Using Pinterest to Enhance Preschool Lessons

With the popularity of social media, it is no surprise that a visual smorgasbord like Pinterest has taken off.  As a homeschooler, it the virtual pin board has become a priceless resource for ideas, lesson plans, book lists, crafts and so much more to help make their school time much more fun and interesting.

Today, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite finds on Pinterest to use with the younger  crowd.  I nearly always scan various boards or search for particular topics when planning out my lessons for my own three year old, so I’ve discovered some really great things over time.

Without further ado, here are my favorite Pinterest finds for preschool:

Reading Readiness/Alphabet Awareness

How to Teach the Alphabet with Legos from Teachers of Good Things
ABC Bingo from My Joy Filled Life
Shoebox Alphabet People from An Idea on Tuesday
Lego Animal Alphabet Cards from B-Inspired Mama
Letter Mazes from 1+1+1=1
Rock Letter Tracing from Childcareland Blog
The Letter Box from Play Talk Learn
Perler Bead Alphabet Magnets from Life Lesson Plans
Alphabet Balloon Pop from Makeovers and Motherhood
Magical Alphabet Letters from Sow Sprout Play

Number Recognition/Counting

Make Your Own Counting Sticks from The Mommy Talks
Fishing for Numbers from Buggy and Buddy
Numbers Washing Line from Lessons Learnt Journal
Number Nature Scavenger Hunt from Makeovers and Motherhood
Skip Counting with M&Ms from Learn Play Imagine
Water Balloon Number Blast from Little Bins for Little Hands
Paint Chip Number Punch Puzzle from School Time Snippets
Magnetic Ladybug Counting Game from B-Inspired Mama
Corn Maze Math Activity from JDaniel4’s Mom
Knock ‘Em Down Bean Bag Toss from True Aim

Color Fun

Color & Pattern Matching Game from The Connection We Share
Pipe Cleaner Color Sorter from To the Moon and Back
Q-tip Painting Color Words from 1+1+1=1
Color Mixing Discovery Bottles from Familylicious
Seek and Sort Color Game from Where Imagination Grows
Color Surprise Eruptions from Learn Play Imagine
Water Bead Color Mixing from Happily Ever After Mom
Pom Pom Rainbow Collage from Danya Banya
Rainbow Sensory Bin and Color Sort from Sow Sprout Play
Gross Motor Color Game from Simple Fun for Kids

Shapes and Patterns

Pattern Block Mats from PreKinders
Felt Shape Flowers from B-Inspired Mama
DIY Shapes and Colors Matching Game from Plain Vanilla Mom
Contact Paper Shape Art from Mess for Less
Rainbow Shape Rocks from Fun A Day
Shape Symmetry Play from Mama Pea Pod
Train Shape Matching Puzzle from Craftulate
Shape Playdough Mats from 3 Dinosaurs
DIY Shape Stickers from Mess for Less
Cardboard Shapes from Gummy Lump

Fine Motor Skills

Beading Tower from The MaMade Diaries
Feed the Elephant from The Inspired Treehouse
Button Sorting Cups from About Family Crafts
Paper Ripping Activity from Craftulate
Felt Button Chain from Tips from a Typical Mom
Threading a Rainbow from De tout et de rien: Activités pour le Préscolaire
Golf Tee Hammering Activity from Sugar Aunts
Monster Munch from Lalymom
Button Threading from School Time Snippets
Pin Pricking from Lessons Learnt Journal

Gross Motor Skills 

Flaming Hoops Circus Activity from The Inspired Treehouse
Flag Tape Obstacle Course from Frogs, Snails, and Puppy Dog Tails
Surf’s Up Balance and Coordination Activity from The Inspired Treehouse
Balloon Play from Lessons Learnt Journal
Indoor Hopscotch from Happy Hooligans
Jumping Lines from Little Bins for Little Hands
DIY Bean Bag Toss from Dirt and Boogers
Indoor Car Wash from Homegrown Friends
Pool Noodle Baseball from Toddler Approved
Pool Noodle Abacus from Happy Hooligans

Sensory Play

Sensory Rainbow Writing from Blog Me Mom
Homemade Floam from Growing a Jeweled Rose
Glitter Clay Fingerpainting from Mini Monets and Mommies
Edible Water Beads from Life Lesson Plans
Foam Dough Doughnut Sensory Bin from Life Lesson Plans
Sugar Cookie Rice from Sugar Aunts
Monster Truck Wash from B-Inspired Mama
Alphabet Apple Picking Sensory Table from Sow Sprout Play
Vanilla Cinnamon Oobleck from Sow Sprout Play
Dinosaur and Volcano Sensory Bin from Life Lesson Plans

Pinterest Boards to Follow

KBN Activities for Preschoolers
Preschool
Preschooling
Preschool
KBN Gross Motor Activities for Kids
KBN Learning Activities for Kids
KBN Fine Motor Activities for Kids
KBN Sensory Activities for Kids

Do you use Pinterest in your homeschool planning?

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Comments

  1. Oh I’m totally addicted to Pinterest too! Thanks for including our pom pom rainbow. 🙂

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