Springtime is an exciting time of year for children and teachers alike. It is the time of year when people can start spending more and more time outside and the world starts to transform from the thaw and gray of winter to the warmer months of spring when plants come to life bright new colors are everywhere. Spring is also a very important time as teachers can communicate the happiness of spring in the classroom through new decorations. Here are some ideas for parents and teachers for Easter and springtime bulletin boards.
Some of the most obvious choices for bulletin boards during the spring and Easter season will communicate the idea of growth and starting fresh after the winter time. Some decoration choices might include grass, eggs and flowers as they accentuate the idea of the outdoors coming to life again. You can add grass edges to your bulletin board or trim the whole board. This can be accompanied by a large flower with different colored petals that name ideas or concepts about springtime and the growth that happens in spring. Depending on how many kids are in the class or group, you could also offer them each a petal that they can decorate with some of their favorite spring or Easter activities and have each petal put on the board to represent the children. The petals can be all the same color or the children can choose the color they think will look the best on the board. When you are making the flower, you should be sure to make sure that there is enough room for everyone to contribute and that all the kids get to share their ideas.
A tree is another great way to represent spring and all the wonderful things that happen during the spring. You can explain that trees are a symbol of spring because they get new leaves and, in some cases, flowers. Spring and Easter bring about new life and restoration of how things were before the harsh fall and winter seasons. The tree can also show the renewal of life and the importance of starting new and fresh each year. Depending on how many children are in the class, you can give each of them a branch on the tree to decorate or make their own through pictures and images they create. You can make the bulletin board evolve over the season as it turns from the very first stages of spring into summer and change the tips of the branches from small buds, to leaves to flowers that make the tree beautiful.
Easter is another great theme associated with springtime that you can do a fun, colorful bulletin board for. One classic idea for a bulletin board for Easter would include a baby bird or egg of some kind. You might have a very large egg in the middle of the board that is cracked open and has the contents spilling out. It could have a baby bird popping out of the egg or just open space for the kids to put information about spring and Easter that is important to them. The large egg could have everyone’s ideas on a smaller egg coming out of the cracked egg to show what the children think is the most important part of spring and Easter. With a little creativity, there are endless ideas that you can plan and create on your bulletin board for springtime.