A winter bulletin board that will be applicable whether your school sees the white stuff flying outside or not!
From the creator:
“Schools often decorate for the holidays. I decided to play it safe due to different religions in our class.
So we made a winter holiday board.
I took the students pictures.
We then created snowmen during an arts integration lesson.
We read a book about snowman. Then created a snowman.
Their face was then put on the snowman.
The bulletin board background was light blue and white to represent snow.
Snowmen were then randomly placed on the hills of snow.”
How can you use this board with your students?
- Integrate science into your lesson and discuss the water cycle, where snow “goes” once it melts, and why is it white when it falls.
- Create a writing project where students pretend they are snowmen and they travel around the world.
- Ask students to do a sequencing assignment showing how to create a snowman from scratch.
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- Light blue background: The light blue reflects the sky on a bright winter’s day.
- White butcher paper: Easily recreate hills of snow (perfect for sleds too).
- Snowman Cutouts: Create the background for your snowmen and then students customize after their faces are added.
- Snowflake bulletin board border: Adds a perfect touch to your snow scene.
- Bulletin board letters: For creating your snowy title.
Steps to Set Up:
- Start your board by adding the light blue background to cover the entire board.
- Next, cut out some wavy pieces of the white paper and staple on the board to look like hills covered with snow.
- Add your snowflake border around the edges of the board.
- Then place your black title “Let it SNOW! Let it SNOW!” in the middle top portion of your board.
- Take a clear photo of each child’s face, print, and cut out in a circle. Glue the faces into the middle of your snowmen cutouts.
- Finally, allow the students to get creative in personalizing their snowman to look like them. They can add pipe cleaner arms, construction paper feet, or cotton ball hats. The sky is the limit and thy will get the most out of the project if they are permitted to be as creative as they like.
- Once all students have finished decorating their lookalike snowman, staple them onto the board as you like.
Having seasonal bulletin boards that aren’t holiday specific can be challenging at times, depending on the makeup of your students and local community. This board is a great way to incorporate the season, while still being aware of religious differences.
How else could you use this bulletin board idea in your school? Feel free to leave a comment below.
Submitted by: Virginia