Home Schooling Magazines - Creation Illustrated
is one of my favorite homeschool magazines. It’s not exactly a magazine geared towards homeschoolers, but if you fit into these categories you’ll LOVE Creation Illustrated:
- Christian homeschooler
- Teach scripture as truth in home school
- Believe God created our universe and world
- Love seeing nature up close
- Culinary artist who’s always on the lookout for new recipes
- Budding photographer
Even though Creation Illustrated isn’t strictly about homeschooling, it’s one of the greatest resources for many homeschooling families. I received four issues of Creation Illustrated from The Old Schoolhouse Crew
to review so I could share with you how it has impacted our family. To read the reviews of other families who received the same issues, click here
I was introduced to Creation Illustrated when I came across some striking nature photos while surfing around online. I had to take a closer look and find out what those pictures were all about. To my delight, they were singing God’s praises for His creation! To this day I still equate Creation Illustrated with those stunning photographs. I don’t know how they do it, but their shots are just about perfect and so rich with color.
When I use these magazines in our home school, I make sure our children take extra time out to just gaze at the pictures. Someone went through a lot of work to get those pictures. I figure the least we could do is admire them.
It doesn’t just stop with the pictures either. There are nature pictures all throughout the magazine with scripture on them as well! I find this combination to be very powerful in help us to memorize the scripture. It also helps us understand the scripture deeper. The picture is like the icing on the cake.
Aside from enrichinng your BIble times, you could also use these magazines in your art lessons. Copying the pictures as drawings or paintings will hone your child’s skill. The excellent quality of the photographs just begs to be looked at again and again!
Each issue also contains a photo contest for the children. I thought that was another well fit aspect. I would imagine that looking at those beautiful photos would inspire young home schoolers to pick up their own cameras and begin practicing. I’m so glad the magazine is offering the encouragement that tells children they can be what they want to be. Those contest can very well launch one photographer into a career.
There are other parts of the magazine as well. There are recipes, children’s stories and in depth biblical teaching in articles on God’s creation. Each issue is jammed packed with faith-building information that takes me a good week to fully digest.
The studying doesn’t stop at the articles either. In the back of each issue are Instructional Guides with study questions that go deeper into the Word. This would be a great resource for older students. With our elementary home school children I’d need to break down the questions and have them find and base their answers on the scriptures given.
When you subscribe to the magazine you have 3 basic options:
- 1 year (4 issues) - $19.95
- 2 years (8 issues) - $37.95
- 3 years (12 issues) - $53.95
You can look for the magazine hitting your mailbox four times a year, as it is published quarterly. This works out perfectly for the magazine photographer because the shots of each season at its height are truly breathtaking.
If you want to try a sample issue, you can request one from the website
It is so refreshing to be able to rely completely on the whole magazine to encourage and edify my and my children’s souls and minds. The passion for spreading the news that God created all things is obvious in the pages and greatly appreciated.