Tips for Planning Summer Activities Using Pinterest

It's hot!  It's summer! And confession, you're wondering what activities can I do with my child to make the rest of summer fun and easy for everyone. We have a couple solutions for you that I think you'll love.  Bonus...It has to do with Pinterest!  

Tips for how to use Pinterest to Plan Summer Activities from The Educators' Spin On It

At the beginning of summer +Allison McDonald and I discussed fun ways to use Pinterest to plan your Summer Activities on Google Hangout On Air.  Take a moment to watch our video as we candidly share how we both plan out summer fun and purposefully plan for a little bit of boredom to in order to allow some character building for our kids.  One big tip is to use Pinterest to plan out ideas to do with your kids.  

Do you have a Summer Activities for Kids Pinterest Board? 


If you visit our event page you will find tons of summer pinterest board for ideas too!  Feel free to leave your summer board there too or in the comments below so I can be sure to follow it! Below are a few Summer Resources that you might find helpful for planning Summer Activities for your child.   

Pinterest Boards with Summer Focus 

Current Summer Projects on The Educators’ Spin On It

We have quite a few different projects going on for summer for kids on our website.  Here's an easy reference guide below. 

Summer Activities Hangouts On Air


Podcast focused on Parenting 

Recently I shared with Holly from Kids Activities Blog about My Kids Adventure, as site that I write for once a month.  I encouraged her to share all the cool things she shares for kids on her website plus her fun new book 101 Kid Activities (affiliate link).  I'm so excited that they've connected.  Take a listen to her podcast above that she made with Michael Stelzner on The Parenting Adventures Podcast about Busting Boredom Fun Activities for Kids. So many fun ideas!    

TIP for TIME: Don't have time to listen to a podcast? I put on a podcast or hangout on air on while I'm cleaning my kitchen. You'd be amazing an how much you can get done while you're listening!   

Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer before we head Back to School.  We have an upcoming Back to School Giveaway that you're going to LOVE!  

Pinterest Resources 

Did you know I have a new website at  It's all about Pinterest! Plus I'm offering Pinterest Consulting and Speaking!  Here's a few more ways we use Pinterest on The Educators' Spin On It 

We'd love for you to follow us!  

Diverse Books in Your Home Library: Parenting Global Kids

Take a look
in the mirror
at your friends
at your neighbors
at your community members.

Now take a look at the bookshelves in your home.  Do the characters and stories in your children's books represent the amazingly, beautiful diversity in your world?
Build a Diverse Bookshelf and Explore the WORLD with your children and learn about other cultures

Raising Global Children:

Think Like an Inventor S.T.E.M.

Disclosure:  This is a paid campaign with Camp Invention, all opinions are 100% my own. 

Getting your kids to think like an inventor is easier than you think.  After a week of attending Camp Invention, we as parents, are trying to be more aware of encouraging our daughter to build, invent, problem solve, engineer, and create.  

Think Like an Inventor; learning activities and parenting tips to support S.T.E.M.

Virtual Book Club for Kids SUMMER CAMP

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!  We are offering a second session of our 2014 Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp!! 

Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp

Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp 

We had to much fun hosting the Virtual Book Club Summer Camp that we've OPENED it up for  SECOND SESSION. In June over 450 moms, grandparents and caretakers joined us and it was amazing – for 3 weeks we shared crafts and activities based around 3 fun child hood themes perfect for 2 – 5 year olds. Connecting and creating with books that the children loved and enjoyed them bringing the books alive for the children. So we’re launching a second session perfect if you missed the first session and you can register now.

Enrollment for Virtual Book Club Summer Camp