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Space Classroom Theme Ideas for Elementary Teachers in 2022

A space classroom theme is perfect for teachers who love science or teach about space and the planets as part of their curriculum! Posting displays and posters about this topic inspires students to want to learn more about the topic and could plant the seed for a lifelong passion. Teachers love this theme because there are tons of free resources and DIY project ideas related to it that fit any budget. This theme is appropriate for both lower and upper elementary students. Learn more about a outer space theme below and scoop up this space classroom theme packet!

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Outer Space Theme Bulletin Board Ideas

Below are some outer space theme bulletin board ideas for elementary teachers.

Outer Space Bulletin Board Backgrounds

Use black fabric as bulletin board backdrops. If you are feeling creative and want to take it to that next step, you can splash white paint on it to create the look of stars. It’s a total game changer!

Outer Space Bulletin Board Trim

space theme bulletin board trim with pennants, banner and bunting

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

  • stick plastic stars on 
  • use white Christmas lights as a bulletin board trim.
  • splatter paint on black paper
  • sponge print
  • planets
  • stars

Get these outer space classroom decor printables!

Outer Space Bulletin Board Title Ideas

  • Label your student job board as “Astronomical Assistants.”
  • Create a welcome board titled, “Welcome to Our Galaxy.”
  • Make a sign for your library reading. “Blast off With a Good Book!”
  • Display student work samples on a board titled, “Work that is Out of this World.”
  • When creating your own titles, use words like blast, world, or moon.

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5 Ideas for an Outer Space Themed Classroom

  1. Hang stars and planets from the ceiling using fishing line.
  2. Back letters on cut out stars.
  3. Set up a display of books that relate to the theme by standing them on a counter or shelf.
  4. Hang a picture of the first man to walk on the moon.
  5. Post pictures of the planets on the walls.
free printable planning organizers for space classroom theme on a desk

Themes to Pair Your Space 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 space theme.

space themed background for a cheap and easy online teaching or a VIP kid backdropeditable nameplates and basket labels for a space themed classroom

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space theme labels for paper organization in the classroomspace themed tools for improving student behavior in an elementary classroom
editable elementary schedule cards and job chart labels with a space themespace theme editable dismissal chart for elementary classrooms with for better classroom

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elementary classroom word wall and reading logs for a space themed classroomprintable and editable space theme classroom decor packets
space themed math resources for telling time, place value and the days of the weekDIY printable classroom calendar for elementary teachers using a space classroom theme

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space classroom themed google classroom headers and google classroom bannersspace theme google classroom slides and powerpoint templates for elementary teachers shown on computers
SPACE Theme Classroom: If you’re an elementary teacher who is thinking about a space, astronaut, galaxy, outer space, universe, solar system 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.

Outer Space Themed Classroom Pictures

The outer space 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 outer space classroom theme ideas helpful! If you did, then you may also be interested in the free outer space planning organizer below as well as these classroom decorating posts:

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