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1 Pinterest Using Pinterest to put the “interest” back into your activities Amber Donnelly Copyright Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS)www.stlarchs.org

2 What is So what is this thing called “P” interest…Pin-terest… What it is: Pinterest /ˈpin-t(ə-)rəst/ is an on-line bulletin board Pinterest self-describes itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.” People use Pintrest to: Make a wishlist Plan a trip Organize an event Start a collection Plan a project How do you say it? Teachers use Pintrest to: Research new topics Share creative ideas Find new, interesting ways to present concepts Find books and activities to enhance themes you already teach Find recipes to use in the classroom Discover your new favorite activity Find other people who share the passion of creative teaching And soooooo much more!

3 Getting Started Are you signed up? Step 1: Signing up for a Pinterest account is easier than ever! You will need the following 1.Your name 2.Date of Birth 3. address 4.Gender 5.A screen name that has not been used yet 6.A password 7.Picture of you (optional) Step 2: Follow 5 boards that inspire you Step 3: Create your first board (Title) Step 4: Pin your first idea to your board Step 5: Go to the account you used to sign up and confirm that you are the person who created the new Pintrest account Step 6: Look for interesting ideas to pin onto your new board

4 Organizing your Pinterest Boards should flow the way you plan to teach Decide how long you want your theme to last: A week, two weeks, a month… how long the theme lasts will determine how much stuff you need Have a game plan: Knowing the kind of activities, or ideas you are looking for will help you narrow your search and the amount of time you spend on Pintrest Pick a theme: I Like Me! Farms, Trucks & Tractors International Mud Day – June 29 th Fairy Tales Get started… Find some books to anchor your theme then start pinning! Thematic Teaching

5 I like me!I like me! I like me is a collection of books, snacks and activities that explore self-concept, self- acceptance, and how we act as individuals within a family or classroom group

6 I Love you Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak What I like about me by Allia Zobel Nolan The Blue Ribbon Day by Katie Couric Have you Filled a Bucket Today by Carol McCloud I Like Myself! By Karen Beaumont I’m Gonna Like Me by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell Today I feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis The Blue day book for kids by Bradley Greive All About Me (Fun Flaps) by DK Publishing The Important Book by Margaret Wise Brown All by Myself by Mercer Mayer Marvelous Me: Inside and Out by Lisa Bullard Incredible Me! By Kathi Appelt Shades of Black by Sandra Pinkney I Love My Hair by Natasha Anastasia Temply I Like Me by Nancy Carlson I like me!I like me! Book ListBook List

7 I like Me! Infant Activities Who’s that Baby? Exploring Textures How I Move Exploring Cooking My Family Book Keepsakes Soothing Teeth Exploring Food… Are the Ready?

8 I like Me! Toddler Activities Body Painting Silly Faces Left Foot Right Foot Spinning Sidewalk Chalk Art Transitional Recipes Trying New Foods

9 I like Me! Pre-School Activities Body Painting I Like me Flower Height Chart Faces Snack This is me Book Healthy Smile Treats Bucket Filling Skin tone Playdough I’m Important Book

10 Farms, Trucks & Tractors Farms, Trucks & Tractors is a collection of books, snacks and activities that explores life in the country with animals and vehicles you may see on the farm or on along a country road

11 Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle Farmer Dale’s Red Pickup Truck by Lisa Wheeler The Gobble, Gobble, Moooooo Tractor Book by Jez Alborough Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown Silly Sally by Audrey Wood Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins Otis by Loren Long Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton Pigs to the Rescue by John Himmelmann Tremendous Tractors by Tony Mitton Inside a Barn in the Country by Alyssa Capucilli Meow Said the Cow by Emma Dodd Down on the Farm by Merrily Kutner Truck Driver Tom by Monica Wellington A Barnyard Collection: Click, Clack Moo and More by Doreen Cronin Farms, Trucks & Tractors Book ListBook List

12 Farms, Trucks & Tractors Infant Activities Big Red Barn SongFootprint Tractor Keepsake Visit a FarmPudding Paint w/ Trucks & Tractors Natural Chime/Mobil Spring Chicken Keepsake Pots & Pans Music Center Apple Fennel Puree Baa Baa Black Sheep Song

13 Farms, Trucks & Tractors Toddler Activities Watermelon Popsicles DIY Farm Puzzles Pigs in Mud Painting Bring it Outside! Get Up and Move Dice Ramps and Trucks Loose Part Play Pig Themed Snack Egg Carton Pig Snouts Pig Pancakes Clementine Chicks

14 Farms, Trucks & Tractors Pre-School Activities Pig Snouts and Beans Farm Themed Food Ideas Tire Tunnel Pre-School Farm Unit Eating Contests & Sack Races Truck & Rock Play Udder Painting Farm Pattern Cards

15 International Mud Day International Mud Day (June 29 th ) is a collection of books, snacks and activities that celebrates the art of getting messy

16 Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Road by Lynn Plourde Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean Brothers are for Making Mud Pies (Lift the Flap) by Harriet ZiefertMud Dirt on my Shirt (a collection of poems) by Jeff Foxworthy Puddle by Robert Munsch Hogwash by Karma Wilson Mud Pie Annie by Sue Buchanan Mud by Mary Lyn Ray Mud! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clark Mud Tacos by Mario Lopez Mud Mess by Melinda Melton Crow Mrs. Wishy Washy’s by Joy Cowley Princess Pigsty by Cornelia Funke Dirt Boy by Erik Jon Slangerup The Dirtiest Hair in the World by Bob McAllen International Mud Day Book ListBook List

17 Dirt on My Shirt A poem by Jeff Foxworthy

18 International Mud Day Infant Activities Squishing Toes in Mud Chocolate Pudding Mud Play Experiencing Mud Pudding Painting Use Chocolate for Mud Five Little Pigs Flannel Board Rhyme Plastic Bag Mud Homemade Baby Food Brown Lintels with Carrots Mud Painting

19 International Mud Day Toddler Activities Toddler Terrariums Book and Taco Recipe Mud Prints Wishy Washy Play Mud Play Ideas Mud Pie Kitchen Wishy Washy Mud Poem Faux Mud

20 International Mud Day Pre-School Activities Go to a Mud Run Mud Bricks Construction Site Mud Dough Mud Day Activities Mud Box Corn Husk & Mud Apples w/ Chocolate Dirt Pudding Healthy Mudball Snack

21 Dinosaurs Dinosaurs is a collection of books, snacks and activities that explores the mystery of dinosaurs and dinosaur bones

22 The Really, Really, Really Big Dinosaur by Richard Byrne Dinosaur Roar! By Paul & Henrietta Stickland Dinosaur Bones by Bob Barner Dinosaurs Roar, Butterflies Soar! By Bob Barner Dinosaur Dig! By Penny Dale Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton Oh My, Oh My, Oh Dinosaurs! By Sandra Boynton DK Touch and Feel Dinosaur Tadpole Rex by Kurt Cyrus Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by Paul Strickland Dinosaur Stomp! By Paul Strickland How do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? By Jane Yolen Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki National Geographic Little Kids First BIG Book of Dinosaurs Dinosaurs Book ListBook List

23 Dinosaurs Infant Activities Free Play with Animal Planet Dino Play set Dinosaur Ball “Pit” 13 Dinosaur Songs plus lots of Activities Dinosaur Keepsake Banana Oatmeal & Other Herbivore Recipes Dehydrated Fruits & Veggies for Teething Herbivores Dino Teething Rattles Dinosaur Board Books DIY Dinosaur “Toggle” Toy DIY Teething toys for your little Dinosaur

24 International Mud Day Toddler Activities Dinosaur Two Piece Simple Puzzles Dinosaur Egg Discovery Use Ice Tray to make Plaster of Paris Dino Bones for Excavation Dinosaur Dig SitePaint Rocks to use in Dinosaur Dig Dinosaur Capes for Dramatic Play Dinosaur Feet 2 Dinosaur Feet 1 Digging for Dinosaurs Snack

25 International Mud Day Pre-School Activities Dinosaur Song to tune “Do Wah Ditty Ditty” by Manfred Man Dinosaur Soap Dinosaur Bones Snack Dinosaur Egg Number Matching Volcano Lunch Volcano Playdough Experiment Dinosaur Lunch Dirt (Coffee) Playdough Dinosaur “Loose Parts” Dinosaur Heights

26 Don’t get stuck just looking for pins! There are many ways to search for activities. Books: Start with books you already have Take a trip to the library Look on-line at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, or Google Pinterest search by book/theme: Type your theme or book titles into Pinterest and see what others are doing with the same topic/books Think of other ways to describe what you are doing Look for boards on your theme: Pinterest defaults to searching for pins, but you can change it to search for boards on your topic Look for party ideas on your theme Look at who is also pinning the same ideas: See if someone else has pinned the same idea you did. Pinterest will tell you what board they pinned it to. Look for “Also From” pins on the bottom left of the screen Searching Tips

27 Fairy TalesFairy Tales Fairy Tales …use the new searching tips to find activities for the theme “Fairy Tales” Start with the books on the next slide or add your own favorites!

28 Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales by Lucy Cousins Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch Me and My Dragon by David Biedrzyck Believe Me, Goldilocks Rocks! By Nancy Jean Loewen Honestly, Red Riding Hood was Rotten! By Trisha Speed Shaskan The Usborne Book of Fairy Tales by Heather Amery The Pea and the Princess by Mini Grey Huff and Puff by Claudia Rueda The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett Don’t Kiss the Frog! By Fiona Waters Alice the Fairy by David Shannon Goldie and the Three Hares by Margie Palatini The Three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Mortimer Princess Hyacinth by Florence Parry Heide Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Jump at the Sun Prince Cinders by Babette Cole Fairy TalesFairy Tales Book ListBook List

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30 Pinterest Mix it up and get started today! Amber Donnelly Copyright Area Resources for Community and Human Services (ARCHS)www.stlarchs.org


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