Spice up those Plain-Jane school bulletin boards with some creative ideas. Don’t leave them too bored to be ignored! Here, we list some ideas to make that bulletin board catchy and more fun:
1. Flowery Announcements:
Want to announce the stars of the month? Or you just want to make kids feel special with the little ways they have worked towards their goals? Get flowery cut-outs. Pin them up on the boards with their names and a cute picture of theirs in the center of the flower.
2. Make A Come-Back Post Vacation More Fun:
It could be a sluggish morning. Kids have their share of ‘hangover’ from the vacations ;) Make it a bit more fun with little “I love school” notes pinned up. Kids could endorse them with their cute signatures. Also, watch out that space for the best performer during vacation. Hint: someone just aced his vacation project ;)
3. Halloween Announcements:
A little Halloween note could go with pumpkin cut-outs crafted by kids. You might also want to you’re your kids names against the pumpkin they made. Just pin them up and kids are sure to look up the notice board. Together they will make a wonderful ‘pumpkin family’.
4. Speech Bubbles:
Encourage kids to express their ideas and opinion. What did they think of their recent activity? Was it fun? What did they learn from it? They could write their opinion (or you could write it for them if they are too small for it) on speech bubbles with their names on and stick them on the bulletin board. Use this as a tool for exchange of ideas and freedom of expression for kids. They will be elated to be heard.
5. The Classic Board And Chalk Method:
This is always unbeatable with kids enjoying doodling on the board. They will be vying with each other to get doodling ;)
6. The Photo Frame Announcement:
Use color papers to make checkered or flowery photo frames. Attach them to a cardboard pouch to hold pictures of kids. Assign them with an adjective and it will turn out as quite the morale booster!
7. Reward Punctuality:
Recognize children who arrive on time. Announce the constantly punctual names through this cute cut-out on the notice board.
8. Welcoming Ideas:
Who knows, the juniors might run shoulders with Einstein! Jot down their ideas on a brain-storming session and acknowledge their analytical abilities with this cut-out.
9. Infuse Life With Bulletin Man:
Select or create your iconic character for the bulletin board. Make the cut-outs with him flagging out the important announcements.
10. Use A Landscape Story To Tell:
You could use landscape tools to tell a story on the bulletin board. Use the clouds to map one on the highest accomplishments, the tree for those who are still getting there, and the house for those who need that extra push. Kids will understand where they stand. A story will build the analogy for them to grow.
11. Trumpeting The Academic Stars:
Yes, a poster like will be quite symbolic of academic heights. Who turns out the best student? The speech bubbles could be used to display the names of the best of students in the school for a certain semester or an academic year.
12. Announcing A Celebration At School:
Switch over to a megaphone – on a bulletin board, of course. Jot down what on the agenda is for the fun filled day.
Kids must get used to looking up the bulletin board and follow the important notice before they miss out anything important. Making them creative will get them to be on a vigil more often.