• Bulletin board ideas for science, math, social studies, art and business.

    Are you looking for bulletin board ideas for your classroom?

    I have seen a lot of very creative billboard ideas that look great and are very clever - but after all that work to set them up - are they really making a difference with the students in your classroom?

    Bulletin Board Ideas That Are Easy, Interactive and Last All Year

    What do math, science, art, social studies and business all have in common?

    They are all necessary elements of future career choices.


    The most under-resourced, yet critical topic that should be taught in upper elementary is the subject of career choices. If you are looking for bulletin board ideas, this is an area where you can really make a difference in the future of your students.

    • Career education for kids can have a long term impact -⅔ of all adults regret their career path or college major because they were not prepared to make this critical choice at high school graduation.

    • Kids learn better from real examples - A study done by Junior Achievement shows that kids are more likely to be inspired by real people doing real jobs than they are by parents, teachers or guidance counselors.

    When evaluating all of the options you have for teaching social studies in your classroom, there is no topic that will truly follow a child longer than career education. Elementary school is the time when kids should start being exposed to role models and activities that help them decide what things they want to start excelling in, so that they can focus middle school and highschool on exploring their options and making this choice. To learn more about this research, visit the teachers section of my website.

    Bulletin Board Idea That Last All Year Long

    Kids Looking at Bulletin Board Ideas

    Kids learn about the value of math, science, art, business and social study jobs through the role models that do the jobs that require those skills and add their favorites to a bulletin board.

    Step 1: Back To School Bulletin Boards in 10 minutes!

    Start the school year off with a blank board that invites kids to, "Do What You Love." (or something similar)


    The amazing thing is that your kids will help you fill it in!


    These bulletin board ideas tease the fact that you will be spending the school year helping kids figure out who they are. This DOES NOT mean you will be helping them give a single answer to “what do you want to be when you grow up?” It does mean, however, you will help them find the areas of interest where they can explore role models and activities.


    I provide all my teachers with a FREE bulletin board ideas for elementary kids kit. Each kit comes with 100 "trading cards" that kids can use and place on the bulletin board throughout the year. Sign up below to be directed to your free kit.



    100 Unique "Trading Cards" - NOT CLIP ART

    Each Trading Card Represents a different role model who uses math, science, art, social studies or business to do their job.


    Get your free Kit below.

    STEP 2: Fall and Winter Bulletin Boards that Encourage Learning.

    The “Dream It and Do It” Career Curriculum includes 100 different stories featuring real world role models. Stories are broken down into role models who use math, science, social studies, art and business. Share these stories at the same time each day or before you teach a specific subject.


    Each of the 100 stories:


    • Features a different real-world career
    • Inspires kids to think about how the subjects they are learning matter
    • Tells the story of how their childhood impacted their skills and choice


    As part of the FREE bulletin board kit on Teachers Pay Teachers, each illustration is ready for printing and easy cut out. Sign up for your FREE kit below.




    100 Unique "Trading Cards" - NOT CLIP ART

    Each Trading Card Represents a different role model who uses math, science, art, social studies or business to do their job.


    Get your free Kit below.

    As students show interest in certain role models, have them take one of the illustrations of that person and add them to the bulletin board with their name written on it.

    Students can and should add more than one role model - so leave lots of room. The bulletin board will begin to grow and be filled in by students who will get to see their choices/role models featured every day until it is full of career role models that your class looks up to.

    Step 3: Spring Bulletin Boards That Encourage Action on Career Day!

    Take advantage of career day each April. Instead of frantically searching for another "surface level" clip-art program to teach on career day, you will be ready to go with a program that all of your parents will be eager and pleased to be a part of.

    As part of career day, have each child present to the class the various role models that appealed to them and why. If you desire, they can choose the one that stood out to them the most and do a more in-depth presentation on that specific career. There are additional resources on Teachers Pay Teachers that help guide you through this exercise and even give you a letter that is easy to complete that can be sent home to parents.

    Spring Bulletin Board Ideas For Career Day
    Holly Sharp Author of Dream It and Do It

    About Me

    The Next Generation's Career Coach

    I am the author of “Dream It and Do It- Career Role Models”. I have been featured on national news stations around American and won 5 various children’s book awards for my work helping children find their path in life. If you are interested in learning more about me and the "Dream It and Do It" book and career curriculum - join me HERE.


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