24 Fun and Creative Fall Classroom Ideas

From classroom decorating ideas to fun DIY projects for the whole class, we've gathered 24 of our favorite fall-themed ideas for teachers.

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Fall is an exciting time of year at school.


Back-to-school season brings new students, new challenges, and new ways to have a little fun in the classroom! Here are a few of our latest favorites.

1. Halloween accessories can be both fun AND useful.

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2. Fall-themed books will get kids reading in no time.

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3. Combine ideas 1 & 2:

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4. Bet you can't say "candy corn ombre mason jar" five times fast.

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5. Everyone loves a decorated door!

#gettingreadyforfall #classroomdecor #childstudies

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6. You can have your students get in on the decorating action, too.

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7. Add a little glitter with dollar store decor.

These Halloween decoration from the Dollar Tree are on point this year. #alltheglitter #allthetreats #notricks

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6. Don't forget the bulletin board!

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7. Or the windows.

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8. How cute (and spooky!) would this be on a classroom door or bulletin board?

I think Elma Lou likes her new spot. Such a basic witch 🎃👻 #halloweendecor #halloweendecorations #homedecor #spookydecor

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9. Try your hand at a DIY pumpkin garland:

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10. If yarn pumpkins aren't your thing, try tissue paper!

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11. Are you sensing a pumpkin trend yet?

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12. There are tons of ways to decorate pumpkins without carving them.

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13. Go all-out by decorating in costume:

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14. Have your class preserve the beauty of fall foliage with an art project:

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15. Here's a fall craft for younger students.

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16. Potato stamps make for another fun (and biodegradable!) art lesson:

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17. You'll need this after completing all those crafty fall projects!

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18. Not into DIY? Brighten up your room with some fall blooms:

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19. Writing is definitely more fun with pumpkin-shaped blank books:

I CANT get over how festive these blank books are!!! Must. Get. More. ✨💕🌈🎃

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20. And writing mistakes don't seem so bad when there are fun erasers to fix them with.

I haven't seen mini Target erasers in months!! Had to grab these 😍🎃👻🍂

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21. This apple-themed sensory bin is pretty sweet.

The Apple sensory bin is ready for little hands and big minds!

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22. Don't forget to add a little character education to your Halloween season:

Finished! #finishedproduct #classroomdecor #charactereducation

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23. Encourage your students to share their feedback:

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24. This one may be best for at-home use, but a candle that smells like "sweater weather" is something we want (or maybe need?) to have!

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What are your favorite ways to bring fall into the classroom? Share them with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

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