Simple fall tree bulletin board for preschool

My favorite bulletin board displays are the ones where the children’s art work are integrated into the theme of the board.

The two year olds were given some paper leaves, sponges, and some red and yellow paint.

The children sponge painted their leaves with the paint.

Most of the children took their time and explored the mixing of the two colors.

At first they tried to keep their hands on the unpainted part of the leaf as they sponge painted but it wasn’t long before they realized that in order to cover the entire leaf with paint, they were going to have to get some paint on those hands.

After the children were done with their leaves, the leaves were set aside to dry. The teacher will hang them on her tree she made for their classroom bulletin board.

The completed fall tree display…

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By |2010-09-16T06:00:28+00:00September 16th, 2010|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Scott September 16, 2010 at 11:57 am - Reply

    I agree. Displaying the kids’ work is the best use of a bulletin board.

  2. abbie September 16, 2010 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Those leaves are adorable. Would make a very cute bulletin board.

  3. Bev September 17, 2010 at 9:21 am - Reply

    We have done this a few times, but I hadn’t thought to add a tree to the display. Love that idea!

  4. Ameera September 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Hey Deborah I love this idea and we did it in our homeschool!! Thanks for sharing …we even experimented and changed up the colors.

    • Deborah J. Stewart September 23, 2010 at 10:05 pm - Reply

      I love it – the idea definitely has room for lots of creativity! It is fun when others do things like this in other ways:)

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