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Back to School Bulletin Board ideas

Back to School, Classroom Setup, Fall, Seasonal

Written by: Mary Kate Bolinder

Whether you are deep in back to school classroom set up mode, or you’re looking for a glow up idea mid year, you’re sure to find a bulletin board design you’ll love in this post! Save your favorite ideas for next year too… One of our favorite pro teacher tips is to set up back to school bulletin boards before leaving for summer. Decorate and cover with newspaper to keep it protected during your vacation and we promise – your future self will thank you! Get ready to be amazed by these creative and welcoming back to school bulletin board ideas made by elementary school teachers!


Sarah Minto Schoonover

Growth Mindset Bulletin Boards

Social-Emotional Learning starts on the first day of school. Welcome your new students to class with these encouraging back to school bulletin board ideas.

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Andrea Lemieux Williams

Bobbi Crafton Pinkard

Kindness and Caring Bulletin Boards

These bulletin boards are all about kindness and caring. From throwing kindness like confetti, to creating a bucket filler classroom, these bulletin boards are sure to brighten your students’ day.

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Beth Green
Beth Green

Word Play Bulletin Boards

We love a good pun or play on words! Check out these creative back-to-school bulletin boards that will give students a chuckle!

Rosa Garcia – Download this free pencil template HERE
Nikki Shatswell

Motivational Bulletin Boards

Set up an affirmation station!

Add “All About Me” poems to wall space near the affirmation station! Check out our All About Me Lapbook kit! This activity is great for getting to know your students at the beginning of the year!

Danie Marie

Have students pose in a superhero stance. Print the picture, and have students decorate their photo with a superhero outfit. Have each student list what their “superpower” is!

Shannon Schaefer Blair
Ragan Beard Thorne

Have students wear sunglasses in their photos. Print and post their photos around the sun. Or, give this sunglasses art project a try!

Deborah Gruhlkey Davis

Bulletin Boards for Camping Theme or Adventure Theme

It’s no secret that we love a good camping theme here at Lucky Little Learners (have you checked out Camp Read-A-Lot yet?). Start your year with these fun bulletin boards for adventurous learners.

Jessica Birely

Rainbow Bulletin Boards

Add some cheery color to your room with these rainbow-inspired bulletin boards.

Alison Loving

Kelly Woodard

We love these dot-inspired bulletin boards. Read The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, and have each student create their own unique dot to hang in the classroom.

Becca Sacash


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We can’t wait to see your back to school bulletin boards! Be sure to share yours with us on our Facebook Group.

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