A while back I saw on Pinterest a bulletin board for Thanksgiving where students wrote on a slip what they were thankful for. Then all those slips where hung in the hallway along with the title “Give Thanks.” You can see that inspiration here.
I love word play and so I couldn’t pass up the creative idea of utilizing it to create a bulletin board similar to the Give Thanks for Christmas. My thoughts were, why not have students write inside a present something they have learned this year and then I would title the entire bulletin board, “Dorr presents… The Gift of learning.” Do you see what I did there with presents? I <3 Word Play!
As much as I’d like to take the credit, my daughter then came in and helped create the large present from butcher paper and arranged each gift on it. It became a large but awe-inspiring display. The kiddos enjoy looking for their present box and the teachers have enjoyed reading all the fantastic learning going on in our school.
If you want the presents to print out, click here. You can download it for free! Check out my holiday craft ideas such as the sock snowmen we made, or the hanger reindeer. You can also check out my 12 days of holiday science that really engaged my students!