1. Keep it simple, easy and achievable: Keep it simple and something that you can finish. If you are like me, the ideas in my head do not always translate into an achievable reality. Keep it on a small scale. That way you can change it and it can still have a big impact. It is also less time consuming.
2. Include visuals and lots of pictures: Kids love pictures that are bright and vibrant. When I talk to kids about what displays engage their attention, they nearly always say colour and attractive images. Make images the focus of your display.
3. Clear theme: Make sure that you have a common thread or theme. I have seen too many displays that look nice but I couldn’t detect what they are for or what the theme was. It ended up looking like a mess of mismatched elements
4. Have a large heading with font that is easy to read: This one I learnt the hard way. A few times over the years, I have had many great display but the font was too fancy or too decorative to read. It looked good in theory but in reality it was too complex for people to read.
5. Keep it colourful and bright: One of the things that kids love is bright and bold colours. It always seems to draw their attention as well as the attention of the people walking past the classroom. You want people to view your display.
A great welcoming display is essential for any classroom. It creates a warm, welcoming and engaging environment. It shows that you have put in efforts to engage the children.