October Bulletin Board Idea

Something I saw on Pinterest this summer inspired this bulletin board (I’m sorry–I don’t remember where I saw it!)  To launch our mini-unit about mysteries, we made silhouettes of enlarged pictures of some book characters we thought many of our K-3 students would recognize.

We have contest entry forms numbered 1-8, and all forms that have all eight answers correct will be entered into a random drawing for a prize at the end of the month.

We’ll also be having students put their arm into our mystery box (blindfolded) to see if they can guess what objects are inside (dice, emery board, etc.).  It’s amazing how the birthday party games of your youth can come in handy!

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathleen
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 12:14:21

    This is adorable! But perhaps would have to be shelved for a few years after you do it once and wait for new students to come through?


  2. Beth Khalil Charles Thorp Learning Resource Centre Manager
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 17:32:10

    That’s an excellent idea for September when new students start, we have competitions running all year but this is one i haven’t tried before!


    • buchlady
      Nov 03, 2012 @ 21:24:17

      It was very simple to do with an overhead projector and black paper. The kids loved it. We had 35 students guess all 8 correctly and we did a random drawing from that 35 for our prize winner. Once the contest was over we placed the answers on each figure. Give it a go!


  3. jan
    Feb 28, 2013 @ 17:46:03

    I hope you don’t mind. I put up a link to this post in my bulletin board for art teachers blog. Great idea! http://bulletinboardstoremember.blogspot.com/2013/02/guess-who.html jan


  4. Beverly
    Feb 02, 2015 @ 17:26:51

    This was a great bulletin board idea. May I use this idea for contest during book fair? I’m a children’s librarian and am always looking for cool ways to promote reading and have fun contests for my students.


    • buchlady
      Feb 02, 2015 @ 18:39:22

      Sure thing; sharing is what it’s all about! I borrowed it from someone who borrowed it from someone else!


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