Get Active With Your Children and ChildFund on Pinterest

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Posted on 12/24/2013

As an international development organization that focuses on children, ChildFund works in some of the world's poorest countries to provide children in need with essential resources, as well as opportunities for them to enjoy playtime and other essential parts of childhood. With summertime here, you may already be thinking of ways to keep your little ones occupied, and our newly updated Pinterest boards have plenty of ideas for fun activities with your children, as well as information on our programs and how we are making a difference around the world.

Fun in the Sun

Our Try This With Your Child Pinterest board is a treasure trove of simple ideas that will keep even the most energetic children entertained. Many of the pastimes pinned to this board aren't just fun but are educational, too. For example, the United States Bingo game allows children to become more familiar with the names (and shapes) of various states around the country and is an entertaining way to combine learning with some friendly competition.

If it's a sunny day, why not help your children make their own homemade ice chalk for some sidewalk-painting fun? Alternatively, you could start a small flower patch in your yard by using ice cream cones as biodegradable plant pots. This is an excellent way to teach your children about nature and have some fun outside at the same time.

Learning Opportunities

Although our Pinterest boards are a great source of inspiration for summertime activity ideas, we also update them regularly to keep our followers and supporters up to date on the work we're doing around the world.

Some of our boards focus on highlighting the plight of less fortunate children in some of the world's poorest countries, as well as what we're doing to make a difference. We have included boards to promote world health initiatives like World Malaria Day and awareness of other events, like One Day Without Shoes. Our various boards are also a great way to learn more about the countries in which we operate.

Social media platforms like Pinterest enable us to share what we're doing thanks to the support and generosity of our donors. In addition to our Pinterest boards, our Twitter feed and Facebook page keep you up to date with what's happening at ChildFund and hear about our supporters' experiences as child sponsors.