I love bulletin boards but it usually takes me a while to come up with an idea that I love enough to work on. I figure I should share some of the simple ideas I have used so that others can have nifty boards with little effort too!
This turtle board is from the book "Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back" (See the second picture).
- I used the turtle image on the dedication page and traced the outline onto green butcher paper using my Elmo projector. I then traced the shell pieces onto printer paper so that I could have master copies for next year!
- Next I copied the masters so that my students had outlines to work in.
- The students each received a poem from the book and illustrated their shell piece to match the text.
- We then pasted them in place and filled excess shell space (not enough students for 2 whole shells) with copies of the coordinating poems for the missing pieces.
- Cut turtles out (I didn't take time for precise cuts, just trimming around the outside) and hang on board!
Fireworks are SO simple and quite fun to create!
I took half sheets of printer paper and half sheets of black construction paper for the backing and gave some to each student. Rules for creating fireworks are easy,
- Pick 2-4 crayon colors
- Make 3-5 starting points, just small dots using all the same color
- Color tight zig-zags around the dots with the next color of choice
- Continue creating zig-zags, using each color in a consistent pattern, every firework should be identical
- Fireworks will eventually collide and fill the whole page
Such a quick and easy project, only takes one art session for students to complete (generally)
Board assembly took 10 minutes, talk about speedy for a whole board!