Are you looking for some winter bulletin board ideas? If so, you’ve come to the right place this post is packed with creative and fun ideas to try out new winter bulletin boards in your classroom this year. Check out the easiest ideas at the end of this post.
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For easy reading I’ve separated this post into different categories based on times like January or themes like snowflakes, penguins, by subjects like math, and even by grade level. There’s tons of winter holiday bulletin board ideas too. I found tons of great ideas so I hope you find one that works for your class!
Oh one more note about the post. Some of the ideas are kits from Etsy. If it is a kit under the picture it will say Where to Find with a link to Etsy.
I love the idea of adding student photos to your bulletin board. This helps make everyone feel included in the classroom. To do this first snap pictures of each of your students. Then you can print them and cut them out to add to your board.
Another option is to use Canva to add them to fun graphics. (Canva is an online graphic design tool.) Check out some examples below of fun bulletin board ideas with student pictures.
To create this fun bulletin board the teacher asked students to pretend to play in the snow and then snapped pictures of them. They then created the bulletin board around the playful winter poses.
With this kit your student can become adorable snowmen.
Here’s another fun example of a bulletin board with student pictures. Some of the students are posing as if they are about to throw a snowball and then a fuzzy pom-pom is put in their hands.
I created this bulletin board kit with Canva. (Canva is an online design tool I’m obsessed with) It’s available on Etsy. You can put your student pictures in the adorable little yetis to complete the scene.
Showcase your students' creative winter-themed projects on your bulletin board. Display their artwork, writing, or crafts, such as snowflakes, snowmen, or winter landscape drawings. Check out some inspiration of beautiful winter bulletin boards displaying student work below.
Students created a winter acrostic and then painted a pretty winter scene to create a beautiful winter display.
Create a display with winter writing prompts that student can choose. One example is, in five to eight steps write out the steps to learning a winter sport that you are most familiar with.
Have students create snowflake art to make a beautiful display.
This pun is the perfect addition to your board displaying student work. Pro tip is to hit up the dollar store for tissue paper to make a 3-D border.
Have student create winter themed art like trees and penguins with simple shapes cut from construction paper.
Have student created a wanted sign for their snowman including an illustration, description of why they are wanted and even a reward.
Create a magical winter scene by adding snow-covered trees, snowmen, and frosty accents. You could also include fairy lights for a shimmering effect. Check out some more examples of winter wonderland bulletin boards below.
Cute penguins that students have created are walking in this winter wonderland.
These third-grade art students each created a value scale tree which was put together to create this beautiful mural bulletin board.
Have student create homes and trees by cutting and pasting colored paper. Then add them to your bulletin board to create a festive winter village display!
To create this colorful winter wonderland, have student watercolor one sheet of paper. Then when it is dry, they can cut out a tree and a snowflake from it.
Integrate winter themes into math problems or concepts, such as counting snowflakes, measuring snowfall, or calculating the area of snow-covered shapes. Get some more inspiration for creative math bulletin board ideas for winter below.
If your class is working on addition this would be a great winter display idea. They can come up with their own problem such my cocoa has 6 marshmallows and I added two so now I have 8. Then they can decorate their mug to create this fun display.
Have students create shape penguins and then list the shapes, the number of sides and the vertices.
Encourage winter reading with a display of popular winter books or a cozy reading nook surrounded by winter decorations. You could also create a winter-themed reading challenge. Or you can add a winter reading pun to your display. Check out some of my favorite ideas for library winter bulletin boards below.
Use book pages to create a snowman and trees for this winter library display.
Add a bright pun with Christmas lights to your winter holiday bulletin boards this year.
Display some of your top winter books to inspire students to read. You can put the actual book on display or print the covers. Check out some of my winter favorites below.
Another great snow pun!
Create a snowy hill with tissue paper to add a 3-D effect to your library display.
There are snow many good winter library puns, right? Wow, that was bad sorry. But really, I hope you found a good pun for your library bulletin board out of all of those examples!
Transform your bulletin board into a snowstorm by covering it with various sizes and designs of paper snowflakes. You can even invite students to create their own unique snowflake designs. You can also add a pun that uses snow in place of so. Check out some more winter bulletin boards with snowflakes below.
Have student create snowflakes and then add their picture to the center to complete this winter classroom display. A tassel banner or a pendant banner added to the top gives the display a little extra.
Decorate your bulletin board with an adorable penguin theme, including cute penguin cutouts, icy accents, and fun facts about these fascinating birds. You may even want to have student involved in creating the penguins. Check out some of my favorite penguin themed winter bulletin board ideas below.
Have students cut and paste shape penguins to complete your winter wonderland bulletin board.
Celebrate the holiday season with a festive Christmas-themed bulletin board, such as a decorated tree, presents, or scenes from popular Christmas stories. For some more Christmas inspiration check out more winter holiday bulletin board ideas from other teachers below.
To copy this bulletin board idea, have students create a new suit for Santa and then write about why it’s the best suit for him.
Would your students love to become cute little Christmas cookies? I think so. Works great with the phrase, “Merry Christmas from these smart cookies.”
Keep it simple and colorful for preschoolers by featuring winter animals, easy winter crafts, and pictures of winter clothing. You can also feature every preschooler’s favorite snowman, Olaf! Check out some ideas below.
Put students’ pictures in snowflakes to add a fun touch to this Olaf display.
Have your preschoolers decorate snowman for a cute classroom display.
Preschoolers can practice cutting and gluing by creating their own snowman.
Introduce kindergarten students to basic winter concepts, such as snowflake symmetry, counting mittens, or learning about hibernation. You can also display beautiful winter art that your Kindergarteners created. Check out some more Kindergarten winter bulletin board ideas below.
Each letter of the word friend describes a way to be a good friend. Such as F, find something in common.
This kindergarten class read books about polar bears and then drew chalk pictures of the bears and wrote facts about them.
Have your Kindergartners each paint a reindeer to decorate this Christmas display.
Get creative with more detailed winter scenes, collaborative projects, or winter-themed learning activities for elementary students. You can also add characters that you know your students love. Check out some inspiration for Elementary winter bulletin boards below.
If your students love Charlie Brown and Snoopy here’s an idea for you.
This class art project was inspired by reading the book Sneezy the Snowman.
You can hang up mittens that the students have decorated for a colorful display with the title, “We are Smitten with Learning.”
Choose sophisticated winter artwork, thematic quotes, or interactive displays that encourage high school students to engage with winter-related topics and challenges. Below are some of my favorite winter bulletin board ideas that are perfect for high schooler and will work well for middle schoolers as well.
I love this resource from Counselors Clique. You can click the link under the picture for more information. Students can grab a pamphlet for each of the categories or they can scan a QR code to get the resource on their phones. This bulletin board comes with seven categories including:
This display gives student ideas to beat the winter blues. Some of the ideas include:
Incorporate Spanish winter vocabulary and phrases alongside colorful visuals for a bilingual experience. Get inspired by these fun Spanish winter bulletin board ideas that I found below.
Hola Invierno or Hello Winter is the perfect bulletin board idea for Spanish class.
Manos Frias, the snowman’s hands are cold!
Brighten up your classroom with humorous winter illustrations, puns, or jokes that will make your students smile. Check out more inspo below for funny winter bulletin boards.
This quote pairs nicely with a mix of snow globes, snowmen and snowflakes.
Add lights to take this funny deer class display up a notch.
These adorable, melted snowman are helping this class learn about cause and effect.
Celebrate December holidays and events with thematic displays, such as Hanukkah menorahs, Christmas countdowns, New Year's resolutions or festive holiday décor. Check out some examples to get you inspired below.
Let each student decorate a triangle however they want and put them together to create your class tree.
This teacher has displayed two crafts to create a one of kind Christmas bulletin board.
This twelve gifts of writing bulletin board has twelve different winter themed writing prompts for students to choose. Each are listed when you flip open the presents
You can display your student work with these cute holiday light bulbs.
Start the new year with fresh January-themed ideas, like snow-themed motivational quotes or winter goals. You can also create a display that celebrates the new year. Check out some more ideas below.
Create a frosty friend by making a large snowman out of paper or other materials, or feature student-made snowman crafts. Check out some more fun snowman bulletin board ideas below.
On each of these hats is a word or phrase that completes the sentence it is cool to be…
Examples include calm and a conflict resolver. Then there are strategies for each one. Such as for calm you can imagine you’re in a safe place or read a book.
Get students involved with helping to assemble a large snowman for your display.
Have students decorate snowman with cotton balls for a unique 3-D display.
I love the adorable snowman featured on this board. Add student names to the snowmen to involve students in your class decor.
Embrace winter motifs like ice-skating, skiing, or snowball fights for an overall seasonal look. Check out some more winter themed bulletin board ideas to get your students in the feeling of the season below.
This kit comes with other phrases but this one is my favorite.
Celebrate all the things that make this season cozy.
To add a fun touch to this display you can add names to these adorable winter gnomes’ hats.
Copy this quote and add cups of cocoa and marshmallows to your display.
This kit also comes with the phrases, winter vibes and happy holidays so you can mix it up every year.
Design a three-dimensional snow globe scene complete with snowflakes, miniature trees, or other winter elements. You can also add student pictures to the globes for a fun display idea. Check out some more snow globe bulletin board ideas below.
If you want to copy this bulletin board idea first read to your student the book, The Snow Globe Family. Then have students each create their own snow globes with a picture of themselves inside!
To copy this creative bulletin board idea first have student create artwork with themselves in a snow globe. Then they can finish this writing prompt If I lived in a Snow Globe.
How about having one large festive snow globe as the center of your bulletin board.
Read on if you’re looking for some ideas bulletin board ideas for your church or religious school. Inspire winter reflection and spirituality with quotes, scriptures, or a nativity scene. Check out some more church winter bulletin boards below.
This Joy to the world classroom décor kit is a digital download that can be found on Etsy.
Here’s another example of using a snow pun this time with a Christian bulletin board.
I’m loving the adorable nativity scene characters that come with this bulletin board set that you can get on Etsy. Click the link under the picture for details.
This digital bulletin board kit can be printed in large tiles if you want to create a huge display. Click the link under the picture to check it out.
These next few winter bulletin boards are perfect if you’re wanting to create a display that really stands out this year. Check them out below.
This classroom display is a countdown to winter break. Every link has a day listed on it and students can break of the links to reveal a kindness activity.
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How about creating a classroom fireplace and decorate the mantel with stockings and classroom holiday posters.
Add some twinkle lights to your winter classroom décor to up the festive feel.
If you’re looking for some easy bulletin board ideas how about purchasing a kit on Etsy that you can print off and create in a snap. Check out some of my favorites below.
If you want a super easy bulletin board display idea with less cutting you can find some printable classroom holiday posters. Plaster your bulletin board with said posters and you’re good to go.
If you want you can add a pendant banner at the top like shown but if not, it will still look great.
This fun adventurous display would be perfect if you have a camping them in your classroom.
You can create this colorful display in four steps, purchase on Etsy, print, cut and staple.
In January, you can create a fresh start-themed board with resolutions and goals for the new year. You can also celebrate winter with snowman-shaped cutouts, snowflake designs, and winter sports-inspired images. Another idea is to create a board based on a winter book or movie, such as "The Polar Express" or "Frozen".
To create a Winter Wonderland-themed board, start by choosing a cool color palette, such as blues, whites, and silvers. Add snowflakes, icicles, and snowy trees as main elements. You can also incorporate wintry animals, such as polar bears and penguins, to bring your winter scene to life. You could even include a snow globe design to add an extra touch of wonder.
To add some creative flair to your winter board, consider using materials like aluminum foil for a shiny effect, cotton balls for fluffy snow, or tissue paper for textured snowflakes. You can also use pipe cleaners to create 3D snowflakes or yarn to make cozy scarves and mittens for your characters on the board.
To create an inexpensive winter-themed board, use free materials such as scrap paper, leftover wrapping paper, and recycled materials. Look for online printables or templates for winter-themed shapes or draw and cut out your designs by hand. Use your imagination and creativity to repurpose items you already have around your classroom or at home.
Interactive winter boards can be a fun way to engage students. For example, you can create a "Build Your Own Snowman" board where students can add their own snowman pieces to the scene. You can also have a collaborative winter scene, where each student contributes a handmade snowflake or winter-themed drawing. Another option is to make a winter-themed trivia board, with questions about winter facts and a space for students to write their answers.
To add educational elements to your winter board, focus on incorporating winter-related topics from your curriculum. For example, you can create a board based on a winter-themed book you are studying in class, or tie in a winter-related science lesson about animal adaptation. You can also use winter-themed math problems, such as counting snowflakes or measuring snow in different units.
I hope you now have some new winter bulletin board ideas to try in the classroom this year. Feel free to save your favorites to you Pinterest boards. To do this just click on the picture, then the P and choose your board.
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