Noteflakes! – Snow-themed Winter Bulletin Board
There’s nothing harder than trying to put together a bulletin board when you come right back from Winter Break. You’re tired from having fun, eating lots of food, and spending time with extended family and you’re probably still putting away decorations and props from the winter musical or all-school singalong. It’s a tiring time, so why stress about a bulletin board!?
I wanted to take it easy with this bulletin board and still find a way to keep kid engaged. Why not get excited about the season and talk not about snowflakes, but about NOTEflakes! With a few little changes I could take this winter idea and make it all about note value. The best part about this bulletin board was that I didn’t really have to buy or make anything to create the display and it became a kid-favorite anyway! That a teacher DIY win!
Making the Noteflakes Bulletin Board
All it took to make this Noteflakes bulletin board was a few simple changes and some strategic thinking/reuse of materials. I left the dark blue fabric from my Christmas/Holiday bulletin board and changed the border from red and green to white. I found some die cut white foam snowflake shaped at Dollar Tree (bless that place) and then stapled my own notes on top of them. I love the foam flakes because it gave the bulletin board a 3d element since they sort of popped out from the flat wall.
The colorful notes I had made a year or two before and had available in my closet with the bulletin board borders and other extra elements. I actually took a set of big notes from Party City and traced around them onto colorful construction paper. Then once I had the right shape I cut them out and laminated them. I used them right away for a bulletin board or display and was so thankful I just had them sitting in storage, ready to go when I needed them for this display.
To pull it all together I went on to dafont.com to find the awesome free winter font (there are lots to choose from). I just added the words for each note value next to the corresponding noteflake! and then included the letters in the middle that spelled out “Noteflakes.”
The funny thing is that this didn’t take much effort on my part but quickly became a kid-favorite! They would recognize and call out the note values as they walked by the bulletin board and smiled as they remembered them from the previous semester.