17 Creative Bulletin Board Ideas Perfect For This School Year


What’s on your back-to-school to-do list? Most teachers have “bulletin boards” on their minds as they prepare for a new school year. Even with so many new aspects to focus on this year, teachers love to find new ways to make students feel welcome to their in-person or virtual classrooms. One way to do so is by creating a bulletin board that is colorful, displays helpful information, and makes our students smile under their masks. Whether the bulletin board is punny, contains safety information, or showcases a positive message, students will be sure to notice the value that comes with these displays.

Here are 17 bulletin board ideas that match the evolving times we’re in!

1. Remind students just how excited you are to get paper books back into their hands.

Remind students just how excited you are to get paper books back into their hands.

via: @teaching_with_heart

2. Remind everyone: No touching and keep your distance!

Be like a jellyfish: no touching and keep your distance

via: @gingersnap.s

3. Encourage students to focus on a positive mindset.

Use a bulletin board to encourage a positive mindset.

via: @bonnieallison92

4. Let your puppy teach the ways!

Use a cute pet to teach lessons with fun bulletin board signs

via: @fallingforfifth

5. Choose a word or theme of the month to focus on. 

18 Creative Bulletin Board Ideas Perfect For This School Year

via: @2ndgradesassypants

No doubt we all need to persevere through this school year! Other themes of the month could be relationships, fairness, communication, or problem-solving. Check out these tips on creating a focus wall in your classroom!

6. Displaying safety/health rules is a must.

Post health and safety reminders in your classroom. 18 Creative Bulletin Board Ideas Perfect For This School Year

via: @easy_breezy_lessons

7. Treat your mask like your underwear!

Via: @sonrise_christianacademy

8. Emphasis on TOGETHER!

Remind your students we're all in this together!  18 Creative Bulletin Board Ideas Perfect For This School Year

via: @teachingallthethings

9. Impose words of wisdom.

Use a bulletin board to impart words of wisdom. 18 Creative Bulletin Board Ideas Perfect For This School Year

via: @loving_literacy

10. We can do virtually anything!

Bulletin boards can be an uplifting classroom feature!

via: @theengatedclassroom

11. A punny bulletin board is sure to make your students smile under their masks!

I can't mask my excitement that you're here! 18 Creative Bulletin Board Ideas Perfect For This School Year

via: @funinfirstblog

12. Remind students that all are welcome.

All are welcome in this classroom.

via: @grade3inaz

13. We all need this reminder…

You can do hard things. 18 Creative Bulletin Board Ideas Perfect For This School Year

via: @teachtogrow

14. Not in the mood to start a fresh bulletin board? Use the cross-out trick!

Not in the mood to start a fresh bulletin board? Use the cross-out trick!

via: @teacherheaney

15. Help students feel of a sense of belonging by displaying photos of their families on a bulletin board.

DIsplay photos of your students' families on a bulletin board.

via: @teachercreated

This year more than ever, students are feeling anxious about being in school. Photos of their families and pets will make them feel right at home.

16. Remind students that they’re not alone!

We're all in this together! 18 Creative Bulletin Board Ideas Perfect For This School Year

via: @theprairieteacher

It really can’t be said enough this year.

Bulletin boards always brighten the hallways and encourage curiosity in our students. As we welcome students back to in-person learning or teach them virtually, use these bulletin board ideas as a way to spread positivity and provide important information.

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