Sometimes I feel guilty about how much time I spend on Pinterest but then I quickly think of all the great benefits personally, professionally and for my kids.
Here are a few ways my kids have benefited from my time on Pinterest. I have included links to the boards for examples. If you are inspired by the boards, please follow us on Pinterest
Art Ideas– Pinterest provides great resources and ideas for teaching your kids various types and styles of art.
Homework Support– To organize all the great teacher suggestions and material I can use to help my kids with homework and enrich their education at home.
School Project Ideas– Pinterest is full of ideas for book reports, projects including science, art and endless ideas of things kids can make.
Consumer Awareness Projects & Business Ideas
. For school, my kids had consumer awareness projects where they had to make something to sell at school. Once they came up with a general idea of what they wanted to make to sell, I searched and pinned a large variety of ideas for them to look at for inspiration. One of my kids choose to make something out of Duct Tape and one wanted to start a photo booth business. They also enjoyed setting up their own Lemonade Stand last summer.Boards: Duct Tape Creations
, Lemonade Stands
and Photo Booth Ideas
Technology– Great reviews of apps and resources for kids both fun and educational. There are so many great articles on top games and apps which saves me research time.
Photos– I love showing my kids funny photos I find on Pinterest of animals, amazing places, and interesting photos of nature that I would never find just searching the web.
Inspiration- I have a frame on my fridge that I change every couple weeks where I post an inspirational quote, saying or holiday/seasonal subway art print.
Boards: Inspirational Words & Quotes and Inspirational Quotes & Messages for Kids
Summer Fun & Summer Enrichment-
I have a board full of ideas for the kids for those days they say “I’m bored”. They always find a fun new activity to try from the board. I also created a Summer Educational Enrichment Board with strategies to encorporate education into the summer break.Boards: Summer Educational Enrichment
and Summer Fun for Kids & Families
– If you are trying to decorate your kids rooms check Pinterest. When my kids were changing their rooms from little kid rooms to tween rooms I would pin ideas I found so they could tell me what they liked and did not like. It saved tons of time going shopping and looking at numerous websites to show them items. My soccer room board became a design board for their rooms.
Board: Soccer Room & More Soccer, Kid spaces & Bunk Beds and Reading Nooks
– I love showing my kids unique and amazing places we would love to t
ravel to someday on life list/Bucket list board. Our family travel bucket list has grown rapidly since I joined Pinterest. Again, many of the pictures of places I see on Pinterest I would never just randomly search the web for pictures of. The downside to this is…..Bora Bora is now on their bucket list of places to travel. Board: My Life List/Bucket List
Birthday Parties & Celebrations-
Kid’s birthday celebrations and parties on Pinterest are amazing. Before Pinterest I would spend hours searching the web for creative ideas for my kids parties. With Pinterest it is so much easier and you can create a board full of all the ideas instead of bookmarking and printing out everything you find. There are ideas are for any theme and budget you could imagine.Board: Birthday Celebrations
Daily Notes- Pinterest provides me with lots of fun lunch box notes and jokes to print out and put in the lunch boxes so they get a kind note or message at school each day. I am pretty sure this will be the last school year I can get by with adding lunch box notes to their lunches.
Board: Lunch Box Notes
I love the feeling of having all my ideas and resources in one easy location. My boards are full of beautiful and inspirational pins and I finally feel so organized. So now when your kids or spouse give you a hard time about spending time on Pinterest
just remind them of how it benefits the whole family! Please join me on Pinterest
for daily new pins benefiting your whole family.
Happy Pinning from ThinkingIQ!