So, I am pretty pumped about my semester long program that I have planned for this fall. Right. Semester long. Fantastic. Well aside from gluing myself to the same place every other Thursday for the next three and a half months… it will be a really fun program! For real, it will be great.
I call this, ongoing seemingly never-ending however exceptionally awesome, event…(drum roll please)… Pinterest Show and Tell!
Alright, so because Pinterest is a website that has recently become the equivalent to freaking sliced bread, I will clarify what it is before those of you, who have not heard of it, are completely confused by the gibberish I will be throwing at you.
Pinterest is a website that people can use like a bulletin board. Users choose which categories of pin boards they want and browse through Pinterest and other websites to pin things and ideas that they want to remember or try. Sigh. You get the idea.
So the way I set this program up seems to be working really well. I gave each Thursday a category from the Pinterest website, such as: Health & Fitness, Humor, Hair & Beauty, Celebrities, Fashion, Food & Drink… you get it, I know. You can pick the ones that suit your residents best, because I am pretty sure that almost all male res-halls wouldn’t want to have a hair and beauty night. But hey, you never do know…
Onward. At every Pinterest Show and Tell the residents bring a pin that they found on Pinterest. Genius, right? If a few of the residents don’t have a Pinterest account you can have them bring in their own ideas they found on the internet or they can just come and learn from their neighbors! I host this event in one of our smaller lounges in the hall and have everyone sit in a circle. More cozy that way. Then we go around the circle and share what we brought. It’s most exciting on the Food & Drink, Hair & Beauty, or even Health & Fitness day because the things people bring to share are more hands on or yummy!
The one Pinterest Show and Tell event I had so far was Health & Fitness and oh man, it was fun! We all brought in exercises and workouts to share with the group. The best part was watching everyone try to do all the moves, especially me. I think people will come to the next one just to see me try to do something… I’m not the smoothest of criminals.
The last part of the event is a “Pin It!” board. I hung a big piece of yellow butcher paper with the words “Pin It!” in red outside of the lounge where I host the event.I have all the pins that residents bring posted there for everyone to check out!
Well that’s about all I have for you today. Let me know what you think, if you have any suggestions, or especially if you try it out!
Thanks for stopping by… Hope I didn’t scare you away!