Happy almost Fall! Today as our apple activities series continues, I want share a fun and easy way to apple up your fall bulletin boards AND save you time!
I try to work smarter, not harder, when it comes to my bulletin boards. I begin the year by layering a few colors of fabric that I know I can tie a monthly theme to. Some years I’ve even used red from September-February.
Next, add a scrunched paper apple tree for a 3D-ish effect. You can change the green paper to orange in October and November,add more green to make a triangular pine
tree shape for the holidays, then in March, add small pink scrunched up tissue paper for spring blossoms.
This time we made shades of meaning leaves with paint samples.
One year as we were working with collective nouns, students made these apples that we later hung on our tree.
We displayed our bushels of collective nouns crafts on the board under the tree. Another year as we were working with synonyms
students chose an apple related word and used a thesaurus to help them list synonyms of that word.
We hung those on our tree too, along with letters we wrote to Johnny Appleseed published in an apple core craft.
Another fun way to publish your students’ writing is in these foldable apple trees, then go ahead and add those too!
I hope you’ve found some fun ways you can use to display your students’ work and to apple up your Fall bulletin boards.
For lots more apple ideas and activities be sure to read all the posts in this series and don’t miss the freebies!