Month: December 2014

Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsWe were quite lucky to get some Christmas fairy garden snow this year! The garden looked precious before, but the snow really gave it that perfect “winter fairy” touch.Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsI’ve been collecting little seasonal items for the garden all year finding them here and there.Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsWe were really surprised after the snow melted to find that Santa had left his clothes out to dry in our fairy garden! Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsI have been quite surprised by how popular fairy gardens seem to be. I never was interested in them until we started using the Waldorf method in our homeschooling. Fairy gardens seemed like a natural way to take our story telling outdoors. I don’t know if they have always been this popular or not, but I can see myself keeping a fairy garden long after Sola has lost interest in ours.
Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsWe have also made a lot of peg dolls this season, such as this wooden snowman.Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsMr. and Mrs. Claus…Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle Shellsand their elves, of course!Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsAn angel for Sola, who is obsessed with angels these days.Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsAnd the Star Boy and Santa Lucia peg doll for Santa Lucia Day.

Have you been decorating your fairy garden for the seasons this year? Have you tried making any seasonal peg dolls? I am getting more comfortable with wood burning our peg dolls, as I practice more.

This will probably be my last post for 2014. I usually take two weeks off to celebrate the holidays with my family and to do some blog maintenance. This year, I got an early jump, as I have been feeling some major compulsions to switch from Blogger to WordPress. I could list all the reasons I felt the need to do this and site all the posts I read that told me how much better my blog would be if I used WordPress and how easy switching wood be… but I don’t want to lie, it has been a big old pain in the rear! I won’t go into it all, as this most certainly is not a “how to blog” blog, but I apologize for any weirdness that you may have experienced or will experience in the next few weeks. I was very comfortable using Blogger, an WordPress has not proven to be very intuitive for me.

Waldorf Kindergarten Homeschool Lesson for December 15| From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

This is our Waldorf kindergarten homeschool lesson plan for the week of December 15th. If you missed my first week’s post about our Waldorf kindergarten homeschool lesson plans, the books needed to complete our year of lesson plans are listed at the bottom of this post. I will continue to post these lesson plans on […]

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Christmas Fairy Garden and Peg Dolls| from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

This year we decided to set up a Waldorf advent seasonal table in addition to our regular seasonal tables. We are secular homeschoolers, who happen to use the Waldorf method for our homeschool, so we did not include items such as advent circles or creches. Of course, we also don’t use a table, but use […]

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This is our Waldorf kindergarten homeschool lesson plan for the week of December 8th. If you missed my first week’s post about our Waldorf kindergarten homeschool lesson plans, the books needed to complete our year of lesson plans are listed at the bottom of this post. I will continue to post these lesson plans on […]

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