Are you looking for inspiration to make your own Memorial Day bulletin boards? Creating a Memorial Day bulletin board is a great way to honor those who have served in the military and and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Memorial Day bulletin boards should be decorated in the colors of the national flag; red, white, and blue. You can can cutouts of the flag, the USA continent, poppy flowers, remembrance Ribbons, and army helmets. I would advise you not to use cutouts of soldiers with guns, or any military equipment like tanks. That can be triggering for people to see, especially children.
You can focus on the bravery of soldiers and the selfless sacrifice that many of them have made. It is also important to use these bulletin boards to spread awareness of the fact that veterans are our heroes.
I love to find awesome bulletin board ideas. As an Amazon affiliate, I may earn a commission for purchases using my links. The ideas and below are based on Amazon finds that are great for making Memorial Day bulletin boards.
Memorial Day Bulletin Boards
These examples of Memorial Day bulletin boards and istructions for how you can create them:
Make a vestibule display: A simple vestibule bulletin board needs a backdrop, a Memorial Day poster at the center, and poppy flowers. The backdrop in the picture was folded and stapled to fit into a smaller space.
Make a tri-fold poster display: You can make a large poster board blleti board display with information about you local veterans and the soldiers you want to remeber. Add poppies for decoration.
Make an instant bulletin board using a backdrop: Not enough teachers are aware that backdrops make complete bulletin boards. The only thing you may need to add is a border. This Memorial Day backdrop has a national flag and bald eagle image.
Memorial Day Classroom Door
Add vertical banners to the sides of your door: Cover your classroom door in red bulletin board paper and add a Happy 4th of July poster. Then add these ‘Home of the Free, Because of the Brave’ vertical banners to eith side of your door.
Memorial Day Classroom Posters
U.S. military posters: These posters show the six branches of the U.S. military; the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marines, The Airforce, and the U.S. Navy. The teacher placed them in frames from Hobby Lobby, and added vertical banners on the sides of the posters.
Memorial Day Classroom Decorations
Vertical Banners: Vertical Memorial Day banners can be hung up on either side of your windows, bulletin boards, or your classroom door.
Paper fans: There are lots of red, white and blue paper fans that you can use to decorate your Memorial Day bulletin boards. The color scheme is the most important factor since it promotes that feeling of patriotism. This paper fan set also comes with tissue pompom flowers.
Memorial Day bulletin board Ideas and Tips
Here are some ideas and tips for designing Memorial Day bulletin boards:
Theme and Title: Choose a patriotic theme for your bulletin board, such as “Honoring Our Heroes” or “Remembering the Fallen.” Create a prominent title at the top of the board that reflects the theme and purpose of the display.
Color Scheme: Utilize a patriotic color scheme with red, white, and blue to evoke a sense of national pride. Consider using these colors for borders, backgrounds, and accents.
Visual Elements: Include images and symbols associated with Memorial Day, such as American flags, military insignia, and patriotic imagery. Incorporate pictures of veterans, servicemembers, or local heroes. Use poppies, which are a symbol of remembrance for fallen soldiers, as decorative elements.
Quotes and Messages: Feature meaningful quotes or messages related to Memorial Day and the sacrifices of those who served. Share facts and statistics about the holiday and its significance.
Student Involvement: Encourage students to create artwork, essays, or poems that can be displayed on the bulletin board. Display letters or drawings from students expressing gratitude to veterans and active-duty military personnel.
Memorial Wall: Consider creating a “Memorial Wall” on your bulletin board, where you can honor and remember specific individuals who have served and sacrificed. Include photos, names, and brief stories of local heroes or family members.
Remembrance Ribbons: Attach small red, white, and blue ribbons or bows to the bulletin board as symbols of remembrance. Invite students and staff to add their own ribbons with names of loved ones who served in the military.
Historical Information: Include a brief history of Memorial Day and its evolution as a national holiday. Highlight the significance of Arlington National Cemetery and the tradition of placing flags on graves.
Flags and Symbols: Display American flags or a large central flag as a focal point. Incorporate patriotic symbols like eagles, stars, and liberty bells.
Maintenance: Regularly update and maintain the bulletin board throughout the Memorial Day season. Ensure that any information displayed is accurate and respectful.
The decorations that you use for Memorial Day, like the red, white and blue paper fans and tissue pompoms, can be reused for Independence Day classroom decor as well.
Remember that the purpose of Memorial Day bulletin boards is to educate, honor, and pay tribute to those who have served in the military. They should be respectful and informative displays that foster a sense of gratitude and patriotism within your classroom.
More ideas for Memorial Day bulletin boards will be added as I find them. If you have any questions, you can ask me anything in the comments below.