Slideshow presentations are pretty standard in most classrooms these days, especially for distance learning. Google Slides is a popular option: it’s free, it has lots of cool features, and it integrates easily with Google Classroom. One easy way to make your presentations pop is to use Google Slides templates, also known as themes. All the design work is done for you, so all you have to do is customize them to fit your needs. We’ve rounded up some of the best free Google Slides templates out there. Take a look, then get busy creating something new!
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1. Interactive Jeopardy!
Turn test review into a fun competition! This interactive template is fully customizable; just add your questions and answers.
2. Desktop Organizer Calendar
Use these monthly organizers to link to other projects, slideshows, documents, and more. It’s a great place to start class each day.
3. Alphabet Order Game
This Google Slides game is ready to go! Use the five increasingly challenging drag-and-drop levels with your whole class, or assign it as station work.
4. Galaxy Theme
These Google Slides templates are perfect for a unit on space. (You might even say they’re out of this world!)
Get it: Galaxy Theme/Slides Carnival
5. Bulletin Board Theme
Use this theme to create presentations, or for an interactive classroom bulletin board with links to flyers, events, and more.
Get it: Bulletin Board Theme/SlidesMania
6. Breakout Room Note Taker
Virtual breakout rooms are a nice way to incorporate group work into distance learning. Have your students use these Google Slides templates to record their discussion.
7. Who’s Who? Game
These templates have activities like a match-up game and crossword puzzles built right in.
Get it: Who’s Who Game/SlidesGo
8. Camping Virtual Classroom Theme
Virtual classrooms are such a fun way to make distance learning more engaging. This free camping theme has multiple slides to customize.
9. Farm Animals
Use these farm animal Google Slides templates to create interactive math or spelling activities for young learners.
Get it: Farm Animals/SlidesMania
10. Vocabulary Four Square
Customize these simple interactive templates with the vocabulary words your students are studying. Then use it for group work or a homework assignment.
11. Investigation Game
Transform an ordinary lesson into an investigation! This would be a cool way to teach kids about primary sources.
Get it: Investigation Game/SlidesGo
12. Digital Notebook
These slides are fun interactive way for kids to keep track of notes, research, and more.
Get it: Digital Notebook/SlidesMania
13. Classroom Assignment Slides
This planner makes a teacher’s life easier, whether they’re working in person, online, or in a blended environment. These slides give students one place to access all their assignments, group or individual.
14. Studying Organizer
Give your students a leg-up on their classwork with this free Google Slides template study organizer.
Get it: Studying Organizer/SlidesGo
15. Dinosaurs Theme
Introducing little ones to prehistoric times? Try these free Google Slides templates!
Get it: Dinosaurs Theme/Slides Carnival
16. Digital Board Game
Customize this board game template to use for a fun review activity in pretty much any subject.
Get it: Digital Board Game/SlidesMania
17. Vintage Geography Theme
Calling all geography teachers! These slides are just for you.
18. Elementary School Weekly Planner
Help students develop good study habits and learn to organize their time with these cheery slide templates.
19. Virtual Job Fair
Need a fun way to hold virtual career day? Set up these slides with photos, videos, and info about a variety of jobs for kids to explore.
20. Letter Writing Slides
Teaching a unit on letter writing? These slides are the perfect theme.
21. Spelling Choice Boards
This template is ready to use, with its missing letter games and other spelling activities. You can also customize it to fit your needs.
Get it: Spelling Choice Boards/SlidesGo
22. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Customize these slides for an engaging and enjoyable way to review any subject.
23. Interactive File Cabinets
This is a smart way to organize digital documents and materials for your classroom. Assign each class or subject a drawer, then use the tabs to link to documents and other files.
24. Harry Potter Theme
It’s not magic, though it might seem like it to muggles! These Google Slides templates are sure to enchant your students.
Get it: Harry Potter Theme/SlidesMania
25. Google Search Theme
Design a presentation inspired by a Google search with these clever templates!
Get it: Google Search Theme/SlidesMania
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