Monkey bulletin board ideas tend to be attractive and funny in the eyes of kids. Some great ideas for this theme include the “Don’t be a Monkey” idea, banana monkey idea, as well as the jungle monkey idea.
Monkeys have a reputation, scientifically and culturally, for being curious. However, you do not need to resort to the tired theme of the curious little monkey in the yellow raincoat in order to have an entertaining monkey bulletin board.
Monkeys are notorious for mimicking those around them. Send your Sunday school students the message to stand up, transform their minds and do what is right. On a bulletin board lined in light blue paper, staple a large monkey cut from brown paper. This monkey should have one arm reaching up with his finger scratching the top of his head. Staple a large, black question mark cut from paper above the monkey. In red lettering, staple the words “Don’t be a monkey” across the top and “Transform your mind to be like Jesus” across the bottom.
Create a theme of curiosity about learning for your class with a bulletin board that states “Our Class is as curious as a Bunch of Monkeys” across the top. Make up and print questions having to do with important concepts your class will learn in the coming year. Place these how and why questions such as “Why do hurricanes form?” or “How do immigrants become citizens?” on paper cut-out bananas in various places around the bulletin board. Print out or purchase monkey faces on which to write your students’ names and place these on the board too.
You may also use paper to make long vines to crisscross your bulletin board. Add a title that states “Swinging into a New Year” and place monkey shapes, swinging from their tails, spread evenly over the vines. Give each monkey the name of one of your new students by making small name labels to stick on the monkeys. During the first week of school, have students write a hope that they have for the new school year on a paper banana shape. Attach the bananas so that it appears that each monkey is holding one.
Use a jungle theme to show what you appreciate about students, and to let students show what they appreciate about each other. Decorate your bulletin board so it looks like a jungle, with trees and vines. Add happy monkeys around the board and post the words “We are bananas about you.” Keep a stack of pre-cut bananas on hand, and encourage the students to write down the names of children who did something particularly good or helpful. You could start the board off by pinning up bananas with each student’s name already on it, and writing something you like about each student on those bananas.