PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Raking in Healthy Habits

Category: Wellness

Suggested Grade Level: All

Materials: Colored paper (leaf punch is really nice), staples, markers, scissors


I started out with some brown paper and stapled the trunk to the board and stuffed it with newspaper to give it a 3-D effect. Next I twisted the same light brown paper (paper bags would work as well) to create the branches. I also stapled the branches to the board and used masking tape for the wall part. I just twisted and added more branches until it looked like a tree. I cut out the letters: RAKING IN HEALTHY HABBITS. I also punched out enough leaves for all students (except K). I stapled the 5th grade leaves to the tree and put the rest in "leaf piles". Each student was responsible for writing one healthy habit on a leaf after we talked about some examples. I really stressed with them what it means to be healthy and have healthy habits, not just doing something one time. I also cut the rake out of poster board. It was done free handed, but could be done using an overhead or an ELMO. A colleague thought she would use a real rake and attach it to the bulletin board.

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Submitted by Stacy Cappozzo who teaches at Pier Elementary in Fond du Lac, WI. Additional authors for this idea were Stephanie Teal. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 10/21/2011 10:53:32 AM. Viewed 11868 times since 10/18/2011.

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