Teaching Resources

Memorable classroom writing displays for the artistically uninclined

by Julia Hudson
on January 27, 2016


It’s a big deal for a young writer to have their work celebrated on a classroom wall, and even more so when the display itself is put together with care. But for teachers on a budget (which is… everyone, right?), as well as those who aren’t very artistically inclined, we’ve put together some examples of the best inexpensive writing walls from our feed on Pinterest.

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A simple concept that works no matter the writing topic, so you don’t have to redo it every few weeks.

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It’s a couple of circles, a couple of snowflakes (remember those?) and a pun. Yet it still comes across as clever – an easy win.

Oh the places you'll go map board

Maps make a great background, without you having to trace a thing!

three-dimensional paper leaves collaged on the wall

Cutting out leaves allows you to use whatever coloured paper you’ve already got, and the shapes don’t have to be perfect. Layer them over the wall (climb onto the ceiling if you want), and your classroom will feel much more fun and cozy.

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An oldie but a goodie – hang pupils’ poems on a vase of branches, and voila! A “poetree”!

quilt made of plastic sandwich bags

Okay, this one might look to be getting a bit intense for some of you… but it’s really not that bad. Plus, you can reuse this board once you’re done – so you only have to construct it once.

accordion-folded display

By stacking accordion-folded cardboard on top of one another, you can easily make a 3D display that your students will love.

ball of paper strips with poetry on them

This is a great activity that lets the project become to display – saving you any work at all (besides perhaps attaching them to strings to to hang from the ceiling).

messy papers tacked to a board labeled "the fridge"

This is our favourite low-effort classroom display. Who doesn’t have a fridge at home covered in stories, photos, and reminders? Even the least artistic teacher can make this board in their own classroom.

Like what you see here? Check out more creative display ideas over on our  Pinterest board!