Saturday, November 17, 2012

Creation Studies ~ Day 7

Day 7 - God rested and he blessed the 7th day and made it holy.

Number picture for that week.

We didn't do a whole lot of crafty things for the week of Day 7.  I focused mostly on the "holy" aspect of it and how God made a day not only for rest, but for worship too.  We read different Bible stories that showed different ways of worshipping - Cain and Abel (obedience), King David (dancing and singing), and Mary Magdalene (using perfume to anoint Jesus' feet).  So I tied our cooking project into the story of Mary Magdalene and since she used a sweet smelling perfume that filled the whole room, we made a wonderful smelling Fall scented potpourri that we simmered on the stove for a few hours.  It filled the whole house with wonderful smells!

On Saturday, after we finished up our 7th week, we took the kids to the Creation museum.  It was about a 2.5 hr drive for us to get there, but it made for a fun family day trip.

Touching a real dinosaur bone.

They had several of the dinosaurs set up with very life-like motions and sounds and Halie couldn't decided if they were real or just pretend.  She wasn't too sure about much she liked them.  : )  You can see a short video clip of one of them {HERE}.

The Garden of Eden

Sorry about the picture quality, it's not the greatest, but I snapped all of these with my phone.

This was a diorama of what the inside of the ark probably looked like and it just fascinated me.  I guess I never pictured it quite like that.

This was another one that stunned me.  I don't know for sure that the proportions are exactly correct, but even so, just seeing how small the people and animals are compared to the ark is so amazing!

No wonder it took so long for them to build!

The lighting and angle of this picture make the T-rex look like he's just a painting on the wall, but he wasn't.  They had many different types of dinosaurs that were 3D statues.  They were so neat to look at.

All in all, it was a fun trip, but most of it was over Halie's head.  I did my best to point out as much as I could that we had learned and try to pull it all together for her, but there was a lot of reading and informational videos on different things and that just doesn't interest young kids.  We had to kind of just skim through a lot of it and I found myself wishing we didn't have them with us because I really wanted to read and study and absorb so much more of it.  The whole Creation/Evolution argument has always interested me.  But they did have a few things that the kids found fun, and if it hadn't been a rainy cold day we could have toured the gardens outside and gone to the petting zoo.  But they were closed because of the weather.  : (

So, we finally finished up our study of Creation and all along we had been learning and practicing for a grand finale.  Halie learned a verse each week, and they both learned a little song for each week.  One evening that Robert didn't have to work late they presented their little "program" to him.  They did it once for just him and then a 2nd time while he videoed it so that the grandparents and others could see it.  You can see that {HERE}.  You  may have to watch it twice, once to watch Halie and once just to watch Burl and his antics.  : )

Well, that does it for Creation.  I hope you've enjoyed our little adventure. 


  1. That was awesome! You did a great job with your first homeschool theme!!! Proud of you!

  2. Adorable kids and what an amazing museum! Your kids are so lucky to be able to visit such a beautiful museum! Happy Thanksgiving! Angie xo


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