i want the pre-teen room to be more 'grown-up', but i want it to stand out as well. i've decided to focus more on the detective part of the theme and am trying to decorate my room like a dective office. i made a door sign that says "dective office : pre-teen dept" , and open and closed sign to hang on the door handle and a fake bush to put on the hall wall next to the door. inside the class room i have arranged the big kids' tables in an L shape in the back corner w/the words "bible study headquarters' in big balloon letters on the wall behind it. on another wall i put balloon letters that say "the usual suspects" on the first night, we will fingerprint the kids and hang them on this wall around the display. on the wall behind the craft table i put up balloon letters saying "spy activities". on the main focal wall there is a big 3ft by 3ft poster that came w/the vbs teachers packing, it goes w/the theme and has things to hang on it each night. i am going to take my son's desk and put it in one corner w/a typewriter, old phone, pencil sets etc on it as a focal detective desk. i am also bringing mystery books for this age group from home to scatter around the room.
does anyone any ideas or suggestions of ways to add to the theme ? i still have plenty of wall space open and arranged the tables so that most of the floor space is open for skits.