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.
Pinterest provides great resources and ideas for teaching your kids various types and styles of art.
To organize all the great teacher suggestions and material I can use to help my kids with homework and enrich their education at home.
As a school counselor and parent, it is a passion for me to be involved and up to date on topics related to education.
School Project Ideas–
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
Crafts & Building–
My kids have built some fun and creative things such as a bike, bike rack and sprinkler out of PVC pipes all inspired from my findings on Pinterest. They see the idea and then build their version of it or it sparks a totally different idea such as the bike. There are endless ideas for making jewelry and other crafts. Board: Art
Sports & Passions–
Boards: Youth Sports
I find gift ideas for my kids as well as things they can make for gifts for family, friends and teachers.
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 incorporate education into the summer break. Boards: Summer Fun
Communication & Relationship-
I always found great holiday ideas from various parenting and Family Fun magazines but now with Pinterest…wow! the ideas are endless. Our family has started many new holiday and seasonal traditions.Boards: Christmas, Easter & Spring, Halloween, New Year’s Eve, 4th of July, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Fall & Thanksgiving, Snow Fun and Summer Fun.
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
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
Why I love Pinterest
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!