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!