Spring has sprung! It’s time to welcome back the warm weather, blooming flowers, and longer days; it’s what we’ve waited for all winter long!
To celebrate, and brighten up your classroom, we’ve compiled our favorite spring bulletin boards for you to try in your own classroom.
An added bonus: These are all interactive bulletin boards that allow your students to get involved!
Spring has Bloomed
Make flowers as a class and display them on the bulletin board. Each student gets to design their own flower, unique to them, and when they are all together, a beautiful garden will emerge!
Students work together to make a paper-chain for each color of the rainbow. This chain is then turned into a rainbow on the bulletin board. Using paper or cotton balls, a cloud (or clouds) can be displayed on each end of the rainbow.
— Bridge School (@BridgeSchoolMA) February 17, 2023
A Flower of Handprints
Students each trace and design their own handprint. These handprints are displayed on the bulletin board as flowers (or petals on a flower). Multiple flowers can be created from these handprints, or you can create the middle of the flower and have each student place their handprint around your middle, creating a class flower!
We’re Buggy about Spring
Students get to create their own bug! Bees, ladybugs or butterflies, the crafts are endless when it comes to bugs. After choosing a bug craft, let your students get busy creating their bugs. Hang these on your bulletin board to bring these little critters into your classroom—but not literally!
Soaring into Spring
Kites are so much fun to fly, but they are even more fun to create. Each student designs and creates their own kite. The tails of the kites can be made from a variety of different materials, but these tails are truly what bring these bulletin boards to life when they are hanging.
Would you Rather: Spring Edition
Display “Would you rather…” at the top of your bulletin board. Divide the board into two halves, and create sticky notes (or have your students create their own) of your students’ names or design clothespins with a string on the bulletin board! Each day or week, place a new spring-related question on both halves of the board, and allow your students the opportunity to place their name where they “would rather.” For example, would you rather play catch a worm or catch a butterfly?
A “Bright to Brag” Board
It’s almost the end of the year, and your students have worked so hard. Give them their own space on the bulletin board to use as their “bragging space.” Hang different colored bright sheets of paper on the board, with each student’s name. Place a pushpin or hot glue a clip to their paper. Students then get to decide what they hang on the brag board daily/weekly. This adds a bright, engaging bulletin board to the classroom!
Hang a large, spring-themed coloring poster on the bulletin board, and let your class color it in as they find time. Not only does it allow them to destress and design your bulletin board, but it is so easy!
— Miss Nikki 📚 (@MissNikkiIn5th) August 6, 2017
With a flower-themed bulletin board, provide post-it notes and pencils for students to write down any questions that may arise throughout the day/week. Remove and answer these questions, a few at a time. Either hang the answer back up, or read and respond to the question as a class.
Spring “I Spy” Board
Gluing spring-related items to a bulletin board, challenge your students to a game of “I Spy” when time allows. Spy different items on the board, and challenge the class to find those items. Reveal the answer by calling on someone, or let the class fill out the location on a piece of paper to be turned in and revealed as a class.
The end of the year is approaching, and everyone is getting burned out and may need a pick-me-up. Create a bulletin board full of compliments, as a class, and invite students to take what they need as they need it. As things are removed, encourage others to replace those removed with new compliments.
Spring Design-Your-Own Board
Cut out the word spring in large, plain letters. Hang these letters on your bulletin board. Invite students to write or draw things that remind them of spring on the letters, filling in these blank letters with a spring-related theme!
— Brooke Arendt (@Arendt_we_lucky) August 16, 2019