January Bulletin Boards
Welcoming in the New Year with January bulletin boards should focus on recognizing the staff team for the work that they have done over the past year. The bulletin boards could be placed in the conference room or break room and are actually the perfect workplace communication tools, methods and techniques catalysts for raising morale and allowing the staff to feel appreciated for their really hard work. January bulletin board ideas could include using pictures of a staff team hard at their work from the last year. In this way it could the past year's Yearbook.
Other January bulletin boards could include taking pictures of the staff, cutting out their faces and gluing them to pretty, cut out snowflakes. All the staff team can be featured on the January bulletin boards to make them feel as one team working together. Bulletin board themes are actually quite easy to create! There are other fun bulletin board ideas to keep the staff motivated!
1. Honey-Do's Board!
Most people recognize Honey-dos as a list of things that needs to get done around the house. What most people do not know is that their co-worker may moonlight as a plumber, lawn-mower, etc. This would be a chance for people to put on the board either a picture and name with what service they can offer at employee discounts or maybe a paper flyer with no picture. Title the board "Honey-Do's, Honey-Doer's" or something to that nature. Line the border with cut outs of tools, lawnmowers, paint buckets, etc.
2. Hug a Tree!
It is really a tragedy that we are pulling up more trees than we plant. The erosion in some forests is proof of this. If we do not do something now, our kids and grandkids will not have clean air or access to decently priced paper products. For the center of the board, put a brown tree. On the front of the tree with black marker make some marks to make itlook like wood bark. Also, put a heart on the front of the tree where someone has carved their initials. Then make a man and a lady out of construction paper. The lady on the left can be bent over getting ready to kiss the tree or running towards the tree then the man on the right side can be doing the same. You might want to add some cameos of forests with only stubs sticking out. For this you would only need to cut some circles out of construction paper, then cut smaller circles from printouts of burnt out forests. Paste them on the larger paper circles then add them to the bulletin board. Put in some facts about how many forests are in trouble and what we can do to help. You can probably get a lot of free information from the National Arbor Day Association or other groups online. Make a border of different colored leaves and put a centered title such as "Hug a Tree" at the top.
3. Recycling Does Matter!
Give recycling tips as well as information for where to take items for free local recycling, such as tires, big junk, plastic bottles, junk mail, newspapers, plastic bags, oil, anti-freeze, paint, etc. Wal-Mart has started taking bags back in drop off boxes when you first come in the door. Curb side recycling is available in many cities and reduces the garbage bags you have to use to throw recyclables away with your regular trash. Many dumpsters are popping up in gas stations, convenient stores and retail locations' parking lots. Some take paper, including newspapers and junk mail. Others take clothing and appliances. For the board, you could put up a big black tire (from construction paper) and to the side of this put where, when and how much this item can be recycled for. Then follow with an actual empty plastic bottle and tape it up to the board with the same type of information. You could also use an actual piece of aluminum foil and an actual store bag, etc. Follow this suit for additional products that overload landfills. Also, importantly, water is not as clean as it could be. Much of this is preventable if people will stop pouring old car oil and antifreeze into the drainage system. Most oil change and auto part stores will take old car fluid back in a container. Just make sure you fluids are kept separate. If you would like to go a step further, add facts of how much trash is backed up and has to be shipped to other states and similar statistics. Surround the border with the recycling symbol (three bent arrows in a circular pattern). For the top, title it "Recycling Does Matter" or something like it.
4. Are You Bored?
The old board games are wonderful. Many have passed the test of time and continue from generation to generation, so why not celebrate them? For the main part of the board make cut-outs or printouts of some of the classics: Sorry, Monopoly, Scrabble, Candy Land, etc. It would also be neat to make some of the game pieces and put them to the side of each game. Also add a note card to each game with information on how old the game is or where it originated, how many have been sold, etc. For the border, you can add dice and fake money, etc. For the title "Are You Bored?" hits the spot.