Saturday, January 18, 2014

Homeschooling and/or Unschooling With Pinterest Series, Post Five

How many of you love Pinterest? I know that I do! I am frequently on Pinterest looking for ideas to use with my children for their learning. This is our first full year of homeschooling and we are definitely beginning to lean more heavily towards unschooling our kids. I currently have over 200 boards on Pinterest, easily divided up into categories so that I can find exactly what I am looking for that goes along best with my children's current interest!

 You can find all of  my Pinterest boards at BeckyatGUNIHCC. Please follow me as I am constantly adding new pins and you don't want to miss out.
This post will be the fifth in a series that will highlight the various boards that I have available. The first post focused more on my three year old daughter who is currently doing upper preschool/lower pre-k work. Please see the first post in this series which focused on teaching your child about rhyming and learning to write their name, the second post which featured all things related to Autumn, including worksheets, snacks, activities and more, the third post that is all about Thanksgiving both the historical portions and yummy food ideas, and the fourth post featured Holidays Around the World.
This post will focus on Winter. There will be sections for Winter Activities, Winter Themed Worksheets, and Winter Themed Recipes and snack ideas. Enjoy!
This section will focus on my Pinterest board entitled January - It's Winter!

Here you will find activities and craft projects such as:
Threading cotton balls to make fake snow
Snowman Counting Game
Curly Paper Snowflake project
Penguins made out of water bottles
Bear Grid game
M is for Mittens craft
Winter Clothes YouTube video
DIY Snowglobes
Popsicle Stick Snowflake craft
DIY Sock Snowman
Paper bag polar bear craft
Hot Chocolate Sensory Rice
How to make a winter felt board
Shaving cream and glue snowman project
Practice counting with an igloo sculpture
Toilet paper roll snowman craft
Twenty picture books about hibernation
Winter animals preschool theme
Make a winter weather pictographs
Snowball hopscotch
Ice Skate with wax paper
Indoor snowball fight activity
Snow Playdough
Coconut polar bear craft
Arctic Animal craft
Felt Polar Bear Craft 
This is just a small sampling as there is over 100 pins on this board!
The next board that I want to tell you about is entitled Winter Themed Snacks.

Here you will find:
Snowman Popcorn Cups
Snowman banana snack
Marshmallow Snowman Pops
Polar Bear Ice Cream Cups
Snowman Cookies
How to make homemade marshmallows
Melted snowman cookies
Polar Bear Bagel Snack
Penguin Black Olive Snack
Snowman cheese sticks
Doughnut Snowmen
Coconut snowballs
Snowman snack mix
Popcorn snow
Frosty the Bagel
Chocolate covered banana penguin snack
Tortilla snowflakes
Hot Chocolate marshmallow mugs
And there's still lots more. This board currently has over 30 pins on it.
The last board that I want o share with you in this post is my Winter Themed Worksheets board.

Here's a sampling of what you will find there -
Polar Bear Informational Writing
Mitten Contractions
Snowstorm Creative Writing
My Winter Goals Writing
Paper Snowflake Patterns
Winter Sale Percentages
ABC order with Penguins
Winter Counting
Five Sense of Winter
Snowman Subtraction
Build a Snowman
Winter Roll and Color
Printable Snowman Puzzle
Winter Categorization
Winter Hibernation and Adaptation
Snowy Day What Belongs?
Snowman Coloring page
Snowflake Matching
There's currently more than 50 pins on this board.
Well, I hope that these boards come in handy to help you with your homeschooling or unschooling lessons. Please feel free to follow these boards, any others or all of my boards on Pinterest! 

What current interests do your children have? Do you think that Pinterest could help you teach them about it? 

I would love to hear your thoughts about this post and any ideas for future posts in this series!

1 comment:

  1. My children are older now but this is pretty comprehensive work that cover a wide area on the subject. Some learners are visually oriented and Pinterest can be a helpful tool for them. I'm fine with it.
    Still checking out your commenting function Becky.