Don't Walk The Plank! - Behavior Management Bulletin Board Idea

{In honor of International Talk Like A Pirate Day coming up on September 19th, we found some super fun pirate themed bulletin boards that would work great in any early childhood or upper elementary classroom! ...Not to mention, they'd be perfect if you're planning to create an entire pirate classroom theme this year!}

Pirate Themed Classroom and Behavior Management Bulletin Board Idea
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This super cute behavior management design idea comes from Michele Callow {via Pinterest}. Perfect for the early childhood classroom, we love the overarching theme with it's catchy slogan and well-executed design as well as the fact that this board can be tailored to fit your own behavior management strategy!

Don't Walk The Plank

  • Background: Cover the bulletin board with barn wood bulletin board paper to represent the 'hull' of the pirate ship.
  • Title: "Don't Walk The Plank!"
  • Border: Add an ocean waves border to the bottom of the board.
  • Decoration: 1) The Pirate. Freehand the pirate onto white bulletin board paper or find a clip art image online to enlarge and trace using your classroom projector system. Color the elements and add detailing using craft paint and markers. 2) The Plank. Create a plank cutout from scraps of brown bulletin board paper or construction paper. 3) The Shark. Cut a shark fin from gray construction paper, fitting it behind the ocean waves border.