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Valentine’s Day Bulletin Board Ideas

Valentine's Day Bulletin Board IdeasWe talked about decorating your classroom for Valentine’s Day, but how about those bulletin boards? Creating Valentine’s Day themed bulletin boards is a great way to dress up your classroom in a fun and educational way. Try one of the three bulletin board ideas below to get you started.

Random Acts of Kindness

Teaching students about the importance of being kind is one of the most important lessons you can teach. Create a bulletin board designed to remind students about how simple acts can have big results. Start by covering the bulletin board with any colorful, Valentine’s Day theme background. Cut out a couple dozen paper hearts or have a classroom volunteer cut them out for you. Label the board with the words “Kindness Counts”. Encourage students to record things that others do for them throughout the day that have made a difference. Did a neighbor lend them a pencil? If so, they could write that on a paper heart and stick it to the bulletin board. If you would rather hang the hearts yourself, have them put completed hearts in a separate basket. By the end of the month, you will have a bulletin board filled with acts of kindness that have made a difference in the lives of your students.

Healthy Hearts

Combine exercise, health, and nutrition into this fun, Valentine’s Day themed bulletin board. Cover the bulletin board with pink or red paper or fabric. Draw or cut out a large, oval track that spans the width of the bulletin board. Have each student decorate a wooden stick with a foam or paper heart attached to the top. The heart should have the child’s name on it. Cut a line in the track all the way around where students can place their heart sticks. Place a set of numbered activity cards about healthy diets and exercise in a basket on a table beneath the board. As students complete each activity, they can move their heart stick around the track. Place cut-out hurdles along the way that are numbered to correspond with the activity cards. For example, when a student has completed activity one, he would move his stick to hurdle number one. Students will enjoy tracking their progress around the track, and you will be able to sneak in some heart healthy tips along the way.

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Riddle Me This

We have all seen those funny Valentine’s Day cards with riddles, so why not capitalize on them and create a riddle theme bulletin board. It is a great way to introduce students to puns, metaphors, and the many ways we use language. Start by covering the board with white paper and placing large hearts with riddles written on them around the board. In a folder or bin, have activity booklets for students to complete. They can be tasked with writing their own riddles and placing them on the board, translating metaphors and similes, or describing other ways that language can be used in unusual ways. You will have a great, word-centered board and students who enjoy playing with language.

 

 

 

What are some of your favorite Valentine’s Day themed bulletin boards?

Looking for other bulletin board ideas for February? Try these.


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9 comments
Keri
Keri

I definitely think the Random Acts of Kindness bulletin board is a great idea! It's definitely a way to teach about kindfulness, without utilizing too much time that could be spent otherwise.

Laura
Laura

Love the idea for the Kindness bulletin board! It actually fits into our schools theme for the month, which is compassion! I know that my students will love to see the hearts filled with the acts of kindness that are demonstrated in our class as well as in the school! Thanks for sharing this idea!

Jana
Jana

Random Acts of Kindness is a great bulletin board idea. I work with great 6th and 7th grade students, but many times they are not so kind to each other. This would be a great way to help encourage and showcase the kindness that does happen. I am thinking of putting in the hallway and have all the students (there are only around 70 them) participate.

Kristina O.
Kristina O.

I already started the Random Acts of Kindess board--It's great...My board says "Kindess Fills The Air!"

Julie
Julie

I was just talking with a group of teachers about the lack of opportunities that we have to teach about respect and kindness. This is a great way to teach kindness without taking up too much time!

Kelly
Kelly

Who doesn't need more ways to incorporate kindness into the classroom, because I can definitely use some more ideas! I love my kiddos, but sometimes they seem to forget the golden rule!

Crystal F.
Crystal F.

I teach at a private school and the random acts of Kindness fits perfectly with the lesson that I will be teaching in religion next week. Thank you for the idea.

Adrienne
Adrienne

This week we are focusing on different character traits. There is a great book called "E is for Ethics" that has short stories centered around different positive traits. they ar egreat discussion starters!

Heather
Heather

I really like the idea that incorporates random acts of kindness. I think my class would love that, and what a great way to encourage all who see the board to act kindly toward others!