Father’s Day Bulletin Board Ideas

Bulletin boards are such an important component of a classroom’s atmosphere. Celebrate Father’s Day with creative and colorful bulletin boards that focus on reveling in what children love about their fathers. Students love to help with decorating, so encourage children to get involved with elements of the display. Here are few simple and inexpensive Father's Day Bulletin Boards Ideas to create:


A Tie for Dad
This bulletin board allows each student to describe his or her father or other role model by decorating a tie. Provide each child with a neck tie cutout and encourage students to decorate the tie with symbols that convey information about their father’s characteristics. Children can use stickers, magazines, markers, crayons or any other embellishments. For example if dad likes football and reading, the child can cut out or draw footballs and books on the tie. Students can also write a few words about dad on the tie. Next, attach the ties to a colorful bulletin board and title it: “A Tie for Dad”.

Nuts about Dad!
Cover the bulletin board with leftover fabric in any color. Children can create peanut shapes out of brown construction paper. Then, using a lighter shade of construction paper, create arms and legs for the peanut. Children can glue the arms and legs to the peanut body and draw on a face. Allow to dry. Next, encourage each child to think of why they love dad or another special male role model. Dictate (or ask the child to write) each child’s statements on their peanut. Attach the peanut to the bulletin board and add a title such as, “Dad, I’m Nuts about you”!

I Love You A Bunch, Dad!
This is a cute bulletin board idea with a grape theme. For this bulletin board you will need to create a grapevine and grape leaves out of green construction paper. You will also need a small photo of each child’s face. Cover the bulletin board with any color fabric or paper.  Next, create the grapes by cutting out large purple circles and gluing a picture of the face of each student on each one. Then attach the grapes in a large grape cluster. Then, add the grape vine and leaves and title the bulletin board “We love you Bunches, Dad”!
You Have All the Right Tools, Dad
Cover a bulletin board in blue or black wrapping paper. Create a large toolbox out of poster board. Next, provide each child with a tool cutout to decorate. This might include a hammer, a wrench, pliers, measuring tape and screw drivers. Offer all sorts of embellishments such as glitter or sequins.  Allow tools to dry completely.  Then, decorate the board with the tool box and the tools. Include a touching Father’s Day poem. Add the title to the bulletin board: “You have all the Right Tools, Dad”!

Father’s Day Handprints
Cover a bulletin board with blue construction paper and add a contrasting border. Next, children can trace their handprint on coordinating colored construction paper, cut it out, and write their name on the center. Secure the handprints to the bulletin board. Finally, add this charming Father’s Day poem (author unknown):
A Father means so many things...
An understanding heart,
A source of strength and of support
Right from the very start.
A constant readiness to help
In a kind and thoughtful way.
With encouragement and forgiveness
No matter what comes your way.
A special generosity and always affection, too
A Father means so many things
When he's a man like you...


About the Author
Carla received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer science with an emphasis in Child Development. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree, specializing in public librarianship and youth services.