Whale-come Bulletin Board

Lesson #12054

Create a whale of a welcome bulletin board.

Grade Level:

Decorate an ocean-full-of-fun bulletin board.

A welcoming bulletin board is an opportunity to introduce each student and to discuss ocean life.

13298-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Fish #2 - Large 14060-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Octopus - Large 14582-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Sea Horse - Large 20616-4IN-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Notepad Alphabet, Capital Letters - 4 Inch 30813-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Bulletin Board, Whale Tail & Waves - XL
Adhesive, Construction paper, Paper towels or tissues, Scissors, Stapler or tape
Adhesive, Construction paper, Paper towels or tissues, Scissors, Stapler or tape

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Fold a 12" x 18" piece of black construction paper in half.
  2. Place the folded edge against the white line on the whale tail, and die-cut.
  3. To add dimension to the tail, stuff paper towels or tissue behind the tail before attaching it to the bulletin board.
  4. Die-cut as many waves and white caps as desired. Attach the white caps to the tops of the waves.
  5. Die-cut different animals found in the ocean, and have the students decorate the animals.
  6. Students can label their sea animals with their name so the board introduces all the students in the class.
  7. Attach the decorated animals to the bulletin board for discussion on what lives in the ocean (Main Photo).

National Arts & Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
Achievement Standard:

  • Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: educationworld.com

NS.K-4.3 Life Science
As a result of activities in grades K–4, all students should develop an understanding of

  • Organisms and environments

Source: educationworld.com

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