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Summer Bulletin Board Ideas

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

Longer days and warmer temperatures harken the arrival of summer. Go beyond the basics and make summer exciting! Our simple bulletin board ideas will help you increase engagement in your classroom.

It's Winter Somewhere!

For many people, summer screams hot and sunny days. This board calls attention to the areas of the world where summer is more like winter.

Materials

  • White butcher paper
  • Blue die cut border
  • Die cut letters in blue that spell out: It's Winter Somewhere!
  • A large white die cut circle
  • Die cut snowflakes and snowmen in assorted colors
  • Photos of places in the southern hemisphere that experience winter in our summer months
  • Markers in assorted colors

Instructions

  • Begin by covering the bulletin board with the white butcher paper.
  • Now create a border for the bulletin board with the blue die cut.
  • Create a header for the board using the blue die cut letters.
  • Use the markers to create the earth out of the large die cut circle. A clear delineation of the Northern and Southern hemispheres should be labeled.
  • Post the Earth in the middle of the board.
  • Now use the die cut snowmen and snowflakes to list places that experience winter while we have summer.
  • Make stars on the Earth to mark the locations of the places listed.

Water Safety Board

The rising temperatures of summer bring an increase in water-related accidents. This board calls attention to water safety.

Materials

  • Blue butcher paper
  • Water-themed die cut border
  • Die cut letters in yellow that spell out: How to Stay Safe in the Water This Summer
  • Die cut yellow rubber duckies
  • Die cut life preservers
  • Markers in assorted colors

Instructions

  • Begin by covering the bulletin board with the blue butcher paper.
  • Now create a border for the bulletin board with the water-themed die cut.
  • Create a header for the board using the yellow die cut letters.
  • Use the die cut rubber duckies and life preservers along with the markers to note key water safety facts.
  • Post the die cuts throughout the board.

A History of the Summer Olympics Board

The Summer Olympics honor some of the world's best athletes. This board provides a summary of key events in the history of the summer competition.

Materials

  • White butcher paper
  • Red die cut border
  • Die cut letters in red that spell out: The Summer Olympics
  • Die cut gold Olympic rings
  • Die cut flags for assorted countries
  • Mock gold, silver and bronze medals
  • Markers in assorted colors

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