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New Year Bulletin Board Ideas

New Year Bulletin Board Ideas Back to school is upon us! Some teachers will be teaching remotely, some in a hybrid model, and others will be heading to the classroom full time. If you will be joining those teachers physically going to school, one thing you’ll be putting together is your classroom bulletin boards! There are so very many ideas out there for inspiration, and we’ve gathered our favorite back-to-school bulletin board ideas from around the web. Make this your best back-to-school time ever!

1. Perfect for 2020

Adorable and reminds the class to mask up.

2. Fight Germs Like Superheroes

Remind your students of all the superheroes who wear masks!

3. Virtual Bulletin Boards and Anchor Charts

If you’re doing a hybrid model you can make your virtual and physical classroom the same!

4. Bookshelves and Virtual Boards

Another adorable virtual board using bitmojis.

5. Meet the Person …

We are loving this idea. Add mirrors so kids see their reflections!

6. Showcase the Rules

And we love this faux wood background!

7. #firstday

Ready for some artwork or selfies!

8. Kindergarten is Cool

And so is this bulletin board! We love the shades.

9. 180 Opportunities

Set the stage for all the incredible experiences to come in the days ahead.

10. Share the Social Love

The students have fun watching the stats change!

11. Like Boom

Give them something to believe in right from the start.

12. Coming Soon

Coming Soon Work - Back-to-School Bulletin Board Ideas

Samantha M. shared this idea with us. It’s perfect for displaying student artwork.

13. Wanted Posters

Bunting Books

Saddle up for a year of rootin’-tootin’ fun with this clever idea from Bunting, Books, & Bright Ideas.

14. Classroom Goals


All the kids get involved in this one, writing on their individual cactus. Good idea, Amy M.

15. Fill Another Bucket

SOURCE: Montclair Education Association

This is such a sweet way to promote kindness in the classroom. You can make your own buckets out of foam!

16. A Warm Welcome

SOURCE: Kristen’s Kaboodle

A great way to start every day in a positive way.

17. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

SOURCE: Mrs. Kiswardy’s Class

This one is similar to the idea from above, but it incorporates a mirror. So clever, using ordinary objects!

18. Guess Who?

SOURCE: 2nd Grade in the City

You can either gather facts about your students ahead of time or have them help you make this the first week of school. You can also do a staff one, and students will love trying to guess!

19. Map It Out

SOURCE: Really Good Stuff

This is a reading theme, but you could actually use maps throughout the classroom for an easy theme. Need old maps? Hit your local used book store, thrift store, or just ask friends online.

20. Make It Interactive

SOURCE: Cuties and Cooties

This is one of our favorite interactive bulletin boards because it really encourages kids to get involved. This teachers uses it for display, which changes regularly.

21. Use All the Colors

SOURCE: Katie Plus 4

This is such a creative (and big) bulletin board. Plus, you can switch out the message throughout the year.

22. Away We Go

Away We Go - Back to School Bulletin Board Ideas

Love this adorable design from Kings River-Hardwick Preschool.

23. Reading Is a Superpower

Superpowers Bulletin Board

Reading and superheroes. Yes, please. Thanks, Deirdre T.

24. Wonder Wall

Jessica W Pinterest

Speaking of superheroes, how about this wonderful board from Jessica W. on Pinterest?

25. Paint Sample Geniusness

SOURCE:  Cacti and Sunshine Creations

Yes, this bulletin board was created from paint samples. We love it so much. So creative.

26. Chicka Chicka Awesome Room

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bulletin

A nod to a great book. Great idea, Holle B.

27. The Power of Yet

Yet Bulletin Board

This bulletin board shows students it’s okay to be a work in progress. Thanks, Teresa J.

28. Seek and Find

Art at Three Creeks

Have students (and teachers) draw themselves. Then each week post a new person to find! A really cool idea from Art at Three Creeks.

29. Summer Travels

Summer Travels

Amanda Y. tells us, “Teachers and students can fill out a paper telling what travels they did this summer. Then I add it to the board and put a piece of yarn from their paper to where they visited.”

30. Adventure Begins Here

Adventure Bulletin Board

Nicholas S. is ready for an adventure with his design.

31. Blooming Board

Art Craft and Bulletin Board Ideas

Colorful 3-D flowers and a welcoming message in a lovely font make this board a pleasure to look at. Learn how to make the flowers at Art, Craft, & Bulletin Board Ideas by Manisha.

32. Let the Math Learning Begin

SOURCE: Activity After Math

If you’re a teacher who likes to dive right in with curriculum, this might be the board for you.

33. Soar to New Heights

SOURCE: Two Peas in a Primary Pod

What a gorgeous bulletin board! Students will love taking selfies in front of these beautiful wings. It’ll get them started off to have a great year.

34. Borrowing from Scrabble

Scrabble Bulletin

Anastasia E. knows she broke some Scrabble rules, but she’s fine with it!

35. Fire It Up

Smores Bulletin Board

Get fired up with this example from Jessica C.

36. Hunger Boards

Celia Figueroa Pinterest

This board was originally created by Celia F. for her dorm, but wouldn’t it be great in an English classroom?

37. Marvelous and Magnifico

M&M Bulletin Board

“This was my board from last year, showing all my students. M&M stands for marvelous and magnifico here.” —Ana M.

38. A Llama Welcome

SOURCE: Eva’s Resource Corner

Is the list really complete without a llama option? We think not!

39. Ready for a Selfie

Selfie Frame

“This selfie frame is ready to document the important events of this year.” —Stella F.

40. Practically Perfect

Creativity to the Core

That Mary Poppins silhouette makes this board as sweet as a spoonful of sugar. Learn how to make one at Creativity to the Core.

41. Throwing Kindness

Kindness is Confetti

“Students helped us create the confetti, and we’ve had so many comments about the good message.” —Jeannie W.

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42. Be a Bookworm

Bookworm Bulletin Board

“Students fill out a paper telling about their favorite book they read this summer and give it a star rating. I’ll be adding to the board as suggestions come in.” —Amanda Y.

43. Chew It Over

Doodle Bugs Teaching

You may not allow gum in the classroom, but you’ll want to make an exception for this charming board by Doodle Bugs Teaching.

44. What Makes You Special?

Sunshine Bulletin Board

“For this bulletin board, students created a personality assessment and then a name tag with a list of their I AM statements. It gives students ownership of the room right away.” —Candace R.

45. Ladybug Love

Melissa Worley Pinterest

Seeing spots can be a good thing, as this adorable ladybug board from Melissa W. on Pinterest proves!

46. In the Genes

In Your Genes

“We are doing a cross-curricular project about DNA. Here’s the board the teachers I work with did to welcome our students. Each of our students wrote their first name within the DNA strands.” —Kyle S.

47. Shoot for the Moon

Over the Moon

It’s a simple message and brilliant design from Erin S.

48. A Board With a Twist

Mrs Shiningers Blog

This playful board was part of a board-game classroom theme by Mrs. Shininger’s Blog, but it could stand on its own just fine.

49. Chalkboard Conversion

Chalkboard Bulletin Board

“I turned my chalkboard into a big bulletin board.” —Abbie L.

50. Celebrating With S’mores

Celebrate with Smores

A great design and message on this bulletin board from Stephanie N.

51. Oz-some Adventures

The Mall-ards

Any class would be over the rainbow to see this colorful and clever board by The Mall-ards!

52. Welcome to Starbooks

Starbooks Cafe Bulletin

“This isn’t done yet, but my students will decorate their own book spine from their favorite book to put on the shelves of this board.” —Kelly N.

53. The Places You’ll Go

The Places You'll Go

Stephanie N. made her entire wall leading into her classroom a bulletin board. Can you find Thing 1 and Thing 2?

54. Start Dreaming

A Book is a Dream

Julie A. used a quote from Neil Gaiman for inspiration on this reading bulletin board.

55. Rainbow of Possibilities


This bulletin board from Jolene O. sends a great message.

56. Have a Blast!

Explode into the new year with this attention-grabbing volcano board.

57. Celebrate the Scientific Method

Scientific Method

A++ for creativity. From Suzie G.

58. Doorway to Learning

Lessons With Laughter

Welcome students to your classroom, where they can be anything and learn everything. One of our favorite back-to-school bulletin board ideas created by Lessons With Learning.

59. Gearing up for Success

Gears Bulletin

When you’re in gear for a good year, try this idea from Bridget P.

60. Time to Get Messy

Time to Get Messy

If your school uses uniforms, then try this idea from Louise J.

61. The Sharpest Bunch

Sharper Bunch

Create cacti with tissue paper for this idea from Angela G.

62. Libraries Love You Too

Even the library books (and librarians) can get in on the act!

63. Selfie Station

Differentiated Kindergarten

Have students draw their own selfies or snap them with your camera. Either way, this bright board by Differentiated Kindergarten will be a hit!

64. Another Kind of Selfie

Take a Selfie Bulletin

A whole new meaning of selfie. Thanks for the idea, Jennifer L.

65. Time for Blast Off

Black Off Bulletin

Ready for blast off, thanks to Antwan W.

66. Arrgh!

Arrgh Bulletin Board

Jeanne W. is getting ready for “Talk like a Pirate Day” in September.

67. Who Am I?

The Thinker Builder

Students will get to know each other in no time flat when you post this board with self-portraits and identifying clues. Get the how-to from The Thinker Builder.

68. Team Effort

Football Bulletin Board

If you have a sporty group, try this idea from Alicia M.

69. Super Teacher

Superhero Teacher

The teacher is the star in this idea from Paula B.

70. Wild About the Arts

Wild About the Arts

Create your own lovable monsters with this idea from Ellen S.

71. Pac-Man Inspiration

Student Council Will Amaze You - Back-to-School Bulletin Board Ideas

This is a great way to recruit new members. Good idea, Rachell B.

72. Why I Teach

Victoria D

This is a fantastic board to post in the main hallway to help parents and students get to know the teachers. What a great idea, Victoria D.!

73. Creating a Future

Create the Future

Sometimes all you need is a powerful message, like this one from Dulce E.

74. Garden of Learning

Garden of Learning

It’s easy to create flowers. We love this idea from Jessi B.

75. Ode to the National Parks

National Parks Bulletin

Ms. Embry has a national parks theme, so she made a bulletin board to match.

76. Going Places With Reading

Reading Takes You Places

Small bulletin board? No worries—add a bench like Julie W. did.

77. Escape to Narnia

Narnia Bulletin

“My weekly vocabulary list will be going on here. Many hours went into this.” —Melanie Shank

78. Super Stars

Miss Jamie Wells

Watch little faces light up when you welcome them to your classroom with this shining idea by Miss Wells Kinder Stars.

79. Whoo Loves Owls?

Owl Bulletin Board

Create a giant tree, and the owls will do the rest of the work in this idea from Ashley F.

80. Unleash Your Hero

Unleash the Hero

“I’m excited for our superhero theme this year.” —Amanda F.

81. All the Emotions

Faces of the School

Get students involved in creating this unique emoji-inspired design from Nancy L.

82. May the Scores Be With You

May the Scores Be With You

“High school students did this bulletin board.” —Julie A.

83. Latte to Learn

Latte to Learn

Amanda W. knows her audience with this design for eighth graders.

84. Are You Ready?

Mrs Wills Kindergarten

A little aluminum foil makes this board a perfect reflection of exciting things to come. Shared by Mrs. Wills’ Kindergarten.

85. Remembering With Memes

Meme Bulletin board

“I did this one last year with different memes.” —Melanie K.

86. Emojin the Possibilities

Emojin the Possibilities

Emojis and a pun at the same time! Thanks, Jane S.

87. Looking Ahead

Road to College

A great middle school message from Jen D.

88. AVID Skills Are Important

AVID Skills Bulletin

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