Coloring Bulletin Boards for Students

Coloring bulletin boards for students

Teachers make large coloring bulletin boards for students as a calming corner destress activity. They are also called collaborative coloring posters or projects. These posters can have a positive message, be theme based, or have beautiful scenes and elements from nature for students to color.

Very large coloring posters like mandala posters and coloring murals are used to make these bulletin boards. Students can choose to color them if they have finished their work early. Large coloring poster bulletin boards can also be used at the start of the school year for students to color in groups as a teamwork exercise.

Teachers like to have students do coloring exercises because it improves their fine motor skills, which then improves the students’ pencil grip and handwriting. Students like to color because it is fun and relaxing for them. This is why coloring bulletin boards for students are usually found in a calming corner. The best types of coloring poster patterns for student group coloring activities are the mandala patterns. This style uses up all of the white space on a paper and it creates so many closed shapes to be colored. This allows for the activity to last a span of days or weeks to be completed.

I love to find awesome classroom bulletin board ideas. As an Amazon affiliate, I may earn a commission for purchases using my links. The ideas and paid links below are based on Amazon finds that are great for making coloring bulletin boards for students.

How to Make Coloring Bulletin Boards for Students

If your coloring poster comes rolled up in a tube, lay it flat and put textbooks on top for it to flatten out overnight. You can put poster boards behind the posters to make a flat coloring surface up on the wall.

You can let your students use colored pencils, crayons, or thin markers to color the bulletin board. 

Coloring Bulletin Boards for Students

Destress corner Coloring bulletin board for students to have a break

Destress Corner bulletin board: The coloring sheet and color pencils are right on this bulletin board along with instructions for students.

Coloring bulltin board for students to have a break

Color Me Happy coloring station: To recreate this coloring corner, you will need this coloring poster, these letters for the ‘Color Me Happy’ heading, and the pencil cup holders.

Coloring Posters for Classroom Walls

Coloring posters come in different sizes and shapes to fit large empty wall space or unique spaces in your classroom.

Coloring bulletin board on classroom wall

Middle school coloring poster: A teacher bought this large mandala coloring poster for her middle school classroom. Her students use it on the days that they cannot go outside.

Coloring bulletin board on classroom door

Coloring posters to cover classroom door glass panels: A teacher used a two-pack set of jumbo mandala coloring pages to cover an internal window in her classroom wall. She used the two sheets for it, but you can hardly tell where the overlap is. This will look spectacular when it is colored.

Classroom Kindness large coloring poster for classroom wall

‘Be Kind’ Jumbo Coloring Poster for classrooms: This large coloring poster is covered with messages to promote classroom kindness. A high school teacher posted it on the outside of her classroom wall, in the hallway.

stress relief bulletin board for students

Stress relief coloring posters for during and after testing season: Testing season can be a very stressful time for students. A large poster like this can be used for your students to unwind and relax a bit.

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I hope this has helped you get ideas for making coloring bulletin boards for students. More ideas will be added as I find them.

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