A new popular classroom theme is superheroes! It’s such a fun and adorable theme, plus gives students a powerful idea of becoming strong and brave, just like the superheroes surrounding them. Creating the perfect superhero classroom starts with the conventional color scheme for superheroes. You’ll be using red, yellow, and blue items, so be on the lookout for anything that would fit within this theme. Some teachers even create fake city skylines in their classrooms to really set the superhero mood!
One great thing about creating the perfect superhero classroom theme is there are lots of birthday party items you can use in your classroom. The superhero theme makes decor easier because there are a lot of ideas and decor pieces online and in party stores. Trademarked or licensed items from the superhero movies are awesome, but I won’t be linking to any in this blog post due to copyright rules and infringement. These ideas are all general themed ideas. Good luck with creating the perfect superhero classroom!
While shopping, keep an eye out for these items…
- yellow, blue, and red organizers
- supplies that are red, blue, and yellow
- supplies with blast images on them
- backdrops with city scenes
- lightning bolts
City Skyline Bulletin Boards
(L Link: Broken link. If anyone knows the original poster, please comment below!) (R Left: KellyHearts2nd)
Look at these adorable bulletin boards!! Just use some black butcher paper, yellow stick notes, and VOILA! You have skyline fit for a SUPERHERO! With plenty of space in the middle, this bulletin board is easily adapted for different projects or topics throughout the year!
Paper Lantern Superhero Decor
(Link: TPT Decor Bundle Set) (Link: Amazon Paper Lanterns)
Using paper lanterns above tables or desk clusters is a great way to make each group feel like its own space! Hang a table number with string from the bottom of the lantern above each table. The extra lanterns are easily used as decor over other areas in the room, like the library, small group table, gathering place, etc.
(Link: SchoolGirl Style)
How precious are these superhero lanterns from SchoolGirl Style? Combine a paper lantern, mask, lightning bolt, and comic word burst for a BURST of fun in your room!
Instant and Easy Superhero Decor
(Link: TPT Decor Set)
Here is a link to my superhero classroom decor bundle. Within this bundle, there are over 20 superheroes themed pieces to use in the classroom. These range from journal labels, rules, name tags, check-in chart, bucket filling bulletin board set, book bin labels, and more! They’re all red, blue, and yellow colors, plus cute superhero graphics on each item.
Reading Nook fit for Superheroes
(Link: Broken link on Pinterest. If anyone knows the original poster, please comment below)
Using cardboard and butcher paper, this teacher was able to transform a reading nook into a superhero city scene! Cover large pieces of cardboard with butcher paper, sponge paint windows onto the buildings, and print and paste your favorite superheroes! Imagine how motivated students would be to dive into a good book here!
Superhero Door Decoration
(Link: Teaching with a Mountain View)
Carrying the theme out onto your door will allow your students to become a part of your classroom transformation. These superhero kids could be turned into a class activity during the first few days of school. You could do a step-by-step tutorial or let students be creative and make their own. You could even have them create superheroes that help you get to know each other. For example, students with a brother: left arm up, students with a sister: right arm up, students with a pet: legs together, etc. Once students place their superhero on your door, instantly, your class becomes a community!
DIY Superhero Backdrop
(Link: Meaningful Mama)
If you are looking for a fun craft, this post will give you the steps to make your very own superhero backdrop. Jodi uses felt and foam to create a fantastic Superhero City! There is also a tutorial to make an incredible background/tablecloth that was just a bit too ambitious for me!
Superhero Organization & Tools
Each of these tools and images come from Amazon. With each image, I’ve provided an affiliate link back to Amazon.
(Link: Amazon Backdrop)
This backdrop could be used as an instant bulletin board or work display! It could help make your library more festive, and it won’t take any time to create.
(Link: Amazon Buckets)
All classrooms need a place to store supplies. These buckets are the perfect size for crayons, scissors, glue sticks, and pencils. With a set on each table or desk cluster, students will always have supplies ready to go!
(Link: Amazon Superhero Cutouts)
The Superhero cutouts would be great for the first day of school pictures! You could use them on bulletin boards or hanging from those paper lanterns, too!
(Link: Amazon Book Bins)
Book bins are a must for any classroom, and this set will fit your scheme perfectly! Use these for books, classroom supplies, notebooks, and more! These navy blue, red, and yellow bins would perfectly match your classroom.
Decor Bundle Link
(Link: TPT Decor Bundle Set)
All the decor items in this pack are for decorating your classroom in a superhero-theme! Each piece is red, blue, or yellow with superhero graphics to match. Over half of the pieces in this bundle are editable. The pieces that require personalization, such as name tags and labels are editable. These pieces come with non-editable PDF that you can simply write on with a Sharpie OR an editable PowerPoint that you can type your personal names, rules, etc. into.
Decor Pieces Included:
ABC Line, Behavior Chart (Editable), Binder Covers- Monthly, Binder Covers- Other, Binder Covers (Editable), Birthday Chart (Editable), Book Bin Labels (Editable), Bucket Fillers (Editable), Bunting (Editable), Calendar Set, Check-in Chart (Editable), Clock Numbers, Hall Passes (Editable), Job Chart (Editable), Labels (Editable), Nametags (Editable), Number Signs, Rules (Editable), Shapes Posters, Table Signs (Editable), Where are We? (Editable), and Word Wall Letters