Month: October 2016

Japan Geography Unit Plan and Printable | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsJapan Geography Unit

As I mentioned in a past posts, we are using Little Passports (affiliate link) for our geography “spine”. The second country kit that comes with the Little Passports subscription is for Japan. We did a lot of activities for Japan and I created a printable Japan mapping worksheet. This worksheet includes all of the places that are covered in the Little Passport online activities. After the map, you’ll find our Japan geography unit plan that we used.

Mapping Japan

Japan Geography Unit Plan and Printable | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

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Seasonally Inspired Learning - 10 Day of the Dead Activities for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Though Halloween is on Monday, but we will be focusing on Day of the Dead for our seasonally-inspired learning for the week. Here is the list of poetry, music, and seasonal activities that we will be doing for Day of the Dead (reality check, just so I’m not adding pressure to anyone who feels that […]

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DIY Spooky Halloween Terrarium | Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I recently decided to seasonally decorate my main terrarium, because we got rid of our fairy garden when we moved. I actually had to set up the whole terrarium again as my indoor plants did not survive our move. I thought I’d share the setup with you in case you wanted to try this at […]

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How has your week been? We’ve been much better this week, thankfully! We’ve also got Sola’s Halloween costume all together. She wants to be a rat, which is definitely an original idea (that I had nothing to do with). Over the years, I’ve learned that for us, the best costumes use regular clothing as a […]

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Preserving Autumn Leaves With Beeswax | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Every year, it seems, we experiment with a different way of preserving leaves, trying to find the best method possible. This year, we dipped our leaves in beeswax. The method is pretty easy and can even be done with younger children, because beeswax melts at a relatively low temperature (though proper supervision is a must obviously). […]

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