Hands up for Spring
added 8-8-98 Original
The children press their
painted hand prints on a large newsprint paper using
shades of green paint in the shape of the top of a tree with the hand
prints as the
leaves. You can start with the green right from the bottle and add white
paint gets used. This makes various shades of green. The trunk of the tree
brown after the hand print tree top is dried and hung.
Spring is here!
added 6-7-01 Submitted
by: Kathy Mulholland
Create a spring scene:
1. Have kids make caterpillars out of socks.
2. Have kids plant seeds in Ziploc bags.
Pin up the seed bags on the bulletin board in various places and use green
construction paper underneath each bag to represent grass. Also pin
the caterpillars on pieces of "grass". You can also add
butterflies and/or flowers that the kids have made.
New spin on Spring
added 6-7-01 Submitted
by: Christa Leader
Most teacher spend a lot of time making flowers with their kids when
Spring arrives, and I am no exception! I use these flowers as the
beginning of my favorite mural. I use a blue background. The
flowers go at the bottom with some grass, maybe some bugs, and a white
picket fence. You can even buy a picket fence border at the teacher
store. At the top, I make a tee-shirt or a pair of overalls for each
child, write their name on them, and hang the clothing on a clothesline!
A regular piece of string becomes a clothesline, and you can buy miniature
wooden clothespins at an art store. I got mine at AC Moore.
This is the most adorable bulletin board, parents and other teachers
compliment this one more than any other!
Bloom Where You're
by: Karen Elizabeth Saint
Every year my class plants a garden. We talk about the parts of the
flower, seeds, and what makes them grow. As an extension, we make a
bulletin board with 1/4 green bulletin board paper on the bottom, and 3/4
blue paper on the top. The children paint and cut out their flowers,
which are applied to the top of the green section. We also paint and
cut out clouds, a sun, and rain drops. I cut out letters to read
"Bloom Where You're Planted". It is very colorful, and
takes up a great deal of wall space.
Spring Has Sprung
added 3-31-02 Submitted
by: Jackie Kidder
Make a bulletin board with the help of your preschool class. Color
pictures of frogs and attached them to the bulletin board with pipe
cleaners made into springs. Take a half of a pipe cleaner and
wrapped it around a pencil to make it look like a spring. Attached
one side of the spring (pipe cleaner) to the bulletin board and the other
side to the frogs making it look like the frogs were springing off the
lily pads. Add the words "Spring Has Sprung." When
you walk past the board the frogs bounce with the air moving and the
children love it.