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August Bulletin Boards

To decorate your bulletin board around our "India" Monthly Theme, print one of the bulletin board borders below. Add it to the top and/or bottom of your board.

Click on one of the images, open the file, and print on 8 1/2" X 11" sheets of paper. Cut out along the outside lines and assemble.

In addition:

  • Cover the background of the bulletin board with a piece of fabric to match the border. Tip: Fabric works better than paper because it doesn't tear or show thumbtack holes as easily. In addition, it can be used again another month. Measure the bulletin board and cut a piece of fabric that is about 2" larger on all sides. Take a standard desk stapler and open it up. Turn under the top 2" of the piece of fabric and staple it in place along the top edge of the board frame. Then turn under the bottom edge and staple it in place along the bottom edge of the frame, stretching the fabric to keep it taut. Finally, turn under and staple the sides.
  • Print the monthly theme on a large piece of paper and place it in the center of the board.
  • Use real picture frames around your activity notices and calendar. Or frame signs and calendars by mounting them on colored paper, which will make them “pop.”
  • Use the special signs on the Monthly Theme page for daily activities, special announcements, etc.
  • Use the special theme calendar on the Calendars page.
  • Save a corner of your board for some India-Themed Trivia.
  • Write the names of people with birthdays this month on a large India-Themed Trivia.
  • Add other theme clip art from our Clip Art page.
  • Use the special theme calendar on the Calendars page.
  • Make a pocket to hold copies of your Newsletters or the Monthly Gazette. Tip: Use a standard pocket folder and cut it in half.

Other August Borders

If you prefer, select one of the borders below–perhaps one for Independence Day, Canada Day, Picnic Month, or Blueberry Month. Cover the background with a fabric to match one of the colors in the border and add appropriate accents.

 

Elephant Ride Centerpiece

Assemble colorful pieces of paper using glue stick and clothespins to make a whimsical elephant and rider.

Click on the image for the list of materials you will need, the printouts, and the directions. There is even a large picture of a completed centerpiece to show participants.

 

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