Open Book Bulletin Board
Motivate student reading with this eye-catching display.
Feature a bulletin board that is filled with everything from dinosaurs to butterflies. This Open Book is an invitation for students to explore the many stories, fact and fiction, found inside the pages of a book. Change the display springing from the book pages to illustrate math, history, science, art and more. Add student names to the display when subject books have been read by the student.
Stimulate and encourage students to read for both knowledge and adventure with this resourceful bulletin board.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Crayons, markers or pens, Masking or washi tape, Scissors
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Place a piece of masking or washi tape on the Open Book Die to designate where to place the paper.
- Fold a piece of white cardstock or construction paper in half. Place the folded edge against the masking tape on the die and die-cut the shape (Figure A).
- Fold a narrower piece of paper to cover the spine of the book. Place the folded edge against the masking tape on the die, and die-cut the shape.
- Cut off the spine of the book, and adhere it to the white pages of the book (Figure B).
- Attach the decorated book to the bulletin board.
- Die-cut numerous butterflies and attach them, rising out of the book, to the bulletin board (Main Photo).
- Students can embellish the butterflies with crayons, markers or pens before attaching to the bulletin board if desired.
- Change the shapes ascending from the Open Book to reflect the theme or lessons being taught.
- Popular book titles can be listed on the Open Book that relate to the items floating out of the book.
- Figure A
- Figure B
Fine Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories
NA-VA.K-4.5 Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others
- Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art