Sunday, August 19, 2012

Pinned it, Made it! Monday ~ Week 5 ~

It’s time for Pinned it, Made it! Monday. Won’t you join me?

On Pinterest, I have a board entitled Love to Learn where I have pinned ideas (mostly for Luke) that make learning fun. I knew when I saw this idea awhile back that he would love it. We could make a game of learning numbers using his cars. And it’s so simple. Here’s the pin from Pinterest:

I didn’t have a poster board on hand but I did have a piece of cardboard, so we used that. It’s nice and sturdy for lots of play too.

Luke added a few of his own pen marks. I think he was tracing a path.  :)

Luke knows his letters and letter sounds, but he doesn’t recognize his numbers yet, so I knew we needed to work on that. So I measured the board and marked off enough “parking spaces" for the numbers 1-10.

Excuse the sheets in the background.  We're working on our staircase and have our furniture covered.

Now you’ll notice that one side is covered. I realized that I was showing him too many at one time and that we needed to focus on 1-5 before we worked on 6-10, so I told him they were doing construction on that side of the parking lot and we could only park on this side. He was okay with that. :)

We played it many ways. I would ask him to pick a car and park it in a certain parking space. Then I would let him say which one his car wanted to park in. Then when they were all parked, I would make up reasons why they needed to leave, such as “the car parked in parking space number 5 needs to get to work”, or “that motorcycle in parking space number 3 needed to get home and get supper ready”. And so on. He never tired of it. I tired of it long before he did. And he has played with it on his own many times since!

He’s still working on 1-5, so we still have construction on the other side. But I’m promising this when he learns all of them (another pin from Pinterest): A car wash!

So what about you? Have you pinned something on Pinterest and made it or tried it? It can be anything you’ve pinned and actually followed through with, made, or tried………whether that be a recipe, a craft, a sewing project, a photography tip, a home decorating idea, organizational idea, home improvement project, exercise routine, household tips, a purchase, anything!

To participate in Pinned it, Made it! Monday, here are the guidelines:

1) Just do a post about what you’ve pinned and made from Pinterest, then come back over here to Country Girl at Home and link that particular post (not your blog in general) on this post below.

2) I don’t mind if you link up more than one post….multiple entries are fine.

3) You must add my Pinned it, Made it! Monday button on your post or sidebar of your blog linking back to Country Girl at Home. You may get this button code on the page at the top of my blog labeled “Buttons”. Just copy and paste the code into your post.

4) Be supportive and visit blog entries. I do ask that you visit at least one and leave a comment there. And don't forget to leave me one here! :) We all love comments, don’t we? It’s encouraging and uplifting!

5) By linking up and participating, you give me permission to use your entry photo if I decide to feature an entry.

Just grab the button code from the top of my blog on the page entitled buttons and link your post back here.

Thanks for stopping by today, whether you’re participating or just enjoying the pins! Have a great week!  :)

♥ Tammy ♥


Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


That's such a great idea, and I know Luke has fun with it! I just love his smiles in the pictures. :)

I love you! 8!

Joy :)

cucki said...

super cool idea..
lovely pictures..
sending you hugs
cucki xxx

Wendi said...

Great idea! I will have to try that with the boys I watch. They could love it!

Penny said...

What a great idea! I'm sure Luke is loving it... and learning at the same time.... the perfect combination! He is such a cutie!!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

That is such a good idea. I am going to do that with Quinn. She knows most numbers but we really need to work on letters. I am all linked up. Thanks for hosting.

Trace4J said...

Oh I love it.
I will have to make this for my youngest granny boy.
Such fun
Hugs & JOY

jody said...

wow what a great idea and soo fun for him! what a beautiful babe! enjoy your day!

Sharon said...

That is one super idea!!!
Thanks for stopping by on email.'

Allison said...

Great idea!

arkie said...

I need to do that for my grandson. He is just starting to get into cars. He already knows his numbers but this would be great to review and strengthen his listening skills!


Cathy Cobblestone said...

That is so cute Tammy - I bet Luke loves it. I appreciate you asking me to participate with my sign - I didn't get that idea from pinterest so I don't know if I'm supposed to link up or not. I've never linked to a "link party" - I'm not that computer savy - haha. But anyway, I'm glad you liked my sign and I love all the ideas from the other posters. Keep up the great work and yes - I absolutely LOVE pinterest!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow what a great idea. Our grandson is 3 years old and I think I will make it for him the next time he comes to visit. Thanks!!

Annie said...

WOW! Tammy, what a great idea!!!!

renee said...

Hi Tammy,
Well, that is wonderful! You know, I am trying to understand this pinterest more, but it is hard. I have looked at recipes on here, haven't made any just yet.
I will e-mail you later, but wanted to tell you I will be happy to send you that swan.
I am so very blessed to have met you, and hope that you have a good est of the week. I will be in touch.

Blessed Beyond said...

I have saved that to work with Kaylee on. Glad it's working out for yall.
Have a great one. :)

SweetPepperRose said...

Hey Tammy! it's fun when kids are that age, and Learning is FUN!
Have a great weekend!

Davenportdpqq said...

WOW! Tammy, what a great idea!!!!