Establishing a lifelong love of the arts and music starts with being creative together. Spending an afternoon with your child painting or singing songs are both great ways to foster creativity in your child. You can even use fun, creative projects to educate your child about science, reading, and life.
Pinterest is also a treasure trove of ideas and projects for kids and parents to share. There are so many creative parents doing wonderful things and using Pinterest to share their ideas with the world. If you’re new to Pinterest, or new to parenting, these boards will give you ideas for everything from crafts to mealtime, plus extras for the grown-ups too.
Handmade Charlotte’s DIY Crafts board is full of amazing craft ideas sure to delight your kids or your inner child. For example, I love these Twig Monogram Ornaments. Handmade Charlotte’s ideas are inspired without being overworked, so they’re great for no-fuss parents!
This collaborative Pinterest board is curated by Zina at Let’s Lasso the Moon. Many of the pins feature ways you can help your kids learn through playing, as well as fun, simple crafts. I especially like this Magic Marble Playdough pin. What a fun way for kids to learn to understand color!
For all things involving handwriting or fine motor skills, look no further than this board by Debbie Clement. I have always been obsessed with beautiful handwriting and Debbie’s pins have lots of ways to teach and learn better fine motor skills.
4. Mama Smiles
Mama Smiles is all about finding the joy in parenting and sharing your love and joy with your family. I particularly adore her Kids’ Party Ideas board!
Of course, parenting isn’t always easy. When you’re worn out after a long day of taking care of the little ones, check out this hilarious collection from The Stir. Sometimes, the best thing in the world is to have a good laugh, and know that you’re not the only parent who gets frustrated.
Looking for creative ways to encourage a love of reading in your child? This collaborative board hosted by Allie from No Time for Flashcards is filled with ideas to make reading and writing fun. Look to this board for fun activities incorporating reading, the best children’s books, and more.
Growing a Jeweled Rose is a blog by Crystal Underwood, and her Pinterest boards are a wonderful resource for creative parents who want to show their kids how magical learning can be! Her boards are full of creative art projects for kids, sensory play, paint recipes, and fun stuff for all seasons. How fun is this homemade face paint?
Learn with Play is full of ideas to do exactly what the title of the board suggests: use playtime as learning time. I especially love this pin with ideas for activities inspired by the book Going on a Bear Hunt. From activities that bring books to life to indoor games for quiet time, you will find a lot to love at Learn with Play.
This collaborative board unites parents from around the world and facilitates discussions on issues ranging from pregnancy and childbirth to discipline and building character in your children. It’s amazing to see the diversity of views and respect in discussions. This board is also hosted by Zina at Let’s Lasso the Moon.
Of course, you can follow TakeLessons on Pinterest too! We’re sharing our love for music and learning, and having some fun along the way. Happy pinning!
–Megan L. TakeLessons Staff Member and Blogger
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