As a teacher, I understand how difficult it can be to find the time to search for unique bulletin board ideas to decorate your classroom. That’s why I’ve taken the time to browse the web and compile a list of the most popular and creative bulletin boards out there – and I have to say, it was a lot of fun!
I’ve put together a collection of my favorite bulletin board ideas that are not only eye-catching, but also help teach students in the process. Some of the ideas are incredibly simple but yield fantastic results, while others require a bit more effort to create the desired effect. I’ve included everything from trendy bulletin board ideas to seasonal and themed boards, and even inspirational quotes and interactive boards with fun activities and games.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your own classroom, I highly recommend checking out these unique bulletin board ideas. They are truly amazing and are sure to inspire you to take ownership of your imagination and creativity to create your own unique bulletin board displays and classroom door decorations.
Awesome Bulletin Board Displays With Encouraging Messages For All Grade Levels
This catch from Instagram is one of the most extraordinary and largest bulletin boards to inspire students and teachers with its positive message and sheer size and creativity. It’s perfect for your classroom or school hallway banner. You can use what you have to create this fantastic bulletin board. The cotton fluff makes great clouds, and the paper lanterns make this bulletin board soar.
A unique cup of coffee filled with student photos, a delightful coffee that all coffee and latte drinkers will enjoy! Although used as a fun employee bulletin board, it is perfect as an educational bulletin board for home and school classrooms. The cute cup makes a distinct impression against the bright colors used for the bulletin board background.
We love this inspirational message and wordplay, “Labels are for food, not people. Bullying will ‘ketchup’ with you.” Mental health is as important as physical health, so words that hurt feelings are as much as physical bullying. This unique bulletin board idea inspires students to show kindness by being mindful of what they say to and about people. This is an excellent idea for anti-bullying campaigns.
When you spread out your collection of crayons, you’ll soon notice the uniqueness of each crayon. This motivational quote by Shane DeRolf, combined with sets of crayons, encourages students to embrace their individuality and uniqueness and accept the kindness of others. In addition, students realize that, just like the crayons, what makes their classroom community unique, are kids with different skills, abilities, and characteristics.
My all-time favorite creative bulletin board idea! This brilliant, unique bulletin board idea for the classroom or hallway wall is technically two bulletin boards, the Take What You Need inspirational bulletin board and the Give What You Have, a kindness bulletin board idea to promote kids showing random kindness. The envelope lettering describes the characteristic, and each envelope is filled with inspirational quotes to encourage kids and help them believe in themselves.
The students can take what they need to inspire, encourage, or align them with their studies. This unique bulletin board display includes interactive participation where students take a task and allows them to show compassion and random kindness to brighten someone’s day. Then they post their results on social media. Instead of sticky notes, these inspirational sayings are like gift cards with gifts written on them.
Creative Ideas For First Day, Back To School, Graduation Cool Bulletin Boards
Just like a jigsaw puzzle, this back-to-school bulletin board decoration fits like a puzzle. On this inclusion bulletin board display, each student represents a puzzle piece. To complete the classroom community, there must be no gaps – a wonderful way to support inclusion and show kids they belong. This awesome bulletin board idea reminds students how adorable, clever, and unique they are. Teachers can use these versatile bulletin board items to create new bulletin boards for themes, seasons, and writing assignment prompts.
Imagine walking into your classroom on the first day of school and seeing a beautiful bunch of purple grape balloons. And one of them has your name on it! This delightful and unique bulletin-in-board idea can also work for end-of-the-year bulletin boards. Balloons with student names help kids learn their classmates’ names, and it helps them feel part of a community. In addition, teachers can use this unique bulletin board idea and make a game of learning the names of their new friends.
Many kids ride the school bus to class, making this the cutest back-to-school bulletin board theme that Kindergarten to sixth graders can relate to. Each bus has a student name tag; check out those adorable bus eyes! Teachers can purchase this unique bulletin board kit or create their own using craft supplies and their creative imagination.
This delightful bulletin board idea is one way of keeping students motivated to learn until school breaks for the summer holidays. The small paper plates with student photos make great, personalized lollipops. Wrapped in cellophane sheets, the lollipops stay sweet until the last day of school.
Seasonal Classroom Decorations Bulletin Boards Ideas
Coffee filters, snowglobes with cute 3rd graders, and this classroom are ready for the winter. This favorite winter bulletin board idea features a polaroid photo of each 3rd-grade student posing in their winter gear. Below the snowglobe, students wrote about living in a snowglobe—an excellent bulletin board idea, including a writing assignment activity with a seasonal theme.
Balloons are always a winner, and a balloon tree is the best! This seasonal bulletin board design features flowers, green grass, and of course, a butterfly for every student. You can write student names on the butterflies or stick them on the balloons they can pop later when the season change.
Umbrellas and rainbows announce the Spring weather. And in this fantastic Spring bulletin board idea, the umbrella is filled with beautiful flowers with portraits of preschool and Kindergarten faces. The brightly colored rainbow is gorgeously made from colorful paper chain decorations, which students can help create to decorate this unique bulletin board. And it’s a great way to include activities like art masterpieces.
“What if I fall? Oh, but my daring, what if you fly?” This powerful inspirational quote by Erin Hanson is a sweet message with enough inspiration to encourage students to try. Some so many kids don’t realize they wear superhero shoes. An inspirational bulletin board like this one can have them fly. The yarn wheels can be targets, goals, or represent nets for kids to feel safe.
A super cool bulletin board photo shoot for Kindergarten and elementary school students. The cutouts are photos of students pretending to throw leaves in the air. The leave decorations at the top of the Fall bulletin board include what students wrote about Fall. In addition, the teacher created a 3D effect with different-sized trees.
Fun Ideas For Creative Bulletin Board Displays To Help Students Learn
Everyone loves good riddles! A very creative science teacher combined falling leaves to celebrate Autumn with a science fact riddle. Can you guess what “Falling into science since 1687” means? Well, students get extra credits if they solve this riddle. This awesome bulletin board inspires a positive growth mindset that nurtures the love of science—a unique bulletin board idea for STEM skills, the Fall season, and a Thanksgiving bulletin board.
An art history game! Can you match the snowman with the art history artist before your friends do? This unique bulletin board idea is a fun way to promote art history. The adorable art history bulletin board display is decorated with impressive and unique snowmen representing famous artists, even the snowman with a blank face. But, of course, don’t forget the snowflakes!
These footprints are going somewhere; each footprint encourages you to read a fact, in this case, about the topic of diabetes. This great 3D sneaker was traced on two sheets of colored paper and then stuffed with used newspapers, and the shoelaces were created using large ribbon bows. You can create your own bulletin board with a relevant topic that contributes to a cause or motivates kids to physical exercise.
It’s the season for math and football with MATHball! Yes, math and sports shared the same bulletin board! This activity bulletin board idea helps students review essential math concepts with a fun game. Divide the class community into two teams and start the fun with a traditional coin toss.
Unique Bulletin Board Ideas For The Library Encouraging Readers
The reading tree has a happy smile and the most adorable branches holding a book. In addition, the colorful leaves and bright blue background create a cozy place to follow the reading tree’s example and read a book. Fall-colored leaves are always excellent decorations to use for Fall bulletin board borders. This creative bulletin board idea covers the season and is a perfect addition to the library or reading nook in the school and home classrooms.
You need lots and lots of blooming flowers made from tissue paper for this unique bulletin board design to inspire and encourage kids to read. A creative, unique bulletin board idea for your school library and reading nook, and it doubles as an awesome Spring bulletin board. And yes, making all those gorgeous tissue paper flowers takes some effort. Here are some tips from another librarian who used this idea.
Powerful message. Your body needs food, and so does your brain! So, why not make a brain sandwich and read? You can use this library bulletin board idea and create more sandwiches, display a genre to spread on the book sandwich, and add a book cover with teeth marks. So, what does your reading diet look like, or is your brain starving?
One of my favorites is a mugshot of the teacher reading…a banned book! And not to confuse her with all the other mugshots, her height is noted. So be ready to have fun with this unique bulletin board as you take photos of students and teachers reading their favorite books. It’s an excellent idea for the classroom, library, or hallway wall so everyone can see what you are reading and find new books to read this school year.
Classroom Bulletin Boards Themes For Cool Bulletin Board Ideas
This unique idea is created to celebrate Valentine’s Day with a twist. Instead of hearts and love notes to someone else, this unique bulletin board display tells students they are special and gives them ideas on how to love themselves. Individual notes with affirmations and activity suggestions hang from clothespins. It’s a powerful inspirational bulletin board idea decorated to help students accept and love themselves and gives them ways to easily have the courage to take the next step to improve.
Planet Earth is caught in a net with trash! This is the most inspirational and powerful Earth Day Bulletin board idea, with a powerful message. If this unique bulletin board doesn’t inspire students to reduce, reuse, and recycle to save planet Earth, nothing will.
Whose socks are hanging from clothespins displayed as classroom door decorations? This adorable door display makes you smile and inspires you to read Dr. Seuss’ Fox In Socks book to find out why all these pretty socks are displayed in the school hallway! It also makes a cute bulletin board for your classroom; it’s an excellent idea for Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board theme ideas for your favorite books.
Using Time Magazine covers as posters to celebrate Black History Month is a fantastic idea. The bulletin board display won’t be complete without the powerful saying, “Black history is world history.” This bulletin board idea can be used to celebrate famous people and authors; you can easily incorporate it into the classroom’s theme or monthly events.
The cutest and sweetest gingerbread cookies! This themed bulletin board idea is not just celebrating Christmas but giving joy and happiness to students; it checks all the boxes for this beautiful holiday season. Students feel connected and part of the classroom community when they look at this adorable Christmas bulletin board and see friends surround them.
Interactive Unique Bulletin Board Ideas And Classroom Decorations
A turkey and writing assignment fit together, providing a warm touch of gratitude and thankfulness for the Thanksgiving Holidays. So excited, kindergarteners and high school students grab their pens and crayons to write about their pet turkey. Some will have words of wisdom, and others’ primary goal would probably be to encourage mom not to cook turkey for Thanksgiving.
It’s the cutest turtle surrounded by marine life students created for this Marine week bulletin board. Of course, animals don’t eat plastic, but sadly the sea turtle is carrying a plastic bag in its mouth. Although one of the cutest, under the sea, ocean-themed classroom bulletin boards, it has a powerful message about the damage done by refuse and plastic.
Can you find peace in this word search game? This cool bulletin board idea is a fun activity for kids in all grade levels whose mastered the language arts of reading. The interactive bulletin board letters are large so that students can see the entire bulletin board game from the back of the room. This fun idea is excellent for Christian churches and counseling bulletin boards, but there are no limits! It’s up to the teacher’s imagination and the student’s detection skills how much this bulletin board activity can be. You can use this interactive bulletin board idea to help students spell their names and find words related to any classroom topic, even behavior rules for classroom management.
This cool activity for students helps them improve their writing poetry skill level. The assignment is to write an Earth Day poem from the earth’s point of view. Student handprints surrounding their language skills in personalized poems using metaphors are celebrated on colorful paper.
Which unique bulletin board idea is the most creative bulletin board that inspired you?