Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Homeschooling and/or Unschooling With Pinterest Series, Post Eight

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 month we celebrate one full year of homeschooling and we are definitely beginning to lean more heavily towards relaxed homeschooling/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 eighth 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, the fourth post featured Holidays Around the World, the fifth post focused on Winter activities, snacks, and worksheets, the sixth post was about People We Love and U.S. Presidents, and the seventh post was about Transportation and St. Patrick's Day.

This post is dedicated to all things SPRING! This first board is even called Spring Has Sprung!


On this board, you will find:
Clothespin Color Matching Game
Marshmallow Easter Bunny Craft
Spring Flowers Board Game
Recycled Art Magazine Flowers
Egg Carton Daffodil
Funny Little Bunnies Easter Cartoon YouTube Video
Leaf Rubbings with Toe Caterpillars
Easter Egg Matching Game
Painted Stone Ladybugs
Footprint Carrot and Easter Bunny Craft
10 Little Eggs Counting Song
Thumbprint Easter Baskets
Bunny Grid Game
Dotted Rainbow Craft
And many more. There's currently about 60 pins on this board.

Next, I want to show you my Entomology (The study of insects) board.

Here you will find many amazing things such as:
The Dance Language of Honeybees
Diagram of the Anatomy of Ants
Firefly Flash Tag Game
Do Earthworms Prefer Darkness?
Ladybug Identification
Free Butterfly Resource Unit
Insectivorous Terrariums
Bumblebee TP Tube Craft
Birth of a Monarch YouTube Video
Caterpillar Grid Game
How to Draw Fingerprint Bugs
Butterfly Lifecycle Project
Sticky Spider Web Activity
Spider External Anatomy Worksheet
Chrysalis Activity
Lifecycle of a Firefly Project
Create an Insect Game
And so much more! This board currently has over 100 pins.

The next board that I want to share with you is entitled Spring Themed Snacks!


Here you can look for:
Rainbow Fruit Snack
Spider Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches
Several kinds of Very Hungry Caterpillar snacks
Butterfly Snack Bag
Marshmallow Cloud Toast
Rainbow Snack and Dip
Spider Web Snack
Caterpillar Snack Sticks
Colors of the Rainbow Snack
Cloud Nine Snack
Bee Cookie Snack
It's Raining Snack
Apple Umbrella Snack
Ladybug Snack
Plus lots more. There are over 30 pins on this board!

I also have a Pinterest board for Spring Themed Worksheets-

Patterns and Colors:  Bugs!
Earth Day Word Search
Gardening For Subtraction
 Read and Color the Butterfly Printable
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Beginning, Middle, End
Easter Subtraction
 Butterfly and Flower Maze
E is for Egg
Easter Word Search
Bugs in a Jar
Spider Game
Easter Crossword Puzzle
Insect Counting Worksheets
Several Spring Themed Scissor Skills Pages
S is for Sun
Plant Survival
And even more! This board contains about 60 pins right now.

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!