Here are some printable rules posters you can use in your classroom. Classroom Rules for Pre-K and Preschool children should be short, and easy to understand by a young child. I recommend having no more than 3-4 rules.
When choosing the vocabulary to use in your rules, use easy words. You will have plenty of other opportunities to teach new vocabulary, but with the wording of the rules, you want all kids to be able to understand. Using words like “obey” or “responsible” are going to be hard to explain to a preschooler.
I have used these 4 simple classroom rules for Pre-K for over 10 years. They have worked well because they cover everything, and are simple enough for young children to remember. I always tell my students the most important rule is “Be nice to others” and I always put that poster first.
I have made these printable rules posters for use in your classroom. These can be posted on the wall, and I also recommend making a book with them to place in the reading center.
I have three different versions below, so you can choose the colors you like best.
Download: Classroom Rules (Bright Colors)
Download: Classroom Rules (Black & White Dot)
Download: Classroom Rules Posters (Primary Colors)