As a homeschool mom, you may find that you are ALWAYS looking for new ways to do crafts, curriculum, and cool extras – the 3 C’s of a homeschool. If that’s you, you really should be checking out Pinterest.
Here are four ways to use Pinterest to help you with your homeschool.
1 – Curriculum – You will be AMAZED at the curriculum that is listed on Pinterest. In addition, unlike Google, or any search engine for that matter, your search can appeal to your visual side. You will find that you can see the curriculum pictures, reviews, and extras. For instance, if you are an activity-focused household, you will be able to search and see curriculum extras that have pictures on Pinterest. You will be able to see the books that people have talked about and found interesting, crafts they have made to go along with them, and extra activity pictures to help you see if the curriculum looks like something that will fit into your homeschool.
2 – Crafts – We all need to add a little art to our homeschool. You can find craft idea after craft idea on Pinterest. You can sort by style, genre, age group, or just type of art and find a mix of art projects gathered from all over the web. This is a great resource to see the final craft in all its kid glory and not just a pretty, perfect picture of what the craft WOULD look like if an adult finished it rather than the child.
3 – Cool Extras – The cool extras (in keeping with the 3 C’s) can be activities, photos, and activity pages and books that people have added to Pinterest that correspond to topics you may be covering in your homeschool. Studying Egypt, you will likely find some great extras for pyramids, mummies, and maps. Looking into the colonization of America, you can find cool extras like building a Mayflower or Native American Indian extra.
4 – Creative Ways to Keep Others Busy – One of the ways that I like to use Pinterest is to find creative ways to keep my toddler/preschooler busy while we are having school time. You will be delighted at the crafts and extras you can find to keep your toddlers and preschoolers busy while you have some school time. Need a busy bag idea? You will be able to find all kinds of those on Pinterest. Hoping for some preschool worksheets to use with your little one while you and the older children are studying Roman times? You will certainly be able to find some great creative extras on Pinterest that will go along with your studies.
Pinterest is all the rage. Even if you don’t like to look through fancy pastries that only those who have attended culinary school can make or fashion pictures that no stay-at-home would ever have a reason to wear, you will find that Pinterest has some great, practical things to offer everyone, especially the homeschooling moms looking to keep an organized and creative homeschool.