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9 Christmas Door Decorations to Jingle Up Your Classroom

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When you think of Christmas door decorations, you think of a Christmas wreath, don’t you?

I, personally, am a huge fan of the traditional Christmas wreath. Holly, burlap, pine needles and ribbon galore – I go crazy for Christmas!

Here at Teach Starter, we thought our teachers and students might like their classroom doors to be decorated by something a little more personalised.

A lot of the time you can get away with just hanging a festive wreath and calling it a day, but sometimes that just doesn’t cut the Christmas cake…err, mustard.

Christmas door decorations

We’ve featured 9 of our favourite merry and bright seasonal door decorations to help you and your students bring the spirit of Christmas to your classroom!

Christmas Door Decorations to Jingle Up Your Classroom


Don’t restrict these to the classroom door – if curious little hands are likely to undo the hard work you and your class have put into building these door displays, why not create a feature wall inside your room?

There’s something here to bring the Christmas cheer to everyone!

Santa’s Nice List

Let your students know just how beautiful they are by putting them on Santa’s nice list! Each student can write their own name on the door to make themselves feel proud of their positive behaviour.

Christmas Door Decorations

You will need:

To make Santa’s ‘Nice List’ we used Word to print a title on a plain piece of paper and stuck it to the second piece of paper end to end. We rolled up two sheets for the curly ends and with a little sticky tape magic – voila!

A Santa-worthy scroll.

Christmas Door Decorations

Combine this with your class behaviour management strategy to push your students to reach their goals.

Once a goal is reached, their name is added to the list!

Oh, Christmas Tree!

We’ve repurposed a number of our Christmas resources as door decorations to help you and your students dress up this jolly Christmas tree!

Christmas Door Decorations

You will need:

Christmas Door Decorations

This tree would make a great display for any wall in your classroom! Use it to gather your class’s Secret Santa gifts if you’re short on space and don’t have room for a real tree in the classroom.

Letters to Santa

Combine literacy with your Christmas display with our Letter to Santa Writing Page. Santa’s elves will love helping collect his mail from this classroom door decoration!

Christmas Door Decorations

You will need:

Why not use our Santa in a Chimney Writing pageChristmas Present Writing Page and Reindeer Writing Page for other Christmas-based writing activities?

Older students will love writing letters to Santa about the meaning of Christmas on these resources.

More Christmas Door Decorations Inspiration

It doesn’t stop there! We trawled the internet to bring you our top 5 Christmas Door Decorations.

Decorate every door in the school with something unique!

Santa’s Stuck in the Chimney!

Ask your students to make cute handprint cut-outs for this fun display by @food_for_taught_!

Surround Santa with student work – our Christmas Presents Graphing Activity and Season’s Greetings Word List make great Christmas themed additions.

Christmas Door Display - Santa's Stuck

We Wish You a Minion Christmas

Your little school minions will love decorating this one – just as much as @misstexas_teachingadventures and her students!

A really simple design with large coloured paper cut-outs.

Christmas Door Display - Minions

Bringing Christmas and Learning Together

Why not tie in your Christmas door decorations with your current topic of learning? @thepaisleyteacher has tied it in with her class’s love for the Cincinnati Zoo!

Christmas Door Display - Hippos

The Gift of Learning

Door decorations like this beautiful ‘gift’ themed display are incredibly effective, yet so simple to create! Just ask @weezyw.

Christmas Door Display - Gift

Gingerbread Delight

Create some colourful fun with cellophane, coloured card and bouncy balls in this drool-worthy display by @theprioryschool!

Christmas Door Display - Gingerbread House

Rudolph the Singing Reindeer

Christmas doesn’t have to be red, white and green!

Door decorations like this are easy to make and do a great job of bringing bucket loads of Christmas cheer! Just ask @winda_lie86!

Christmas Door Display - Rudolph

Did I mention, we LOVE Christmas here at Teach Starter?

We would love to see how you decorate your classroom this Christmas season! #teachstarter on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to spread the joy!


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