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How to Make Butter With Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Teaching Kids to Make Butter Teaching kids how to make butter is a fun activity in itself, but it can also be a fun science experiment. Most people choose to make butter with kids by using  a jar and a marble. Having done the jar method a few times with my older kids, I can […]

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The Best Summer Picture Books | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

It’s time to be getting out the summer nature table and summer book basket. We don’t have as many summer books as we do winter books. I still haven’t figured out if this shows a personal or publishing industry bias. One does tend to want to be outside during the summer, rather than inside and […]

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Geography of Egypt Lesson Plan and Printable | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

As I mentioned in a past posts, we are using Little Passports (affiliate link) for our geography “spine”. The fifth kit that comes with the Little Passports World Edition subscription is Egypt. As usual, I created a printable mapping Egypt worksheet. This worksheet includes all of the places that are covered in the Little Passport […]

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Free May Day Window Transparency Template | Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I made a free May Day Window Transparency template to share with you all. I’ve been trying to make one transparency a month. Next month, I am hoping to get away from relying so heavily on a silhouette, but I really wanted to illustrate the May Pole in this template. Sola has no idea what […]

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May Day Baskets | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I have often wished that we could celebrate May Day properly with a May Pole, but every time we have known of a place that was hosting such a celebration, the event was ridiculously crowded. Then May Day became associated with protests and riots in Seattle, so it just started to seem best to stay […]

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