41 Fun Sports Bulletin Board Ideas

Get your kids motivated with these fun sports bulletin board ideas. 

The school bulletin board – such a great way to decorate a classroom or give a visual reminder of important information or content taught in the classroom! They are a great way to pull a classroom theme together, but coming up with ideas is tough!

Many schools require teachers and staff to switch bulletin boards up with the seasons, so staying on theme can be hard! A lot of teachers want new ideas that they and their students haven’t already seen a million times!

sports bulletin board ideas

A sporty classroom theme gives teachers a lot to work with! There are so many different sports to choose from, so there are plenty of decorative ideas to go along with each. Plus, a sport theme can encourage an environment of teamwork and collaborative effort in the classroom.

We all could use a bit more of that! So, whether you are needing sporty boards for your classroom or hallway bulletin boards, the ideas below should have you covered. If you need some on theme ideas to paste on your white boards or walls, there are some great posters listed below as well!

Sports Themed Bulletin Boards for Back to School

The first day of school sets the tone for the rest of the school year! Your class, whether they are sports fans or not, will love this theme. It should also make group work and working together a breeze. Making your students feel like an important part of a team will help them act like one!

 

Kicking Off a Great year

Start off the new year in your classroom or space with this easy bulletin board. Use your school’s team colors and whatever sport your students are a fan of!

Kicking Off a Great year

Photo Credit: One Creative Mommy

Slide Into 3rd

This simple idea is perfect for all grade levels – not just 3rd. This board is showcasing the grade level team, but you could use smaller balls and fill up the board with your student’s names!

Slide Into 3rd

Photo Credit: Teacher Blog Spot

Let’s Kick Off a Great School Year

If you love football, this one is great! It’s best suited for a longer, rectangular bulletin board so that you can fit in the entire field!

Let’s Kick Off a Great School Year

Photo Credit: Dynamic Teaching

Team 1st Grade

Use your school’s team colors and add your student’s names around the grade level number!

Team 1st Grade

Photo Credit: School Girl Style

Meet Our Players

A fun way for students to get to know each other! This writing prompt could be a long list of favorites or you could have them write about a time they played their favorite sport.

Meet Our Players

Photo Credit: Kinder Craze

Check Out Our Fall Line-Up

These jerseys look so simple and would be a great addition to any sports themed classroom or hallway. You can also customize and use whatever color or sport that you want! Make it look like a basketball court if you prefer!

Check Out Our Fall Line-Up

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Jersey Door

This wall of soccer jerseys is the perfect addition to your space. This is an idea that could easily be transferred to any size bulletin board in your classroom or hallway.

Jersey Door

Photo Credit: Jodi Durgin

Kicking off a Great Year (Football Field)

The pom poms will get students so excited about sitting in their new classroom! These football jerseys are hung like a banner which adds a feel of celebration to the display!

Kicking off a Great Year Football Field

Photo Credit: Maggie Stewart

Kicking off a Great Year (Soccer)

If you and your students love soccer, this board would be great fit. You could add student’s names to each of the soccer balls if you want to make it a bit more personal.

Kicking off a Great Year Soccer

Photo Credit: Class with Crowley

Get in the Game

Get your students ready and motivated for the new school year with this easy and exciting classroom bulletin board.

Get in the Game

Photo Credit: Skippers Jungle

Slam Dunk Students

Every class wants to be told how awesome they are. Make sure your students know how great you think they are with this b-ballin’ bulletin board!

Slam Dunk Students

Photo Credit: Not So Wimpy Teacher

Let’s Tackle This Year

The coming year may be great year, but there are going to be moments that are tough! Tackling all of the tough stuff together will help a class make it through!

Let’s Tackle This Year

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Hitting Home Runs

Starting out on a positive note is what we should aim for! This easy door display could be transferred to any size bulletin board that you have in your space. Students will love seeing their names on this and the message will set them up for success.

Hitting Home Runs

Photo Credit: Noelle Wager

Team First Grade

Elementary schools may or may not have team colors, so your students can decide what your classroom’s colors are! Your class could even pick its own mascot!

Team First Grade

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Our Winning Team

There are so many different ways that you can set your students up for success. Bulletin boards that encourage them from the get-go are an easy way to set up a positive environment in the classroom.

Our Winning Team

Photo Credit: Rainbows Within Reach

 

 

Sports Themed Art Displays

Art and sports may not normally be seen as likely friends, but they can work well together! If you need a sports theme for your art display, no worries! There are plenty to choose from!

 

We’re Having a Ball in 1st Grade!

This bulletin board would be great for an art class or art display! Who doesn’t have a ball creating something new?! While the pictures are fun, you could easy replace those with art projects the students have completed this year.

We’re Having a Ball in 1st Grade

Photo Credit: Rainbows Within Reach

Hall of Fame

The perfect way to display and make students feel like true artists!

Hall of Fame

Photo Credit: LeighAnn Summers Durham

One Goal

Each of these little soccer balls is its own art display! These students were able to color in soccer ball cut outs however they wanted to. You could go even further with paint or different fabrics to glue on each of the different sections on each ball.

One Goal

Photo Credit: Elementary Art Fun

Play Ball

This is a great idea for younger students. They can create a sports ball of their very own! They may try to make an exact replica, but some of the more abstract ones are interesting as well! Paint is great, but you could use scrap construction paper to fill them out as well.

Play Ball

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Sports Bulletin Board Ideas for Student Work

Displaying student work is one fun part about being a teacher. Students love to show off how hard they have worked and teachers love for others to see how proud they are of their students. Here are some fun and sporty ideas for student work displays.

 

Football Board for Student Work

Show off student’s work with this simple idea! You could replace the football above each name with whatever sport is the student’s favorite! This is an idea you could keep up all year long – just easily switch out the students’ work with the clothes pins!

Football Board for Student Work

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Our Writing is a Hit

Whatever class students are writing for, social studies, math, reading, or science, this board is perfect. If you have a sports theme classroom or space, you could display their work all year with something like this.

Our Writing is a Hit

Photo Credit: Not So Wimpy Teacher

Ready to Tackle

This is a great way to keep the sports theme going! Each football player has a cutout of each student’s face!

Ready to Tackle

Photo Credit: Ali Massey

 

ESL Bulletin Board Ideas with Sports Theme

These eye catching boards will work well for any ESL classroom! You can easily turn a fun english board into a sport themed board by using sporty vocabulary words!

 

No One Player is as Good as Everyone Together

Grab a decorative border and you are pretty much good to go! The spaces on this board could be used as a learning space and visual reminders of what is being taught.

No One Player is as Good as Everyone Together

Photo Credit: I Teach Dual Language

How Do You Say…

Bulletin boards can be great learning spaces! This board could easily be used in a sports theme if you switch out the key word! Instead of “hello”, write all the different ways people can say a sports vocabulary word!

How Do You Say

Photo Credit: RR Classroom

Words to Tackle

This is a fun idea if your ESL class has a bunch words they working on! Visual reminders are great!

Words to Tackle

Photo Credit: Teaching Allstars

Bulletin Board for Physical Education Classes

Physical education has a sports theme year round! That being said, it can be hard to switch up your bulletin boards with a fresh idea every semester. However, we all know there is much more to a P.E class than just sports! Being healthy, learning how to be a good teammate, and gaining confidence are just a few of the many key topics covered in physical education classes. So, if you are looking for more than just a baseball or tennis ball theme for your P.E. board, check out the fun, sporty, AND motivational ideas below!

 

Class Goals

Class Goals

Photo Credit: Delia Zelazny

Get caught Being a Good Sport

Get caught Being a Good Sport

Photo Credit: PE Central

Give It Your Best Shot

Give It Your Best Shot

Photo Credit: Nicole Ey

Good Sportsmanship is…

Good Sportsmanship is

Photo Credit: Toni Louise

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Photo Credit: PE Central

Swish Your Stress Away

Swish Your Stress Away

Photo Credit: PE Central

Good Sports Always….

Good Sports Always

Photo Credit: PE Central

Kickin’ Off a New Year in P.E

Kickin’ Off a New Year in PE

Photo Credit: PE Central

Have a Ball with P.E. Words

Have a Ball with PE Words

Photo Credit: PE Central

Serve Bump Set

Serve Bump Set

Photo Credit: PE Central

Sports with Friends

Sports with Friends

Photo Credit: Christopher Knight

Beautiful Posters for Sports Bulletin Boards

Posters are such an easy way to add color to any classroom or space! You can add them to bulletin boards or just put them directly on a wall!

One popular poster category is motivational quote posters  — sports theme ones are very popular! Whether you are in a physical education class or not, the hard work put in by athletes can be inspiring.

Students will love seeing some of their favorite famous people and athletes on their classroom walls. These sporty posters are a colorful idea and will look great on an empty wall or on a board when you are needing to switch things up!

 

Sports Motivational Posters

Sports Motivational Posters

Photo Credit: Kanru

Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Soccer Posters

Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Soccer Posters

Photo Credit: XUN

Bryant’s Ten Rules

Bryant’s Ten Rules

You Can’t Be Afraid to Fail

You Can’t Be Afraid to Fail

Vintage Sports Patents

Vintage Sports Patents

Photo Credit: Stars by Nature

 

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