Even though I am not going to have a full-time home this year for school nursing, I do feel it is the nursing I was called to do. Today I wanted to share a few examples of bulletin boards I made last year in my elementary school. School nurse bulletin boards aren’t always the easiest to find examples of and I had to get a bit creative at times. Let me know what you think!
This was my very first bulletin board… the start to the school year. I wanted to get the kids some tips on staying healthy after a long, busy summer. These were all pre-made graphics but it was a quick board to get up in time for the open house. It could easily be replicated on your own.
School Nurse Bulletin Boards
This next one was one that I really worked long and hard on. I bought waves boarder, put a blue background and then asked my wonderful art teacher to draw me some fish. I then typed and printed health tips up and glued them to some of the fish. I laminated both the letters for the heading “Hooked on Health” and the fish too. I rolled up some brown paper for the fishing poll and put a piece of string to one of the fish. I loved this board and the kids did too!
My next board was during November so I wanted to do something fun for “Turkey Day”. I asked one the preschool teacher if she would help me out and make some hand turkeys with the kids. She agreed and they turned out so cute! I put them up all over the board with the heading “Don’t Be A Turkey, Wash Your Hands”. The teachers got a kick out of that!
My last bulletin board before Christmas was one for a short month so I wanted it to be short and sweet. I had some paper plate snowmen that the second grade had made (left over from a different project in the library) and added them on the background. I used cot paper (the paper the kids lay on for the cots) as snow. I cut out some snowflakes and trees and added those in too for some contrast. This was quick to make but I loved how it came out!
Bulletin boards made me very nervous at the beginning of the year. I found that having the kids help with projects really drew their interest to them boards. I used lamination whenever possible to save my work so I could use it again for the next year (letters, the fish, etc) and just had fun!
Waliyyah Murray says
Wow! I l absolutely love your Bulletin Boards! They are Awesome! Will you be doing anymore?
HI! I was looking for school nurse bulletin board ideas and I happened upon your blog. You and I are so much alike. I have three kids, school nurse, love my faith, netflix, chocolate, beer and wine! Are you sure you are not me?? LOL
Debbie U. says
No, its ME!!
Beverly Crews says
Love your bulletin boards! I am also a nurse & did a lot of bulletin boards while working in a psych facility. You’ve got the idea, the best ones are when the students/patients are involved. In my case, when the patients help put them up, they were much less likely to tear them down when angry!