Do you want the cute students of your class to have a great time while also learning a lot? Do you want to engage them more and catch their attention in your classes?
Apart from personal management skills, a well-decorated classroom can actually go a long way in helping the children focus better.
There are lots of different ways you can design your class and it’s really up-to personal preferences. If you log in to Pinterest, you’ll be flooded with an enormous range of ideas.
However, there are a few key aspects you should look out for while decorating the classroom. Working with these points in mind, you can enhance the beauty of the classroom as well as attract the students.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at these aspects!
Easy Ways To Decorate A Preschool Classroom
1. Colors of the Wall
To start off the decoration of your preschool classroom, the walls of the classroom shouldn’t just be a bland white or off-white color. The monotony of the colors can bore the young students and you should go for a different combination of colors.
According to various studies, the color Green helps to improve concentration, whereas Blue boosts productivity. Many researches also suggest the color Orange enhances the mood greatly.
You can use a variation of solid colors in each wall.
Furthermore, you shouldn’t put too bright colors on the walls as it can be strenuous to the eyes. You can paint one wall with bright colors and the others can be painted with less bright ones.
2. Pictures and Quotes
Young children are attracted more by visual objects more than anything else.
You should carefully choose beautiful pictures and images that will inspire children and intrigue them into the world of arts and crafts.
Furthermore, students give importance to something more when it involves someone famous or someone close to them, like their parents.
You can put up various well-known and motivational quotes from famous people.
You can also encourage the parents to send you notes of encouragement for their children and the rest of the class, which you can stick with the quotes, for the students to see and be influenced.
3. Designs and Decorations
Apart from the pictures on the wall, you can also design them with particular themes, like that of a forest, or the seas. The decorations should be something that the children can easily understand and learn from.
You should opt to change these decorations every other month and go for a different but specific theme every time. Changes in the classroom decorations will help to eliminate monotony and engage the students.
For these reasons, the decorations on the wall should be put in such a way, so that they can be taken off easily without putting splotches and big marks on the walls.
4. Refraining from “Over-decorating”
It’s okay to stick a large number of pictures and beautify the walls. However, it shouldn’t be too much.
Too many pictures or too many elements in the designs will cause the walls to look congested and messy, which will curb the children’s interest rather than improving it.
You should use a considerable number of pictures based on the size of the walls and keep a good amount of space between each pictures and quotes.
As for the decorations, you should try to convey the theme with as less number of elements as possible.
5. Recognizing Students’ Works
There are various ways in boosting a child’s confidence and putting their work up on the walls is one of the best methods.
You should keep a separate section in one of your walls to stick up various works of the students that were done well.
This will not only give the student a sense of courage and positive morale, but also encourage the other students to work harder on their tasks.
However, it’s vital that you don’t display their grades or marks like that. This can be quite detrimental to their confidence levels as they’ll start to compare themselves with the other students.
6. Preventing Congestion
We’ve talked enough about how you can beautify the surroundings of the students.
Another vital aspect is the amount of space around the students.
You should try to create the sitting arrangement in such a manner, so that the students have a good amount of space for themselves and can conveniently carry out their work.
There should also be proper space in the classroom for the children to walk around freely, without clashing and hurting themselves.
7. Conditions of the Room
Let’s be honest. It’s quite difficult to concentrate, even for us adults, if the conditions of the room are extreme, too hot or too cold.
Your classroom should have a bearable temperature, which you can control using heater or air conditioners.