After a refreshing holiday break, it’s time to spruce up your classroom for the new year! Whether you want to showcase those New Year’s resolutions or simply wintertime fun, we’ve got you covered. Check out 18 of our favorite ideas for January bulletin boards in your classroom.
1. A Toast to the New Year
How cute are these toasts for the new year? Have your students brainstorm what their toast will be and display them on this festive bulletin board.
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2. A Marshmallow World
January means lots of snow, so why not celebrate with this adorable marshmallow world board? We want s’more of these January bulletin board ideas!
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3. I Have a Dream
In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, create this inspirational bulletin board featuring different-colored hands in the shape of a heart. Students can also display their own dreams on this board.
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4. The Lorax
The Lorax meets New Year’s resolutions in this creative and interactive board. Use tissue paper to create some awesome-looking Truffula Trees!
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5. New Year, New Books
We love this fresh take on a New Year’s board. Showcase your new and improved library and include some fun stars to make this one stand out.
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6. Cool Resolutions
Combine a simple craft with a writing prompt and you have a pretty cool board! You can even have your students customize their penguin friends.
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7. Random Acts of Kindness
It’s never a bad time to celebrate acts of kindness. Have students write their ideas on paper snowflakes and staple them to the board. A great idea all around!
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8. Winter Birds
Want to keep it simple? This winter birds board will do the trick. Include a friendly snowman and your January scene is complete!
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9. Sweater Weather
Get creative with this ugly-sweater bulletin board. Time to break out those crafting supplies!
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10. Generosity Warms the Heart
Ask your students how they can be generous during this winter season. Their responses will surely warm your heart!
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11. Solve a Snowflake
How cute is this snowman detective? Attach some challenging math equations on this board for a mysterious and fun January bulletin board idea.
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12. New Beginnings
Celebrate the new year in style with this festive bulletin board idea. Attach party hats and other props to pictures of your class. They will love this one!
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13. Warm Wishes
Nothing says winter quite like a warm and toasty fireplace. Add in some snowflakes and hot cocoa for an even more wintry vibe.
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14. Read Like Snowbody’s Business
This board is perfect for your reading corner! Use cotton balls to make a very cute snowman.
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15. Warm Winter Wishes
This board has it all: sugar and spice and everything nice. We love the gingerbread people and all the cute cutouts!
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16. Wild About Winter
These snowmen have some serious style. The fun patterned pants will have everyone stopping to look at this board!
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17. Hibernate With a Good Book
This idea for January bulletin boards is beary, beary cute. Create the reading bears using newspapers. How clever!
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18. Gliding Into a New Year
This ice-skating board is so perfect for celebrating the new year. We love all the different colors and textures on the skates!
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