Thinking Spring Bulletin Board
Thinking spring yet? Spring bulletin boards for classroom teachers (or even libraries or in church) are always a figurative breath of fresh air – even if the temperature hasn’t quite warmed up yet.
Cute bulletin board idea themes for spring might include gardens, flowers, pinwheels, bunnies, pictures of baby chicks, spring showers, and definitely a lot of freshly grown green grass.
I love the bulletin board options below, which are good for most grades, including preschool up through upper elementary grades.
One of my best classroom set up tips is that I always change my bulletin board before leaving for school breaks, such as Spring Break. I make sure my calendar is changed (if applicable), the bulletin boards are done, new pencils are put out, and usually I try to change up the desk arrangements too.
When students return from their time off, it is nice to walk into a “new” space filled with the promise of warmer air, birds chirping, green grass, no snow, and outside recess.
And it is enough to bring a smile to my face, which is important to brave the busy testing and then end-of-the-school year stretch which is sure to be upon us way faster than planned.
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Best Spring Bulletin Boards
Here are some pictures of the best spring boards I have seen around the web. So many unique options to really brighten up the classroom!
I love, love, love how this looks like a dandelion, but is made from student hands! The best part is that the more creative and colorful their hand designs are, the more spectacular the final result!
Making paper chains never gets old. Make your very own colorful rainbow with simple strips of construction paper for an awesome 3-D effect.
These tissue paper umbrellas are adorable! Talk about personalizing a learning space!
Earth Day is also right around the corner and this bulletin board with the recycled newspaper bulletin board background and tissue paper globe is a wonderful example of how simple boards are sometimes the best.
Want to encourage more reading? Grab copies of your favorite grade level appropriate books and you have an easy bulletin board – perfect for a school library too!
No bulletin board space? No problem! This gorgeous door decor does double duty!
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Flower Theme Bulletin Board Resources
When I think of spring, flower garden images pop up before anything else. There’s just something about fresh flowers growing in the ground – the smell alone seems to calm my otherwise hurried day.
While it’s probably not feasible – or allowed – in most schools to have live flowers in the classroom due to allergies, aroma sensitivities, and more, perhaps these flower patterns will allow you to create a spring bulletin board masterpiece that brings a little of that bliss inside with you.
Plus – the 3D effects really help the board to get noticed too!
Using simple strips of construction paper, you can make all sorts of different paper flowers. Maybe even have students help without including directions. It would be a great lesson in creative thinking!
Maybe try a new medium? You can use felt to create very realistic soft petal flowers.
Anyone else out there prefer easy and fast? Me too. Cupcake liners and glue dots. Done.
These tulips are just gorgeous and would look amazing on a bulletin board for sure.
Students can practice cutting skills to help create the new spring bulletin board! These flowers are simple circles that have been folded in half and glued down on one edge. For older students, you could even talk about circumference and more before creating your classroom flower garden.
These huge paper flowers look hard to make, but are actually quite easy. Even easier if you have a cutting machine, like a Cricut or Silhouette.
I am thinking this would be super easy with a round scrapbook punch for perfect circles every time. Glue them together and you have a masterpiece.
Another felt flower option – so cute!
After all that flower-making, you’ll need something for your board title. I whipped up some cute bulletin board letters you can print and enjoy the coming season with as well! As far as what to put in the middle, the ideas are limitless and can reflect whatever you are teaching right now!
A couple of ideas:
- Cut out a yellow circle from construction paper and place on board. Cut out flower “petals” for students to write on.
- In the middle of the circle, place a target number. Have students write out “ways to say that number” on the petals and staple to the board around the flower center.
- Using the same idea, write a letter in the middle. Students can find words starting (or ending) with that letter.
- Choose a word to write in the middle. Ask students to use a thesaurus to find synonyms for their writing.
Have fun coming up with ideas for your bulletin board, or just use the letters for word wall headings. You could even have students use them to build words in a center.
I hope you can find a good use for them and enjoy!