Fun Bulletin Board Ideas for Your Classroom

If you are looking to pretty up your classroom you are going to fall head over heels with these bulletin board ideas for the classroom. Many of these bulletin board displays focus on your students, making their work a part of the display.

These bulletin board ideas are great as a “welcome back” project, or as beginning-of-the-school-year display, or any time really when you just want a wonderful-looking display up.

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1. We are out of this world bulletin board

This is a great idea that the whole class gets to make together.

Take photos of your students or ask them to bring photos of themselves. Supply the kids with paper plates and have them create a UFO (either by carefully cutting off the edge along half of the plate or by cutting the paper plate in half and sticking a paper circle on the plate).

Let the kids paint and decorate their UFOs and stick their photos inside them. Decorate the board with yellow and golden stars and a sign saying “We are out of this world”.

2. Hands up!

This is one of our favorite bulletin board displays – let the kids paint frames. Also, have them stamp their handprints on construction paper.

Cut out their photos and handprints and stick them on the painted frames. Beyond sweet!

3. All Hands on Deck Bulletin Board Idea

This is yet another bulletin board idea where the whole class can participate. Have your students trace around their hands to make an outline (using white construction paper is best). Let them color in the hand outlines, as colorful as they wish them to be (markers are great for this, but any technique will do).

Cut out the hand outlines and add them to the bulletin board along with a motivational quote.

4. Blowing Kisses Craft Bulletin Board

Create a heartwarming and whimsical atmosphere in your classroom with a bulletin board adorned with kids blowing kisses (hearts). It’s a great idea where the whole class can get involved in creating a board that is all about nurturing the love for learning.

5. Self Portraits Bulletin Board

This artful display celebrates the diverse identities of your students and invites them to explore their artistic talents. It’s a perfect one to put up at the start of the school year, especially in Grade 1 when many kids meet for the first time ever.

See the tutorial for how to prepare for making these split-face portraits.

6. Learning Gives You Wings to Fly

Another fun one that gets the whole class involved. Take photos of your students standing up with their hands extended above their heads (making the letter V). Print out their photos and cut the outlines. Let each child color the wings of the butterfly outline (either you print them or, with older kids, have them draw their own) and stick the wings on their cutout.

7. We are a Bright Bunch Bulletin Board Idea

One of the easiest bulletin boards to make for your classroom is the “We are a bright bunch” one. Just type out the letters in your favorite font, print them out, and cut them. Also, cut yellow starts (lightbulbs work too) and either add photos of kids or write the names of kids in your classroom.

8. Never Stop Growing

Bulletin board displays are all about fun and sending out inspirational messages. Like this never stop growing idea.

We have a whole lot more of spring bulletin board ideas here.

9. Beelieve in Yourself

Bulletin boards are also home to clever puns, such as Beelieve in Yourself bee-themed bulletin board.

It’s pretty easy to make as well! Cut hexagons out of yellow and orange papers, distribute them to the kids, and have them write something positive about themselves, something they are good at, anything really.

10. To Succeed You Must Try

This one plays on the word triangle, which makes it even more fun as a bulletin board.

11. Pacman Bulletin Board

This Pac-man inspired bulletin board is a hit with kids.

12. Learning is SEW much fun

You can make the buttons our of paper plates to give them some dimension.

13. Who is ready to learn bulletin board idea

This is an idea the kids will love. Make owls out of paper bags and fill them with inexpensive gifts for kids – little notebooks, erasers… Nothing too fancy, heavy, and nothing that can spoil. Write your student’s names on the bags. Once it’s time to take this bulletin board down, have each student grab the owl bag with their name and watch their excitement as they open it.

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