PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Get Caught Having Fun in P.E. #2 (Halloween)

Category: Holiday-Halloween

Suggested Grade Level: K-2

Materials: Bulletin board paper, lawn bag creature (meant to be filled with leaves), 2 spider pictures, one spider web, pictures of students is optional


This was a bulletin board that I completed during my student teaching at an elementary school, grades K-6.

My professors encouraged us not to "re-invent the wheel" when it came to projects that they presented to us and often told us to get ideas from PE Central. When a bulletin board was required, I immediately came to this site and found a bulletin board titled "Get Caught Having Fun in P.E." submitted by Julie Souders who teaches at Houston Elementary in Millsap, TX.

Fearing that I was not as artistic as Julie I set out in search of a store bought spider that I could tape to my bulletin board and it was then that I bumped into a GREAT idea. I found a 99 cent lawn bag creature (the ones that you are suppose to fill with leaves that you rake up and then place it in your front yard). I bought the spider and filled him with crumpled balls of scrap paper that I had pulled out of the recycled paper bins that are in every classroom!

The students LOVED this bulletin board. They loved that it was 3-D and popped out of the board. It was great to walk down the halls and catch mostly K-2 grade students looking up at it in wonder.

Although I don't have a picture of the final bulletin board- I had also placed pictures all over the board that I had taken of the students "getting caught having fun in P.E." If I forgot to take a picture of one of the classes they gladly reminded me.

The purpose of the bulletin board was to get students excited about P.E. and to allow students to show their parents (at a Fall Festival for the community) the activities they were doing in P.E.

As stated above, I realize the board is very similar to one already on PE-Central but I was encouraged by other teachers at the school to submit it anyway because they thought it was an in-expensive and easy idea. Any lawn creatures could be made into a bulletin board.... use your imagination!

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Submitted by Ashton Smith in Hughesville, PA. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 11/11/2014 1:01:07 PM. Viewed 11212 times since 6/12/2009.

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Becky Frank

This was an easy to make bulletin board and it looks great. The kids love it.