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Graduating Preschool Bulletin Board Ideas That Reinforce Learning

written by: Lisa King • edited by: Tania Cowling • updated: 9/11/2012

If you are looking for ways to make the classroom look festive, check out these cool bulletin boards for an end of the year school theme. These preschool bulletin board graduation decoration ideas will be a hit with students and parents. Students will practice facts while creating the boards.

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    Leaping Into Kindergarten

    Leaping Into Kindergarten Bulletin 001 This bulletin board will not only look great for preschool graduation but will also give your students extra math practice, preparing them for Kindergarten.

    Materials:

    • Black block letters
    • Dark blue paper for background
    • Any colored bulletin board border
    • Green construction paper
    • Black Marker
    • Scissors
    • Glue

    Directions:

    The teacher will cover the bulletin board with blue paper. Any color of border can be used. She will place black block letters on the top to spell out the words "Leaping Into Kindergarten." She will then cut out a green frog for each student and place the student's name, and a number one through ten on the frog. The teacher will cut out several lily pads from green paper and put an addition problem on each one with the numbers and corresponding dots. The lily pads will be placed on the board, the teacher will call a child's name to come and get the frog with their name and number on it. The student will read the number and match the sum to the correct lily pad. He will stick the frog on the lily pad with glue or sticky puddy. The teacher may wish to add flowers or additional decorations.

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    All Aboard The Graduation Express

    Kids will love making this bulletin board to celebrate graduation. All Aboard the Graduation Express 008 

    Materials:

    • Blue bulletin board paper
    • Purple or any border
    • Black paper for tracks (place on bottom of the board)
    • Engine, several cars, and one caboose cut out
    • Several smoke cut outs
    • Photos of students and teacher
    • Purple or black block letter cut outs

    Directions:

    The teacher will line the bulletin board background with blue paper, place black on the bottom (for train tracks) and put any color border around the board. She will title the board with purple block letters "All Aboard The Graduation Express." The teacher will then color the engine and place her photo in the window. Students will color the cars and place their pictures in the windows. One lucky person will get to be the caboose. The teacher will give each child a smoke cut out and they will write their names on them. The teacher will put them on the bulletin board. This preschool bulletin board will keep students on the right track.

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    Additional Ideas

    There are several different ideas that could be used for an end-of-the-year theme. What a better way for teachers to make the end of the year a fun, rewarding experience for the entire classroom than with these preschool bulletin board graduation decoration ideas that will engage students in a hands on learning experience. Teachers could cut out a space station with windows displaying the student's faces. Children could decorate the station, and create stars, the moon, and planets to place onto the board. Children could be aliens instead of astronauts with the title being "Landing on Foreign Land." These are several ways children can create a terrific end of the year bulletin board.

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    References

    Photos courtesy of Lisa King

    Bulletin Board Ideas, Lisa King