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The month of December makes me think of fun and eye-catching Christmas bulletin board ideas for teachers. What do I have for Christmas!
Hello, my dear great teachers! Do you have plans for your bulletin layouts and designs this Christmas? Then, let’s talk about your brilliant ideas!
Christmas is one of the most sought-after occasions of the year! Indeed, this is one of the greatest holidays of the year that our students are excited about! And, we teachers are planning for creative bulletins for this most celebrated holiday of the year. Specifically, it’s part of room structuring and deeply, it’s part of our mission as teachers!
In my view, as a teacher, setting my classroom for every season is one of my responsibilities. I internalize this act because I want my learners to be always updated and engaged to learn.
Generating my students’ attention is best supported by my creative bulletin displays. The bare and boring walls of my classroom are transformed into interactive walls for learning.
Hence, I always pitch in extra time for special celebrations of the year. One of these is the Christmas season. I want my students to feel the season of love and cheers!
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In this post, let’s explore easy and cheerful ideas or suggestions on how to decorate our Christmas bulletin boards in the classroom.
Remarkable Christmas Bulletin Board Ideas for Teachers
1. Keep it simple
I highly support Leonardo Da Vinci’s thought that “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. I love this line of thought on simplicity that I always wanted to apply this in my classroom bulletin boards.
Oftentimes, when I design my Christmas bulletin board, I make sure that it is parallel to my other creative displays in the classroom in terms of borders, styles, and sizes.
For me, uniformity is more visually appealing and more comprehensible.
I keep my bulletin simple yet very attractive. To be sure, I avoid many items on one bulletin board.
To illustrate, in my Christmas bulletin board, I usually ask my students what they like to display or their favorite Christmas items that will intensely make them feel the spirit of the celebration.
It is expected that most of them want a Christmas tree to be present in the scenario. I buy their idea. That’s what they like. I just add a few details to it and arrange items neatly.
These easy and fun items may include reindeers, gingerbread men, snowmen, candy, penguins, Santa, wreaths, elves, and other lovely ornaments.
The Christmas elves cut out is a fantastic idea too. Our young learners will surely enjoy this design. This is an inclusion of the fun and excitement in the Christmas season.
At times, I am considering the idea of having paper trees on the classroom walls and pillars to enhance the spirit of Christmas.
Our students will also enjoy arranging our chosen items on the bulletin. As far as I’m concerned, I usually give my young learners the utmost freedom to decorate seasonal bulletins.
Essentially, I let them navigate. I am just in view to guide them and give my suggestions when needed. I appreciate their efforts and creativity.
In a way, the decorating activity will not only for celebrating but also for fostering cooperation, collaboration, creativity, and good relationship among our students.
Moreover, to make my Christmas bulletin congruent to all other bulletins in my classroom, I apply the same border styles and colors.
However, it still depends on your taste and on how you let your creativity works!
Another thing, in making my Christmas bulletin board really eye-catching and not ‘eye distracting’, I am always careful of my color combinations, the background, and the patterns for arranging the items.
I believe colors evoke emotions and express messages discreetly. This is where color psychology takes place. Since it’s Christmas, what colors do you think are dominant to highlight the momentous celebration?
Our color combination will either make our bulletin looks fantastic or terrible. On my end, in my Christmas bulletin boards, I go for the red and green items. Or, at times, I go for the blue and silver items or the white and red!
Making our creative Christmas bulletin should not hurt our viewers’ eyes nor our pockets! Hence, we have to make it simple.
Avoid the clutter and celebrate Christmas cheers in the classroom with happy hearts instead of aching hearts as a result of poorly designed bulletin boards!
2. Make Your Christmas Display Creative
Think of the best creative designs that hit bull’s eye! For creativity, you can as well consider recycled materials in making items for your Christmas bulletin board.
This idea calls for plastic bottles, caps, plastics, and other recyclable materials. Yes, we can reuse plastic caps to make snowmen and plastic spoons to make a Christmas Tree.
Interestingly, it just calls for your artistic designs and arrangements!
With a touch of fine paint and art, these materials can be transformed into more useful and artistic products that deserve to be displayed in your bulletin board.
Hence, with your amazing touch of creativity and resourcefulness, Christmas day also becomes an Earth day!
I have tried this idea in my classroom and my students were very eager to cooperate. We planned first how to design our Christmas display and thought of what recyclable materials to use to make the necessary items.
One time, they thought of making a Snowman out of white plastic bottle caps. They really enjoyed making their recycled Snowman.
In addition, we can also use CDs and paper towel cores to make a Christmas tree on the display board.
So, you can ask help from your students by bringing their old CDs, DVDs, and other recyclable materials.
Then, to make it more interesting, you can ask your students to have their faces at the center of the disc.
Ask them to have their amazing photos while wearing Christmas hats. You can actually have that in your classroom.
Give time for a photo opportunity, anyway, making our Christmas bulletin board always demands time, right?
Hence, it’s up to us to budget our time so as not to compromise study hours.
3. Make Interactive Christmas Displays
How to make our Christmas bulletin boards interactive? Well, our walls have to bring out our students’ ideas and opinions. It’s just a matter of thinking the best interactive title and caption of the bulletin.
To enhance students’ speaking and writing skills, you can have a question as your title. What are your Christmas wishes? Or, how do you celebrate Christmas? What are your Christmas wishes for YOU and ME? What brings you joy this Christmas season?
We can also help improve our students’ critical and analytical skills through our Christmas displays. Let them solve mathematical problems or analyze language interactions.
For example, we can have as our titles: ‘Solve the Cards in the Christmas Tree’ ‘Explain a Snowflake!‘ ‘Help Out a Snowman’.
As you think about it, there are a lot of ways to make our bulletin boards for Christmas and Winter Holidays interactive and fun.
We are teachers and I know each one of us is capable of doing it. I believe in your creative powers anyway!
With this concept, we can actually designate a space in our Christmas bulletin board for our students’ original messages.
For sure, this will generate amazing interactions from our students.
4. Choose a Perfect Spot in the Classroom
Displays are to bring delight and get attention, hence, they have to be made visible to the students and to the visitors as well.
While others are so much engrossed in decorating Christmas bulletin boards either outside or inside the classroom, I am certain that I want both.
Yes, I want to make creative Christmas displays on both locations! And, that’s possible. It’s just a matter of time and creativity.
Choosing a perfect location for the Christmas board is one of the important things to be considered so our time and effort wouldn’t be a waste.
In my view, I usually have my Christmas bulletin board on the wall and not on the door. Although, I would tend to have a significant Christmas item on the door like a paper Christmas Tree or banner Christmas greetings.
Well, that is just a fine introduction to the magnificent showcase of the season inside the classroom.
However, if you want your seasonal bulletin boards to be outside your classroom, then, it’s your choice. But, still, location is the key! Will it be near to the classroom door or it should be situated at the wall in the middle part and adjacent to the hallway?
As long as it won’t cause any distractions, then that idea is totally fine.
Now, if you want to utilize your windowsills for the garlands, evergreens, poinsettias, and Christmas balls, then you have to arrange them in their most attractive and organized view to avoid messy decorations. No clutter this Christmas!
In my classroom, my students are always eager to bring Christmas lanterns and I accommodate their ideas. That’s their best Christmas interpretation and I am to support that.
However, I have to decide where to hang those lanterns in a way that will still look impressive and patterned. I couldn’t just hang it everywhere in the ceiling for it will look terrible rather than attractive.
5. Ask Students’ Ideas During the Planning Stage
Yes, we should make our plans before the Christmas frenzy arrives! As we aim for a neatly decorated classroom, we have to consider the planning stage.
In decorating our Christmas bulletin boards, we have to consider our students’ creative ideas. Anyway, this visual presentation is mainly for them so we have to involve them in the process.
Decorating is somewhat related to the best application of the things that they learned from their art class.
How would you like to celebrate Christmas? What brings you joy this winter season? I asked my students. Shall we fill our room with your warm Christmas greetings? Or experience the winter season through snowflakes and gifts? By that, I could gather different suggestions and ideas.
6. Bring the Joys Under the Big Christmas Tree
I let my students literally rockin’ around the Christmas tree! Our big Christmas Tree is in its wonderful post near the bulletin board.
Or, if the classroom setting permits it, you can have it in a corner of the room but should be closer to the Christmas bulletin board.
Another idea for this one is to make use of the shelves underneath or beside the bulletin board. It is still part of the decoration process.
Arrange the gifts in a fashion that will excite our students more. Doing this will make the most of your space in the classroom and that certain space in our hearts! Christmas is giving anyway!
You know, Christmas is celebrated once a year, it won’t make us poor if we offer something to our students this Christmas.
7. Think of the Best Designs and Themes
We have multiple decorating options when it comes to the Christmas season. Our simple DIY Christmas decoration ideas for our classroom will come into bloom!
However, we have to pick the most meaningful and thoughtful ideas that highlight Christmas cheers!
Our Christmas displays should be age-appropriate. If we are handling elementary, the Christmas tree, gifts, and the snowman are the most appealing.
Or you can ask your young learners what they enjoy the most to celebrate the season.
What about stocking stuffer ideas for your learners? You can have Christmas socks on your bulletin board. They are extremely extraordinary.
Printed colorful Christmas socks add to the festive mood in the classroom. The variety of colors will add attraction to your bulletin board.
And, what will be your best title for this concept? It could be: ‘What do you want for Christmas?’ ‘ What’s Your Gift of Love?’ ‘Wishing You a Blissful Holiday!”
The cute patterns of the Christmas socks in your bulletin board make an excellent display.
Make a banner for your Christmas bulletin board. This is a perfect addition to your ultimate Christmas decor preparations. That catchy phrase gives the energetic setting of the layout.
Another way to design our Christmas bulletin boards is by using fantastic cutouts of elves, Christmas tree hands, and many more artistic designs. Moreover, these lovely designs will encourage your students’ artistic talents and creative ideas.
To wrap it all up…
Christmas celebrations are heartfelt both at home and in school. Teachers and students get busy decorating the entire classroom with the intention of bringing Christmas cheers into the learning environment.
With a touch of creativity and ample time preparations, we can easily create our engaging and joyous Christmas bulletin boards in our classrooms.
How do you want to decorate your Christmas bulletin board? For a magical celebration, let’s share our best thoughts for this wishful acts. It’s our meaningful way to a wonderful season!
Post your comments below and share your valuable Christmas bulletin board ideas. We are excited to hear from you!