Jungle Leaves Bulletin Board

Lesson #12074

Create this leafy bulletin board for a jungle or rainforest theme or unit.

Grade Level:

Students will enjoy seeing their decorated jungle animals placed on the classroom bulletin board.

Create a themed bulletin board that illustrates various animals found in a jungle or rainforest. It is also possible to label each animal on the board with a student’s name in order to list all of the class members.

16830-LG-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Pets (6 Die Set) - Large 20598-LG-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Zoo Animals (Basic Beginnings) (4 Die Set ) - Large 20616-4IN-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Notepad Alphabet, Capital Letters - 4 Inch A11003-Sizzix Bigz Die - Butterflies #4 30810-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Bulletin Board, Jungle Leaves - XL
Adhesive, Construction paper, Hole punch, Markers or pens, Pencil, Scissors, Stapler or tape
Adhesive, Construction paper, Hole punch, Markers or pens, Pencil, Scissors, Stapler or tape

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

  1. Die-cut the title for the bulletin board using the Notepad Alphabet, Capital Letters and white construction paper. Attach the letters to the center of the bulletin board.
  2. Die-cut the Jungle Leaves using different colors of green construction paper.
  3. With a marker or pen add veins to the leaves.
  4. The veins may also be created by layering with contraction colored papers.
  5. Attach the decorated leaves around the top and sides of the bulletin board with tape or a stapler.
  6. Die-cut the Iguana using two contrasting shades of construction paper.
  7. Using a pencil draw lines on one Iguana, and then cut along those lines.
  8. Punch holes in some of the cut pieces using a hole punch.
  9. Place some of the cut pieces on the whole Iguana alternating cut pieces with the whole Iguana (Main Photo). Attach the Iguana to the title.
  10. Die-cut the giraffes (from the Zoo Animals die set) using yellow construction paper, and add shading and markings with markers or pens.
  11. Attach the decorated giraffes to the bottom of the bulletin board.
  12. Die-cut the birds (from the Pets die set) using various colors of construction paper. Leave some of the bird shapes whole.
  13. Cut along the beak and wing perforations on some of the birds, and adhere the cut pieces to a whole bird.
  14. Punch holes in some of the bird bodies, and adhere to a contrasting-colored whole bird body.
  15. Die-cut the Butterflies in various colors, and use black and white markers for details on the Butterflies bodies.
  16. You can also give the students a die-cut shape and let them embellish the animals, birds, butterflies and leaves.
  17. Attach the decorated birds and Butterflies to the bulletin board (Main Photo).
  18. Discuss various environments and the animals found in different jungles and rainforests.
  19. Students can write their name on their decorated shape so that the bulletin board will list all of the class members.

National & Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
Achievement Standard:

  • Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum.

Source: educationworld.com

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

  • Organisms and environments.

Source: educationworld.com

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