Most of you probably know about Pinterest by now.And if you don’t…BEWARE!!!! It’shighly addictive! It’s one of those vices I’ve had to severely restrict myselffrom. I used to be on there every spare moment I had at the computer. But, nowI get on there maybe once a week or when I need to some inspiration on aproject. Otherwise, I stick to my guns.
However, Pinterest has been very helpful infinding and organizing ideas for our homeschool journey. Sooooo many greatideas all in one place. That’s probably why I love it so much – it’s organized!!! Much like I wish my house andlife were. If only we all had the time, energy and money to complete all thecutie-patootie projects we find on there! Ahhhh…
One idea I found was so perfect for my oldest.He’s always asking about the weather and what clouds mean what, etc. So when Icame across this particular idea I was smitten! Really smitten!! But, I decided I could make it myself with my CreativeMemories Storybook Creator Plus 4.0 program (try a FREE 30-day trial here).So that’s exactly what I did!
Isn’t it beautiful? Oh I just love it!
Now, I would love to share this with you, butsince the original is one that you must buy I don’t feel its ethical to sharemy free version. However, you are welcome to make your own!!
I made mine an 8×8 square. Then, I just situated the pictures around so they fit. Then, you just cut out the blue square in the middle so you can “find” what you’re looking for. They are also categorized by upper, middle and lower clouds too! I haven’t printed it yet, but I plan to print it as a picture and then laminate it for more durability. Put the whole thing on a large tongue depressor and you’re ready to travel!
I would like to use our cloud finder to “huntdown” clouds and take pictures, so that he could even make his own cloudfinder!
Now, with that being said, the cloud finderspurred me on to make another “finder” that I will gladly share with you!
My mind began swimming with all the possibilities, but so far I’ve only created one for animal tracks common inour region of Oklahoma. My son is always “finding” tracks in our yard oron our walks and I thought this would be perfect for him to identify them. Whatfun he’ll have!! Download the free .pdf here.
I see so many more possibilities for thesefinders. You could do leaves or common trees for your area. You could do lettersfor preschooler. Or pictures of places you frequently drive by so they can spotthem.
Make one for a trip you’re taking so your kids canspot things while you’re driving in the car! Really the possibilities areendless!! Get creative and make your own!!!
What’s your favorite Pinterest find that you’vealready used? What other “finders” would you make? One day soon I plan to makemore and don’t worry…I’ll be sure toshare!
Linking up with these wonderful parties today. Be sure to click over and see what others have shared. I always find some great encouragement and hidden treasures!
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet all her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating fun and engaging printables, unit studies and curriculum for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about marriage, parenting, and homeschooling all while maintaining her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers, where she shares free printables and resources from around the web as well as deals on curriculum and homeschooling resources. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.