Bulletin Borders & Trimmers Creative Activity Sheet
Zany Zebra Frames
(Use T-92162 Zebra TERRIFIC TRIMMERS®)
Bring out the wild side in any classroom! Perfect for framing student pictures, class work, announcements, or assignments.
(Use T-85062 Character Education BOLDER BORDERS® and T-92056 Red Apples TERRIFIC TRIMMERS®)
Put good character in motion. Cut apart each character trait on the border to make a mobile. Then, cut out apples from a section of trimmer and invite students to think of ways they can practice each trait and write these ideas on the apples. Hang the apples from the trait with yarn.
(Use T-85045 What’s the Weather? BOLDER BORDERS®)
Give young weather watchers a lesson in graphing. Cut apart each weather symbol and attach magnets or hook-and-loop tape to the back. Each morning, invite students to track the weather using one of the weather cards. Teach tally marking and other graphing techniques as the bar graph grows each day.
WORKSHEET & Sample PDF Activity
Sample PDF Activity
Food Pyramid Fun
(Use T-85066 MyPyramid BOLDER BORDERS® and T-92056 Red Apples TERRIFIC TRIMMERS®)
Encourage healthy eating habits by teaching the food pyramid. Cut apart the various food groups and attach a magnet to the back of each. Display on a whiteboard and use for graphing activities, such as tracking your students’ eating habits.
(Use T-85075 Ruler BOLDER BORDERS®)
Inch your way to the top of the class! Write the name of each student on a section of border and use as locker tags, name plates, transportation organizers, field trip groups, and more.
Spell It Out
(Use T-92034 Alphabet Jumble TERRIFIC TRIMMERS®)
Learn the ABCs of spelling. Write words from your weekly list on the back of sections of trimmer and have students practice by quizzing their classmates.
Head in the Clouds
(Use T-92139 Clouds TERRIFIC TRIMMERS®)
Inspire budding writers with open-ended writing prompts. Use the trimmer as sentence strips and write cloze sentences by omitting a phrase or a word. Write the correct answer on a separate cloud strip and have students fill in the correct word or phrase.
(Use T-92130 Maple Leaf TERRIFIC TRIMMERS®)
Rustle up some math fun! Write a number sentence on a section of trimmer. Keep some leaves blank to fill in the sum or the difference. Write all the answers on single leaves, and ask students to insert the correct answers next to the number sentences.
(Use T-85077 Button Flowers BOLDER BORDERS®)
Here’s an easy way to help patterning skills blossom. Cut 3 Button Flower border strips into separate flower cards. Glue two different flower cards on the back of a border. Put all remaining flower cards into a small bag and have students draw cards to find the colors that repeat the flower pattern.
(Use T-85078 People of the World BOLDER BORDERS® and T-9883 White TERRIFIC TRIMMERS®)
Encourage creative writing with this clever idea! Cut apart each picture on the border and attach to the side of a white trimmer. Write an open-ended question, asking how the person may be feeling, what he or she may have eaten for lunch that day, or what the person’s favorite sport is. Get creative with your questions to challenge young minds.