Fall Bulletin Board Ideas

Fall bulletin board ideas incorporate warm autumn colors and themes like owls, falling leaves, corn fields, scarecrows, and pumpkins. Take one of these brilliant designs and adapt it to your space and students!

Fall Into a Good Book!

I love the way this teacher made her bulletin board three-dimensional with the book that stands out from the background. I also like the personality she gives the tree with the expressive eyes and the hand-like branches holding onto the book.
You can have students tear the leaf shapes for you. They could also write book titles onto the leaves.

This is a Hoot!

These cute owls are from Eberhart’s Explorers in Tennessee. You can adapt the headline to say Reading is a Hoot, Science is a Hoot, whatever you want to emphasize. Students stuff brown paper bags with newspaper, fold the top over in a triangle shape to make the face. Add eyes and beak to the face and glue wings on the back. 
If you were emphasizing science or reading, a student report could be glued onto the owl’s body: like the results of an owl research project, or an owl story that the student wrote.
Lots to Crow About!
 Look! More three-dimensional excitement! Do you see these yard-decoration scarecrows everywhere you go in the fall? Me, too! What a great fall bulletin board idea–build a scene around the colorful scarecrow!
It looks like the corn cobs are made with little glued-on globs of tissue paper. She’s also added dimension with the blades of grass, and the crinkled brown boards on the fence.
You could put book titles on the corn husks, or Dewey non-fiction sections, or other big ideas you want to display.
Finally in First Fall 
Finally in First, a blogging first grade teacher from California, shared this beautiful autumn display with a poem! You can see that students created the falling leaf collages with torn paper. Instead of art work, you could display fall stories or research projects, illustrated with falling leaves. But you can never go wrong bringing more poetry to your students!
Teepees and Wigwams
Here’s another fall bulletin board idea: show off your Native American projects! Don’t you love this three-dimensional teepee that the kindergarten teachers at my school created? They used it as the center of a display of student projects about dwellings, like teepees and wigwams.
Thankful Turkey Feathers
We love colorful turkey feathers in November. Each of these bright feathers has a sentence about what a student is thankful for. This is a prekindergarten class, so the teacher wrote the words.
What do your fall bulletin boards look like? Please share your ideas and photos!
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    1. A couple of years I handed out turkey bodies. Kiddos decorated the turkeys to look like their teachers. Then for every 10 books the class read we added a feather to the turkey teacher. Pretty fun! No pics, though. I never remember to take pics.

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