31 days of Creative Homeschooling
You are creative – made in HIS image
As I travel and speak at the various homeschool conventions, especially on the topic of creative homeschooling, I have people tell me over and over again that they are just “not creative”. So many people think they need a boxed curriculum to follow step-by-step because they don’t believe in their own ability to provide a creative learning environment.
Guess what? You are creative!
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:27)
Made In HIS image . . .
Although God exists in spirit form; when God appeared to man it was in the form of the human body and so bible theologian, Dr. Henry Morris says, ”There is something about the human body therefore, which is uniquely appropriate to God’s manifestation of Himself, and(since God knows all His works from the beginning of the world—Acts 15:18), He must have designed man’s body with this in mind. Accordingly He designed it, not like the animals, but with an erect posture, with an upward gazing countenance, capable of facial expressions corresponding with emotional feelings, and with a brain and tongue capable of articulate, symbolic speech.”
God endowed man with certain characteristics and traits to which He could relate. It was ultimately relationship that was the goal in the creation of man. This, along with the fact that God tells us He created us “in His image”, lets us know that we can look to the attributes of the Creator in order to better understand the stuff of which we are made.
I could talk about this exciting topic for quite awhile, but let me bring it back around to the part where it directly applies to our homeschooling.
We were made in the image of the ULTIMATE Creator! The Divine Artist, and we’re made in His image!
He who hung the moon and the stars, created the beauty of sunsets, mountains, beaches and the details of the butterfly, the intricacies of the human body . . .
He actually created us with many attributes like His own, meaning that we were designed after the most Creative Being in existence. We all possess some degree or form of His creativity. We’re made in His image.
There are several ways in which the creativity of our God effects our homeschooling and several aspects of which we should most certainly take advantage.
- Emulate Him – our job is to strive to be more like Him. Creativity is an important part of Him, Whom we serve. Beauty is obviously important to our Creator, or He wouldn’t have bothered to include so much of it. He wove the patterns in nature, painted the skies and designed creatures with grace and beauty. He enjoys the details.
- Study His Creation – any time you are studying the works of an artist, you need to study the artist himself in order to best understand the art. The opposite is also true. In studying the art, you may better come to understand the artist. Spending time in close observation with creation, is another outlet to understanding and knowing our Creator better! After all, we are made in His image.
- Have Confidence – know that you are creative. You don’t have to be a painter, a sculpture, photographer or a writer to be creative. You can use any or all of those things, as well as creative thinking to enhance your homeschooling!
- Just do It – you cannot use up creativity. The more you practice, the better it gets. Start small, try different things, focus on thinking outside the box and by observing God’s Creation & just do it!
Remember . . . you ARE creative & using this creativity in your homeschooling will enhance and improve your family homeschool experience.
Join us this month as we go through 31 days of Creative Homeschooling – I’ll be sharing ideas, freebies, techniques and tools to help you teach creatively and inspire in your students a desire and passion for learning.
Everyday Exploring – Made in His Image
Get out and explore God’s creation together! The more you study His creation, the better you may understand the Creator. It doesn’t have to be complicated to enjoy nature studies. Take a walk outside. Bring along binoculars, a clip board with notebooking pages and take notes about what you see. Take a trip to the library to get books about the flora and fauna you see – or pick up a little Field Guide to identify and learn more on your adventures!
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