"Don't Bug Me..." - Spring Reading Bulletin Board Idea

Spring Reading Bug Bulletin Board Idea
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Here's another fantastic spring reading bulletin board idea we found at Mrs. Giese's Class Homepage. It's perfect for inciting interest in a spring/summer reading program or would work great as a seasonal decoration for your classroom library.

Spring Reading Bulletin Board

  • Background: Cover the entire bulletin board with yellow background paper, then cut and fringe a 12-inch strip of green bulletin board paper, placing this along the bottom of the board {like "grass"}.
  • Title: "Don't Bug Me I'm Reading!"
  • Border: Complimentary solid color trimmer, spring, or reading themed bulletin board border.
  • Decoration: 1) The Bugs & Flowers. If you're not confident in your ability to draw the bug and flower cutouts by hand, we suggest searching online or through your word processing software for clip art you can enlarge using your classroom projector system and trace. In some cases you could trace the whole shape directly onto colored background paper and in other instances, like with the caterpillar cutout that uses several different colors, you might try tracing the image onto white bulletin board paper and painting/coloring it in or creating the cutout in pieces {i.e. the body from individual colored circles, as well as a separate head and bow/bow tie}. 2) The Books. To create a 3D approach, find several book covers or thin paperback books to arrange with the bugs. To create the stacks of books, freehand or trace the cutouts {using enlarged images/clip art} then color.

Overall the board sends a cute message and reminds students that books offer a fantastic opportunity to visit new places and learn new things {...and may just get them SO caught up they won't want to do anything else!}.

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