GOD’S OWN CURRICULUM

Now, I am not one of those mothers who can wander around outside and teach a science lesson without a book. I need books, I need help with ideas, but sometimes God just says here you go here is your lesson today.

After we had finished picking apples and stored them in our carport, our No 2 son found this amazing caterpillar.

Here it is, it was huge and a lovely bright green colour. It was pretty spectacular as caterpillars go. Our 7 year old son wanted to feed it to the fish but I encouraged him to find a container and give it some vine leaves to eat/sleep in and leave it be. Sometimes our son can love these things to death (literally).

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The next morning I went out to see if it was still alive, and it was. I did think it wasn’t far off dying as it was slow and sluggish. But guess what????

It was getting ready to make a cocoon and weave itself away for a while.

Below are pictures of it starting to weave the cocoon, you can still see the caterpillar inside.  It curled the vine leaves around itself too.DSC_1175

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This only took overnight to do, now it is about half the size and quite hard.DSC_1253I’m not sure how long it will take to hatch.  Some books say 2 weeks some say 2 months, but we wait with anticipation.

I was going to leave this until it hatched but I couldn’t wait to share with you another facet of God’s awesome creation.

What lessons has God given you from his creation???

21 thoughts on “GOD’S OWN CURRICULUM”

  1. Aside from what an amazing find you scored, your photography is impeccable! I just love it. You did great. (That’s not just a complement, these are very detailed in just the right places.)
    Spring for us brings lessons of “New life” (and new life in Christ) for us. May I copy some of your pictures for a lap book of personal use only?

    1. You are definitely welcome to use my photos and you are right I scored really well. I only took the photos on my camera but I am often amazed at how good they are. I am really not that good a photographer but I was really blessed the day this all happened. I am looking forward to when this creature breaks out so we can see what it is. By the way what is a lap book??? Also I will email you some more of the photos directly for you to use. Blessings

  2. I love the spiritual lessons we can glean from this! I know what you mean about how God provides His own teaching for us. We have learned to keep our eyes open for the special lessons He provides through everyday life. So many things can turn into an object lesson and complement our homeschool studies. What a blessing!

    1. Yes you are right Cheryl it is so wonderful what God provides for us to use, this one is similar to our baby yabbies that we had, He is so awesome and is creation is just magnificent. Thanks for stopping by and for being so encouraging. Blessiongs

  3. Isn’t this exciting to see God’s handiwork and His real interest in our day to day lives? I love it! Thanks for sharing those amazing photos. When my eldest son was little he found a caterpillar crawling on the outside of the house and put it in a pickle jar. It formed a cocoon and hatched out the week of Christmas. It was our live Christmas tree ornament and pet Tiger Swallowtail butterfly. It flew around the house and made a lot of children very happy with its antics. I wrote a magazine article about it and “Creation Illustrated” published it complete with pictures as a Children’s Story. I’ll dig up a copy and send it to you if you’d like. They are a wonderful magazine and pay for articles and pictures. I’ve written a couple other Children’s Stories for them as well. It’s a beautiful magazine. Your children can also submit photos in their youth photo contest. You might find it an enjoyable addition to your homeschooling days.

    1. Thanks Jeannie for stopping by and commenting, sounds like you had an extra special Christmas that year. I just love the way God plops things in our laps to help us with our schooling. I would love a copy of that magazine, that would be wonderful, would you need to send it via the post or is it an email type thing. Thanks and have a great week. Blessings

  4. “God’s own curriculum” indeed! His entire creation shouts His name. The birds speak to me in particular, reminding me that our Heavenly Father cares for them and me and will provide what we need each day.

    1. Thank you so much Jody, I agree with you that creation shouts His name, and the birds are a wonderful example. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment. Have a great week. Blessings

  5. God certainly creates lessons all around us. We are opposites. We love our books, but find it so easy to glean knowledge from the natural world. So much to know!
    We host many types of caterpillars and butterflies in our garden. Our cats usually stay in the chrysalis for 10-14 days and come out between 6 and 10 in the morning. So be ready!
    Thanks for sharing this outdoor post on The Maple Hill Hop!

    1. Hey there Daisy, thanks for sharing your thoughts. This caterpillar has been in for about 1 month now, and I keep checking it, hopefully we won’t miss it. Thanks for hosting too. Have a great week. Blessings

  6. I love watching that kind of stuff! It’s amazing!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love having you!! Pinned!!

  7. Wonderful!! Love when these special God moments occur! We are actually watching caterpillars right now too! (Except I ordered mine online, lol) You will be featured tomorrow at Theology Thursdays FOR KIDS!!!! Thanks for linking up!

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