classroom

Are you planning a western themed classroom or thematic unit? This blog post provides great decoration tips and ideas for the best western theme yet! It has photos, ideas, supplies & printable classroom decor to will make set up easy and affordable. You can create a western theme on a budget!
  1. Use denim and red gingham fabric for bulletin boards.
  2. Cow print looks great with a western theme and can be found on fabric and scrapbook paper or you can easily create the look with a black marker.
  3. Use faux bails of hay for group seating.
  4. Section off a corner of your classroom with cardboard fencing to create a "reading corral."
  5. Create a cozy fake campfire for reading stories around.
  6. Trim your bulletin boards with rope.
  7. Take pictures of your students wearing cowboy hats for a great display.
  8. Create a welcome board titled, "Galloping Into __ Grade!"
  9. Line your shelves with red bandanas.
  10. A low-cost way to enhance your Western 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 Western Classroom Theme Printables 

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

Items to Complement a Western Theme Classroom

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BACKGROUNDS:
  • denim
  • bandana
  • red and white checkered tablecloths
  • cowprint
  • burlap
  • flannel
BORDERS:
  • rope
  • raffia


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TITLE SUGGESTIONS:
  • Welcome Board: Rounding Up ___, Rootin' Tootin' ___, Roping Up ___, The Posse, Galloping Into __ Grade,
  •  Job Board: Wanted Hard Workers, Ranch Hands, These Boots Are Made for Working
  •  Behavior Board: Birthday Buckeroos
  •  Student Work Board: Work Worth Hollerin' About, Best in the West, Kick Up Your Heels For___, Blue Ribbon Work, 
  • Academic Boards: Write 'Em Cowboy, Howdy Partners, The Word Herd (with cows)
ADDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WILL HELP ENHANCE YOUR THEME:
  • cowboy hats
  • boots
  • metal buckets
  • horseshoes
  • sheriff badges
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  • Use faux bales of hay to sit on
  • Create a cozy campfire for sharing stories
  • Section off part of your classroom to create a barn or use fences for a reading corral
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The following seven images are from Mrs. Robertson's classroom. I love the bandanas and cowboy hats hanging on the walls. Her reading area is so stinking cute. I think she did an amazing job of going all out with a theme, but keeping the room organized and neat looking.







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Kristina contacted me to share the link to her classroom photos. I love how she created this theme:































The following 8 photos are from Mrs. Martin's class site.










Mrs. Bainbridge's Classroom: Scroll down to see some of her western items.

The Virtual Vine: This is more preK/Kish, but there are lots of ideas that could be adapted to a classroom theme.


Nancy Jang's Classroom: She blogs for scholastic. Last summer I nearly fell off my chair when she posted this entry that included myself in the same sentence as Beth Newingham. Seriously...my eyes bugged out and I was flattered beyond words.
WESTERN Theme Classroom: If you’re an elementary teacher who is thinking about a cowboy or cowgirl or Western 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.

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