Happy Campers Bulletin Board

July 21st, 2014 by Brenda Stickland-Guest Blogger

Happy Campers Bulletin Board Teacher Created Resources

This bulletin board is a great example of using items you have at home and recycling it for classroom use. I had camouflage print napkins leftover from a party and decided to use them for a Happy Campers Bulletin Board. I made little tents by cutting the party napkins into triangles and laminating them.

Happy Campers Tent - Teacher Created Resources

I cut a single slit in the middle of the camouflage triangle to make a little opening. On the first day of school, I took photos of each of the students lying on their tummies, holding up their heads, and smiling. I placed each student’s photo inside the tent opening. The little camp fires are made out of construction paper and orange and yellow tissue paper. I used camouflage letters to spell out “We’re Happy Campers!” To complete the look, I used Camouflage Scalloped Border Trim and added silk leaves for a fun, outdoor touch. The bulletin board would be a great addition to a recycle and reuse classroom lesson.

Back to School Banner Craft

July 8th, 2014 by TC Bear

77122 Wild Moroccan Pennants Banner Craft-Teacher Created Resources

It’s never too early to start thinking about your next classroom theme. Classroom decorations help set the tone for a fun and stylish learning environment.  Make back to school setup and decorating easy by preparing classroom decorations ahead of time. Try this back to school banner craft using pennants.


Wild Moroccan Banner - Teacher Created Resources


1)      Cut 19 pieces of ribbon. Each piece should be approximately 6″.

2)      Separate the pennants into 3 sections:

  • 4 pennants for “Wild”
  • 5 pennants for “About”
  • 7 pennants for “3rd Grade”

3)   Punch out all the letters and numbers required for “Wild About 3rd Grade”

and glue on top of each pennant.

4)   Thread the orange ribbon through the pennants pre-cut holes to connect.

5)  Lay 3-4 different ribbons flat above the pre-cut hole, and secure by using

the orange ribbon to tie a double knot. Continue to do this until entire

banner is complete.

Making a custom banner is a great way to welcome students back to school. It can be repurposed as an open house banner, first day of school photo backdrop, or bulletin board. Mix and match different letters and ribbons to decorate your classroom.

2014 Back to School Giveaway

June 27th, 2014 by Portia Stewart

ipad giveaway 2014 Teacher Created Resources
Could you use an iPad for educational apps and organization this coming school year? The 2014 Back to School Giveaway is here and we’re giving away an iPad and an iPad Mini!

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  1. Enter once a day by completing the entry form.
  2. Once you’ve entered on the giveaway page, an email confirmation will be sent to you. Click the link in the email to confirm your email address.
  3. Earn additional entries by sharing your personal link with friends. For each person you refer, you get an additional entry.

Here is the best part! If one of the people you refer wins the iPad, you win the iPad Mini.

Contest ends September 30, 2014

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4th of July Fun Facts & Free Activity

June 18th, 2014 by TC Bear

4th of July Fun Facts and Free Activity

4th of July is all about patriotism and fireworks. Share these fun historical facts about the history of 4th of July with your kids, then try some of the suggested activities to celebrate.

4th of July Fun Facts 

  • Independence Day is celebrated every year in the United States on the Fourth of July.
  • The liberty bell weighs 2080 pounds and its circumference is 12 feet.
  • The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson.
  • On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence that gave freedom to all who lived in the United States.
  • The Declaration of Independence was first read to the public in Philadelphia, where it was celebrated with bells that rang all night long.
  • Twelve of the thirteen original colonies approved the final draft of the Declaration of the Independence.
  • The first Independence Day celebration took place on July 4, 1777.
  • On the 4th of July, we celebrate the birthday of the United States.
  • People celebrate the 4th of July by going to picnics, parades and firework shows.
  • In 1941, Congress declared the 4th of July a federal holiday.
4th of July Printable Decorations from Big & Easy Patterns & Celebrate the Holidays

4th of July Printable Decorations from Big & Easy Patterns & Celebrate the Holidays

4th of July Fun Activity Suggestions

  • Create and color your own U.S.A. flag and 4th of July pictures. Use them as decorations for a 4th of July party.
  • Create a mural of a 4th of July parade using paint and a roll of paper across the wall.
  • Discuss the Declaration of Independence and have the students write about the importance of freedom.
  • Compose an acrostic poem with the word “independence”.
  • Do patriotic brain teasers and word scrambles. Download free USA Brain Teasers here.


*Facts from the following books: Patriotic Songs & Symbols, Celebrate the Holidays & Multicultural Holidays