19 Inexpensive Decorating Ideas for Sunday School Rooms


Decorating your Sunday school classroom to be an exciting learning environment for kids can be tough on a budget. Here are 19 inexpensive decorating ideas for Sunday school rooms that’ll cost you next to nothing.

Ugh. The bleak walls. The boring layout. The stale carpet. The blank bulletin boards. You have a job ahead of you — transforming your Sunday school classroom into an exciting learning environment that kids will flock to. But just as you let your imagination roll, reality reminds you that (of course) there’s always The Budget to consider.

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You can transform your room on a tight budget — and here are 19 ideas that’ll cost you next to nothing and make your students say, “Wow!”

Dynamic Door

Back Pockets  Storage is often an issue in classrooms, especially those prone to clutter. So purchase ( or sew a hanging over-the-door pocket bag. To sew the pocket bag, you’ll need a 7X2-foot piece of durable fabric. Cut out pockets of different fabrics in varying shapes and sizes, and sew them on the larger piece.

Outside the Box  Don’t just decorate your door, make it part of the big picture! Use butcher paper for a temporary scene or latex paint for a permanent scene. For example, re-create John 20:1-9 by making your door the tomb entrance. Make your door the opening to the tomb, and create the scene outside the tomb on the walls. Then write the verse above your door.

Cliffhanger  Choose an event from the Bible and illustrate it on your classroom door — storyboard-style. For example, depict four scenes from Noah’s Ark. Leave the conclusion a mystery, and tease visitors with a sign that says, “What happened next? Come in to find out!”

Creative Ceilings

Border Have kids lend a hand — and character — to this fun ceiling decoration. Create a handprint border around the top of the wall or the ceiling using several different colors of tempera paint.

Mobiles  Mobiles are an easy way to liven up any drab room, and they make a creative class project.

19 Inexpensive Decorating Ideas for Sunday School Rooms
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  4. I believe children get to an age that too much “stuff” in the room and on the ceiling and walls is a distraction. Babies, crawlers and walkers need stimulation to a point, along with teachers that interact with them. However, after about two-years-old, I believe the children should be drawn to the things at their level for teaching purposes. The home living area, blocks, puzzles, art options and manipulatives are the things in the room that will do the best teaching, of course being offered by a prepared, loving teacher. Over stimulation can take away from the teaching focus and then cause behavioral issues to arise.

    You also need to look at the policies in your building to see if things attached to the ceiling would be forbidden by the fire code.

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