Are you looking for some new bulletin board ideas that are inspired by the picture books that we all know and love? I love decorating bulletin boards but don’t always have the time. These Picture Book Inspired Bulletin Boards are not only easy to create but will also add so much adorableness to your hallway or classroom. Most importantly, they will remind your students about how important it is to read and all about the books we love.
10 Picture Book Inspired Bulletin Boards
One of my favorite read alouds to share at the beginning of the school year is Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. After reading this picture book, your students can do this fun community building activity. They will create a flower craft and write about what makes their friends or themselves special on the petals. You can then hang their flowers on a bulletin board and write “Our Friendship is in Full Bloom!” This is one of my students’ favorite activities that we do all year!
We really love the book, Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt! For an easy bulletin board, create a squirrel and write “We’re Nuts About Reading.” Then, your students can write their favorite book on an acorn template and hang them around the board. This literacy bulletin board is perfect to make at the beginning of the school year for Fall!
The Thing About Yetis
The Thing About Yetis by Vin Vogel quickly became one of my kids’ favorite books after I ordered it last year. For a simple bulletin board, create a yeti out of white paper and write “Are You Yeti To Read?” You can also have your students create their own yeti using white paper plates or lunch bags.
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
Throughout the year, there are so many times that I use the book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury and Michael Rosen. On your bulletin board, put a bear reading a book and write “We’re Going On A Book Hunt.” For more detail, you can make a scene from the book and add the family too.
Frog & Toad Collection
The Frog and Toad Collection by Arnold Lobel are always some of the first chapter books that I read to my kids. They love hearing all about their adventures and friendship! For a simple bulletin board, have your students create a frog or toad craft out of a paper plate and write the “We Toad-ly Love Reading.”
Giraffes Can’t Dance
Are you looking for a fun growth mindset activity? After reading the book Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae, your students can create The Power of Yet Writing Craft. You can then hang these giraffe crafts on a bulletin board and write “We Can’t… Yet!” or “The Power of Yet!” This is a great decoration to keep up all year long or to add to your students’ portfolios so they can look back at what they wrote throughout the year.
Clark the Shark
This bulletin board was inspired by Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale, but you can use any book about sharks. To create the board, make a shark and write “Take a Bite Out of a Good Book.” You can also have your students create a shark craft to hang around the board too.
Give Bees A Chance
Inspired by the book, Give Bees A Chance by Bethany Barton this bulletin board is perfect to create when you are learning about insects. First, your students will create a bee craft. You can also use a printable bee template. Then, they will write their favorite book or one thing that they recently learned while reading and write it on the bee. Finally, you will hang your students’ bees on the bulletin board and write “Give Books A Chance.”
Where The Wild Things Are
One of my favorite books of all-time is Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. After reading the book, have your students create their own “wild things.” Then, hang their creations on your bulletin board and write “We’re Wild About Reading.” This is always one of my favorite bulletin boards every year.
These Picture Book Inspired Bulletin Boards are sure to remind your students about the importance of reading and some of our favorite read alouds.
For more back-to-school bulletin boards that are inspired by children’s books, check out these ideas from Heather at Books and Giggles!