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With fall just right around the corner, it’s time for a fun change to your classroom bulletin board. This season has plenty of wonderful themes you can mine for ideas.
Today’s article features eye-catching and creative fall bulletin board examples to give you some inspiring ideas for putting together a board rich with the symbols associated with autumn.
When we talk about this time of the year, some of the most popular things that come to mind include:
Below, you’ll discover creative ways of incorporating these themes and more into an awesome bulletin board.
In the US, one of the holidays that people celebrate during this season is Thanksgiving. This sample bulletin board uses the word “Thankful” as its focal point.
As the season progresses, this board can display students’ work revolving around the theme of gratitude.
This example features three types of bulletin boards. Whichever design you choose, the basic materials for setting up these boards include:
Looking for a bulletin board display that incorporates lessons tackled in class? If so, you might want to take a look at this example.
It features the story of The Little Red Hen. In this display, you’ll find activities and items associated with the story, as well as with the fall season.
This is a good jump-off point for discussing harvesting, baking, fruits, farm animals, and autumn.
This colorful display features kindergarten pupils’ craft work.
The students embellished the tails of squirrel cutouts, then placed them next to acorn cutouts filled with their answers from an in-classroom writing activity.
To bring attention to the display, the cutouts are placed against a wooden backdrop.
Here’s another display that incorporates lessons and a seasonal theme. Most of the elements found in this bulletin board have been printed out and colored by the students.
Here is another example of incorporating an apple theme into a bulletin board display. This time, the creator of the board used apples cut out from green and red construction paper and stuck pictures of every student in the class on them. Then the names of the students were written using glitter glue under each picture, giving the bulletin board a sparkly effect.
This bulletin board was originally designed for use in a cafeteria. However, the elements found here can easily be adopted for use in the classroom.
The creator used cut-out paper for the autumn leaves and pumpkins, as well as the lettering for the board. Meanwhile, the scarecrow was made using mainly dried straw and old clothes.
This board was created using letter cutouts printed on colored paper. The pumpkin heads at the bottom of the board have funny expressions to convey a fun-loving class.
This project can be accomplished with the help of students. Let them decorate their own pumpkin heads and display them on the board.
Monsters and other spooky creatures are always a hit during fall season. Another thing to take note of is that most kids love activities that allow them to practice their visual arts skills in class.
In this example, the teacher incorporates a craft activity into their writing class, which features the creation of their own monsters to go with the lesson theme.
Fall is also a harvest season. In this example, the harvest theme is used to encourage kids to adopt or “harvest” healthy habits.
Not sure how to start harvesting healthier habits? You might want to check out this post that features nearly 200 examples of healthy habits to promote a healthier lifestyle.
Looking for an awesome way to incorporate spookiness into your bulletin board? You might want to try ghostbusting as a theme, as it may be a needed skill during spook season.
Here is an example featuring a very iconic logo from the hit 1980s movie Ghostbusters.
This bulletin board has a meaningful message for the class: the importance of gratitude. In addition, the decorations can come from activities students have completed and photos featuring members of the class.
Here is a creative example for your writing class’s bulletin board. It features pumpkin flip books that help develop learners’ love for reading.
Meanwhile, here’s a bulletin board example for a writing class. It features students’ works embellished in a way that maintains continuity in the color scheme.
If you’re looking for a very simple setup, why not try something like this? It evokes simplicity and a touch of elegance. The only supplies you’ll need are colored paper and markers.
Fall colors take center stage and bring this bulletin board to life. You can use decorative paper from the same color family.
The effect is stunning!
This bulletin board makes creative use of wire mesh. For this project, photos and a list of things to do during the season are clipped on a framed mesh with the use of wooden clothespins.
For added charm, felted pumpkins adorn the upper portion of the board.
Apples are often associated with fall, and this bulletin board incorporates them to create a cute display featuring students’ works.
If you’re looking for a Halloween-themed bulletin board, here’s an eye-catching display to try.
It features brown Kraft paper and fall leaves for the tree, as well as assorted colored paper cutouts for the rest of the items on the board.
If you’re looking for a quick and simple design for your fall classroom display, here’s one to try. It features the text, “Art is a Hoot!” and an artistic owl.
As this example demonstrates, you only need colored paper cutouts and some adhesive to create an eye-catching bulletin board for this season.
Not keen on using pumpkins as the central element for your fall bulletin board? How about featuring acorns instead?
This display uses acorn printouts set against a monochromatic backdrop. The effect is both sublime and eye-catching.
Check out this example of a simple bulletin board display. It uses students’ written works as the central element.
To harmonize the overall design, the teacher uses straw to adorn the header. A portion of a wooden pallet serves as a backdrop.
Here is another cute example that uses pumpkins for the central theme. You can use a template to print out some pumpkins onto colored paper, then use the pumpkins as borders or other elements for your bulletin board.
This simple board is a perfect backdrop for displaying students’ work this season. It features leaf cutouts and some black-and-white decorative paper used as a border.
Oranges and reds are the predominant colors in nature during this season. You can incorporate them into your bulletin board through cut-out shapes and letters, similar to this example.
Designing a bulletin board is a great opportunity to introduce the concept of recycling to students.
To create this Thanksgiving-themed bulletin board, the creator and her class utilized materials that were already on hand, such as butcher paper and cardboard boxes used for packages.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, here is another bulletin board example featuring a gratitude theme.
For this board, the creator used blue fabric as the backdrop. Different types of paper were used to create the other components, such as the leaves and the trees.
The leaves contain a list of things that the students in this class are thankful for.
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The tree and the moon featured in this bulletin board were drawn directly on the backdrop with the use of soft pastels. Then, cutouts of owls and fallen leaves were added to complete this autumn nighttime scene.
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Have you considered creating a mural to serve as your classroom bulletin board?
If you have the time and inclination to create something like this, it can really spice up your room.
This mural’s artist/creator used tempera paints, magazine cutouts, and colored paper to bring it to life.
Need some inspiration for a fall bulletin board that does not feature pumpkins or the colors orange and black? If so, we’ve got just the thing. It’s spooky enough for a fall display, but uses an unconventional color scheme (for fall, at least) to create a unique bulletin board.
If you’re searching for a Thanksgiving-themed fall bulletin display, you might want to try something similar to this example.
It features turkeys against a black backdrop. You can use paper cutouts or printouts to create this type of bulletin board display.
Here is another bulletin board with a black backdrop. Real autumn leaves and a paper bag are used to create a three-dimensional effect for this seasonal display.
Incorporate lessons into your bulletin board display. This board is an example of how you can do so.
Monsters are great for a spooky theme. They’re cute and fun to add to any autumn bulletin board display.
This bulletin board promotes body positivity and teaches students the value of thankfulness. The teacher asked students to pick a part of their body that they are most grateful for and write why.
Their answers are posted on the bulletin board, along with pictures featuring the body parts they’ve chosen.
This bulletin board features individual pictures of all the students in a class, jumping on a pile of “fallen leaves.”
The pile of leaves consists of colored paper leaf cutouts. Crepe paper strips serve as the border for this display.
Various individuals were invited to draw their own interpretations of embellished pumpkins for this display. Once done, these drawings were cut out and glued to a sheet of black cardstock.
Once the drawings are in place on a wooden backdrop, the entire display serves as an eye-catching focal point in any room.
This display was created using a bulletin board set featuring the text “A latte learning happens here.” It’s surrounded by paper cutouts shaped like coffee cups.
The earth-toned color scheme is appropriate for a fall display. Moreover, pumpkin streamers are used for the border, keeping the theme intact.
This display promotes a love for reading and is in keeping with the fall theme. It features booklets of stories written by the students themselves.
This bulletin board incorporates students’ batik paintings into its overall layout. When teachers include students’ works in a bulletin board display, the students know that they are appreciated and their work is valued.
This bulletin board takes inspiration from one of the iconic scenes from the horror series Stranger Things. For this display, encouraging phrases surround the focus phrase “Study Things,” stylized similar to the series’ text logo.
This fun display takes brown paper bags to another level. Students will enjoy customizing their scarecrows. You can display their work on a clothesline, using wooden clothespins to secure each paper bag scarecrow.
A bulletin board kit has the advantage of being quick and easy to put up, especially if you don’t have time to brainstorm for an appropriate design for the season. This bulletin board kit provides everything you need for an eye-catching display.
This bulletin board was a collaborative project among the students of the class. Each of them created a component that eventually adorned this fall-themed board.
When students are encouraged to participate in the creation of classroom bulletin boards, they develop a sense of ownership for the space. They become more committed to their class, knowing that their contributions matter.
This cute display was created for preschool students. It features paper scarecrows assembled by the students themselves, some scrunched-up brown and green paper for the tree, and letter cutouts from colored paper.
Other works created by the students are prominently displayed as well.
This final example utilizes a Halloween theme to promote reading. Bulletin board paper in assorted colors is used to create the main components of the board, such as the three witches, the cauldron, and the cat.
Polka-dotted paper is used for the letter cutouts for the phrase “Reading is spooktacular.”
Final Thoughts on Fall Bulletin Board Designs
The fall season can inspire you to create fun, eye-catching themes for your bulletin board.
We hope that the 45 examples featured today can help you choose the most appropriate design for your classroom.
For more bulletin board ideas, you might want to check our collection of summer bulletin boards in this post.