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35 Ocean and Beach Bulletin Board Ideas
Let’s have some fun with these Ocean and Beach bulletin board ideas!
Are you planning on doing a fun, sunny, and beach-y themed classroom this year? If you are, you are going to need some beach-y classroom bulletin boards!
Or maybe you are just wanting to end the school year with a fun board to get everyone excited for summer! Either way, beach bulletin boards are always a big hit, and there are so many ideas here for inspiration. Many of them include one or all of a few key items: water, sand, ocean animals, life preservers, palm trees, or beach balls! Surf boards are pretty popular too.
The ideas below all follow a beach or ocean theme, and are perfect for class or hallway bulletin boards. Many of them could be transferred to a door decoration as well!
Beach Ball Themed Bulletin Boards
Whether you are a middle school, high school, or elementary teacher, you’ve likely got some bulletin boards to fill up. Use these beach ball themed boards to make school feel more like a fun seaside game!
Having a Ball This Summer
This board is a great way to get students excited about their break. However, you can put up this board and have a ball during the school year as well.
Summer’s a Ball
Beach balls are a symbol of summertime and warmer weather, but events in the classroom are a ball as well!
Beach Chair and Balls
This board is the perfect touch for a beach-themed classroom or hallway. You can use all different colors for the beach balls and chair!
Palm Tree Bulletin Board Ideas
Palm trees are an essential beach, ocean and tropical symbol. These unique bulletin board ideas all include a palm tree or two if that is the theme you are going for!
This board can be used to greet students in the new school year. If you have a new teacher or student coming in mid-year, it can be perfect for that as well.
Ohana Means Family
Everyone loves Lilo and Stitch! Encouraging a family and friend atmosphere in the classroom is vital to a successful school year.
Sailing into Summer
This could be used for “Sailing into a New Year” as well!
Stepping into Summer
Palm trees remind everyone of summer, but this board can help warm up a hallway or classroom during warmer months too.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
This colorful bulletin board is centered around a classic book.
Two Palm Tree Hammock
Encourage students to relax and rest with this calming bulletin board.
Welcome To Our Classroom
This board has adorable mini palm trees made by the students!
This is a cute way to display everyone who is entering the grade level!
Wild About Kindergarten
Young students will love this monkey and palm-tree themed bulletin board.
Ocean Interactive Bulletin Boards
Interactive boards are a great way to for students to have something to do away from their seats! If you are looking for an interactive board with an ocean or beach theme, check out these eye-catching displays!
Countdown to Summer
This idea is perfect for a hallway bulletin board or a classroom bulletin board. Students will be so excited to get to change the countdown number each day!
Having easily accessible fun facts is the perfect way for young ones to learn something new every day.
Ocean bulletin boards help tie an ocean-themed classroom together! This board lets preschoolers and young children create their own underwater stories.
Sea What We Have Learned
A clever phrase and clever way to showcase what the students have been up to.
Hang In There
This beach and monkey-themed board lets your students countdown the days until summer! You could use a countdown like this for tests and class parties as well!
Buckets of Fun
This board is the perfect way to give anyone a closer look at what your students are doing or will be doing throughout the school year!
Just Keep Swimming Until Summer
Finding Nemo is always a favorite and you can use a phrase like this for more than a countdown until summer!
Ocean-Themed Bulletin Boards
If you are going for an ocean theme in or out of the classroom, here are some new and creative ideas! These all include ocean, ocean animals, or fun activities you can do in the ocean like surfing! Whether you need an idea for the beginning, middle, or end of the school year, you should be able to find something in this section!
Diving Into Summer
Nothing encourages a class to get excited about a new year like a fun board covered with their own pictures!
Get Hooked On
This is a great idea if you are needing or wanting students to get excited about reading or certain books!
This underwater scene will be so fun for your students to make! Most of the diver suits can be made from construction paper and then you print out a picture to place on top!
We Swim Together
The first day of school is a great time to set a tone for the rest of the school year. A phrase like this can encourage camaraderie from the get-go!
This fun board is an easy way to introduce the class! Each student gets their own window. If you don’t have pictures readily available, use their names and have them draw a self portrait!
Meet The Crew
Put the student’s names on their own submarine and watch them excitedly search for their own ship! If you wanted, you could have each student give their boat a fun boat name!
Reach for a Good Book
An octopus has plenty of arms to read a good book with! Use this board as a way to give them some new reading material to work with! You could keep this board up all year and just rotate out what the octopus is reading. If you have specific titles you are wanting them to pick up, use those!
Just Keep Learning
Catchy phrases are a fantastic way to keep students interested in what they are doing at school! This example used hands to make orange clownfish! That could be something the students contribute to the board.
Don’t Be Crabby
Sometimes, we all come into the classroom a little crabby – especially early in the morning. We could all use a little reminder like this occasionally. This is a simple idea, but perfect for younger students. Their tiny hands will make the cutest tiny crabs!
Bite Into Reading
This board uses this intimidating sea creature to reiterate different ways students can read and work on their reading and literature skills. You could also put up pictures of some fun books for reading inspiration. If you are doing an ocean-themed classroom this year, this board is perfect for your reading or classroom library corner.
More Beach Bulletin Board Ideas
Encouragement is always a great way to try and improve student achievement. Use these fun sand castles to let your students know how great they are and how much they have improved.
Surfing Into Kindergarten
Need a beach-y themed board for the beginning of the school year? This idea is so simple! This example is shown on a classroom door, but this idea could easily be transferred to a bulletin board wall.
We Shore are Ready
This bulletin board display would be great at the beginning or end of the school year! It could be welcoming students into their current grade or giving them encouragement as they exit one grade and begin another.
Ride the Wave
This is a simple and colorful idea! This bulletin board set is already pre-cut and ready to be sent to you when you need it! This is a great board for the beginning OR end of the school year.
This board is a fantastic way to help tie an ocean-themed classroom together!
This bulletin board kit is ready to go when you are! A pre-made kit is a great way to save time, but these fish can be done yourself as well! You could make them different sizes and colors if you have a color scheme you are trying to follow.
These ocean animals are always a big hit! This is a fun and simple idea that will brighten up any ocean theme classroom!
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