26 Valentine's Day Bulletin Board Ideas for a Lovable Classroom Display (2024)

Winter doesn’t have to feel so blue with a colorful Valentine’s Day bulletin board in the classroom!Are you struggling to find a good idea for this year’s holiday bulletin board?

With so much going on from Groundhog Day to Black History Month, we know the overwhelming feeling of events simultaneously kicking off this time of year. To help you out, the teacher team at Teach Starter has compiled 25 Valentine’s Day bulletin board ideas you can choose from. We’ve also included some of our ready-to-print decorations and resources to help you expedite the process.

You don’t have to focus just on the theme of love for Valentine’s Day; other themes such askindnesscan go a long way to inspire your students and have your board stay up longer than February. So read on for a variety of options for your Valentine’s Day bulletin boards, whether you teach kindergarten or sixth grade or any grade in between!

Valentine Bulletin Board Ideas

From quotes to love and heart themes, these Valentine’s Day bulletin board ideas will surely bring a smile to your students’ faces and brighten the classroom.

I Lava This Class

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Photo courtesy of Colorado fourth-grade teacher Erin

Fourth-grade Colorado teacher Erin “lavas” her class so much she created this cute bulletin board display to celebrate! Beyond some groovy decorations, such as a lava lamp and smiling flowers, she added pictures of all her students’ faces and little hearts. We lava this idea too.

Sweet and Simple Hearts

26 Valentine's Day Bulletin Board Ideas for a Lovable Classroom Display (2)Photo courtesy of Newfoundland art teacher Mandy.

This lovely Valentine’s display by art teacher Mandy is a perfect way to recycle all those colored paper scraps, wrapping paper or even cards that you have in your classroom. That’s what Mandy did, using even using up leftover pain on old handouts to create the various hearts covering this board.

She added a lovely quote in the center by Vincent Van Gogh, “The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.”

Want to make a shower of hearts like Mandy? Start your spring cleaning early by using up some of your scrap paper, or give students the option to bring paper from home to get them involved (and save you some prep time!).

All You Need Is Love With Quilled Hearts

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Photo of eighth-grade Ontario teacher Ms. G

Ontario teacher Ms. G got her students to put on their creative caps by making paper-quilled hearts! When she put them all together and mounted them on the wall, they created not just a beautiful Valentine’s bulletin board but an artistic display of talent!

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Easy All You Need Is Love Bulletin Board

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Photo courtesy of Ontario kindergarten and first-grade teacher Kailan Comeau

Like Ms. G, kindergarten and first-grade teacher Kailan Comeau chose a simple yet effective bulletin board title: “All You Need Is Love” — no doubt playing off the popular Beatles tune. While the artistry of the quilled hearts really stole our … well … you know, this simpler version is extra special in its own way.

Comeau gave each student a red or pink heart template to fill out with something they love, from people to food, before hanging them on the wall to create a bulletin board brimming with love.

Some of Ms. Comeau’s favorites from her kids include:

  • “I love butter.”
  • “I love McDonald’s.”
  • “I love spaghetti.”
  • “I love dragons.”

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Teaching in the primary grades this year? Why not read the children’s book inspired by the classic Beatles song as one of your holiday read-alouds?

With fun illustrations of a little bear who follows a mama bird singing to her chick, the book version of Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s All You Need is Love is perfect for kindergarten or first graders.

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

Yes, candy and sweets are a huge part of Valentine’s Day, but what about chocolate? Celebrate your love for chocolate with a Forrest Gump theme this holiday, and title your bulletin board, “Life is Like a Box of Chocolates.” You can even add the next line, “You never know what you’re gonna get.”

To decorate this cocoa-themed display, you can use chocolate wrappers (such as the paper basket wrappers that come in a box) and place little hearts in the center. You can also create a cut out of a box of chocolate with colorful paper and a big decorative bow.

Give Your Imagination Wings

26 Valentine's Day Bulletin Board Ideas for a Lovable Classroom Display (7)Photo courtesy of Wyoming second-grade teacher Erin Haynes

Speaking of paper hearts, this rainbow bulletin board by Wyoming second-grade teacher Erin Haynes is a welcoming and happy way to inspire kids to read. Get your students involved by downloading our free Heart Template and have each of them fill it out with the title and author of a book they love, and fold their own heart to create a set of wings to place on your Valentine’s bulletin board.

Their fellow students can then tip up the flap to get book suggestions for their next read!

To all the librarians out there, this reading Valentine’s bulletin board would be an excellent addition to the school library. Use theseHeart Pennant Banners for a colorful, ready-to-print border.

Need ideas for books to read on Valentine’s Day? Check out these 7 Valentine’s Day book titles.

Kindness Branches Out

Speaking of bulletin boards that branch outward, here’s an idea for a bulletin board that you can set up before Valentine’s Day and keep up for weeks or even months to come.

Use brown paper or fabric to create the trunk of a large tree (or print this tree template to save time!), and add hearts to form the leaves of the tree. Add the words “Kindness Branches Out” or “Love Branches Out.” If you want to involve your class, each student can take a heart and write ways to show love or how they can be kind at school and beyond.

Spell Out the Love

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Photo courtesy of Houston first-grade teacher Laura Guzman

First-grade teacher Laura Guzman of Houston used the classic letters L-O-V-E for her Valentine’s bulletin board, and we can’t “love” it more — especially if you’re short on time but want to bring the holiday into the classroom or school hallway.

After designing the letters, have your students complete a love or gratitude-themed activity, such as our Share the Love Heart template. Place it onto a piece of colorful construction paper, and you have a picture-perfect way to showcase your students work!

We’re a Bunch of Sweethearts

Great for lower grade levels, an easy to make, this bulletin board plays on the concept of classroom community to celebrate the holiday.

Print out pictures of each of your students’ faces and glue them onto different colored hearts with the title, “We’re a Bunch of Sweethearts.’ You can even go an extra step and recreate the front of a Sweethearts candy box to add more color and decor.

You can also use our Conversation Hearts for some candy-like accents!

We Love Our Friends to Pieces

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Photo courtesy of Maine early childhood educator Jennifer

We love this creative Valentine’s display from early childhood educator Jennifer of Maine. She glued photos of each child on a puzzle piece and completed this adorable scene with a play on words.

This is a great idea if you’re looking for something cute and simple to send home with your students as Valentine’s cards for parents.

Ways to Love Yourself

It’s important to love our friends and family, but it’s also important to develop a love for yourself! Do you have students who are struggling with negative self talk? Accentuate the positive with a classroom activity that focuses on the importance of being kind to yourself.

After the activity, have each of your students write ways they can love themselves on a decorative heart or colorful piece of paper. Put them all together (and see how many you have) to make the title of your bulletin board, “__ Ways to Love Yourself.”

This is another board that you can keep up well past Valentine’s Day and reference when you catch students caught up in negative self talk.

Choose Kindness

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Love and kindness go hand in hand, making this colorful bulletin board a perfect option for Valentine’s Day, spring, or let’s be real, any time of year! (Note: Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17.) Teacher Erin of Maine used plastic dollar store tablecloths as her background and our colorful cut-out motifs and lettering for the rest.

This bulletin board is interactive, complete with cards with the writing prompt, “I can be kind by…” that students can fill out and paste to the board when they’re finished. You can use your Morning Meeting to discuss different ways students can be kind to each other at school, home, and in the community as a nice warm-up.

ThisSprinkle Kindness bulletin board is another cute option for a kindness-themed bulletin board.

Linked Together By Kindness and Love

Love making paper chains? Have each of your students write a way to be kind or show love on a strip of paper. With the words facing outwards, link and glue all the paper strips together to make a long chain.

The chain can create the word “LOVE” in cursive to complete the title “Linked Together By Kindness and Love.” You can also team up with other teachers to create a chain that stretches down the hallway!

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Photo courtesy of Massachusetts third-grade teacher Sierra Sullivan

Continuing with the kindness theme, we love this kindness bulletin board from third-grade teacher Sierra Sullivan of Massachusetts. She’s keeping the students’ cups full displaying “Fill a Cup With Kindness.” Each student answered the prompt, “I can by kind by…” on their to-go cup template and colored it with their own personal flair.

Want to create a similar bulletin board to Sierra’s? Check out this completeKindness Quilt bulletin board set where students write how they can be kind on their own quilt patch. This set comes with heart templates as well making it an appropriate Valentine’s Day bulletin board to enjoy.

Have a Cup of Kindness

Try a variation of the coffee/hot chocolate/drink theme with the title, “Have a Cup of Kindness.” Like the “Fill a Cup With Kindness” idea, have each student write on a little mug or cup ways they can be kind to one another, themselves or other people in their community.

There’s Nothing Sweeter Than Kindness

Yup, it’s one more kindness idea you can use on a bulletin board, but hear us out! Completing a kindness activity — like this cupcake writing activity — allows you to complete two tasks in one.

Students get an important social awareness lesson, and you can display their work on your bulletin board. It’s a win-win!

We Go Together Like Tacos & Tuesday

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Photo courtesy of San Antonio residentCathy Davila

Who doesn’t love tacos? Cathy Davila of San Antonio made this adorable Valentine’s bulletin board, “We go together like tacos and Tuesday.” This is a cute idea for a classroom bulletin board, but it also works perfectly for the cafeteria!

Other “we go together” quotes you could use for your own board include:

  • We go together like bread and butter.
  • We go together like mac and cheese.
  • We go together like PB and J.
  • We go together like milk and cookies.

Don’t Go Bacon My Heart

Loving a food-themed idea? Try using a play on words with original lyrics from Grease: Don’t Go Bacon My Heart, I Couldn’t If I Fried.” Add some large paper bacon strips, fried eggs and hearts to make this one of the most humorous Valentine’s displays in your school!

Up and Away

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Photo courtesy of Manitoba third-grade teacherJohnson Apetagon

Third-grade teacher Mr. Apetagon of Manitoba used a Pixar theme in his Valentine’s bulletin board, “Up Up and Away on Valentine’s Day.” You can create a similar scene using heart templates and give your students creative liberty to write what they love about school, their family, or their friends.

Need more balloons? Have your students blow up small balloons from the dollar store to give your board a 3D effect or let your fast finishers complete more than one paper heart balloon. You can also use these balloon bunch pennant banners for a vibrant addition! For texture, use pieces of actual string to staple onto your bulletin board.

Love Is in the Air

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Photo courtesy of New Jersey residentJennifer Bell

Continuing with the balloon theme, this colorful creation by Jennifer Bell of New Jersey is another lovely classroom decoration for Valentine’s Day. Each student’s name is written on the bottom of the hot air balloons, and she used white construction paper to act as clouds on a pink background.

Want to create a similar look? Print our hot air balloon and cloud templatesfor a swift jump start, and have your students cut out their own balloons. You can also use theseheart pennant banners for the title.

Love Is in the Air: French Style

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Photo courtesy of Idaho Kindergarten teacher Erika Reyes

Idaho Kindergarten teacher Erika Reyes also loved the hot air balloons with her Parisian version of Love is in the Air. Little Scottie dogs are sprinkled across a heart-themed background with conversation hearts on each of their sweaters. So cute!

Special Delivery

With a cute paper mailbox and the title “Special Delivery,” this simple bulletin board idea is super cute and a way to highlight all of your students. Write your students’s names on paper hearts (or have them write their own!) and then glue them to open envelopes so they’re partially sticking out.

Music Is Life

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Photo courtesy of K-9 Alberta music teacher Ms. Brophy

K-9 Alberta music teacher Ms. Brophy created this musical bulletin board after being inspired by a t-shirt she saw during university. She used paper EKG staff lines and bundled hearts together to form an eighth note. Her lettering says, “Music is Life: that’s why our hearts have beats.”

Want to create a similar bulletin board? We have music notes and symbols you can use to decorate or you can cut out theseconversation hearts.

Keep Your Heart Happy

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Photo of Georgia school nurse Kiley Marie

A perfect bulletin board for a Georgia school nurse, Kiley Marie typed out ways to keep your heart healthy for Valentine’s Day including:

  • sleep
  • drink water
  • smile
  • eat fruits and veggies
  • exercise
  • no smoking

You Are Loved

If you’re too busy this time of year to have your kids dedicate time to creating their own contribution to a Valentine’s bulletin board, create a display with the words, “You Are Loved.” With some heart decor and cute lettering, this effective sentence is a great reminder to your students that they are loved and they matter!

Lovebugs

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Photo courtesy of Arkansas preschool teacher Jordyn Williams

Arkansas preschool teacher Ms. Williams used her students’ handprints to create these cheerful little love bugs. You can paint your kids’ hands one by one and have them print their hands on white paper or have them dip their hands in red paint (with assistance of course).

When each handprint has dried, students can draw black dots and add googly eyes to their lovebug before assembling.

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Valentine's Day Bulletin Board Ideas

Valentine's Day bulletin boards are a wonderful way to bring creativity and warmth into the classroom. Here are some ideas for Valentine's Day bulletin boards, along with creative themes and activities:

I Lava This Class

  • Fourth-grade Colorado teacher Erin created a bulletin board with a lava theme, incorporating pictures of students' faces and little hearts. This creative display celebrates the class in a unique way [[1]].

Sweet and Simple Hearts

  • Newfoundland art teacher Mandy created a lovely Valentine's display using recycled colored paper scraps and a quote by Vincent Van Gogh. This display is a perfect way to recycle materials and create a beautiful board [[2]].

All You Need Is Love With Quilled Hearts

  • Ontario teacher Ms. G engaged her students in making paper-quilled hearts, creating a beautiful and artistic Valentine's bulletin board. This activity showcases the students' creativity and talent [[3]].

Easy All You Need Is Love Bulletin Board

  • Kindergarten and first-grade teacher Kailan Comeau created a simple yet effective bulletin board titled "All You Need Is Love," where each student filled out a heart template with something they love. This display is a heartwarming celebration of love and individual preferences [[4]].

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

  • Celebrate the love for chocolate with a Forrest Gump-themed bulletin board titled "Life is Like a Box of Chocolates." This theme incorporates chocolate wrappers and colorful paper to create a delightful display [[5]].

Give Your Imagination Wings

  • Wyoming second-grade teacher Erin Haynes created a welcoming and happy bulletin board to inspire kids to read. Students were involved in filling out heart templates with book titles and authors, creating a colorful and interactive display [[6]].

Kindness Branches Out

  • Create a bulletin board with a tree theme, using hearts to form the leaves and adding the words "Kindness Branches Out" or "Love Branches Out." This idea encourages students to write ways to show love and kindness, promoting a positive and inclusive environment [[7]].

Spell Out the Love

  • First-grade teacher Laura Guzman used the classic letters L-O-V-E for her Valentine's bulletin board, incorporating a love or gratitude-themed activity. This simple yet meaningful display showcases students' work and creativity [[8]].

We're a Bunch of Sweethearts

  • This bulletin board idea celebrates classroom community by printing out pictures of each student's face and gluing them onto different colored hearts with the title "We're a Bunch of Sweethearts." It's a heartwarming display that celebrates the uniqueness of each student [[9]].

We Love Our Friends to Pieces

  • Early childhood educator Jennifer created a creative Valentine's display by gluing photos of each child on a puzzle piece, emphasizing the importance of friendship and unity [[10]].

These ideas offer a diverse range of themes and activities for Valentine's Day bulletin boards, promoting creativity, inclusivity, and positivity in the classroom.

26 Valentine's Day Bulletin Board Ideas for a Lovable Classroom Display (2024)

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