Like most homeschool families, our homeschool wall space is at a premium. We are very blessed to have an 8-foot white board, two large windows, and several book cases in our school room. While we are very grateful for the room itself, not to mention the board and windows and bookcases, it does present a challenge with wall space.
Because we are a bit limited with our homeschool room walls, I have to be fairly selective in what I choose to display. Each semester I brainstorm and research something new to put up around our room. The children and I spend a lot of time in our homeschool room, and they need a change of pace visually.
And I do too!
If you’re on the search for something new to display on your homeschool walls, browse through the list below! Hopefully this list will get your wheels turning about what is best for your own homeschool walls.
What are we studying this homeschool year?
Before I get to the big list of homeschool wall decor, I want to mention that I often try to match what we’re learning to what is on the wall. For example, last year we learned the North Carolina state symbols, so they stayed up most of the year.
So before you begin choosing decor, ask yourself: What are we studying this year? Do I want my homeschool walls to display that information?
There have been times when I wanted to introduce my children to concepts or ideas that I wasn’t actively teaching during the year. For example, we have a Periodic Table on the wall and talk about it at times, but I’m not actively teaching them chemistry.
So in those types of cases, I want to display different concepts than what I’m teaching for the semester or the year.
Like most things in mothering and homeschooling, I try to be very intentional.
Big List of Homeschool Room Wall Ideas
The following ideas come from many years of research and idea collection that I pulled out of my One Note file. Make sure to leave your own ideas in the comments, since it’s always so helpful to read how other homeschool families do things.
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America – Land of the Free, Home of the Brave
American Presidents – We use this set of American Presidents posters.
Pledge of Allegiance – Even though we say The Pledge of Allegiance routinely before the school day, it helps some kiddos to read it while learning.
State symbols – I purchased our set at a local teacher supply store that has recently closed, and I can’t find the exact set online. I like this NC set that uses photographs, as opposed to clip art.
State Representatives – This is a new idea for us this year. The idea came to me one night while I was preparing for my son’s American Government class. I’m displaying our governor, senators, House representatives, and mayor.
National Representatives – This year, I’m displaying the President, Vice-President, Secretary of State, House Majority Leader, Senate Majority Leader, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Pictures of Famous Americans – A quick Google images search makes this project very easy! Just choose the Famous Americans you’d like your children to know about, print their image, and display. Change it out weekly or monthly, depending on how you choose to display them.
→ For Kindergarten – 3rd grade, you could choose a book such as In God We Trust by Timothy Crater or Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans. Highlight one of the famous Americans each week as you read their short biography in the book and display their picture on your homeschool wall.
3 Branches of Government – This is a simple set of posters
Preamble to the Constitution – The Preamble lists the reasons for the US Constitution – super important! Here’s a Preamble poster with easy-to-read font.
Geography, Timeline, and History
Memoria Press Timeline – While I don’t require a large amount of date memorization, I do require a few of the “biggies.” I pull those from the Memoria Press Timeline and we talk about at least one of those every single day. I didn’t want to display the Timeline vertically, but I didn’t have a choice due to lack of wall space.
While we have studied the timeline for years, I didn’t put up the wall cards until this year. Total game changer in helping us all memorize where events happen in history.
I’d say this is one of my best purchases for this school year.
World Map – I did buy this map laminated, and I’m so glad I did! We use this at least 1-2 times each week.
State Map – Perfect for studying state history
United States Map
List of Greek gods – This goes along with the constellations, of course! Pull your list of Greek gods from D’Aulaire’s magnificent book, and practice learning the names of spelling of a few each week. On our home printer, I copied pages 22-23 in colored ink and posted it in our school room. It helps my youngest ones remember the names of Zeus’ children. This is incredibly helpful for my 4th grader that is studying Greek Myths this year.
English and Math
Wall-size Alphabet – cursive or print – I still have up our alphabet posters since my littlest guy is only 3 1/2. I also have a Handwriting Without Tears alphabet poster above my youngest’s desk, which he sits in only a few times a week. He’s not much on sitting still at a desk. 😉 He’d much rather be outside digging in the dirt!
8 Parts of Speech – My kiddos need help with reinforcing the parts of speech, most glaringly in grades 4-6. This poster is almost always on our wall, and the recitation is usually weekly.
Spelling Rules – Most spelling curricula focuses on a particular spelling rule for the week. It helps to post it somewhere!
→ Read more: How I Teach Spelling in Our Homeschool
Terms for Four Operations – We use Rod and Staff for math for grades K-6, which drills the names and parts of the four operations (minuend, subtrahend, difference). My girls have learned these easily by having a frequent reminder on the wall.
Skip counting – There are so many ways to do this: frogs jumping on a lily pad, bunnies jumping through a field, fish jumping out of the water. Or you could just print the numbers on a poster and say them aloud together each day. Not everything has to be flowery and perfect. 🙂
→ You might be interested in my Skip Counting by 2’s chart. It was the reason my youngest girl finally could remember how to skip count by two’s. I put it on the wall for display also.
100’s Chart – We talk about place value a lot. It’s important to understand it in the elementary years. We have hand-held 100’s boards, but a poster would be great if you had extra wall space.
Place Value Chart – Again, place value. So important! Create your own poster, or order one like this place value set.
Order of Operations – PEMDAS – Essential math knowledge starting in 5th grade!
Divisibility Rules – The divisibility rules are very helpful from 5th grade and up. I copy the list of rules from the back of the Rod and Staff Math Teacher’s Manual in a large font. You could also copy this list into a word document and display.
Illustrations of gallon, quart, pint, cup
Multiple clocks – This is a neat idea if you have a reason to know a different time zone – Grandparents or relatives, the time zone of your Compassion sponsor, etc.
Shapes – Some younger elementary students need help remembering the names of 2D or 3D shapes.
Numbers – Display numbers in a variety of ways for young learners – tally marks, blocks, face of a die, etc.
Christian and Bible Ideas
Weekly Bible Verse – Some families memorize a verse together each week, which is a great practice. We often memorize the verse from our Christian Studies as a group in our morning Bible time. It helps to have it displayed in some way for two reasons: 1) to help us remember the actual verse and 2) remind us to practice learning the verse. It’s easy to “forget” to memorize the verse with all of the other moving parts of school.
Books of the Bible – There are methods to memorizing the Books of the Bible in order: catchy songs, the 5-12-5-5-12 method, or learning the books by type (history, major prophets, minor prophets, etc.).
Days of Creation
Prayer Board – Many years ago, we read The Hallelujah Lass as a read-aloud. Highly recommended! One of the ideas in this book was a prayer wall of current prayer needs. When they’re displayed, it reminds those around to pray. This is super easy to make and implement.
Famous characters from the Bible – Can’t remember King Josiah? Highlight some of the lesser known Bible characters each week and commit them to memory.
→ King Josiah was the king of Judah that restored the Law after it was rediscovered and rid the land of Baal idols.
Before him there was no king like him, who turned to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses, nor did any like him arise after him. II Kings 23:25
What a legacy!
Music and Art
Memoria Press Art Posters – There are several years’ worth of these art posters with coordinating 5×7 cards. I try to put up one poster each week and we discuss a few times.
Famous Composers – Highlight a particular composer for the week or the month. Display his portrait and the years he lived, along with the titles of his most famous works.
Musical Terms and Note Value – This is especially helpful if you have a child taking music lessons or participating in band or orchestra.
List of Major Art Movements – Since we sporadically study pieces of art and music, I have this poster up most of the time with the major period and (mostly agreed upon) dates the period lasted.
Periodic Chart – I have been pleased with this poster that we purchased, but I do wish I’d bought a laminated one. And yes, it is smushed around the corner of the wall due to lack of wall space.
Science Classification – We talk about this often since my children mostly study nature in the elementary grades.
Solar System – Learn the names, spelling, and position of each planet.
Constellations – It’s fun to look in the sky and recognize constellations! You can use something pre-made, or just draw one constellation per week on a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11″ paper for everyone to memorize. This is one is easy to make yourself!
Phases of the Moon – Learn the moon phases and spellings
Pictures of Famous Scientists and Inventors – This is a similar idea to the Pictures of Famous Americans listed above.
→ If you would like a list of scientists, check out For Those Who Dare by John Tiner. Not all of the featured biographies are scientific in nature, but many are.
Inventions – Choose an invention of the week and display with the year it was created or patented.
Miscellaneous Ideas – Quotes, Mottoes, Latin
Quotes – We are a family of quotes. I love them, the kids love them, and we love to talk about and ponder them. The especially meaningful quotes go on the homeschool wall for awhile.
Poems – Some poems lend themselves to being displayed. Display the whole poem, or just a stanza or two at the time.
Latin saying of the week – Our Latin curriculum requires a Latin phrase for memorization each week. Even though we go through all of our Latin phrases during recitation, I still often post it on the wall.
Calendar Helps – Most children benefit from a monthly calendar in order to learn months of the year and days of the week I always have one up because I reference a calendar quite often throughout our day.
→ If you don’t have room for a wall calendar, my Daily Calendar Notebook is a perfect solution since everything is contained in a notebook. Download the Calendar Question Cards also for help with calendar skills.
Family Motto – Have a family motto? Words that your family lives by?
What is currently on your homeschool walls?
Please share in the comments below! It’s so helpful to have more creative ideas.