Spring Bulletin Board Ideas

If you're looking for some simple spring bulletin board ideas that include spelling reinforcement, we think you'll love this one! See if your students catch the double-meaning word in the title.

Spring Bulletin Board Ideas

Rabbit on colorful spring bulletin board display


Background: White, or light blue at the top, light green at the bottom

Border: Dark green, dark blue or black

Rabbit: Use our pattern, resizing as necessary. Ask students to color the rabbit as shown, or as desired

yellow and orange sun

Flowers: Use our patterns, resizing as necessary. Choose one spelling pattern or word family for each flower. Label the center of each flower. Ask students to add words to the petals of each flower that fit each pattern, spelling all words correctly. Words should be added until all the petals are filled. 

Spelling words shown in this example are:

  • IE words: belief, field, piece
  • EI words: receive, weird, neighbor
  • EE words: been, feel, seem, feed, keep, wheel
Note:  Add additional flowers, birds, butterflies, trees, as desired to complete your own spring scene. Add more spelling patterns as space allows. Change the spelling patterns from week to week.

Spring Bulletin Board Variations

#1 Instead of posting words by spelling patterns, display weekly spelling words. For example, one flower could show this week's spelling words, another flower could show last week's words, and another flower could display next week's words.

blue callout

#2 Give the rabbit something to say!      
Make up a clever caption using some
of the spelling words in the bulletin board.
Write the caption in a shape like this
and add it to the display.

#3 Instead of regular spelling words, fill the board with double-meaning words. On the flower petals, ask students to write sentences such as, We can bank on our bank being open when we need them, and
Dad tried to scare the bat with a baseball bat, and so on.

More About Multiple-Meaning Words

young girl working at computer

Most kids love a bit of word play fun. These spring bulletin board ideas may be just the launching point you need for an extended study into this fun topic! Encourage students to "grow" their own lists. Or make a word wall in which all your students contribute to one master list.

Consider making a classroom book of multiple-meaning words. Assign the words on a master list so that each child has one or more multiple words. On each page, the child could write different meanings for his/her word, sentences using the word correctly, and illustration.

It's really fun when kids can write sentences that use multiple meanings for the same word in a single sentence, as in the examples in #3 above. 

Additional Resources

colorful game board

For fun spelling practice all year long, remember to try our  spelling worksheets, spelling word games and spelling bee resources.

› Spring

Fun Spelling Worksheets for Grades 1/2  50 All-new reproducible pages for early learners!

 AnyWord Spelling Practice Series Worksheets, games & prompts that work with almost ANY spelling words! 

101 Word Play Puzzlers   Discover the FUN of letters & words as you solve each unique puzzle. Great vocabulary & spelling practice!

New Spelling Bee Words Are Ready!

The Gigantic Spelling Bee Words & Sentences in 3 volumes. Learn more>>

Spelling Bee Toolboxes for Grades 3/5 and 6/8   All the resources you need for a successful bee! On Sale!

Monumental Spelling Bee Lists with definitions, sentences and language of origin

Colossal Spelling Bee ebooks

Colossal Spelling Bee Word Lists  Definitions, parts of speech & sentences included for 600 words, at two levels 

100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words, Definitions & Sentences  Our toughest list, for upper grades and adults!

600 Spelling Bee Words & Sentences for Gr 3/5 & 6/8 Extra words & sentences at two levels