Creating USA patriotic classroom decor theme for your classroom can be a fun and engaging way to instill a sense of national pride and civic responsibility in your students. You can choose this theme at any time during the school year. Teachers that are teaching summer school in June and July can do a patriotic theme since Independence Day would be within that period.
For decorating your USA themed classroom, you can use a patriotic color scheme of red, white, and blue for your classroom decorations. You can choose these colors for bulletin board backgrounds, borders, and other classroom elements. Consider using quotes from famous American leaders or historical figures, displaying the lyrics of patriotic songs, or showcasing students’ work related to American history and civic engagement. Hang a large flag at the front of the classroom, or use smaller flags in centerpieces, on bulletin boards, or as part of a classroom border.
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USA Patriotic Classroom Decor Ideas
Investing in quality red, white and blue decorations will be worth it, because you can reuse them for other national holidays like Memorial Day and Presidents’ Day. Here are some ideas to help you decorate your USA themed classroom:
Have all decorations in red, white and blue: You can have different sets of decorative elements like garlands, letters, paper fans, tissue pompoms, and border trims. on your bulletin boards. The unified color theme will bring all of these elements together in one cohesive look.
Make a Historical Figures bulletin board: Feature posters or biographical information about important American historical figures such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and other leaders who have contributed to the country’s history and values.
Use Patriotic Banners and Garlands: Hang patriotic banners or garlands with phrases like “Land of the Free,” or “United We Stand”, to add a festive touch to your classroom. Use red, white and blue round paper fans for a USA patriotic classroom theme decor.
Display Patriotic Quotes: Decorate your classroom with inspirational patriotic quotes from American leaders, authors, and historical documents. These quotes can serve as a source of motivation and discussion.
Make a vestibule display: This display was very easy to make because a ‘Happy 4th of July’ backdrop was used to make it.
Feature Patriotic Books in the Reading Corner: Create a reading corner with a collection of books that celebrate American history, culture, and values. You can also add patriotic-themed pillows, rugs, or cushions to make the space inviting.
Display a Timeline of American History: Create a timeline on one of your classroom walls, showcasing key events and milestones in American history. This can be an educational and visually appealing addition to your decor. You can alao display maps of the United States, and if your students are old enough, consider including maps that highlight important historical events or regions.
Decorate your classrom door with a bulletin board set: This USA Patriotic Classroom Door Bulletin Board set takes up a lot of vertical space which makes it a right fit for a classroom door.
Have related content bulletin boards: Create interactive displays related to U.S. history and civics. For example, a “Branches of Government” display or a “Bill of Rights” poster can help students learn about the structure of government.
Use American Symbols: Incorporate American symbols like the bald eagle, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, and the U.S. Constitution into your decor. You can use posters or cutouts of these symbols. Encourage students to create crafts related to American symbols and historical events. For example, they can make paper eagles, Liberty Bell replicas, or American flag-inspired art.
Display the Pledge of Allegiance: Display the Pledge of Allegiance prominently in your classroom. You can create a poster or use wall decals for this purpose.
USA Patriotic Classroom Decor Printables
Here are some editable classroom decor printables that you can use. Each item opens in Power Point and all of the text is editable. It includes patriotic classroom rules, labels, a timetable, and a patriotic meet-the-teacher template. This is a growing list that you can browse through here.
Books for a USA Patriotic Classroom Theme
Here are two of my patriotic joke books for kids, that are both funny and educational.
I created this book of 4th of July Jokes for Kids and this Presidents’ Day Jokes for Kids book for students of Grades 2 to 5. These books are available both in paperback and Kindle and they are perfect for classroom ice-breakers.
I hope this page has helped you get ideas for creating your own USA patriotic classroom decor theme.
Remember that your US patriotic classroom decor should be both educational and inspiring, to help your students connect with their country’s history, values, and civic duties while creating an inviting and engaging learning environment.
More ideas for USA patriotic classroom decor will be added as I find them. If you have any questions, you can ask me anything in the comments below.