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Are you ready to create your Halloween Bulletin boards? If so then this post is for you. I’ll show you tons of inspiration to create displays that are creative, fun, and easy. You’ll be sure to find a new idea to try in your classroom.
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In this post I’ve grouped the ideas into different categories, like interactive displays, bulletin boards with student work, library boards and so much more. Hopefully you can find a little inspiration to get you started.
Transport your students back in time by decking out your bulletin board with a retro Halloween theme which is all the rage now! Incorporate vintage-inspired colors, and symbols like smiley faces along with Halloween symbols such as pumpkins, candy corn, and witches. Check out some inspiration to pull it off below.
This one can be found on Etsy, to check it out click on the link under the picture.
Engage your students with interactive Halloween bulletin boards. Have them manipulate different elements of the board, like moving bats, spiders, and their webs. An ongoing "Build-a-Monster" activity can encourage collaboration and creativity as students add limbs and features to create their unique spooky creature. Check out some more interactive bulletin board ideas below.
For this bulletin board have students post their best Halloween book recommendations on the board. Students can also grab a slip to write which books they want to read this season.
With this interactive bulletin board students can grab a slip from the ghost with a compliment on it like, “you’re fly boo.”
Embrace the magic of Halloween with a Hocus Pocus-themed bulletin board. Design a witchy scene featuring the three enchanting witches from the popular movie. You can also put up book recommendations for magic-inspired literature.
Create a spooky haunted house scene as a backdrop for your bulletin board. Incorporate creepy elements such as ghosts, cobwebs, creaky doors, and glowing windows. This theme can inspire discussions about haunted house stories and eerie legends.
Design a pumpkin patch bulletin board filled with pumpkins of all sizes, shapes, and facial expressions. Encourage students to create their own jack-o'-lantern designs and display them on the board. It's a perfect opportunity for them to showcase their creativity.
This would be a great bulletin board right before your field trip to the Pumpkin patch.
I created this cute pumpkin patch bulletin board with Canva. I wanted to create something with a color scheme that was a little different than what you normally see for fall. If you like it, you can check it out at Etsy, the link is under the picture.
Encourage students to read by featuring Halloween-themed book recommendations. Display covers of spooky and mysterious novels, picture books, or poems, and perhaps even dress up the board with literary characters such as R.L. Stine's Goosebumps creatures.
Ready your students, Ten Timid Ghosts and have them create their own ten ghosts for your display.
Have students create Frankenstein art to decorate your bulletin board. Or start a pun with Frankly, like Frankly we love math. Check out some more inspiration below.
Spruce up your school's library with Halloween bulletin boards that showcase eerie book covers, spooky quotes from famous authors, or creepy creatures lurking among the bookshelves. Encourage reading and curiosity while enhancing the spooky vibes.
Are you looking for some cute Halloween bulletin board ideas? Include friendly ghosts, smiling pumpkins, and cuddly monsters to create a fun Halloween vibe in your class this year. Check out some examples below to pull it off.
This is a bulletin board kit from Etsy that comes in an editable PowerPoint so you can add student names to the ghosts.
Add a little humor to your boards with Halloween puns, silly monsters, or even skeletons having a dance party. You can also use the classic trick or treat smell my feet which students think is hilarious. Check out a few more examples below.
Foster a sense of ownership by involving your students in creating the Halloween bulletin board. Assign them various tasks and responsibilities, such as coloring pumpkins or brainstorming book recommendations. You could also add student pictures or names to involve students in your display.
This clever bulletin board starts with a writing activity, where students explain how to catch spooks. It’s an intro to procedural writing by writing step by step strategies for catching spooks!
These kindergartners created candy buckets and inside they sounded out and wrote their favorite candies!
Add student pictures to create adorable ghosts to decorate your bulletin board.
Combine Halloween fun with math learning by incorporating mathematical concepts like counting, geometry, and patterns into your themed bulletin board. You could fill in this quote with what you are teaching in math right now, like fractions don’t scare us, along with Halloween décor. Check out what I mean below.
Celebrate students' achievements by showcasing their Halloween-themed artwork, essays, or poetry on the board. Check out some ideas below.
To re-create this Halloween bulletin board, have students create their own pumpkins and write all about it.
October is anti-bullying month. You could incorporate a little Halloween theme with an anti-bullying message. Check out an example below.
In the bullying graveyard lies rumors, harming others, hate speech and feeling left out.
throughout this post I've shown you a few bulletin boards that you can get on Etsy. I wanted to show you a couple more that I found that are my absolute favorites. Check them out below.
If you want to create a fall bulletin board you can use natural elements like leaves, acorns, and scarecrows. A fall theme still captures the essence of the season, and you can keep the display up for several months.
I created an entire post with a ton of fall bulletin board ideas, you can check it out here...
Adding a touch of Halloween to your bulletin boards can be a fun and creative way to celebrate the season. Here are some ideas to help you create handmade and crafty bulletin boards for your space.
First, decide on a theme for your Halloween bulletin board. You can choose from classic Halloween imagery like ghosts, witches, bats, or pumpkins, or go for something more unique like a retro theme or your students’ favorite Halloween movie.
Once you have a theme, gather your materials for the DIY project. Cardboard, construction paper, and colored markers are a must-have for any handmade bulletin board. You may also want to pick up some glue, scissors, and decorative items like ribbons or stickers to give your board a polished look.
Now it's time to get crafty! Begin by choosing a background color for your bulletin board—think traditional Halloween colors like orange or black, or choose a more neutral tone if you prefer. Cut the cardboard or paper to fit the size of your bulletin board and secure it in place.
Next, create your Halloween-themed decorations. Use construction paper to cut out shapes like pumpkins, ghosts, or bats. You can use a template or trace an image if you're not confident in your freehand drawing skills.
Personalize your designs by adding details with colored markers or embellishments like glitter or sequins. This would be a great time to get students involved with the creation.
One of my favorite tools to create beautiful displays is Canva. Canva is an online software, that has tons of templates and graphics that you can print and add to your bulletin board. Plus, Canva has a pro version that is free for teachers!
Once you have all your decorations ready, arrange them on the bulletin board. Keep in mind the overall composition and balance; you don't want one side of the board to be overcrowded or too sparse compared to the other side. Don't be afraid to rearrange and adjust your decorations until you're satisfied with the layout.
Secure your Halloween decorations to the bulletin board using glue or tape. Make sure all edges are firmly in place to prevent any pieces from falling off.
Finally, add any finishing touches or details to your DIY Halloween bulletin board. This might include adding bulletin board letters with a Halloween pun, or text with a bold marker.
You can add bulletin board borders if you want too. Glue on extra ribbons or stickers or attaching a fake spider web to give your board a 3-D look.
And there you have it! With just some simple supplies and a bit of creativity, you've successfully created a fun DIY Halloween bulletin board. Enjoy the festive atmosphere your handmade creation brings to your classroom and have a fun, memorable Halloween season.
You can create engaging Halloween-themed bulletin boards with ideas like a spooky graveyard, haunted house, or creepy forest. Use cut-out shapes of bats, pumpkins, and ghosts, along with festive phrases and puns. For a more interactive twist, consider incorporating a candy corn counting game or matching activity.
Incorporating fall elements is as simple as integrating familiar seasonal symbols, such as leaves, acorns, and scarecrows. Add a touch of autumn color with shades of orange, red, yellow, and brown. You can also mix Halloween and fall themes by including pumpkin patches, harvest moon scenes, or even combining spooky and fall-themed quotes.
Sure, there are plenty of cost-effective ways to create a stunning Halloween board. Reuse materials like construction paper and previous decorations, or design your own clip art. Also, inexpensive supplies like cotton balls, crepe paper, and recycled cardboard can create eye-catching effects. Check out the Dollar stores for items to add to your boards like skeletons.
For a ghoulishly delightful bulletin board, try materials like black and purple construction paper, fake cobwebs, pipe cleaners for spider legs, and tissue paper for ghostly silhouettes. You can also create a 3D effect with foam or cardboard cut-outs, and don't forget to add some eerie lighting with string lights or glow-in-the-dark paint.
Connect Halloween themes to educational content to tie your décor to a learning experience. For example, use math problems to "escape the haunted house," decode a secret Halloween message with vocabulary words, or explore the "Bones of Grammar" with spooky sentence structure. This will help you make learning fun by getting students excited about the holiday.
I hope in this post you found some new Halloween bulletin boards to try this year. Feel free to save your favorite ideas to your Pinterest boards, to do that just click on the picture, then the P and choose your board.
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