These 11 Back to School Bulletin Boards Are Crafty & Fun!

These 11 Back to School Bulletin Boards Are Crafty & Fun!

By Elizabeth Lee , Aug 19th 2015

back to school bulletin boards

Design crafty back to school bulletin boards to ring in the new (academic) year!

School is starting, which means it's time to redecorate the classroom! Impress your students and their parents with an awesome bulletin board. Here are 11 creative bulletin board ideas for this back to school season:


1. Smart Cookies

smart cookie bulletin board

Prepare your classroom for a new batch of smart cookies coming your way! Don't forget to write each students' name on their own individual cookie. Find more awesome teacher things at My (Not So) Elementary Life.


2. Hooting Owls

owl bulletin board idea

Your students' first day back at school will be a HOOT with this bulletin board! Have your students decorate their own owl as a back to school activity or make your own out of patterned scrapbook paper. Get the template and other freebies from Classroom Compulsion.


3. Flower Power

floral bulletin board

Make your classroom stand out with these beautiful 3D pop out flowers! Mix and match your own colorful flowers with Alaa Studio.


4. Penguin Pride

penguin bulletin board

Cool down your classroom with these awesome penguin friends! You can even teach the students a little geography lesson while you're at it! Get your Penguin teaching resources and printables from Unique Teaching Resources.


5. Pixar's Up Theme

up bulletin board idea

Who doesn't love a good Pixar movie? Ask your students on the first day of school what lifts them up. Then you can create this beautiful Up-themed bulletin board with their responses!


6. Read Me Maybe

read me maybe bulletin board

Have Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" playing in the background as your students walk into class on the first day of school. Get them inspired to read some of the books you have on the wall! Find more bulletin board themes with Hative.


7. Pacman Crazed Maze

pacman bulletin board

Pacman. Need we say more? This Pacman maze themed board is an original way to decorate the class! Get more ideas for brainstorming with Crafty Morning.


8. Minion Themed

minions bulletin board

The Despicable Me Minions are no strangers to kids! Inspire your students to read with this adorable Minion bulletin board! Get more ideas on book-themed bulletin boards with Lorri's School Library Blog.


9. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Roomchicka chicka boom boom bulletin board

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a classic children's book. Why not decorate your classroom with it? Learn how to use this design all year long with Aloha Kindergarten.


10. Your Work Is INCREDIBLE

hulk bulletin board

Superhero-themed bulletin boards are always a hit! What better way to show off your students' work than to display it under the Incredible Hulk?


11. Wanted!

wanted bulletin board

Bring the Wild West into your classroom with this personalized "Wanted" bulletin board! Find other cool display board ideas on Bunted Books & Bright Ideas.

There are tons of ways to decorate your room! If you're looking for more classroom decoration ideas be sure to check out our Elementary School Decorations Pinterest board. We wish you the best of luck with the new school year. Happy decorating!


Get more back to school resources:

As a part of our 2015 Summer of Literacy program, we’re giving away free teacher resources all summer long. Our latest downloadable resource is the "Back to School Shopping Guide." Packed with printable lists and templates, as well as shopping tips just for teachers, this will help you stock up your classroom with all the supplies you need to tackle the year. You can also visit our site for inspiring new book recommendations for the school year!

back to school shopping guide


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