Don’t you just love pinterest? I find that people either love it or they hate it. They love it because there are so many amazing ideas that can fill your days, months, and years. Or they hate it for the very same reason! I tend to be in the first camp. I love it. I feel like it is such a great resource. I mean, we have all been bookmarking sites for quite a while, right? Isn’t it nice to have a pretty picture and a bit of a description? It definitely helps me, especially when I am constantly bookmarking “pre-school activities.”
One of my goals this year is to really utilize pinterest in my homeschooling. I want to do the activities that I pin, not just pin them because I like to look at pictures all day!
What I find somewhat difficult is organizing all of the ideas. It was easy at first, have a board for food – and all food goes there. Of course now, I have so many food pins that I wouldn’t be able to find something if I wanted to. Coming up with new board names, and then organizing my pins to these new boards is something I will be working on.
I also have to allow myself some leeway. Pinterest can be a death trap for anyone. Often times I will see a pin and think to myself “I can totally do that!” just to realize when I have purchased all the supplies that, no, I cannot do that, and what was I thinking attempting it?!
So, while I would love to build a huge castle made out of cardboard with my kids that is fully wallpapered, has windows and curtains; I know that is not going to happen – and it is ok. But, I can build a castle out of all the boxes we have lying around, and the kids can go to town decorating it with their assorted art supplies, and I will call it good.
Do you use pinterest in your homeschooling? Do you end up pinning things you know you can actually do, or do you pin anything that looks pretty (like me!)?
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