Let’s make our own bulletin board in preschool

This class participated in making their own pond to display on the class bulletin!

The teacher rolled out a large sheet of bulletin board paper and set out some blue finger paint…

And the children used their fingers to spread the paint all around…

After the entire piece of paper was a pretty blue, the teacher sprinkled in a little glitter…

Some of the children enjoyed this little extra touch of glitter sensory and decide to explore the paint some more…

Now that the pond was all finished, we very carefully took it outside and hung it up to dry on the fence for few hours….

Once the paper was trimmed up, the teacher attached it to the bulletin board in the classroom. ┬áThe teacher then added the children’s fish they had already made to make a fun little fish pond!

What I liked…

I loved that the children participated in creating the artwork that went on the bulletin board. This is a great example of creating an environment that really is child-centered and child-made!


  1. Pam says

    I love this idea…looks like so much fun…especially with the added sparkle and texture of the glitter! :)

  2. says

    I love this! I have thought about doing something similar during our pond themes, and just never have. Definitely will next time!

  3. says

    I especially love the pictures here. Looks like you had an enjoyable experience. Getting your hands right into it will always be a winner in my book. Love the idea of making your communal art the backdrop of the bulletin board.

  4. says

    I love this idea. I have taught in Montessori schools where there were no bulletin boards. I then taught in a traditional preschool where there were bulletin boards. I didn’t like them because they were teacher directed but this is a great way to change that.