Back to School Bulletin Board Ideas

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Back-to-School Board for Teachers

Crossword Noticeboard Back-to-school Ideas ::

It’s that time of the year… Time to get our minds around ‘Back-to-School’.

I came across two really nice Bulletin Board Ideas: one for home and one for school (and home?!) crossword puzzle board, is meant for a classroom, where new kids will meet each other and meet with a new teacher. Is this not a fun, fun, fun way to learn each other’s names and get acquainted??!!

Teacher Tips:

  • Have a clue for each name.
  • Use a crossword puzzle maker to make a small puzzle first with your student’s names (when you follow this link, choose ‘criss-cross puzzle’
  • Print this free printable template on cardstock:  Twenty 2” squares

Also, I thought it would also be fun to do for play dates with new kids in the house. Although you might be able to use Alphabet fridge magnets for this activity.

Lay out large squares in the shape of your puzzle. Tape them together and attach to the board. Have a clue sheet with across clues and down clues. Tell something about each person in the clues.

Back-to-School Bulletin Board idea: suitable for grades 4 – 8.

The second back-to-school bulletin board that caught my eye was this really elegant one. Yes, you’ll need one to stay on top of things at home. Remember, there is that ‘Back-to-School’ paperwork that will soon come in that must be dealt with, in the following few days and weeks?!  Things need to be organized and you need to be reminded of when and what. 

There are many bulletin boards to be found online, however, I like this simple classy version of Country Living, don’t you?

Howto Instructions

And it’s as easy to make as 1,2,3 :

1. Cover old corkboard with pretty fabric 

2. Add white painted frame.

3. Hang it up and Pin on your papers.

Optional: If you want a magnetic version, put metal sheet over cork before applying the fabric.  Use magnets instead of pins.


So, there you go. Two Back to School Bulletin Board Ideas for you.

Other Back to School Crafts

If you are interested in other ‘Back to School’ craft ideas, click the ‘Back to School’ category link in the navigation bar on the right. One craft in particular that comes to mind is this one:

A School Projects Organizer

Remember this ‘Organize School Projects’ Scrapbooking Box that I featured last year? It was one of 12 Back-to-School crafts we featured in one article.

Well, now is the time …. 

Image credits: Scrabble Bulletin Board Idea from Alachua County Public Schools, via Classy Framed Fabric Bulleting Board Idea from (Click this link for step-by-step how-to instructions)

Over to You :: Explore Your Bulletin Board Ideas

So go play and experiment and ‘report’ back to me what you came up with. We’d love to feature works by readers.

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  1. These are helpful ideas. I am usually buried in papers when school starts, along with impending projects.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Good idea since I pretty lousy with returning those papers on time!

  3. Love the corkboard. I’m the process of doing the same project for two boards in our home office. Choosing the fabric is the stumbling block at the moment…too many pretty things! Great timing for back to school. Thanks for sharing.

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