April is the month of Easter bulletin boards, Spring bulletin boards, Passover bulletin boards and Earth Day. All in all a great month for some creative bulletin boards.
Think cutout bunnies, decorative eggs, egg hiding and counting games.
April is a fun month for bulletin board decorating. It’s warmer and while thoughts might start drifting to the end of the school year, there are still plenty of days ahead.
Earth Day is April 20th, and an eco-friendly bulletin board is perfect for any time of year. Dedicate a bulletin board to reducing, reusing, and recycling. In the center of the blue paper or fabric covered board, hang three clear zippered baggies with pencil shavings from the pencil sharpener, scrap paper from old assignments or work, and crayons that have been worn down from use. Challenge students to write a creative poem, paragraph, or instructions for using the items in the bag in a new way. Use globe shaped paper for the final drafts and hang them on the bulletin board titled, “We’re Saving The Earth.”.
Another idea is to have the kids write stories about how they’re helping the planet, whether recycling, picking up trash, or not wasting water. Posting these stories on the bulletin board is a great way to encourage that behavior.
Word Scramble April Bulletin Board
Scrambled words are lots of fun in the classroom. On a plain background with an alphabet bulletin board border, adhere squares of letters in a 4 x 4 square. Have a classroom timer and a basket with “answer sheets” on a desk in front of the bulletin board. Students set the timer to 5 minutes and see how many words they can find or unscramble using adjoining letters during that time. They record their answers on the provided sheet and turn them in. Switch the letters around or add more after everyone has completed the board. It is a great way to encourage students to think creatively and see connections between words and letters.