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!
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
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
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
- Hang stars and planets from the ceiling using fishing line.
- Back letters on cut out stars.
- Set up a display of books that relate to the theme by standing them on a counter or shelf.
- Hang a picture of the first man to walk on the moon.
- Post pictures of the planets on the walls.
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.
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.
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:
- How to Decorate the Classroom of Your Dreams
- 60+ Themes for Classrooms at the Elementary Level
- Colorful Classroom Decor Ideas for Elementary Teachers