31 Fall Bulletin Board Ideas

Acorns, falling leaves, football, and more! Fall is in the air and so are these adorable fall bulletin board ideas! If you are like me, changing up classroom decor throughout the year keeps my classroom seasonal and cheery.

If you notice…

The look on the students’ faces when they see their new bulletin board creation is priceless!

Now is the time to welcome your new students after summer vacation with a fall-inspired creation. Check out these eye-catching display ideas specifically designed especially for the autumn months.

Back-to-School Ideas

welcome back to school bulletin board design

1. Falling In Love

This fall bulletin board depicts a tree with falling leaves to welcome students back to school after a long summer break. You can easily use the “falling” theme and change the wording to put your own spin on this simple design.

View here: http://libraries.ne.gov/cpls/2018/08/10/beginning-of-the-year-bulletin-board/

2. Unbelievable

Another creative play on words to welcome the fall season with this classroom bulletin board. Check out fall bulletin board ideas that play on words in their titles.

View here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/212302569905222675/

3. Shades of Fall

This bulletin design is so resourceful! This classroom teacher cut out acorns in various shades using paint swatches from a local hardware store. This would be a cute idea to do with fall leaves or pumpkin cutouts as well!

View here: https://aroundthekampfire.com/2016/10/apple-up-your-fall-bulletin-boards.html

4. Who’s Hiding?

Anytime you can incorporate your students’ names onto a bulletin board it is sure to be a success! This design features pumpkin cutouts with students’ names listed on each one.

View here: https://mrsbsbeehive.com/2020/10/fall-bulletin-board-ideas.html

5. Pumpkin Spice

If you know me, you know I love coffee! This fall bulletin is steeped to perfection. Add this design to your to-do list if you have a coffee house classroom theme.

View here: https://chaylorandmads.com/2019/08/17/classroom-decoration-ideas-for-fall/

6. Once Little Acorns

An inspirational board to show your students how even the greatest oaks were once just a tiny acorn.

View here: https://www.aneverydaystory.com/autumn-bulletin-boards/

7. Character Development

You can use this pumpkin patch fall bulletin board to harvest any content or curriculum you desire! In this example, students are encouraged to work on character traits such as honesty and respect.

View here:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/213076626093525892/

8. Apple Picking

Start the new school year off right with this apple-solutely clever bulletin board! Apples for each student encourage new beginnings and making friends.

View here: http://teachersmag.com/posts/apple-theme-classroom-decor

9. Bushel of Apples

Fall bulletin board ideas like this one are perfect for back-to-school!

View here: https://kidactivities.net/beginning-school-year-autumn-display-boards/

Creative Bulletin Boards

bulletin board idea with inspiring words

10. Scarecrow Smiles

Fall bulletin boards featuring scarecrows are one of my favorite ideas. I love how this scarecrow jumps off the bulletin board with his 3D stuffed flannel shirt!

View here: https://www.churchhousecollection.com/fall-scarecrow-bulletin-board-idea.php

11. Burlap Beauty

This fall bulletin board has it all! From autumn leaves and sunflowers to apples and pumpkins, a seasonal display such as this one is sure to impress. I especially love the added burlap border because it frames the board with texture and volume.

View here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/158470480625726453/

12. Painted Pumpkins

Any time your students can get involved in a fun fall display, especially when it involves painting, you know they will have a blast!

View here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/560205641121934554/

13. Football Fanatics

If you are from the south like me, you know it wouldn’t be fall without football! Use brown butcher paper or green paper to create this fall bulletin board!

View here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/198017714842861383/

14. Poppin’ Pumpkins

The three-dimensional paper pumpkins on this fall bulletin are eye-catching! You can create bulletin boards that pop all year long!

View here: http://teachersmag.com/posts/halloween-themed-bulletin-board-ideas

15. Camp Out

Roasting marshmallows on a cool fall night? Yes, please!

View here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/116108496620561312/

16. Pretty Pumpkins

This might be my favorite fall bulletin board purchase! I love the rustic look and the use of these pattered pumpkins.

View here: https://www.amazon.com/Classroom-Decorations-Farmhouse-Halloween-Thanksgiving/dp/B097YKRC3C?th=1

Easy Fall Displays

colorful bulletin board with flowers on board

17. Get Messy

Grab some paints and get ready for a fall theme craft! Students can use their hand prints to create their own leaves for this awesome bulletin board.

View here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/483503709967339215/

18. Wheelbarrow

Welcome autumn harvest with an easy wheelbarrow bulletin board for fall!

View here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/428545720763215839/

19. Sunflowers

I am obsessed with these bold, bright sunflowers! Among the pumpkins and apples, sunflowers are iconic to the autumn months. Check out this bulletin board!

View here: http://www.prek4fun.com/favorite-bulletin-boards/

20. Football Faces

This bulletin board display uses student photographs to create adorable football players!

View here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/509891989041491131/

21. Raking Leaves

I think teachers can use an actual rake on this bulletin board! I love the texture of the tree made from twisted paper, but the rake really makes this fall board stand out.

View here: https://thelionisabookworm.blogspot.com/2014/09/bulletin-board-rake-in-good-book.html

22. Hiding Classmates

I always say that board ideas using student photographs are a surefire way to bring your bulletin board display to life! These adorable kids are hiding in the fall leaves on this fall bulletin board.

View here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/149322543883855056/

23. Pop Corn

This classroom teacher created a cute corn stalk bulletin board.

View here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/472385448415481441/

Check out these other creative fall designs: 

Fall Holidays

24. Thanksgiving

I could just gobble up this colorful bulletin board filled with student-made turkeys! It is such a cute design, yet it also shares the importance of being thankful.

View here: https://michelledougherty.weebly.com/a-digital-voice-for-the-classroom/thanksgiving-in-the-classroom

25. Spooky Fall Bulletin

Fall bulletin board ideas for Halloween can use black cats, witches, and bats for a kid-friendly seasonal board.

View here: https://www.weareteachers.com/halloween-bulletin-boards/

26. Ghostly

You might think teaching is scary, but these little ghosts are anything but! Fall bulletin board ideas can inspire learning and develop creativity for students.

View here: https://firstgradeblueskies.com/bat-ghost-and-bulletin-board/

27. Batty for School

This bulletin board features little bats, a haunted house, and a full moon! Bulletin board ideas like this will make your students batty for learning!

View here: https://www.duckbrand.com/ducktape-makers/educators-and-parents/top-4-halloween-bulletin-board-ideas

28. Cornucopia

This fall bulletin is not only seasonal, but it also shows off exceptional student writing.

View here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/93379392245265506/

29. Spider Web

spider web on cork bulletin board

Spiders made from cute handprints are anything but scary! This fall bulletin idea is fun for kids to make and see!

View here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/187743878188974427/

30. Frankenstein

Halloween bulletin board ideas that incorporate student artwork is fun for all! These adorable Frankenstein crafts are cute.

View here: https://www.pinterest.es/pin/570690584028906685/

31. Mummy

You can’t go wrong with Halloween bulletin boards that incorporate reading and writing, especially when they involve mummies!

View here: http://kcummingsslp.blogspot.com/2011/10/wheres-my-mummy.html

Jump In: You could always use an easel to create wonderful class boards, too! Your students will appreciate the experience of using one if they are encouraged to add their ideas. Check out my top list of teachers’ easels here — 7 Best Teachers’ Easels For Classroom Use That Will Revolutionize Your Teaching.

Fun Fact: Did you know that you could create other easel-inspired themes for your class? Read my article Birthday Board Ideas: 33 Pop-Up Displays Worth Planning On to learn more!

Final thoughts

Fall bulletin board ideas are so unique. Whether you are looking for a seasonal bulletin board, something holiday-related, or a simple fall bulletin for your classroom, there are options for everyone!

This comprehensive list of fall bulletin board ideas will get your creative juices flowing. Board ideas with pumpkins, bats, and more will make a lasting first impression on your students. Young or old, everyone is sure to appreciate fall bulletin boards like these!

Last Updated on August 31, 2023 by Emily

Emily/ author of the article

Emily is an active mother of two and a dedicated elementary school teacher. She believes the latest technology has made a huge impact on the quality of early learning and has worked hard to upgrade her classroom and her own children’s learning experience through technology.

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