A creative way for students to show their teacher they appreciate them is to decorate the classroom door! All you need is an idea and one large piece of paper the size of the door (or several placed together)! This is a great way to get the kids’ creative juices flowing. The class can choose a theme and create it. It’s also fun for each student to write a personal message.
Step 1 - Come up with the theme
Your idea can be centered around a favorite quote, the teacher’s name, or messages of appreciation.
Find out some of the teacher’s favorite games, movies & songs.
The students’ can vote on the final theme. Letting them choose can be all the motivation they need to get started!
Step 2 - Prepare to create your masterpiece!
Cut the door shape first! Make sure to note the placement of the door handle and if there is a window. Check the safety code to make sure you are allowed to cover the window. If there is a window, maybe you could cut some holes to meet any safety standards.
If the school’s fire code is strict, all of these door decorations can be turned into a giant poster instead.
To design the door you have two options: draw directly onto the large sheet of paper or have each student design a smaller sized piece of art (maybe on colored paper like the example below) that will be pasted onto the paper.
Step 3 - Create it!
Let the inner artist out! There’s nothing more fun than creating art with your kids!
If you’d prefer, create stencils for the kids to cut and decorate. This is a great way to standardize the theme!
Handprints can be used to personalize each students’ contribution.
Time to pull out the markers, crayons or paints! Since there’s a lot of surface to cover, we recommend using the following: