Blooming With Respect! - Spring Bulletin Board Idea

Spring Character Building Bulletin Board Idea
Photo Source: Brittany Thibodeau

Cabinets, closets, and drawers aren't the only things a good spring cleaning can help. Sometimes, after a long winter, we need to take a mental inventory and 'dust off' our manners too! As the temperatures rise and excitement runs high, it's more important than ever to remind your kiddos what it means to be a part of and contribute to a positive learning environment!  We thought this vibrant spring display, created by Brittany Thibodeau, offered an adorable way to do just that! A beautiful addition to your spring lessons/decor, as your students work together to create the display, as well as review what it looks like to respect others in- and outside the classroom, you'll all get a mini character "check-up" just in time for spring!

Blooming With Respect!

  • Background: White bulletin board paper.
  • Title: "Blooming With Respect!"
  • Border: Spring themed bulletin board trimmer.
  • Decoration: Work together as a class to create a hand print flower garden! Using craft paint in vibrant spring hues, take turns painting each child's hand and helping them press it to the white background paper to create a paint print. Once each student has had a chance to add a hand print (or two!), let them dry, then use green craft paint and a paint brush to turn them into "flowers"; drawing a stem and leaves beneath each print. Once fully dry, invite your kiddos to brainstorm what it looks like to show respect inside and outside of the classroom - i.e. "Show I am paying attention by keeping my eyes on the teacher", "Help my friends make good choices", "Keep my hands/body to myself", etc. Print their responses and names onto their hand print "blossoms", then hang the paper on your bulletin board and add a border/title!