Are you looking for new year bulletin board ideas for your classroom? New Year’s Day bulletin boards are the first decor items that students will see as they are welcomed back to school for the new calendar year. It is always better to get new year decorations that are not specific to the year so that you can use them again each year.
Gold and black or gold and silver are traditional color themes for new year decorations. Confetti border trims and bulletin board papers are also very popular for new year bulletin boards. Party stores have lots of decorations like banners, garlands, and cutouts. However, teachers should aware that many of the party cutout sets may have champagne elements which are not suitable for the classroom.
The elements that you want to use are fireworks, balloons, gold stars, top hats, number cut outs for the year, and big shades (eye wear). Below, are New Year bulletin board ideas for classrooms.
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New Year Bulletin Board Ideas
Use a large backdrop for an instant bulletin board: This cardstock banner says ‘Happy New Year’ and it makes an instant new year bulletin board. It has the traditional gold and black color theme.
Use a ‘Happy New Year’ Letter Garland: Hang up a Happy New Year letter garland over a monochrome background. The color of the letters must always contrast with the color of the backgrounds for the letters to stand out. These garlands can be black, white, silver, or gold.
Hang up a giant New Year’s Day Coloring Page: Have your students color a huge New Year’s Day themed coloring page that you can later mount up as a colorful bulletin board display. Students will feel proud to have their work on display.
Sliding into a New Year Bulletin Board: This bulletin board has cute penguins skiing on the slopes made of lace. A snowflake border and snowflake cutouts stand out against the dark blue night sky backdrop.
Use free bulletin board printables from TpT: There are lots of free New Year bulletin board ideas on TpT that you can use. See them here.
New Year Classroom Door Bulletin Board
‘Sliding into a New Year’ door bulletin board: This New Year’s themed classroom door decor was created using this Winter penguin themed bulletin board set.