Bulletin boards are a great way to share important information within your classroom, while also providing you with the opportunity to showcase your student’s creativity and talent.
One of the most popular ways to decorate a bulletin board is at the start of each month.
There are several types of bulletin boards, such as wall boards, pegboards, and pin boards, and the inspiration that we will be sharing with you below will be relevant to all of them.
The only question is, how should you decorate your class bulletin board in March?
To help you and your students make good use of your bulletin this month, we are going to be sharing with you some of the best ways that you can decorate your classroom bulletin board in celebration of March, as well as some special celebrations to commemorate.
Ready? Just read on.
The Best Ways To Decorate Your March Classroom Bulletin Board
1. In Celebration Of St.Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on 17th March. It is one of the oldest holidays in Ireland. This day was originally known as ‘Lá Fhéile Pádraigín’ which means “the feast of Saint Patrick”.
On this day, people wear green clothes and eat corned beef and cabbage for lunch. They also celebrate by wearing shamrocks and drinking beer.
If you are interested in decorating your March bulletin board in celebration of this day, then one of the most popular ways to do this is by making a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, with the question “Where does your rainbow lead?”
For each color of the rainbow, you can then ask your students to come up with a variety of uplifting words that they want to include, such as “responsibility”, “patience” and “kindness”.
This particular idea is an awesome way to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day, while also providing your students with a moment to reflect on some of the qualities that they would like to work on throughout the rest of the school year.
2. The Start Of Spring
Another fun way to decorate your March bulletin board is to reflect the changing of the seasons from winter to spring.
You could hang a calendar or a poster showing the different months of the year, along with pictures of flowers and trees. If you have a garden, you could even create a display about it.
Alternatively, if you live somewhere where there isn’t much natural vegetation around, then you could simply create a collage of images of nature and plants with the help of your students.
This idea is a great way to encourage your students to show off their creativity!
3. To Celebrate World Wildlife Day!
World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year in March. This day aims to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our planet’s wildlife.
Every year, the theme for World Wildlife Day changes, but it always has something to do with animals. For example, last year’s theme was ‘Beasts of the Sea’, whilst in 2016 it was ‘Nature’s Gifts’.
As part of celebrating World Wildlife Day, you could create a display about the importance of protecting our environment, and invite your students to write down what they think needs to happen to protect our planet’s wildlife.
4. A Special Birthday
March is the birthday month for many famous personalities, including Albert Einstein (born March 14), Winston Churchill (born March 24), and John Lennon (born January 9). These days, birthdays are often celebrated with parties and gifts.
So, alongside decorating your bulletin board in celebration of an iconic birthday, you could get creative and encourage your students to make a piece of art or craft work that reflects the iconic historical figure that you are celebrating this month.
You could use the internet to find ideas for crafts that you could make, or you could visit local shops and look through books or magazines for inspiration.
5. Earth Hour
Earth Hour is held each year at 8:30 pm on Saturday 31st March. During this hour, people all over the world turn out lights to symbolize that we should take care of the earth.
This year, the event falls on Saturday 31st March, so you could celebrate by encouraging your students to participate in this worldwide movement.
You could ask them to sign up to the official website to learn more about Earth Hour and then create a display explaining why they signed up to participate.
You could also ask your students to write down some reasons why they want to take part in Earth Hour, which can then be displayed on your bulletin for all to see.
6. National Poetry Month
National Poetry Month runs from 1st-31st March and celebrates poetry in schools, colleges, and universities around the world. There are lots of ways you could celebrate National Poetry Month in your classroom.
Perhaps you could have a competition between your students to see who can come up with the best poem, and the winner and runner-ups can be displayed on the board.
Or, perhaps you could set up a display on your bulletin board showing examples of poems written by famous poets, such as William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, and Walt Whitman.
Alternatively, you could choose one of these famous poets and ask your students to research their life stories and write a short biography about them.
Then, you could invite your class to share their biographies with the rest of the school via a presentation, or even a PowerPoint presentation.
7. International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is observed every year on 8th March. On this day, women throughout the world celebrate the achievements of women past and present, and highlight issues affecting women today.
If you teach in a primary school, you might want to encourage your students to wear purple on 8th March to show their support for women.
You could also discuss the issue of gender equality in your classroom, and ask your students to write an essay about the topic.
Alternatively, if you teach in a secondary school, you could use International Women’s Week as an opportunity to talk about the different roles girls and boys play in society, and how these roles affect everyone.
8. To Celebrate Mardi Gras!
Mardi Gras (or Carnival) is celebrated in many countries around the world, including France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, and Mexico.
The celebrations usually involve parades, music concerts, masquerade balls, street parties, and plenty of food and drink. If you teach in New Orleans, Louisiana, you may already know that Mardi Gras is celebrated here every year during the month of March.
However, if you don’t teach in New Orleans, you could still celebrate Mardi Gras by asking your students to make masks and costumes, and decorating their classrooms accordingly.
You could also ask them to find out what Mardi Gras means in French and Spanish, and explain it to their classmates using pictures.
Finally, you could ask your students to research the history of Mardi Gras and write a report about its origins.
9. Harriet Tubman Day
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in 1822. She escaped to freedom when she was just 13 years old and went on to become a leading abolitionist and conductor of the Underground Railroad.
In honor of her life and work, there is now a holiday called ‘Harriet Tubman Day’ which takes place annually every March.
This day commemorates the occasion on which Harriet Tubman led more than 300 slaves to freedom through the American South. It is important to note that Harriet Tubman did not free herself; instead, she helped others escape from bondage.
If you teach in the USA (or even somewhere else in the world) then you could celebrate Harriet Tubman Day by decorating your bulletin board in honor of her for the month of March.
You could also ask your students to write a short story about someone they admire, and then read it aloud to the whole class.
10. World Book Day
Last but not least, World Book Day is celebrated each year between March and April. During this time, children all over the world are encouraged to read books, whether they are fiction or nonfiction.
Wherever you are in the world, you could celebrate World Book Day by encouraging your students to pick up one of their favorite books and read it together.
They can do this at home, or while they are waiting for the bus! As for the bulletin board? You can decorate it with a variety of different literary figures, such as authors, illustrators, poets, and so forth.
You could even create a poster showing some of the most famous books ever written, and stick it on the wall.
We hope that we have inspired you to get creative with your bulletin board this month.
There are lots of ways to celebrate March (as you can see from this list), which is why we’re sure that you and your students will come up with a great way to decorate your bulletin board this month!
Thank you for reading!