6 Creative And Easy Bulletin Board Ideas For The Classroom - Miss Jacobs Little Learners (2023)

So you’re on the lookout for some exciting (and also easy) bulletin board ideas? Well, fear not, because I've got you covered! Back in my school days, my teachers were determined to break free from uninspiring message boards by crafting captivating displays. Their creativity knew no bounds, and I still remember being awestruck by the stunning visuals they created using just colorful paper. Let me tell you, those school bulletin boards were anything but boring!

Bulletin boards can be highly engaging tools to help inspire your little learners and liven up your lesson plans, and there is no shortage of epic bulletin board ideas out there. But I already know what you're thinking, "Chantelle, I would love to have incredible displays that cover every wall of my classroom, but I just don't have the time and the ideas I've seen are just too big of a job." I hear you, I see you, and I am here to help.

All it takes is a clever idea, a touch of creativity, and a little help from MJLL, and you too can transform ALL the blank spaces in your classroom (I'm talking doors, walls, windows, the LOT) into eye catching, visual masterpieces that are easy to create and can elevate your space. From celebrating your superstars, to getting savvy with the seasons, read on to discover six simple and stunning ideas to take all the blank spaces in your learning space from dull to delightful!

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Bulletin boards have the potential to be SO much more than just a dull communication method. Seriously. How cute is this themed bulletin board decked out in Boho Vibes decor?

Bulletin board idea #1: Celebrating your superstars

As teachers, celebrating our students' achievements at every milestone is one of the most rewarding aspects of our job. I mean, isn't it just the sweetest feeling to watch them beam with pride when we acknowledge their hard work? And let's not forget those precious moments when the whole class joins in singing Happy Birthday, and we get to see the pure joy in their eyes. Ahh, it warms my heart just thinking about it. These are the moments that fill teachers’ cups to the brim and make all the hard work worth it.

Creating a display that's all about appreciating (and celebrating) students’ efforts is a great way to show your students you care. Whether it's a display board decked out with a Birthday Display that makes them feel like little rock stars, Motivational Posters with inspiring messages, or a showcase of their epic work, you're sure to make their day by putting their achievements in the spotlight.

Pro-tip: at the start of the school year, download the FREE "Amazing work coming soon" posters from the Free Resource Library to save space for all the fantastic stuff that's yet to come.

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Encouraging your students, recognizing their amazing work, and celebrating with them is easy with these tools to help you show your little learners JUST how much you care.

Bulletin board idea #2 Getting savvy with the seasons

When the seasons change, so can your displays! Get savvy and use a bulletin board in your classroom to welcome in the changing weather and inspire new learning opportunities all year long. From a vibrant spring bulletin board centered around a unit on Butterflies and Caterpillars to a cozy autumn-inspired exhibit, or even a fun display bursting with bright colors to welcome students back after the summer season holidays, updating your classroom decor to match the season can be an exciting way to ignite your students' curiosity and set the tone for upcoming lessons.

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The MJLL community knows how to get savvy with the seasons and create engaging displays that inspire learning. How great are these creative ideas for welcoming in the changing weather?

Bulletin board idea #3 Optimizing your organization

Boring bulletin boards are officially out. But teachers will agree that keeping little learners organized is definitely IN. We know how important it is to set a routine and deliver crucial information to students, and incorporating displays near your morning meeting area is the perfect way to do just that.

Imagine starting each day with a Calendar Display to track the days and months, a Daily Schedule to give your students a preview of what's in store for the day, and some Voice Level Display buttons to ensure a peaceful environment. It's like having a personalassistant that helps you check off your entire classroom management to-do list.

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Take a peek inside the classrooms of three of the amazing MJLL brand ambassadors, @kerregan_calhoun, @miss_grosse_ and @teachingwithmissamanda, who have their bulletin boards and dry-erase boards organized to perfection!

Bulletin board idea #4 Leveraging the learning lens

Are you making the most of visual learning aids in your classroom? A 2018 study found that 65% of people are visual learners. So by incorporating eye-catching posters, charts, and diagrams into your lessons, you can go beyond just decorating your space (although let's be real, they do look fab) and empower your students to better understand complex concepts. And let me tell you, there's nothing more rewarding than seeing that 'aha' moment when a student finally grasps a concept (you can practically see the lightbulb go off).

One of the best things about Visual Learning Aids is their versatility. You can use illustrated diagrams, posters, and much more to help your students grasp concepts and engage with your lessons. Imagine your Maths Learning Lens wall, adorned with Shape Posters, Times Tables, Skip Counting, and Measurement aids. Or a literacy wall with Alphabet Posters, a Word Wall, Writing Process Posters, and more. By incorporating visual aids like these into your classroom decor, you can create a supportive and positive learning environment that empowers your students to thrive.

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Match your visual aids to your classroom theme for engaging and useful lesson tools that look great too. Get a closer look at these Neutral Boho Shape Posters, Boho Vibes Parts of Speech posters, and Pastel Skip Counting posters.

Bulletin board idea #5 Unleashing the power of positivity

We have a unique opportunity to shape our students' attitudes and beliefs, and nothing says "you got this" better than a classroom that’s bursting with positivity! Create a power of positivity bulletin board to promote a growth mindset, encourage a positive mindset and give your students a constant reminder of the supportive space they're learning in (you'll probably need the reminder at some point, too!).

What do you need to unleash the power of positivity in your classroom? Start with Growth Mindset Posters that promote positive thinking, an Affirmation Station that reminds students of their greatness, and uplifting messages using Bulletin Board Lettering Packs to keep spirits high.

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Good vibes only! @miss_grosse_ is on a mission to spread positivity in her classroom! She's not content with just one, or even two bulletin boards, she's gone and created THREE of them, dedicated solely to promoting good vibes.

Bulletin board idea #6 Inspiring inclusivity in the classroom

Making all students feel welcome is the ultimate addition to any classroom. That's why I created the 'Everyone Belongs' Bulletin Board pack. Not only does it look amazing (if I do say so myself!), but this resource is all about celebrating diversity and promoting inclusivity, sending a powerful message that every student is welcome in your space. It's a great way to remind your students to be kind and respectful to one another, and it looks impressive on your classroom walls!

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If you want to take it a step further, consider adding some ASL Posters (or AUSLAN) to your classroom decor. Teaching your students some basic sign language is not only fun but also promotes inclusivity for those who may be hard of hearing. And if you want to manage your classroom more efficiently, use Hand Signals Posters to minimize interruptions and help every child communicate.

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Make harmony a permanent fixture in your learning space with my 'Everyone Belongs' Bulletin Board Display.

Bringing your classroom displays to life

Make the most of the blank spaces in your classroom with these unique ideas to help unleash your creativity. With this toolkit of creative ideas at your fingertips, all that’s left to do is pick a decor theme that matches your style, browse through my Bulletin Board and Display collection, and print and laminate your favorites before getting down to the fun part of bringing your bulletin board to life.


6 Creative And Easy Bulletin Board Ideas For The Classroom - Miss Jacobs Little Learners? ›

Bulletin boards are typically used in four different ways - decorative, display, informative, and interactive. They each have distinct functions and require different levels of planning and effort to set up.

What are some good bulletin board ideas? ›

Here's a list of 15 creative bulletin board ideas you may consider using in your classroom:
  • Word wall. A word wall is a bulletin board in the classroom that introduces unfamiliar words and their definitions. ...
  • Literary genres. ...
  • Alphabet boards. ...
  • Inspirational quotes. ...
  • Homophones. ...
  • Emoji. ...
  • Classroom rules. ...
  • Bucket fillers.
Feb 3, 2023

What are the 4 types of bulletin board? ›

Bulletin boards are typically used in four different ways - decorative, display, informative, and interactive. They each have distinct functions and require different levels of planning and effort to set up.

How can I decorate my class bulletin board? ›

Consider putting up some personal items that mean a lot to you or that you are proud of.
  1. 1st place science fair medals.
  2. Award winning essays.
  3. Personal artwork.
  4. Postcards, birthday cards, or other holiday cards.
  5. Tickets to concerts and movies.

What is a bulletin board for kids? ›

A bulletin board (pinboard, pin board, noticeboard, or notice board in British English) is a surface intended for the posting of public messages, for example, to advertise items wanted or for sale, announce events, or provide information.

How can I spice up my classroom? ›

10 Ways to Keep Your Class Interesting
  1. Incorporate Mystery Into Your Lessons.
  2. Don't Repeat Classroom Material.
  3. Create Classroom Games.
  4. Give Your Students Choices.
  5. Use Technology.
  6. Don't Take Teaching so Seriously.
  7. Make Your Lessons Interactive.
  8. Relate Material to Your Students' Lives.
Aug 16, 2019

How do I make my classroom not boring? ›

How to Have More Fun Teaching
  1. Discover new things together. ...
  2. Incorporate mystery into your lessons. ...
  3. Be goofy; show you care. ...
  4. Participate in projects. ...
  5. Avoid “going through the motions.” ...
  6. Flip your lessons. ...
  7. Review–but don't repeat–material. ...
  8. Share your passions.
Oct 10, 2015

How do you make a calm classroom decor? ›

How Do You Create a Calm Classroom?
  1. Decorate With Intention. ...
  2. Add Plants. ...
  3. Employ Flexible Seating. ...
  4. Give Students Space to Chill Out. ...
  5. Let in the (Natural) Light. ...
  6. Play Calming Music. ...
  7. Routines, Routines, Routines. ...
  8. Teach Strategies for Calming Down.
Mar 23, 2023

What colors are best to decorate classroom? ›

Classrooms – Blue is one of the most effective classroom colors. White can also be a good dominant color for a classroom if it's accompanied by a colorful accent wall. In small doses, yellow can be effective in maintaining students' awareness in the classroom.

What is an interactive bulletin board? ›

An interactive bulletin board can:

Capture student interest about a particular teaching topic. Mentally challenge students. Help students practice skills related to their learning. Be used to help students calm down and refocus when they need a break from learning. Give students something fun to do while waiting in ...

What is a decorative bulletin board? ›

Decorative bulletin boards are used to add color and aesthetics to the classroom. In many cases, these are themed boards, following the seasons, holidays, or other areas of interest.

What is an effective bulletin board? ›

Interactive bulletin boards should have clear, concise directions that are easy for your students to read and understand. If some of your students need extra help with reading, consider recording the rules and allowing students to play them back as needed.

How to make a cheap bulletin board? ›

If you want to make a very large scale bulletin board for not a lot of money, consider using foam board instead of cork board. The foam is cheap and pins stick in the material perfectly. Another nice thing about the project is that the finished product is lightweight, so it's easy to hang.

What is bulletin easy? ›

: a brief public notice issuing usually from an authoritative source. specifically : a brief news item intended for immediate publication or broadcast. : periodical. especially : the organ of an institution or association. bulletin.

What are the three types of bulletin boards? ›

There are 3 main types of bulletin boards: informative, interactive, and decorative.

How do you fix a crazy classroom? ›

10 Ways to Control an Unruly Class
  1. Be the boss. Think of yourself as the commander in chief! ...
  2. Redirect Attention. ...
  3. Let the children call the shots... ...
  4. Give Incentives to Do Their Best. ...
  5. Keep an Eye Out. ...
  6. Establish Consequences for Misbehaving.
Sep 20, 2019

How do you calm a crazy classroom? ›

Calming Strategies for the Classroom
  1. Create a Calming Classroom Atmosphere.
  2. Build in Time for Independent Work.
  3. Practice Yoga with Your Students.
  4. Teach Calming Breathing Exercises.
  5. Read Guided Imagery to Them.
  6. Start Class by Warming Up with Brain Games.
  7. Teach Mindfulness to Assess Mood and Emotions.

How do you make a cozy corner in the classroom? ›

To create your cozy corner, it is always best to choose an area in the classroom that is away from the door and from busier play areas to avoid excessive noise. It can be helpful to arrange bookshelves or other available furniture to block off the area and create a sense of separation from the rest of the play spaces.

What are calming spaces for classrooms? ›

What Are School or Classroom Calming Spaces? Calming spaces in schools and classrooms are just that— spaces that allow students who are feeling stressed or emotionally dysregulated to practice self-regulation and coping skills so that they can return to learning with mini- mal disruption to themselves or others.

How do you put things on classroom walls? ›

The Best Way to Hang Posters in the Classroom
  1. Hot glue gun. Using a hot glue gun is such a brilliant way to hang up posters that it's amazing it isn't more widely known! ...
  2. Command strips. ...
  3. Stikki clips. ...
  4. Staples. ...
  5. Blu Tack. ...
  6. Glue Dots. ...
  7. Tape. ...
  8. Hang posters on your bulletin boards.
Mar 30, 2021

What is the most calming color for a classroom? ›

If you can paint your classroom, choose calming colors like light gray or light blue paint, which are softer than typical school paint colors.

What makes a happy classroom? ›

Make everyone feel welcome and that they're part of your team. Show your tribe how to take good care of each other. A happy classroom is built primarily on positive relationships and a sense of belonging.

What can I use instead of bulletin board DIY? ›

If you want to make a very large scale bulletin board for not a lot of money, consider using foam board instead of cork board. The foam is cheap and pins stick in the material perfectly. Another nice thing about the project is that the finished product is lightweight, so it's easy to hang.

How do you make a board display effective? ›

Make a Great Display Board!
  1. Understand the goal. ...
  2. Plan your board. ...
  3. Buy the right size board. ...
  4. Choose a great title. ...
  5. Know your font sizes. ...
  6. Pictures can be powerful. ...
  7. Show your data. ...
  8. Make a list of elements you need to type up or photos you need to print out.
Jan 22, 2018

How to make bulletin board decoration? ›

To make a bulletin board, start by getting some cork or cardboard. Then, cut a piece of fabric that's 4-6 inches longer than the board on each side. After you've cut the fabric, lay the board face down on the back of the fabric and attach the edges of the fabric to the back of the board with tape or glue.

What makes bulletin board display attractive? ›

Add Color. Visual interest is the key to keeping children engaged in interactive bulletin boards. Plain, boring boards with little color or visual appeal will not hold students' interest. Even if the topic being covered is interesting, students will quickly become bored and uninterested.

What are the five skills for effective board display? ›

A teacher should have at least 5 skills to be able to come up with effective board displays. These are the following: Creativity, Resourceful, Originality, and Good in communication and artistic.

How can I decorate my classroom without bulletin boards? ›

Classroom Organization. No bulletin board in your classroom? Simple fix: use felt fabric (I used two yards), colored duct tape to stick the felt to the wall, and border to add more decoration! Then you can place Velcro on the backs of your projects/posters for an easy interchangeable bulletin board for the classroom!

Can you use cardboard as a bulletin board? ›

To make a bulletin board, firstly you'll need to decide how large you would like your board to be. Cut out two pieces of cardboard of this size (it's easiest to use a blade and ruler to cut cardboard, as scissors just seem to get stuck!). Use a cutting board or a newspaper to protect your work surface.


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