Today we’re linking up with iHomeschool Network to share our five favorite Pinterest boards! As you can tell here, here, and here, I love unit studies! They’re so flexible that they’re adaptable for just about any age, grade level, and subject, which makes them a perfect choice for eclectic homeschoolers.
Pinterest is a HUGE help when it comes to unit study planning. I can find a topic I like and then pin several resources to use when we cover our units. I have a lot of Pinterest boards, but five of them play a major role in our unit study planning.
Pinterest Board #1: Seasonal Learning
Our Seasonal Learning board is home to loads of great resources for unit studies! If you’re basing a unit around a particular season, it’s simple to take a few lessons, experiments, and crafts and combine them into one ongoing study. I got the inspiration for our All About Snowflakes unit study from several of our Pinterest finds. Since we’re coming up on spring, here are a few of our pins that would be great for a spring unit study:
Pinterest Board #2: Learning for Little Ones
We have three learners aged five and under, so even with unit studies, it can be tricky to find activities for them all. Often, I can find an activity on Pinterest that’s geared toward young kids, and then adapt it for my oldest student (or vice versa). In fact, we’ll be breaking out the busy bags and such for Piglet soon! Some of the fine motor activities I’ve found are even good for older kids, especially those who have ADHD like Tigger and like to fidget during class. 🙂
Here are a few of our favorite pins for little learners that lend themselves to unit studies:
Sight Word Treasure Hunt (Pirate unit)
DIY Play Beach Sand (Beach unit)
Ice Cream Cone Letter Activity (Ice Cream unit)
Woven Paper Plate Rainbow (Weather unit)
Pinterest Board #3: Living History
I’m a huge history buff, so history makes up a large part of our homeschooling curriculum. A lot of the unit studies we do are based around historical figures or events, and we’ve found great history resources on Pinterest. Since we have so many active learners, weaving in activities and crafts with history helps our kids get more involved in our lessons. This is where the crafts in the other boards really come in handy. Here are a few of the ideas for teaching history that we like on Pinterest:
Dinosaur Activities for Kids
Pinterest Board #4: Seeing the World
Geography is a natural tie-in for history, so it’s fairly simple to add it into a unit study. When we did our series on ancient Africa, we naturally talked about the geography and people of the continent as we covered the historical events. But sometimes I find separate geography resources that are too good NOT to include in a unit study…lol. As much as I love history, I find geography kind of boring, so the geography lessons and units I’ve found on Pinterest have been a big help.
Here are a few of our favorite geography pins for unit studies:
50 Books for 50 U.S. States
Pinterest Board #5: Unit Studies
Naturally, here’s where I keep pins that are for completed unit studies. I like to make up our own, but I’ve also found lots of great unit studies written by other homeschoolers on Pinterest. Here are a few of our favorites, including one of our own:
And that’s how we use Pinterest to help us plan unit studies! How do you use Pinterest in your homeschool? Do you have any particular topic you search for on the site? What are your favorite pins for homeschooling? Let us know in the comments!