But what happens when you pin a pumpkin craft to your Halloween board in July? I'll tell what happens to me.
I have an ah-hah! moment in October when I remember I pinned said pumpkin craft. But what board did I pin that to? The arts and crafts board? The 4-H project board? The Activities for Joseph board? The Halloween board? The Homeschooling Fun board? I browse through my Pinterest boards, get side tracked with other cool ideas I'd forgotten were pinned, conduct another quick search of pumpkin crafts in case a better project shows up, then realize my crafting time has come to an end, and I have nothing to show for it. I'm disgusted with myself for getting side-tracked...again! My kids are dissappointed. It's a lose-lose situation. Until now.
Technology is cool. But, it still can't beat paper and pencil for some things. I came up with this idea to put technology in its place and show it who's boss.
It's so simple.
- Grab a stack of notecards.
- Find a super cool idea on Pinterest.
- Write up a quick summary on a notecard.
- Rubberband all the super cool ideas together.
Here's a sample of my notecards. And note: not all the ideas came from Pinterest. Some of them I actually thought up myself.
- Wiggle, Wiggle - wiggle a jump rope on the ground like a snake and let the kids jump over it
- Sidewalk Chalk Fun - trace toys with chalk on the driveway
- Alphabet Jump - chalk the ABC's on the sidewalk, yell out a letter and let the kid run to it
- Mixing Colors - fill Styrofoam egg carton with colored water, let kids use an eye dropper to transfer and mix colors
- Pillowcase Clothes - decorate old pillowcases, cut holes for head and arms, then play
- Make-up Smear - photocopy your own (protect your eyes) or print a black & white copy of your face, give kids old make-up and let them make you pretty