Great Classroom Rugs to Make Learning Fun for Young Students


Classroom rugs are must-have accessories for any kindergarten and preschool.

They’re the center of the classroom — the focal point of the room, and where students gather to for circle time and class time.

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Rugs help to make a classroom a hub of learning, growth, and creativity, full of light, color, and places for kids to play.

With a world of rugs to choose from online, how can you pick the right one that will suit your room perfectly?

We’ve rounded up some stellar options of classroom rugs that are sure to suit any sensibilities. So keep scrolling to find the rug you’ve been waiting for!

Multitask with a city-themed rug

This fun rug will keep your kids engaged when it’s circle time, and it does double duty as a great play area, too.

Your students will love driving through the streets of the tiny town that lives on this rug with toy cars and identifying all the landmarks it has. This rug isn’t just functional – it’s also a springboard for imagination and play.

This Mybecca rug is made of soft nylon pile with reinforced edges, meaning that it’s comfortable for kids to sit on and is durable enough to withstand plenty of preschool playtimes.

It’s also machine washable, stain- and fade-resistant, and comes with no-skid backing. This rug comes in 3 sizes; the 5×7 version is $49.99.

Forgo the typical rug and get sitting spots…

Velcro sitting spots are a fantastic choice for a carpeted classroom because they adhere to the carpet easily but also can be picked up after circle time is over, meaning that you don’t need a dedicated space in your classroom for this class arrangement.

At $29.97 for 30 squares, these Everyday Educate Sitting Markers are affordable and totally fun.

…or get a rug that already has sitting spots on it!

If sitting spots aren’t your jam, you might want to go with a rug that already has sitting spots on it.

We love this fun rug from Flagship Carpets because it’s colorful and useful, and can do double-duty as a place to play hopscotch or other games when it’s not class time.

The best part of this rug, though, is that it’s antimicrobial, stain-resistant, and CRI Green Label Plus certified, which means it’s been certified as a safe, low emission rug.

Make every kid in school wish they were in your class with super-cool gel tiles

Are these the coolest tiles you’ve ever seen, or what? Filled with colorful liquid that moves around, your kids will love getting a chance to sit down on this fun alternative to your average classroom rug.

At $39.99 for a 20” x 20” tile, this groovy non-slip floor covering is the perfect addition to your classroom. And did we mention that it’s non-toxic and recyclable?

Circle up in style on this groovy carpet

We totally love how homey, educational, and functional this adorable circular rug from Flagship Carpets is.

Anti-microbial, stain-resistant, and CRI Green Label Plus certified, this rug is a total winner. This nylon rug also has double-stitched edges, meaning it’s as durable as it is comfortable for children.

Pick up the round version of this rug, which comes in at 8 feet in diameter, for $226 to create the classroom of your dreams!

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Create an eco-friendly classroom with a handmade braided rug

This unique braided rug from Eyes of India is more than just eye-catching: it’s also the ethical choice to make for your classroom.

Made from reclaimed saris by workers who are treated fairly, this $104.95 6-foot rug is a choice that’s good for your students and the world.

Plus, your students will go ga-ga over this piece’s bright colors and intricate weaving, and the rug will give you an opportunity to teach your students about recycling and ethics!

Bring the outside in with a garden-themed rug

This whimsical garden-themed rug will make your students forget they’re inside as they take in its flittering dragonflies, crawling snails, and buzzing bees.

And, like all offerings from Flagship Carpets, it’s CRI Green Label Plus certified, stain-resistant, and anti-microbial. Plus, it’s made from durable nylon fabric with double-stitched edges and skid-resistant backing for safety and ease.

Is a garden not really your jam?

No fear! This 5’ x 8’ $156.86 rug also comes in barnyard and jungle prints, so you can choose the rug that matches your classroom’s decor.

Bring the party with a musical rug

If you have a music-themed classroom (or just love bursting into song), this festive music-themed rug is for you.

Not only does this rug from Joy Carpets Kid make for a good-looking addition to your classroom, it also introduces your students to different musical instruments and notation.

Our favorite part of this stain-resistant nylon rug is that it’s CRI Green Label Plus certified, letting you breathe easy in your classroom.

Pick up this playful 5’4” x 7’8” rug for $210.14.

Keep it cool and contemporary with multi-colored squares

If you don’t want a classroom rug that looks too babyish, you might like the look of this artsy colorblock number from Well Woven.

We love the way this rug pops without being too overwhelming, and we also love that this 100% polypropylene rug is antimicrobial, stain-resistant, and serged on all sides for durability.

You might need a rug mat to keep this teacher rug from slipping, but this 5’ x 7’ item’s $64.26 price tag should leave you with room in your budget for one.

Let your kids monkey around on foam tiles

Are your kids constantly on the move? Accommodate their inner gymnasts with interlocking foam squares they can zoom around on. Your kiddos can use these foam puzzle pieces to build, too!

We love that these foam squares are totally non-toxic and free of BPA, phthalates, and more — which means that you’re protecting your students from more than just bumping their heads with these blocks.

And at only $50 for 36 tiles, this creative alternative to carpeting is a lifesaver for your wallet, too.

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