Make a Rainbow Bulletin Board

Grade Levels: K - 3


  • Students will create a rainbow bulletin board.
  • Students will feel welcomed into their classroom community.


  • Construction paper in rainbow colors, cut into 4" x 8" strips:
    There should be enough strips for each child to have three of them.


  1. Ask students to think of three helpful things they have done recently in the classroom. Help students by giving them examples, such as:
    • "I don't hit people."
    • "I help people who need help."
    • "I put the puppets away."
  2. Give each child three different colored strips of paper.
  3. Help students to write their three helpful behaviors on the strips of paper, putting one sentence on each strip.
  4. Arrange the strips like a rainbow and mount them on a bulletin board.
  5. Once the bulletin board is up, point out that there are many talents in the room and many ways people contribute to the classroom community. Add that everyone has something to share with the class and when all of those different things are put together the classroom is like a rainbow.
  6. Conduct a class discussion using the following questions:
    • When you look at the rainbow, do you get any new ideas about positive ways to behave?
    • Why is it helpful when everybody tries to make the classroom a place of peace?
    • Even though we have many people trying their best to be helpful, we still have problems we need to solve. What are some of those problems?
    • How could we solve them?
  7. Older students can set "caring goals". For each caring activity they write on a strip of paper, they can also write a caring goal. For example "I don't call people names" might be followed by "I will try to argue less during games." Encourage goals that are specific and measurable.
Excerpted from Elementary Perspectives by William J. Kreidler.

Engaging Schools

Provided by Engaging Schools

If you need to teach it, we have it covered.

Start your free trial to gain instant access to thousands of expertly curated worksheets, activities, and lessons created by educational publishers and teachers.

Start Your Free Trial

Follow us on:

Follow TeacherVision on Facebook
Follow TeacherVision on Google Plus


December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum! Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event. Happy holidays!

Bullying Prevention Resources
Bullying can cause both physical and emotional harm. Put a stop to classroom bullying, with our bullying prevention resources. Learn how to recognize several forms of bullying and teasing, and discover effective techniques for dealing with and preventing bullying in school.

Conflict Resolution
Teach your students to how resolve conflict amongst themselves without resorting to name-calling, fights, and tattling.

Immigration Resources
Studying immigration brings to light the many interesting and diverse cultures in the world.