Six creative and easy bulletin board ideas to create an engaging classroom.

So you’re on the lookout for some exciting (and also easy) bulletin board ideas? Well, fear not, because I've got you covered! Back in my school days, my teachers were determined to break free from uninspiring message boards by crafting captivating displays. Their creativity knew no bounds, and I still remember being awestruck by the stunning visuals they created using just colorful paper. Let me tell you, those school bulletin boards were anything but boring!

Bulletin boards can be highly engaging tools to help inspire your little learners and liven up your lesson plans, and there is no shortage of epic bulletin board ideas out there. But I already know what you're thinking, "Chantelle, I would love to have incredible displays that cover every wall of my classroom, but I just don't have the time and the ideas I've seen are just too big of a job." I hear you, I see you, and I am here to help.

All it takes is a clever idea, a touch of creativity, and a little help from MJLL, and you too can transform ALL the blank spaces in your classroom (I'm talking doors, walls, windows, the LOT) into eye catching, visual masterpieces that are easy to create and can elevate your space. From celebrating your superstars, to getting savvy with the seasons, read on to discover six simple and stunning ideas to take all the blank spaces in your learning space from dull to delightful!

My Boho Vibes decor bundle decorating a humble bulletin board
Bulletin boards have the potential to be SO much more than just a dull communication method. Seriously. How cute is this themed bulletin board decked out in Boho Vibes decor


Bulletin board idea #1: Celebrating your superstars

As teachers, celebrating our students' achievements at every milestone is one of the most rewarding aspects of our job. I mean, isn't it just the sweetest feeling to watch them beam with pride when we acknowledge their hard work? And let's not forget those precious moments when the whole class joins in singing Happy Birthday, and we get to see the pure joy in their eyes. Ahh, it warms my heart just thinking about it. These are the moments that fill teachers’ cups to the brim and make all the hard work worth it.

Creating a display that's all about appreciating (and celebrating) students’ efforts is a great way to show your students you care. Whether it's a display board decked out with a Birthday Display that makes them feel like little rock stars, Motivational Posters with inspiring messages, or a showcase of their epic work, you're sure to make their day by putting their achievements in the spotlight.

Pro-tip: at the start of the school year, download the FREE "Amazing work coming soon" posters from the Free Resource Library to save space for all the fantastic stuff that's yet to come. 

a range of gorgeous bulletin boards featuring my decor bundles.
Encouraging your students, recognizing their amazing work, and celebrating with them is easy with these tools to help you show your little learners JUST how much you care.


Bulletin board idea #2 Getting savvy with the seasons

When the seasons change, so can your displays! Get savvy and use a bulletin board in your classroom  to welcome in the changing weather and inspire new learning opportunities all year long. From a vibrant spring bulletin board centered around a unit on Butterflies and Caterpillars to a cozy autumn-inspired exhibit, or even a fun display bursting with bright colors to welcome students back after the summer season holidays, updating your classroom decor to match the season can be an exciting way to ignite your students' curiosity and set the tone for upcoming lessons. 

three very different seasonal classroom styles featuring Miss Jacobs Little Learners decor bundles.
The MJLL community knows how to get savvy with the seasons and create engaging displays that inspire learning. How great are these creative ideas for welcoming in the changing weather?


Bulletin board idea #3 Optimizing your organization 

Boring bulletin boards are officially out. But teachers will agree that keeping little learners organized is definitely IN. We know how important it is to set a routine and deliver crucial information to students, and incorporating displays near your morning meeting area is the perfect way to do just that.

Imagine starting each day with a Calendar Display to track the days and months, a Daily Schedule to give your students a preview of what's in store for the day, and some Voice Level Display buttons to ensure a peaceful environment. It's like having a personal assistant that helps you check off your entire classroom management to-do list.

MJLL brand ambassadors with their organised bulletin boards
Take a peek inside the classrooms of three of the amazing MJLL brand ambassadors, @kerregan_calhoun, @miss_grosse_ and @teachingwithmissamanda, who have their bulletin boards and dry-erase boards organized to perfection! 


Bulletin board idea #4 Leveraging the learning lens 

Are you making the most of visual learning aids in your classroom? A 2018 study found that 65% of people are visual learners. So by incorporating eye-catching posters, charts, and diagrams into your lessons, you can go beyond just decorating your space (although let's be real, they do look fab) and empower your students to better understand complex concepts. And let me tell you, there's nothing more rewarding than seeing that 'aha' moment when a student finally grasps a concept (you can practically see the lightbulb go off).

One of the best things about Visual Learning Aids is their versatility. You can use illustrated diagrams, posters, and much more to help your students grasp concepts and engage with your lessons. Imagine your Maths Learning Lens wall, adorned with Shape Posters, Times Tables, Skip Counting, and Measurement aids. Or a literacy wall with Alphabet Posters, a Word Wall, Writing Process Posters, and more. By incorporating visual aids like these into your classroom decor, you can create a supportive and positive learning environment that empowers your students to thrive.

three cohesive classroom classroom designs, using matching visual aids and bulletin board materials.
Match your visual aids to your classroom theme for engaging and useful lesson tools that look great too. Get a closer look at these Neutral Boho Shape Posters, Boho Vibes Parts of Speech posters, and Pastel Skip Counting posters.


Bulletin board idea #5 Unleashing the power of positivity 

We have a unique opportunity to shape our students' attitudes and beliefs, and nothing says "you got this" better than a classroom that’s bursting with positivity! Create a power of positivity bulletin board to promote a growth mindset, encourage a positive mindset and give your students a constant reminder of the supportive space they're learning in (you'll probably need the reminder at some point, too!).

What do you need to unleash the power of positivity in your classroom? Start with Growth Mindset Posters that promote positive thinking, an Affirmation Station that reminds students of their greatness, and uplifting messages using Bulletin Board Lettering Packs to keep spirits high. 

miss grosse going above and beyond with her three positivity driven bulletin boards, decorated with my pastel collection
Good vibes only! @miss_grosse_ is on a mission to spread positivity in her classroom! She's not content with just one, or even two bulletin boards, she's gone and created THREE of them, dedicated solely to promoting good vibes.


Bulletin board idea #6 Inspiring inclusivity in the classroom

Making all students feel welcome is the ultimate addition to any classroom. That's why I created the 'Everyone Belongs' Bulletin Board pack. Not only does it look amazing (if I do say so myself!), but this resource is all about celebrating diversity and promoting inclusivity, sending a powerful message that every student is welcome in your space. It's a great way to remind your students to be kind and respectful to one another, and it looks impressive on your classroom walls!

If you want to take it a step further, consider adding some ASL Posters (or Auslan) to your classroom decor. Teaching your students some basic sign language is not only fun but also promotes inclusivity for those who may be hard of hearing. And if you want to manage your classroom more efficiently, use Hand Signals Posters to minimize interruptions and help every child communicate.

a mock up of our 'everyone belongs' bulletin board display
Make harmony a permanent fixture in your learning space with my 'Everyone Belongs' Bulletin Board Display.


Bringing your classroom displays to life 

Make the most of the blank spaces in your classroom with these unique ideas to help unleash your creativity. With this toolkit of creative ideas at your fingertips, all that’s left to do is pick a decor theme that matches your style, browse through my Bulletin Board and Display collection, and print and laminate your favorites before getting down to the fun part of bringing your bulletin board to life. 

Six creative and easy bulletin board ideas to create an engaging classroom - Miss Jacobs Little Learners

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