Bulletin boards are a staple in many school classrooms, child care centers, and Sunday Schools. They serve the purpose of decorating the classroom, displaying work, and making the room festive for holidays.
Bulletin boards that follow themes are particularly useful, as they tie in specific holidays or themes to what children are learning in school, allowing them to make projects and crafts that can be displayed on the bulletin board.
The following are some Valentine’s Day bulletin board ideas that follow themes. These are fun for kids to work on, reinforcing the things they are learning while helping to decorate for Valentine’s Day.
If you’re learning about geography in class, here’s a fun way to incorporate Valentine’s Day. Hang a large map of the US on the bulletin board. Then, have kids research the names of different places in the US that have a Valentine’s Day type name (Such as Valentine, Nebraska, or Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love.) Then, when they find one, have them write the name of the city or state on a small heart and attach it to its spot on the map. This is something you can all work on together as a class, or you can save it for a project for kids to do when they are done with their work and need something else to work on. A variation of this is to find all of the cities yourself, and then pass out the hearts and have the kids take turns putting them on the board.
A great theme for your bulletin boards for Valentine’s Day if you are working on learning insects is a “love bug.” Decorate the background of your bulletin board in pink or red. Then, have students make “love bugs” out of construction paper. Cut out the body of the bug by making a circle or oval shape and have the kids decorate their bugs however they want. Then, have kids fold squares in half and make heart. Fold the heart in half and attach it to the body to form wings. Use craft eyes for the eyes, and attach to the bulletin board. You can also put information the kids have learned about insects on the board as well.
If you have a birthday bulletin board, this theme is perfect for Valentine’s Day and the February birthdays in your class. Decorate the back of your bulletin board, then cut out hearts in pink and red. Attach photos of the February birthdays in your class to the center of the hearts, then cut out green stems from strips of green construction paper. Attach it to the bulletin board, and put a ribbon around the stems.
You can make a “love” themed bulletin board that will be perfect for Valentine’s Day. Have the kids cut out hearts from pink or red construction paper, then have them write down five things or people that they love. Let them decorate them decorate the hearts with markers, glitter, ribbon, or any other craft items you want to use. Then, attach the hearts to your bulletin board.
Bulletin boards in classrooms are an important tool for helping students learn when you use them as a theme for your lessons. These Valentine’s Day bulletin board themes will help your students have fun with Valentine’s Day while learning about different things.