A back-to-school bulletin board is an excellent idea for parents and teachers who are seeking methods to get their students and staff enthusiastic about the next school year.
The goal is to have something on display all year long, not just in the first few weeks of class. Kids get bored with looking at pictures of their classmates or reciting their times’ tables; they want and need something new.
Bulletin boards are a popular way to teach families and educators about the role arts play in a child’s education.
Posters, pictures, and other artwork can be used as placeholders for the important things that need to be remembered. Back-to-school bulletin boards make it easier to plan assemblies and classroom decorations.
Child-centered learning takes teachers out of the classroom and makes them more responsive to kids’ needs.
These boards go beyond showing off artwork and posters that are parent-approved. They are pertinent to the student, the school, or both.
1. Amazing Things Happen Here
It’s time to start thinking about our back-to-school bulletin boards and displays. We have a wide variety of paper markers, colorful bins and baskets, fun pencils & erasers, a huge supply of crayons, and an amazing assortment of stickers.
2. Popsicle Bulletin Board
For the back of our classroom doors, we are going to have a Popsicle “sticky” bulletin board. We will cut popsicle sticks into thirds to create a three-tier display.
3. Blooming Board
For a seasonal, beautiful bulletin board display, we will frame lots of flowers cut from colored construction paper. We will spray with a clear sealer to hold the paper in place.
4. Paint Splatter Bulletin Board
We will hang a large piece of fabric from the ceiling and have students dip paintbrushes in different colors to create a paint splatter effect. We will allow it to dry, then hang it as a wall display for our classroom.
5. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Using different colored construction paper, we will make a large tree on our bulletin board. We will then hang ‘Chicka Chicka bean bags from the branches and have students write different things they would like to do in the summer on the leaves of this tree.
6. Our Theatre
We will use a large quilt with openings cut out all over it as our curtain. We will hang pictures of each student on a different colored cord that we can pull to change the scene or background image behind them.
7. Make My Minions
We will create a bulletin board collage that involves students putting stickers on any Lego characters they choose. We will hang it in our classroom to decorate! No glue is required.
8. Time Travelers
We will have students use their time-capsule, add a photo, and write a message to be opened in the future. It’s an interactive way to display student work.
9. An Awesome Board
This will be a bulletin board that represents all of our kids’ favorite sports teams. We are going to use an old record album for this and have the kids select their favorite team to place on the album. We will give each team, having a week to collect their favorite player or coach photos and put them in the album. The album will be displayed on our classroom’s “Wall of Fame.”
10. School Spirit Bulletin Board
This is a bulletin board that demonstrates how important school spirit is. We will use the sports memorabilia from the wall at school and hang it on our bulletin board. We will be done before school starts
11. School Photo Album Bulletin Board
We’ll create this board with photos of all the kids in our class. At the end of school each year, we will have a family reunion. Parents who can’t attend can send in photos, and we’ll display them on our bulletin boards throughout the school.
12. Up, Up, And Away
A mailbox will be placed on a stand against the wall, and it will have a prop that looks like a stack of letters. In front of the mailbox, we will place a postage stamp with the word “Up” on it. The students can write letters to their friends using super glue to stick them to the mailbox, much like mailing letters through the mail.
The line of birds will be cut out and mounted to foam board. The birds will be painted in different colors and be posted in front of our classroom door.
13. Paint Splatter Wall
A large piece of fabric can be hung in our classroom, and then each student can dip a paintbrush into different colors to make a colorful splatter pattern. We will allow it to dry, then move it inside as a display for us all to enjoy.
14. Ready For A Great Year
This year, our first-grade classroom will be a travel agency. We will have a large travel poster on our wall with the airplanes flying, and there will be various places they can go on our poster.
15. Donuts For Days
For our bulletin board this year, we decided to do donuts. We found some donut cutouts at the party store and let the students decorate them with different things. We added little travel brochure cutouts with places they can go on our board as well.
16. Grape Idea
Our classroom has a grape theme, so we decided to hang a grapevine vine around the board and let the students tape pictures to it. They will also be able to write on the board about what interests them about grapes.
17. Candy Idea
We will have our students draw a picture of something they want to learn this year, then we will print out circles in different colors, and they can use them as their class rings.
18. Some Fruity Inspiration
We are using a big section of grapevine to create this bulletin board. We will hang it from the ceiling, and then students will attach fruit buttons in order to spell out our first-grade class name.
We will also have a few other bulletin boards with the class name, plus we have some plastic lolly sticks to make banners and decorations.
19. Tree mendous
We are going to spray paint a large piece of wood and create a tree display for our classroom. You will be able to go from a basic idea to a finished product.
20. Sweet Indeed
You’ll hang up a cutout cookie, then add one thing that’s sweet to go along with it, like candy or chocolate kisses.
This bulletin board is unusual in that it takes up little room to assemble and can be used at any time of year, making it a great option for small spaces.
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21. Nuts About Learning
You will use prop nuts. When you choose your first-grade class name, write it on the nuts and then attach them to the bulletin board by using the provided string.
You will also want to attach some of the class name words that are written on colored construction paper.
22. Funny Llamas
I’m volunteering at an animal shelter that is holding a carnival in the spring to raise money for the animals’ medical needs. One of the things they are selling is llama plush keychains. I thought they’d be cute on a bulletin board as decorations.
23. Sheepish In This School
Here is a great bulletin board idea for a sheep-themed classroom. You could cut out the sheep, laminate them and tape them to the board. Margie Wilson has great ideas for bulletin boards on her site.
24. Lunar New Year At Our School
We are going to have students create a large square with red paper, yellow stripes, and blue waves. In the middle, we’ll have them draw our school’s mascot. Below this, they will write “Happy New Year.”
We will then hang this on a wall near our school library so that students and visitors can see it.
25. Preschool Caterpillar Centerpiece
I will use this bulletin board to show my preschool class how a caterpillar changes into a butterfly when it is ready to enter its next stage of life.
26. A Big Whale
We will use a roller to paint large lettering on a sheet of white paper. We will then glue the sheet to cardboard, cut it into the shape of a whale, and hang it in our classroom.
27. Free Balloon
We will blow up balloons, insert the string into them, and hang them as decorations in our classroom.
28. This Board Is A Hoot
We will create a bulletin board that looks like a wooden owl. We will use craft paints to paint the board into the shape of an owl and then hang it in our classroom.
29. Turtle Bulletin Board
We will use paint, glitter glue, construction paper, and other materials to create a turtle shell that we can then hang up in our classroom as a bulletin board decoration.
31. Bee Bulletin Board
We will paint a honeycomb on the board and hang paper bees around the edges. As a follow-up activity, we will take honeycombs apart to see how they are constructed and recreate them using triangular shingles from our roof!
32. Cave Painting Bulletin Board
We will trace students’ hands (or other objects) onto paper and then paint over them to create a cave painting effect. It will be displayed on our bulletin board as part of our cave-themed school theme.
33. Better Together
We will have photos of all the class members in teams and groups, put them on display, and then have the students each write a statement about what makes them a better team or group member.
34. Dissecting A Pumpkin
We will have a dissect a pumpkin poster with pumpkin seeds and information about each part of the pumpkin. The students will each be given a pumpkin seed to plant at home, as well as some information about what kind of environment it likes to live in.
35. The Story Tree
We will construct a story tree. We will read lots of books about famous people, and we want the students to tell our class what they think the story is about.
This was a fun and easy bulletin board that I created after coming across a poster similar to this one.