Creativity does not develop quickly. Each of us needs time to think, to dream, to imagine. That’s what childhood is for!
It’s so easy to get caught up in the scheduled portions of homeschooling, especially if your state has mandates for how many hours you must spend on educational pursuits. I would submit, though, that a certain amount of down-time IS an educational pursuit. Students need time to internalize what they’ve learn, explore their own thoughts about their subjects, make connections, and experiment with ideas.
If possible, schedule some free time on Fridays to focus on creative activities.
This is NOT goof-off time, chore time, video or gaming time.
This IS time to reflect, try out new ideas, or develop skills.
If you must log this time, I believe it would be legitimate to count it toward the subject being pursued or as personal development. In the truest sense, that’s exactly what it it! 🙂