7 Bulletin Board Ideas for Valentine's Day
Posted on February 01, 2014 by Tijon Employee
Although marketed as a holiday for couples and romance, Valentine’s Day is really all about celebrating love and acceptance – which is something that every classroom needs. There are plenty of fun and simple ways to make your classroom a bit more festive this February. The bulletin board ideas for Valentine’s Day below are a great place to start.
Heart-Themed Bulletin Board
Have students cut out little hearts and put their names in the middle of each one. Decorate the bulletin board with the hearts to create a fun and festive board your class will appreciate. Be sure to use appropriate colors like red, purple, pink and white.
As an alternative, you can have your students choose to put things they love in the middle of their heart instead. This can include their pets, their favorite quotes or sayings, etc. Or, you may have each student draw a picture of themselves and place it in the center of their heart.
Valentine’s Day Poem Board
Have students write Valentine’s Day related poems and post them on the bulletin board. If students feel bashful about placing their name on the poem, they can remain anonymous. Other students can include their name if they wish. While this may not be an ideal choice for young students, those who know how to read and write will enjoy this activity. Not only is this a fun way to celebrate the holiday, but it can also teach children how to use rhyming appropriately and reinforce the basics of writing poetry.
An Educational Heart Board
Although this bulletin board idea may not be quite as fun or interactive as the other ideas, it can serve as an excellent educational tool. Create a bulletin board that focuses on the human heart. Add facts and other important information about the heart. What does the heart do? How many times does the average heart beat per minute? How about per year? This is a great bulletin board idea for science and health classrooms.
A Valentine’s Day Riddle Board
Fill your bulletin board with hearts or candy shapes. Have each student write a “sweet treat” riddle on folded paper and attach each one to a different piece of candy. Each student should describe a piece of candy and then ask “What am I?” For example, “I have chocolate on the outside and peanut butter on the inside. What am I?” The answer should be written on the inside of the folded paper. The class can then later try to solve each riddle. This is a fun exercise that requires students describe objects in a meaningful way.
Valentine’s Day Quotes and Sayings
A simple way to decorate your bulletin board for Valentine’s Day is to include a festive quote or saying. A simple “Happy Valentine’s Day” or “We love learning” will suffice. Although the idea is simple, you can add fun 3D elements to the board that really make it stand out. To make it a more interactive exercise, have your students help you create each element. For example, if you plan on creating a 3D tree with owls sitting on each branch, you can have each student create an owl out of construction paper or a simple brown paper bag. Try to tie your bulletin board theme to both Valentine’s Day and what you are teaching your class at the moment.
“Things We Love” Bulletin Board
To celebrate the “love” of Valentine’s Day, have your students write something that they love about school in the middle of a heart. Students can write whatever they want providing it relates to the school. The hearts can be made out of colored construction paper or whatever other material you may have on hand. Allow the kids to cut out their own hearts if they are capable. Having hearts of varying sizes will create a balanced look and ensure that there is plenty of room for every student’s heart.
Subject-Themed Bulletin Board
For teachers that teach only one or two different subjects, a subject-themed Valentine’s Day bulletin board is a great idea. “We love reading,” “Music Makes Life Sweeter” or a math-related theme can get your students into the spirit while helping them learn new concepts. You can use the bulletin board to present a new idea, or to review recent material. This is a great way to get kids excited about learning and help them easily absorb the material.
A Few Valentine’s Day Bulletin Board Tips
• Be creative! Find a catchy saying that relates learning or the subject to Valentine’s Day.
• Be interactive. Try to choose a bulletin board idea that allows your students to get involved.
• Include everyone. Make sure that all of our students are involved in the creation process. If students are shy about participating, do your best to get them excited and comfortable with the idea.