Celebrate Our Presidents! - President's Day Bulletin Board Idea

President's Day Bulletin Board Idea
Photo Source: ewehooo.blogspot.com

Melanie Crownover, talented parent volunteer at Blankner K-8 in Orlando and blogger at ewe hooo!, created this stunning display for President's Day using enlarged black and white images of Mt. Rushmore, the Jefferson, Washington, and Lincoln Memorials, and pictures of both John F. Kennedy and President Obama. We love the contrasting colors as well as the attention to detail and think that, not only is this bulletin board informative, it's sure to catch your kiddos attention and help them learn about important historical figures/places!

Celebrate Our Presidents

  • Background: Blue bulletin board paper.
  • Title: "Celebrate Our Presidents!" -  We love how Melanie attached the bulletin board letters to a strip of white bulletin board paper - cut to look like a banner - and created a three-dimensional effect; adding an airplane cutout and some strings to one side and making it look like the banner is waving/flapping in the wind!
  • Border: None needed. However, a solid black wavy trimmer - or another complimentary color - could be used if desired.
  • Decoration: 1) The Presidential Accents. Find black and white images of important historical figures and symbols - Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Memorial, etc. To make the images bulletin board ready, you could: Use a poster maker to enlarge and print, take the images to your local office supply store and have them create posters, or {if you're brave!} use  your classroom projector system to enlarge and trace the images onto white bulletin board paper - going over the drawn lines with a black permanent marker. Arrange the enlarged images around the bulletin board, creating a speech bubble or caption strip from white bulletin board paper for each image, and writing a fact in each. [NOTE: You could also use legal sized printer paper and a comic book font - like this one at DaFont.com - to create captions/bubbles similar to the original board.] 2) The Airplane. To create the airplane {that's part of the title}, we suggest checking out one of the these 3D paper airplane templates from Paper Model Airplane. Print the black and white version so you can color the design as desired, then assemble. Since you need a flat side to attach to the bulletin board, you'll only need to color/assemble the wing, tail stabilizer, and wheel for one side. Once added to the board, cut two pieces of yarn or string to connect the title banner to the airplane!