T'was the Night Before Christmas - Holiday Bulletin Board Idea

Christmas Literacy and Poetry Bulletin Board Idea
Photo Source: flickr.com | mtsofan

We love bulletin boards that are inspired by children's literature and poetry. This design, based on the popular poem by Clement Clarke Moore, T'was the Night Before Christmas, offers a great mixture of teacher and student created elements! John, pastor and creator of the blog, Fishing Deeper Water, featured this in his Flickr photostream and we think it would make a great addition to your classroom decorations this holiday season!

T'was the Night Before Christmas Bulletin Board

  • Background: Light blue bulletin board paper.
  • Title: "The Children Were Nestled All Snug in Their Bed..."
  • Border: Christmas themed border.
  • Decoration: 1) The Bed Frame. Create headboards from brown bulletin board paper, adding a rectangle "frame" underneath. Either freehand the shapes or find a clip art image online to enlarge and trace using your classroom projector system. 2) The Quilt. Create "quilts" for the beds by cutting assorted colors of bulletin board paper into large strips and pasting them together. Add fun colored cutouts to the stripes {perhaps including a patterning lesson for the kiddos} and mount them on the "frames". 3) The Pillows. Stuff large pieces of white bulletin board paper with crumpled newspaper, cotton, or another material so they look like pillows and place them at the top of the beds. 4) The Children. Provide each of your students with a paper plate, inviting them to decorate it to look like their head. Mount these on the pillows to complete the design.

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