Creating a growth mindset bulletin or vision board is a fun, positive activity that will help your children or students learn about and practice growth mindset!
A Vision Board or a Bulletin Board?
Follow five simple steps below to create your spectacular growth mindset board!
1. Research Mindsets
2. Find Your Inspiration
3. Plan Your Board
Once you found a couple of inspirations for your board, it's time to start planning. You might need to do some basic sketching on a piece of paper first so that you can see the final layout.
Before you start buidling, ask questions like:
Will our board have a theme (e.g., power of "YET" or affirmations)?
Which elements do we want to include (e.g., images, affirmations, graphics, puzzles, quotes, etc.)?
Will the board have a specific color scheme?
What materials do we need to create the board (e.g., printable kits, magazines, glue, colored paper, etc.)?
Check out your local dollar store or craft shops for cardboard letters, presentation board, colored paper, and more. The possibilities are endless!
4. Build Your Board
Once you have your materials, it's time to get creative! You will need your building blocks: images, quotes, colored paper, ribbons, cardboard letters, graphics, etc. You will also need some tools like scissors, glue, staples, markers, colored pencils.
Refer back to your board sketch (see Step 3) and continue to experiment with different layouts, designs, and colors.
5. Display and Keep It Alive!
Display your board someplace where it can become a powerful reminder for children and adults. Make a habit of reading out loud the quotes and affirmations on the board.
If you have visitors, encourage children to talk about the board and what it means to them.
Make changes to the board once in a while by updating quotes, images, adding new affirmations and drawings. This way it will always remain the center of attention!