Preschool Winter Bulletin Boards
Many of these preschool winter bulletin boards were actually made by preschoolers!
We used the Shel Sliverstein book The Giving Tree as the basis for our classroom “wish list” of items parents can donate to our class. This display changes with the seasons. Colorful leaves and apples are programmed with wish list items for fall, green leaves and pretty flowers for spring and summer.
Next we have a pretty scene that was created by two year olds! Glueing and glittering was done on the table then the teachers hung the work of art under their twisted paper tree.
This big guy was also made by two year olds, with some help from their teachers. They started with the two circles, the toddlers ripped and shredded white tissue paper. The children glued the paper to the circles and teachers added the features.
Finally we have this giant snowflake. It’s hard to tell from the pic but this snowflake is about 2 1/2 feet wide! And the really cool thing is that it was made by infants! Wish the teachers would have checked here before they cut the shape though.
Welcoming each child to circle time is easy with sentence strips programmed with names of each child. The strips should be cut to fit the name and laminated with contact paper. Holding each child’s name card one at a time invite them to come up and insert their names into a pocket chart. Together the others should all say good morning to the child who’s turn it is. When all the names are in the pocket chart everyone helps count the number of names. Later in the year you’ll want to add last names. Teachers of older preschoolers can start off with both.
Starting off your new year positively is so very important for all of the children in your care regardless of the children’s age!
Greeting each child individually each morning is an important ritual. It lets them know that you appreciate their presence in your class.
Letting each individual child, know right away, that you’re happy they’re in your class sets up a nurturing atmosphere.
The activities found here will help you create that atmosphere and foster social emotional growth and development.