26 Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board Ideas for Preschool
With Read Across America week around the corner, I’m excited to share these Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board Ideas for preschool and elementary classrooms.
The Dr. Seuss book collection is classic, educational, and fun for students to read. They take English words and rhyme them with words that are not real words. In early childhood classroom, we refer to those as nonsense words. These types of books make learning how to read and language exciting!
While Cat in the Hat is often the first Dr. Seuss book that is read to children, there are so many wonderful options. When teachers begin a unit about Dr. Seuss, they often want to do something special to celebrate. And even if you are not reading Dr. Seuss, using the books as inspiration for decoration is never a bad idea. You can put up elaborate bulletin boards, decorate your door, or simply put up Dr. Seuss posters.
Preschoolers, elementary students, and high school students would appreciate a Dr. Seuss door display. It reminds them of their childhood! If you are looking for bulletin board or door display inspiration, look no further!
Dr. Seuss Bulletin Board Ideas for Preschool
Bulletin boards are a great way to mesh lessons and books with classroom display and decoration. While much of the focus may be on themed classroom activities, students will love to see what they are learning posted around the room. Many of these ideas below include the opportunity to personalize your board. You can include student’s handprints, footprints, and pictures! Have a parent volunteer come in to help set up your favorite Dr. Seuss bulletin board for preschool, kindergarten, first, second, or third grade.
All of these ideas are inspired by a variety of Dr. Seuss books. So, if you are needing one for a specific unit, there will be something for you!
1. We speak for the trees!
The Lorax is a favorite of many and encourages early science exploration. Whether you have a earth science unit or not, this board display can help encourage children to be mindful of the planet!
2. A person’s a person, no matter how small!:
Preschoolers will love posing for this Horton Hears a Who bulletin board! You will likely find them looking for themselves and their friends when they come in every morning.
3. Oh, the places you’ll go!
This is a popular book that teaches children that they can go anywhere they want to. Instilling growth mindsets very young is helpful for consistent emotional development. This board can be a reminder of how big the world is and that they can go anywhere!
While most preschoolers are not doing a significant amount of reading on their own, this board is encouraging either way. Preschoolers are still doing the majority of their reading with their teachers and family. So, even if this board is simply encouraging that, it is helpful and encourages beneficial activities!
4. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
This book is an early read for those being introduced to numbers. This personalized board lets students add their own personal touch!
5. There’s a wocket in my pocket!
Children will love getting to create their own wocket and adding their own personal touch to the classroom bulletin board!
6. Fox in socks says our socks rock!
Fox is a very popular character amongst preschool age children. The rhyming in this book makes it even more exciting for many! Children will love getting to create their own socks to add to their own fox!
7. How many, many feet you meet!
Students will love how silly this bulletin board is! You can use their feet or your own! You could even have a second board with all of their feet painted and labeled as well!
8. Think think think
This may not be as popular of a book as some, but it will easily become a favorite! If you are wanting to encourage your preschoolers’ imagination and their thinking skills —this is a perfect read. This board will be a reminder of the book and the ways they can open and use their mind.
9. Today you are you…
Children of any age love seeing themselves on bulletin boards and door displays. This board lets you do that and encourages students to be themselves!
10. We all may be a different kind of fish…
While this book is often though of one to help introduce numbers and counting, it can still be used for a broader message! This One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish board is perfect to bring your class together!
11. Kid, you’ll move mountains
If you want your student to think they are a super star, this is the board and book for you. It will be a constant reminder that they can do anything they put their mind to.
Many schools will celebrate Dr. Seuss in March, but there is never a wrong time. The celebrations in honor of Dr. Seuss are held in March because his birthday was March 2nd. That entire week is often known as Dr. Seuss Week or Read Across America Week. Dr. Seuss is perfect for young children no matter what time of year. So, even if it is August or January, you can implement the books into your lesson plans and decorations.
Dr. Seuss Door Display Ideas
Door displays make arriving at school every day a great time. It is always great to see color and something special on display even before you walk in the classroom. There are so many different themes you can choose from. Even if you are wanting to do something specific to Dr. Seuss, the opportunities are endless.
12. The More That You Read, The More That You Know
I may be a little bias, but I love this first door picture. Why? Because it’s my youngest daughter standing in front of her first grade classroom door display.
13. Fox in socks:
For this, you can have your preschoolers decorate real socks with sequins and feathers or cut them out of paper.
14. A person is a person no matter how small:
This quote is a great way to include your children in classroom decorations. You can use pictures and students’ names. They will love looking for themselves when they come into the classroom.
15. Why fit in when you were born to stand out?:
Another perfect way to encourage your students to be who they were made to be. Thing 1 and Thing 2 are a little wild and this book and door can remind them that it is ok to be silly sometimes. They will love seeing their faces with blue hair!
16. Hats off to Dr. Seuss!:
A simple and creative way to incorporate a classic book into your classroom decor. You can add the hat after the picture is taken or have them wear a hat when taking the picture!
17. How do you do?:
Another cute way to personalize Thing 1 and Thing 2. The words on this door also encourage friendship!
18. Thing two and thing one:
This door uses hands instead of pictures for Thing 1 and Thing 2! The quote on the door says: “These Things will not bite you. They want to have fun. Then out of the box came Thing 2 and Thing 1!”.
19. A person’s a person no matter how small (hands):
While this one may seem slightly more time consuming than others, students will love looking for their hands on the door! This quote from Horton Hears a Who is perfect for students of this age and size. Sometimes we all need to be reminded that we matter and what we have to say is valid and important. This is one of my other favorites from the collection of Dr. Seuss bulletin board ideas for preschool.
20. Think outside the hat:
The most classic Dr. Seuss character of all. This door is a cute way to encourage students to be different and think outside of the box.
21. And this mess is so big…
Students will love this messy door — especially if they get to help create it.
22. Splashin’ around with Dr. Seuss:
Young children will love this fish bowl door decor! The water is 3D and adds a fun texture to the decoration!
23. Why fit in when you were born to stand out:
A cute quote and cute faces! Your young students will love finding their faces on your door when they walk in every morning. It is fun to see themselves with blue hair as well!
24. Fox in socks:
How fun would it be for students to bring in (clean) socks from home? Everyone loves to show off stuff that they like. Each personality in the classroom could shine through socks hanging on the classroom door!
25. Oh, the places we will go!:
A cute and simple way to show off a favorite book. There are so many fun items you could put in the basket! Each day you could switch it up. You could put in treats to grab at the end of the day, or a fun activity that is meant to be completed. Students would love to look in the basket each day to find something different!
26. Oh, the places we’re going!: This phrase is classic and for good reason. This book is one that encourages students to reach for the stars, go wherever they would like, and do whatever they would like. They will love seeing their face on the door. Telling everyone about their dream vacation or a place they would like to go will get them excited.
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