Let me just start by saying that I held off on joining Pinterest for a looong time. I really dislike doing things just because everyone else is. Eventually, though, I felt the need to check out this website that everyone was raving about. Now I concede that they were raving with good cause.
I use Pinterest to mark all kinds of things that I need to mark and remember for the current lesson, or future ones. Right now I just have a big jumble of pins for Sunday School, but in the future I’d like to break them down into categories–holidays, specific Bible story activities, songs, parent resources, teacher resources, coloring pages, crafts, snacks, sites to remember, supply wish list, etc. I’m a very visual person and the photo with a short note really helps me to stay organized and remember everything. Kind of necessary since my brain runs at around 1,000 miles per minute. Also, if you’re planning your own curriculum, it is a must-have tool. How else will you keep everything straight?
I suppose this is the point where I should tell you to join Pinterest. I’m sorry to have joined the ranks of the Pinterest junkies, but there you have it. I’ve given you my reasons. Won’t you join us?
Disclaimer: Yes, I realize that you can waste an insane amount of time browsing all the pins on Pinterest. That’s exactly what I did when I first joined. Once you get over the novelty, though, it becomes just another tool in your children’s ministry arsenal.
*Update: I have divided my pins into more specific categories and it rocks! It’s so simple to go find the specific picture now and access the information quickly.