Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer Pinterest Attempts

We all do it...fill our Pinterest accounts with tons of ideas for various things with the best of intentions. But then life gets busy and I forget to go back when I'm ready. So this summer, I set a goal to try at least a couple of things. I am always playing with recipes I find on there, but I decided to try a couple of the kids activities I found on there as well.

I think this activity was the most ingenious of them all. I was getting complaints of boredom and remembered this activity on the board. I didn't have an egg carton, but I had my deviled egg tray (about time I blow the dust off and use it for something) and a bunch of different colored and sized pompoms. Both were handy.

First, I had my daughter divide the colors, and then my older son came in and I had him divide the sizes. There are other things I could so with this, too, but this is where they started. I actually didn't tell them it was a "learning activity" but instead told them I needed help separating them all. They were very eager to help.

The next activity took a little planning to get the easter eggs for cheap after the easter holiday. My son needed more practice on his rhyming skills, so I found this on Pinterest to help him. It worked well, but it's not something he'll spend a lot of time on. We have to do it in sporadic moments, which is fine. I mix it in with our summer writing practice. Want to keep his skills sharp over the summer so he's ready for the new year. He's so excited to head to school, and this has helped fuel that energy.

I am still hoping to make some magnet chore boards, but maybe when school starts I can put that together and get them on a plan. I am also hoping to get back to quilting once school starts. It will be nice to have larger chunks of time to get things done. I don't know if these count as part of my goals list, but I'm on the right track. Ever tried your pins? Did they turn out like you'd hoped?

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