Especially during the holiday season, you may be looking for ideas on how you can make education fun for your child. But between decorating your house and preparing family dinners, you probably won’t have a lot of time to think of super creative educational activities. Luckily, there is a tool on the Internet that can help you out! Pinterest is a popular social media site that is very useful for discovering creative ideas in many categories – not just education. Read on to learn how to use this up-and-coming site to find fun educational crafts for your kids.
Try these two Pinterest tricks to search for educational crafts and activities!
One way you can start searching for educational activities on Pinterest is simply by clicking on the button with three horizontal lines on the right of the search bar. This will open up the categories list, where you can click on education. Right away you will see a bunch of great educational crafts!
If you are looking for a more specific subject, this is when you head to the search bar. If you know your child is struggling in math, or even just doesn’t like math, try to find a fun activity to get them excited about it. Simply type in the subject you are looking for, along with “activities” or “crafts.”
Not every item that comes up will be amazing. However, once you come across one awesome idea, you can springboard off that and do a new search with related tags. For example, say you were searching for “geometry activities” and came across this cone-shaped scone idea. From there, you can search for “math baking” to find all sorts of yummy math projects!
Now that you know how to find educational crafts, how do you save them?
In order to keep track of all the educational activities you find on Pinterest, you will need to make an account on this social platform. Then, whenever you see an idea that you like, you click “pin it” on the top left-hand corner of the post.
This will save it to a “board.” You can create different boards for different categories of pins. So, you could have one for math ideas and another for science. This way, you can come back to it when you log in to your account at a later time.
You can also “follow” other people’s boards, so you can keep up to date with any new educational ideas or things they find on the web that might be useful to you.
Time to put your Pinterest knowledge to work!
Once you’ve figured out how Pinterest works, it’s time to start pinning! There are lots of great “tags” to check out on the social platform for creative educational crafts. Since we’re approaching the holidays now, try searching for “holiday math activities” or “holiday homework.” You may be surprised with what you find. There is everything from gingerbread worksheets or this fun Christmas counting tray. Happy holidays!