The first type is simply for decoration. Perhaps you are teaching with themes and your preschoolers are fascinated with transportation. You might create a bulletin board that shows the different modes of transportation that you are talking about during your theme.
Display Bulletin Boards
The second type of bulletin board is for showcasing children's art and creations. You might utilize this one the most in a classroom. The students often create such beautiful works of art that you can't help but display them somewhere!
This kind of board is useful for a couple of reasons.
1. It allows the children to see their work and gain self-esteem and pride at a job well done.
2. It allows parents to see what has been going on in your classroom. And thirdly, it creates an environment where children feel they are part of a community.
However, you don't need an official bulletin board for this! Choose a space on your wall for the children to hang their work!
Interactive Bulletin Boards
The last type is called an interactive bulletin board. Teachers may want to create an activity in a center but they don't have the space on the floor or table. An interactive bulletin board solves the space problem (if you have the wall space!).
One example of this type of bulletin board is an alphabet matching board. All the letters are on the board with a small envelope underneath them. The children take a letter and put it in the envelope under the correct matching letter.
Seasonal or Holiday Bulletin Board Ideas
Use these bulletin board ideas to help springboard your creativity in creating a fun and inviting classroom.
Bulletin Board Examples
Here are some examples of bulletin board ideas sorted by season! Enjoy!
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