Back to school is nearly here and it’s time to start thinking about those classroom bulletin boards! There are so very many ideas out there for inspiration, and we’ve gathered our favorite back-to-school bulletin board ideas from around the web. Make this your best back-to-schoolever!

Psst…want to get your students involved in creating your bulletin boards? Check out our favorite interactive bulletin boards here.

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1. This is Your Year To

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Let your students choose how their year is going to go!

Source:
rise.over.run

2. Magical Work Coming Soon

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Placeholders for now, but soon they’ll be filled!

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teachkidsdrinkcoffee

3. This is Where the Fun Happens

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Loving this adorable bulletin board.

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kc_teacher

4. Class Family is Everything

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Love this simple black and white theme.

Source:
headoverheelsforteaching

5. Fight Germs Like Superheroes

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Remind your students of all the superheroes who wear masks!

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kaiti_robinson

6. Virtual Bulletin Boards and Anchor Charts

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If you’re doing a hybrid model you can make your virtual and physical classroom the same!

Source:
miss.tetto


7. Welcome to the Flock!

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I’ll admit, I love a good flamingo board!

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simply_sprout

8. Meet the Person …

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We are loving this idea. Add mirrors so kids see their reflections!

Source:
undercoverclassroom

9. Showcase the Rules

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And we love this faux wood background!

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sandys.schoolhouse.style

10. #firstday

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Ready for some artwork or selfies!

Source:
teachingandwhatknott

11. Kindergarten is Cool

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And so is this bulletin board! We love the shades.

Source:
thebeachclassroom

12. 180 Opportunities

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Set the stage for all the incredible experiences to come in the days ahead.

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headoverheelsforteaching

13. Share the Social Love

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The students have fun watching the stats change!

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heartandwitsbymissritz

14. Like Boom

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Give them something to believe in right from the start.

Source:
bubblyblondeteacher

15. Coming Soon

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Samantha M. shared this idea with us. It’s perfect for displaying student artwork.

16. Wanted Posters

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Saddle up for a year of rootin’-tootin’ fun with this clever idea.

Source: Bunting, Books, & Bright Ideas.

17. Classroom Goals

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All the kids get involved in this one, writing on their individual cactus. Good idea, Amy M.

18. Fill Another Bucket

This is such a sweet way to promote kindness in the classroom. You can make your own buckets out of foam!

Source:Montclair Education Association

19. A Warm Welcome

A great way to start every day in a positive way.

Source:Kristen’s Kaboodle


20. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

This one is similar to the idea from above, but it incorporates a mirror. So clever, using ordinary objects!

Source:Mrs. Kiswardy’s Class

21. Guess Who?

You can either gather facts about your students ahead of time or have them help you make this the first week of school. You can also do a staff one, and students will love trying to guess!

Source:2nd Grade in the City

22. Map It Out

This is a reading theme, but you could actually use maps throughout the classroom for an easy theme. Need old maps? Hit your local used book store, thrift store, or just ask friends online.

Source:Really Good Stuff

23. Make It Interactive

This is one of our favorite interactive bulletin boards because it really encourages kids to get involved. This teachers uses it for display, which changes regularly.

Source: Cuties and Cooties

24. Use All the Colors

This is such a creative (and big) bulletin board. Plus, you can switch out the message throughout the year.

Source:Katie Plus 4

25. Away We Go

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Love this adorable design from Kings River-Hardwick Preschool.

26. Reading Is a Superpower

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Reading and superheroes. Yes, please. Thanks, Deirdre T.

27. Wonder Wall

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Speaking of superheroes, how about this wonderful board on Pinterest?

Source:Jessica W.

28. Paint Sample Geniusness

Yes, this bulletin board was created from paint samples. We love it so much. So creative.

Source: Cacti and Sunshine Creations

29. Chicka Chicka Awesome Room

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A nod to a great book. Great idea, Holle B.

30. The Power of Yet

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This bulletin board shows students it’s okay to be a work in progress. Thanks, Teresa J.

31. Seek and Find

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Have students (and teachers) draw themselves. Then each week post a new person to find!

Source: Art at Three Creeks.

32. Summer Travels

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Amanda Y. tells us, “Teachers and students can fill out a paper telling what travels they did this summer. Then I add it to the board and put a piece of yarn from their paper to where they visited.”


33. Adventure Begins Here

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Nicholas S. is ready for an adventure with his design.

34. Blooming Board

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Colorful 3-D flowers and a welcoming message in a lovely font make this board a pleasure to look at.

Source: Art, Craft, & Bulletin Board Ideas by Manisha.

35. Let the Math Learning Begin

If you’re a teacher who likes to dive right in with curriculum, this might be the board for you.

Source:Activity After Math

36. Soar to New Heights

What a gorgeous bulletin board! Students will love taking selfies in front of these beautiful wings. It’ll get them started off to have a great year.

Source:Two Peas in a Primary Pod

37. Borrowing from Scrabble

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Anastasia E. knows she broke some Scrabble rules, but she’s fine with it!

38. Fire It Up

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Get fired up with this example from Jessica C.

39. Hunger Boards

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This board was originally created for a dorm, but wouldn’t it be great in an English classroom?

Source:Celia F.

40. Marvelous and Magnifico

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“This was my board from last year, showing all my students. M&M stands for marvelous and magnifico here.” —Ana M.

41. A Llama Welcome

Is the list really complete without a llama option? We think not!

Source:Eva’s Resource Corner

42. Ready for a Selfie

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“This selfie frame is ready to document the important events of this year.” —Stella F.

43. Practically Perfect

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That Mary Poppins silhouette makes this board as sweet as a spoonful of sugar.

Source: Creativity to the Core.

44. Throwing Kindness

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“Students helped us create the confetti, and we’ve had so many comments about the good message.” —Jeannie W.

45. Be a Bookworm

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“Students fill out a paper telling about their favorite book they read this summer and give it a star rating. I’ll be adding to the board as suggestions come in.” —Amanda Y.


46. Chew It Over

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You may not allow gum in the classroom, but you’ll want to make an exception for this charming board.

Source: Doodle Bugs Teaching.

47. What Makes You Special?

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“For this bulletin board, students created a personality assessment and then a name tag with a list of their I AM statements. It gives students ownership of the room right away.” —Candace R.

48. Ladybug Love

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Seeing spots can be a good thing, as this adorable ladybug board proves!

Source: Melissa W. on Pinterest

49. In the Genes

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“We are doing a cross-curricular project about DNA. Here’s the board the teachers I work with did to welcome our students. Each of our students wrote their first name within the DNA strands.” —Kyle S.

50. Shoot for the Moon

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It’s a simple message and brilliant design from Erin S.

51. A Board With a Twist

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This playful board was part of a board-game classroom theme, but it could stand on its own just fine.

Source: Mrs. Shininger’s Blog

52. Chalkboard Conversion

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“I turned my chalkboard into a big bulletin board.” —Abbie L.

53. Celebrating With S’mores

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A great design and message on this bulletin board from Stephanie N.

54. Oz-some Adventures

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Any class would be over the rainbow to see this colorful and clever board.

Source: The Mall-ards!


55. Welcome to Starbooks

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“This isn’t done yet, but my students will decorate their own book spine from their favorite book to put on the shelves of this board.” —Kelly N.

56. The Places You’ll Go

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Stephanie N. made her entire wall leading into her classroom a bulletin board. Can you find Thing 1 and Thing 2?

57. Start Dreaming

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Julie A. used a quote from Neil Gaiman for inspiration on this reading bulletin board.

58. Rainbow of Possibilities

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This bulletin board from Jolene O. sends a great message.

59.AVID Skills Are Important

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A good AVID message from Jen D.

60. Celebrate the Scientific Method

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A++ for creativity. From Suzie G.

61. Doorway to Learning

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Welcome students to your classroom, where they can be anything and learn everything. One of our favorite back-to-school bulletin board ideas!

Source: Lessons With Laughter .

62. Gearing up for Success

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When you’re in gear for a good year, try this idea from Bridget P.

63. Time to Get Messy

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If your school uses uniforms, then try this idea from Louise J.


64. The Sharpest Bunch

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Create cacti with tissue paper for this idea from Angela G.

65. Libraries Love You Too

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Even the library books (and librarians) can get in on the act!

Source:
twolibrarians

66. Selfie Station

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Have students draw their own selfies or snap them with your camera. Either way, this bright board by will be a hit!

Source: Differentiated Kindergarten

67. Another Kind of Selfie

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A whole new meaning of selfie. Thanks for the idea, Jennifer L.

68. Time for Blast Off

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Ready for blast off, thanks to Antwan W.

69. Arrgh!

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Jeanne W. is getting ready for “Talk like a Pirate Day” in September.

70. Who Am I?

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Students will get to know each other in no time flat when you post this board with self-portraits and identifying clues.

Source: The Thinker Builder.

71. Team Effort

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If you have a sporty group, try this idea from Alicia M.

72. Super Teacher

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The teacher is the star in this idea from Paula B.


73. Wild About the Arts

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Create your own lovable monsters with this idea from Ellen S.

74. Pac-Man Inspiration

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This is a great way to recruit new members. Good idea, Rachell B.

75. Why I Teach

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This is a fantastic board to post in the main hallway to help parents and students get to know the teachers. What a great idea, Victoria D.!

76. Creating a Future

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Sometimes all you need is a powerful message, like this one from Dulce E.

77. Garden of Learning

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It’s easy to create flowers. We love this idea from Jessi B.

78. Ode to the National Parks

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Ms. Embry has a national parks theme, so she made a bulletin board to match.

79. Going Places With Reading

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Small bulletin board? No worries—add a bench like Julie W. did.

80. Escape to Narnia

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“My weekly vocabulary list will be going on here. Many hours went into this.” —Melanie Shank

81. Super Stars

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Watch little faces light up when you welcome them to your classroom with this shining idea.

Source:Miss Wells Kinder Stars.

82. Whoo Loves Owls?

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Create a giant tree, and the owls will do the rest of the work in this idea from Ashley F.


83. Unleash Your Hero

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“I’m excited for our superhero theme this year.” —Amanda F.

84. All the Emotions

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Get students involved in creating this unique emoji-inspired design from Nancy L.

85. May the Scores Be With You

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“High school students did this bulletin board.” —Julie A.

86. Latte to Learn

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Amanda W. knows her audience with this design for eighth graders.

87. Are You Ready?

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A little aluminum foil makes this board a perfect reflection of exciting things to come.

Source: Mrs. Wills’ Kindergarten.

88. Remembering With Memes

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“I did this one last year with different memes.” —Melanie K.

89. Emojin the Possibilities

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Emojis and a pun at the same time! Thanks, Jane S.

90. Looking Ahead

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A great middle school message from Jen D.

We’d love to hear your back-to-school bulletin board ideas as well! Come share your photos in our medtox.org HELPLINE group on Facebook.

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