Crossword Puzzle Bulletin Board
Create fun bulletin boards that depict games and activities.
Welcome students with an engaging bulletin boards that helps them get to know their classmate's names and interests. Crossword bulletin boards can be used for any subject area across curriculum, so that students can learn vocabulary and key concepts as a group.
Design and assemble engaging bulletin boards that helps them get to know their classmate's names and interests.
Supplies Used: Construction Paper, Colored Pens or Pencils, Adhesive Numbers
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Create a crossword puzzle bulletin board featuring all of the students in your class.
- Write a clue (a little info) about each student (Figure A).
- Go to www.discoveryeducation.com. Hover over Teachers for a drop down menu and click on puzzle maker. Click on criss-cross puzzle and follow the prompts to fill in the students names and clues (Figure B).
- Click on create my puzzle. If the first configuration isn't a good fit for the size and shape of your bulletin board, keep clicking on create my puzzle until you get one that is a good fit (Figure C).
- Print out a puzzle for each student to complete at their desk. Use a completed puzzle to count how many letters you need to cut out in order to transfer the puzzle to your bulletin board (Figure D).
- Die-cut Squares and Letters. Create lettered squares to match the completed puzzle. Handwrite or use red stickers to label the DOWN and ACROSS squares (Figure E).
- Type out a large version of the ACROSS and DOWN legend, back it with red paper and attach it to the board (Figure F).
- Die-cut a GETTING TO KNOW YOU title and the appropriate room number with larger Letters to complete the board (see Main Photo).
- Figure A
- Figure B
- Figure C
- Figure D
- Figure E
- Figure F
Fine Arts: Visual Arts
Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas
- K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.
Standard 5: Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
- K-4 - Students understand that there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.