Monkey Classroom Theme Ideas for Elementary Teachers in 2024

Elementary students love a monkey classroom theme because it features an animal known for being very silly in many children’s books. This nature-based theme will transform your classroom into a tropical rainforest that inspires your students and motivates them to come to school each day. Teachers love this theme because students love it so much and it’s simple to put together. There are tons of DIY ideas out there that relate to this theme. This theme works for both lower and upper elementary students. Learn more about a monkey classroom theme below and scoop up this monkey classroom theme packet!

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Monkey Theme Bulletin Board Ideas

Below are some monkey theme bulletin board ideas for elementary teachers.

Monkey Bulletin Board Backgrounds

Consider using brown fur for a textured bulletin board background. If you are interested in solid color fabric or butcher paper for bulletin board backgrounds, consider using the colors brown, green, or yellow.

Monkey Bulletin Board Trim

In addition to traditional border, put these items around the perimeter of your board.

  • cut-up strips of faux brown fur
  • fake vines and greenery
  • toy monkeys hot-glued to solid color bulletin board trim
  • construction paper bananas
  • stuffed animal monkeys with velcro hanging from artificial vines
  • tree branches made out of brown butcher paper

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Monkey Bulletin Board Title Ideas

  • “(Grade) is More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys!”
  • “Hanging Out in (Grade)!”
  • “Welcome! Come Hang Out With Us!”
  • “A Great Bunch of (Grade) Students!”
  • When creating your own titles, use words like bunch, hang, or swing.

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6 Ideas for a Monkey Themed Classroom

  1. Title your birthday board with “Born to Be Wild!”
  2. Refer to your Guided Math Teams or Reading Groups as different types of monkeys.
  3. Place stuffed animals or inflatable monkeys around the classroom as decorations.
  4. Take photos of your students wearing a tan vest and safari hat. Use the photos as a display or as labels in the classroom.
  5. Set up a display of books that relate to the theme by standing them on a counter or shelf.
  6. Burlap is inexpensive and looks amazing with a monkey theme.
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Themes to Pair Your Monkey Theme With

Get access to all of the Clutter-Free Classroom decor themes and color schemes in the Elementary Classroom Decor Collection, including the ones listed below that pair really nicely with a monkey theme.

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monkey themed math resources for telling time, place value and the days of the week DIY printable classroom calendar for elementary teachers using a monkey classroom theme

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Monkey Classroom Theme Pictures

The monkey classroom theme bundle includes BOTH the original version (shown below) and the newly updated version (shown above). In the newer version, we used all new clipart which includes much more diverse characters. Also, we made the entire bundle 100% editable so not only can you customize it with your students’ names and details specific to your classroom, you can now translate EVERYTHING into other languages too. This has long been a request from teachers of ELLs and immersion classrooms. Both versions are available in the Elementary Classroom Decor Collection.

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In closing, we hope you found these monkey classroom theme ideas helpful! If you did, then you may also be interested in the free monkey planning organizer below as well as these classroom decorating posts:

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