You can use one or all of these kite bulletin boards in preschool for your classroom. They will coordinate wonderfully when you are teaching a unit on kites, or if you are just looking for some creative bulletin board ideas.
ABC’s and 123’s
Butcher paper or fabric
Die cut letters or numbers
Yarn or ribbon
Cover the board you will be using with the butcher paper or fabric. You can die cut some kite shapes or you can make your own. If you make your own, you can decide how big to make them. Place a die cut letter “A" inside the first kite. It is a good idea to use both the upper and lower case versions of the letter.
Attach the letter “A" kite to the bulletin board. Then, attach the ribbon or yarn, depending on which one you choose to use. Attach the next three letters, "B," "C," and "D," down the ribbon. Then, place the next letter, "E," on the kite, and then place the next three or four letters down the ribbon. Continue to repeat this procedure until you have the entire alphabet up there.
This can also be made with numbers instead of letters. Simply follow the same procedure as above, substituting the numbers 1-20 for the letters. A great title would be, "Soarin’ with the Alphabet" or "Way Up High with Numbers."
Let’s Make a Kite
Butcher paper or fabric
Various art materials
Safety scissors (optional)
Before you create this bulletin board, cover it with butcher paper or fabric. Pass out a sheet of construction paper to each student. It is up to you if you want to cut the construction paper into a diamond, kite shape beforehand. Another option is to allow students to cut out their own kite in whatever shape they want. If you do allow students to cut out their own kites, be sure to review scissor safety rules.
Pass out the glue and the various art materials you have chosen. Some great choices include pom poms, large sequins, and fun foam pieces. Allow students to glue the art materials to decorate their kites. When students have finished, put the kites up on the board. Use the yarn as kite string. A wonderful title would be, “Let’s Go Fly a Kite."
Fabric or butcher paper
Talk to your students about kite safety. Brainstorm basic kite safety rules, such as never fly a kite by a power line, and never fly a kite in a storm. Come up with about five safety rules. Write the rules on the chart paper. Then, write the rules on construction paper. After that, assign each student a safety rule. Give each student a half sheet of construction paper, and have them illustrate the safety rule.
Cover the bulletin board with fabric or butcher paper. Arrange the rules on the board. Put the illustrations beside the rule that matches it. An excellent title for this board would be, "Kite Safety." Once you have finished, review the rules with your class periodically.