A List of Bulletin Board Ideas
Our Apple Orchard
"A Bushel of Fun!"
We are a Great Bunch!
We're a or Grape Bunch!
Welcome to Our Bear-y Wonderful Class!
Welcome to school!
May this school year bring
You happiness galore,
And may you enjoy it
Right to the core!
Summer Holiday Preserves
Fall into Reading!
A Tree for All Seasons
The sunflower children
Nod to the sun.
Summer is over,
Fall has begun!
-Have each student make a sunflower. Cut out a circle out of brown construction paper. Cut out strips out of yellow paper. Glue one end of each strip to the back of the brown circle. Wait until the glue dries a bit then pull the other edge of the paper strip and glue it down on the circle. Cut leaves and stem out of green paper and glue on. In the middle of the sunflower write the child's name out and around it glue a few sunflower seeds down. Display the sunflowers on the bulletin board and in the middle place the above poem.
From Tiny Acorns, Mighty Oaks Grow
A Great New Line-up!
This could be the start of something BIG
Grade ____ is Popping With Excitement!
We're a Colourful Class
___ Grade is Hopping With Excitement!
We're Nuts About School
Swinging into Grade ___
A Galaxy of Stars
Blast off into Grade ___
Start Your Engines
We Love This School
Let's Kick Off a Great Year
Everybody Fits in Here
Our Class Comes In ___ Flavours
Hats Off to ___'s Class!
Give a Hand
-Cut an apple for each child to glue a photo of themselves on and put on the bulletin board.
-Draw a large basket with apples in it, and once again, have each child's name on an apple.
-Apples on a tree with each child's name on an apple.
Best Bunch of ___ Graders!
-A bunch of grapes with student's names on each grape.
Beary Special _____st Graders.
-Write out each child's name on a picture of a bear or teddy bear.
-Drawing of a huge apple core with everyone's names on it.
-Make a tracer that is in the basic shape of a canning jar. Have each student trace and cut out their own canning jar. Ask students to think about their best summer holiday memory and draw the scene on the canning jar. When displaying them on your bulletin board write out each student's name on a strip of paper and place them on their canning jar so it looks like a lid.
The leaves are falling
One by one.
-Large tree with colorful leaves withe each child's name on a leaf.
-Have the children paint different color leaves to put on the tree and falling down towards the bottom of the board.
-Make a large tree on the classroom wall by crumpling up some brown paper (butcher paper). Leave it up all year and decorate it accordingly as the seasons/holidays change. For example, in September, cut out red, orange, brown, and yellow leaves for it.
-Make an oak tree out of paper with leaves and have children's photos on acorns.
-First, cut out enough paper T-shirt shapes for each student. Have the students print their names in the middle of the T-shirt on a line (or print it for them). Have the students colour the T-shirts, or draw pictures on them. Alternately, you could send the unfinished Ts home, requesting that parents assist their child gluing magazine pictures or photos onto the T-shirt representative of their likes/dislikes/favourite colour/pets, etc. in the form of a collage. Then hang three horizontal lines of string across the bulletin board which act as 'clotheslines'. Fasten the completed T-shirts on to the 'clotheslines' with colourful plastic clothes pins.
-A picture of a large elephant.
Popping into Grade ____.
-A giant bag of popcorn with drawn faces or photographs of each child on a piece of popcorn.
-Paint buckets with paint brushes and student's names on different colors of construction paper cut to look like paint spills.
Hop Into ___ Grade!or
Leap into Learning!or
Welcome to Our Pad
-A giant lily pad with pictures of frongs. Each frog could have a different child's name on it.
-Drawing of Squirrels and acorns.
-Have each child draw themselves with their arms outstretched. Then ask them to make swings out of a piece of cardboard that is as wide as their outstretched arms. Attach two pieces of string on each end of the string, place it on the bulletin board, then staple the drawing of the student as though they are about to sit on the swing.
_____ Grade! Now Starring...or
Future Stars in ___ Gradeor
Welcome to My Bright Stars
-On a dark blue background put up stars with students' names on them as well as a photograph or a drawing of themselves. You can also add asteroids, planets, shooting stars, etc.
-Draw a rocket with each child's face peeking out a window. Have a black background with stars and planets.
-Ask each child to draw themselves in their dream sports car. Then draw a race track on your bulletin board and place the cars racing around it.
Swimming into Grade ____or
-Ask each child to draw their face with a fish body or a fish with their name on the body. Use a blue paper back ground with waves, bubbles and other sea creatures drawn on.
-Ask each child to draw the running shoes that they are wearing and on a seperate piece of paper draw their head. Staple each running shoe on the bulletin board with each respective head peaking out.
We Fit Together Perfectly
-Draw a large jigsaw puzzle out of different coloured paper, put students' names on individual puzzle pieces.
-Cut a cone out of brown butcher paper, then add a coloured construction paper scoop of ice cream on top. Add a picture of the child on the ice cream scoop and put the child's name on the cone.
-Place a variety of drawn hats with each child's name written on them.
Lend a Hand
-Have each child trace their hands, cut them out, and put their names on each.