Insta-First Graders: An Instagram Themed Bulletin Board for Back To School

HeidiSongs Insta-First Graders- An Instagram Themed Bulletin Board for Back To School

Here is a fun, FREE bulletin board download with an Instagram theme that works GREAT for back to school!  I’ve got everything you need right here to download and print to make it nice and easy for you- for any grade level!

To make it, all you have to do is print out the iPhones to use as frames for the children’s photos.  I got some bright, primary colored cardstock at Michael’s when it was on sale for this purpose, and then I laminated all of them.  I’ll have to use tape or photo mounting squares, etc., to mount the pictures on the wall, I think.

Insta-First Graders: An Instagram Themed Bulletin Board for Back To School

I took pictures of everyone on the first day of school for this purpose, but I’m planning on using the iPhone frames to display their photos all year long!  I’ll just change the caption from “Insta-First Graders” and “Insta-Second Graders” to “Insta-Field Trip” or something like that!


You can either print and download my “Insta-____” signs, (I made one for Pre-Kinders, Pre-Schoolers, Kindergartners, and First through Sixth Graders! And I JUST made one for TK! Get it HERE!), or get the Billabong font and print out whatever you like.  You can find the font here.  It’s free!

Insta-First Graders: An Instagram Themed Bulletin Board for Back To School - Insta Words Collage

Before school started, I posted a picture of my Insta-First/Second Graders bulletin board on my Facebook page, and was inspired by this photo that someone responded with of a child holding a the words “#FirstDay.”  I loved the idea of using a hashtag to enhance the social media theme, so I decided to try it… and then I thought of pulling in the YouTube logo as well!

Inspiration for First Day hashtag

So my wonderful husband Greg volunteered to create a “First Day” logo that looked like a YouTube logo, with #firstday underneath it.  I love the way it came out!  This is also included in the download.  I printed out extras of these so that parents could take their own pictures with this logo on the first day as well!

HeidiSongs: First Day of School Sign #firstday

As for the Instagram Multi-Color Camera logo, it turns out that we cannot post that here for you to download and print because we do not own it.  However, it is free to download here.  All you have to do is agree to their terms and conditions, and you’re off!  It downloads in a .png format, but if you open it on your computer, you’ll probably be able to use it as a jpeg image or save it as one and then go on from there.  I think I printed mine to be about a five inch square.



All in all, the bulletin board was pretty simple to put together… once I got the whole idea in place.  LOL!  Of course, the creativity of it is the fun part, right? 🙂

Insta-First Graders: An Instagram Themed Bulletin Board for Back To School
Insta-First Graders: An Instagram Themed Bulletin Board for Back To School - First Grade Board
Insta-First Graders: An Instagram Themed Bulletin Board for Back To School - Second Grade Board

For more tools and ideas for the classroom, head over to my website! If you’re specifically looking for more bulletin board ideas, check out my blog post from last week! I posted about A Fun PacMan Back to School Door or Bulletin Board! There’s a free download for that one, too!

A Fun PacMan Back to School Door or Bulletin Board! FREEBIE!

Also, I want to mention a new product we have that we’re pretty excited about Wiggles Learning Centers! It’s the same adorable Wiggles picture books, but student sized with a CD, designed for a Listening Center! Children read-along while I read aloud on the CD! The page turns are indicated with a cute chime.

Wiggles Learns to Pay Attention - Learning Center

The CD also includes the “No, No Wiggles” song, as found on Sing & Spell Vol. 6, in support of the “no” word. We have them available for “Wiggles Learns the Rules at School” and “Wiggles Learns to Pay Attention“!

Wiggles Learns the Rules at School - Learning Center

Children love to read-along with the repetitive text, and this choral response format further reinforces the lesson! You can use this as a fun tool to help children learn the school rules at the beginning of the school year and as a reinforcement throughout the year. AND parents can use this picture book, too! It will help their child with reinforcing their school rules, as well as help prepare their child for starting a new year, classroom, or school! 🙂




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About Heidi Butkus

Heidi Butkus has been teaching in California public schools since 1985. She has somehow managed to stay in Kindergarten all of those years, with the exception of five years in first grade, and also taught a parent participation preschool for a short while! Combining a strong knowledge of brain research with practical experience, Heidi has created a wealth of fun and engaging teaching techniques that work well with diverse populations. She has presented at conferences nationwide, and is the owner and founder of Heidi has also created fourteen original CD's and DVD's for teaching beginning reading and math skills, three musical plays designed especially for young performers, and has written some picture books and many other teaching resources. Heidi's multimedia workshops are filled with fun and motivational educational activities that have been classroom tested and revised for effectiveness with all types of learners.
    • Hi!
      Silly me, I forgot to post about that! I’ll have to edit that post. We can’t legally post that for download on our site because we don’t own that logo. However, you can download the logo for your own use here and print it out, just as I did:
      Just click on the words that say “Multi-Color Camera,” agree to their terms and conditions, and then download it! Let me know if you have any trouble or questions.

  1. I tried to download the font and it doesn’t work. I wanted to write Instastaff to put a bulletin with staff pictures. Can you help me?
    Thank You

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