The Pilgrims and Homeschooling
With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s a great time to incorporate art with writing! My kids love bean mosaics and we made a cool one of the Mayflower. We chatted as we worked about the First Thanksgiving. How brave the Pilgrims were, how devout their faith in God was and their desire to raise godly children.
It almost feels like homeschooling! We look at the public school system with shaking knees and pounding chests and think, there’s got to be a better way than this! We embark on the Home Education ship to take us to a good land, free land only to find that there are challenges and hardships there too!
BUT if we stick it out, like the pilgrims did, teach self-government so our children begin to take responsibility of their things and actions, we learn that what we have embarked on is a life changing experience! One that could possibly change the world with godly adults with leadership qualities and moral character that will shine in the darkness of this world.
Keep at it dear friend! Your harvest is greater than you know! Pull back if you need rest. Regroup and get creative! Join a co-op, talk with a friend, get your nails done! You’ll be glad you did. The Pilgrims had an opportunity to go back after that first year. But they didn’t take it. They pressed on to build the New World.
Making Bean Mosaic is easy!
· Draw a picture of a the Mayflower and the ocean on orange construction paper
· Using Elmer’s Glue, make a puddle and let children fill in with beans
· Embellish with glitter glue
· Let dry for about 4 hours