Bulletin boards bring your classroom to life and provide visual cues to the concepts you are teaching in your classroom. For the elementary classroom, bulletin boards create atmosphere and keep kids thinking. For older children, they provide a convenient location to display important information and serve as reminders of for due dates and upcoming events. However you choose to use the bulletin board space in your classroom, keeping it bright and fresh is important.This collection of resources is filled with creative ideas that have been tried and tested by busy teachers just like you.
Kim’s Korner:This site is professionally done and has a host of ideas for bulletin boards arranged by topic. Many include color photos of the completed project. Visit Kim’s Korner holiday and seasonal bulletin board ideas that are quick and easy to duplicate.
Scholastic: Features 5 award winning bulletin board ideas submitted by teachers. The site also provides links to a forum to share ideas with other teachers. You can even enter the monthly “winning ideas” contest for a prize of $50 in merchandise.
Web English Teacher: This site offers a host of links to bulletin boards designed specifically for English/Language Arts Teachers. It includes printable motivational posters, bulletin board trim ideas and images of completed bulletin boards. Great ideas that promote literacy skills.
Garden of Praise: Some of the boards are religious in nature, but can be easily changed by removing scripture. The top features a delightful slide show of 24 boards and provides links to nearly 150 bulletin boards categorized by both topic and grade level. These bulletin boards are both creative and visually appealing. For fresh ideas, I highly recommend this site.
Teacher’s First: This site is a great source for motivational verses for your bulletin boards. Each prints as a poster. Although not extremely attractive, the poster is professionally designed and is suitable for use as is or can be used in combination with your own images to create more effect. Includes quotes on achievement, greatness, knowledge and writing.
Can Teach: provides simple bulletin board ideas with brief instructions for completing the board. It does not include pictures, but does offer some creative ideas to use a springboards for your own boards.
Keeping bulletin boards fresh inspires kids to do their best, but it isn’t always easy to come up with new ideas. Take advantage of these thoughtful and inspiring bulletin boards created by teachers just like you who know how important it is to keep kids motivated.