Capturing the spirit of Christmas on a bulletin board invites bright colors and festive images. Gain the attention of passersby to draw them to your holiday event or give pause for Christmas reflection. Create a Christmas winter wonderland bulletin board, using familiar scenes to highlight events through the holiday season. Give viewers a changing Christmas landscape as well as the latest information.
Winter Wonderland Landscape
A winter wonderland background helps Christmas colors pop. Pin a sheet of white felt across the length and width of the bulletin board. Engage students in the creation process. Ask the kids to cut colored felt Christmas trees, ornaments, houses in snow with smoke curling from chimneys and other Christmas and wintry scenes. Give bulletin board images depth by stacking felt. Create a decorated Christmas tree, for example, by placing the cutout tree on the white background and placing colored felt ornaments on the felt tree. Gather students around the board to help place winter wonderland pieces.
Announce Christmas Events
A Christmas winter wonderland bulletin board can serve as a dynamic feature trumpeting school or church events. Create announcements using word processor or desktop publishing software (See Resources). Make a couple of templates each with a different Christmas motif. Use the templates to add events as the Christmas schedule moves forward. Leave room on the bulletin board to post your fliers.
Christmas sayings and quotes draw attention to your Christmas bulletin board. Use felt letters to post simple Christmas quotes across the top or along one side of your board. Write, for example, a quote by Mary Ellen Chase cited on the website Quote Garden. "Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind." Ask students to find short Christmas sayings to use. Change the sayings weekly to keep viewers interested.
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