A back to school bulletin board has never been so colorful and easy to put together! Need some tutorials for how to make giant paper flowers? Stop by this Pinterest board to get some inspiration.
“I created a few paper craft flowers that I learned from Pinterest. Our classroom theme is A Garden that is Always Growing! I love bright colors, so I made sure to have lots of bright colors in the flower. The quote I took from another board I saw on Pinterest.”
How can you use this board with your students?
- Do a writing lesson where you talk about step-by-step directions with students and then have them “help” you make a flower.
- Use several written tutorials for easy paper flowers in a literacy center and have students put them together using the directions.
- Use a basic blackline handout of a flower and have students write a story about a flower, then color and cut out their flower to add to the bulletin board.
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Flowers Flourish Just Like Students
- Colorful Cardstock: Use to create your paper flowers. Stronger than regular paper and will hold up the 3-dimensional shape.
- Black bulletin board background: The black paper allows the fluorescent lettering to really stand out.
- Yellow bulletin board lettering: The words will really pop against the black background.
- Hot pink letters: The words will really pop against the black background.
- Green bulletin board letters: The words will really pop against the black background.
- Flower bulletin board border: A lovely floral border to complete the look.
Steps to Set Up:
- Place the black background on your board covering it entirely.
- Then, add your border around the edges.
- Next, add the words “Back 2 School…Ready 2 Grow” in the middle of the board. NOTE: the owner of the board is a second grade teacher, which is why she used the numeral 2 instead of the word to. You have the option to use whichever you prefer on your board.
- Create your paper flowers and and to opposite corners.
Having a colorful and fun display for students as they walk through the doors at the beginning of the school year is a wonderful way to welcome them into your school and classroom.
It can also serve as a nice icebreaker activity, with or without parents on Open House Night. Set up the materials and have parents help their children to add their newly created designs to the board. The options for how to use this board are endless!
How else could you use this bulletin board idea in your school? Feel free to leave a comment below.
Submitted by: Heather
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