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If you put your mind to it you could literally create an entire preschool curriculum using Pinterest. It’s a wealth of printables, activities, and snack-time fun and most of it is completely free! Aside from the activities and worksheets I make myself, Pinterest is my go to educational source.
We’ve only been playing school a little under a year now but I’ve found some crazy cute stuff on Pinterest. There are a few activities we keep coming back to so I thought I’d share our favorites (aside from the awesomeness that’s packed into our busy binders).
This anatomy bundle has been printed out multiple times since I found it. The first time we did it Squeaks was still getting the hang of gluing so nearly all the internal organs ended up glued to the little guys head. I figured as long as she grasped the concept that these organs are in our bodies and semi-understood their basic functions then the lesson was a win. We’ve since done the activity a few more times and now Squeaks is very familiar with internal functions. At least as much as a three year old can be.
These number worksheets are so clever. They’re simple and action packed at the same time. You’ve got everything in there. Tracing, counting, the ever-popular Dot-a-Dot markers, coloring, stickers. All of it on one worksheet! These are great to go along with the number of the week we have on our calendar board. Plus I love that I can just keep printing out the same number until Squeaks has it memorized. The above link is to the #11-20 worksheets, but she also has #1-10. We’re currently working on the teens though.
Some of our favorite things to get off of Pinterest are movement games. Every time we start a new theme (ocean, space, etc.) gross motor movement games are always included in my search for activities. Having a two year old with the energy level that Little Dude has requires learning on the move. I want him to be as much a part of our learning activities as possible and these games are always a hit. I especially like to print them and put them into these plush “dice”. Both kids enjoy taking turns to see if they need to “walk like an astronaut” or “wiggle like a jelly fish”. I started a whole board for gross motor activities and will be adding our favorites over time. Here’s a link for the space themed game. I’ve also used ocean themed ones, and bug themed, but space was our favorite. Just type your theme into Pinterest with “gross motor game” and you should find tons.
Okay here’s the one Pinterest find on the list that isn’t free, but what you get for the money is crazy good. I incorporate a letter of the week into our morning calendar time and I also have Squeaks work on that letter in her journal. This Bible letter of the week curriculum helps us incorporate our weekly letter even more. It has super cute coloring pages, games, tracing pages, and also included a Bible verse and character of God for each letter. Love it! Over 600 pages, 24 pages per letter, for $15. Doesn’t get much better than that. And you know I went all geeky with it and printed all 600+ pages out at once. I get a little excited. P.S. This is not an affiliate link. If you purchase this curriculum I don’t get a thing. I just really like it!
These shape poems couldn’t get any cuter. This link will actually take you to a Teachers Pay Teachers site where you can print poems for 10 different shapes. We keep ours in a binder to use when we go over our shapes during calendar time. I love the cute design and simple rhymes. As a side note, everything I offer on my Etsy shop that is homeschool related can also be found on my Teachers Pay Teachers site.
So what fun activities and printable have you found on Pinterest lately?