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Our Favorite Christmas Picture Books | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Have you been reading Christmas books with your kids yet? Sola started asking me to read our Christmas books before Thanksgiving was even over! We have a few new additions to our list of favorite books, hopefully you can find one you haven’t read before to enjoy this year. Apple Tree Christmas – Originally published […]

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Seasonally Inspired Learning - Celebrating Saint Nicholas Day With Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Saint Nicholas Day is December 6 Next week is Thanksgiving, so I will be taking the week off to enjoy the holiday with my family. When we come back, Saint Nicholas Day will be on December 6th. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the holiday: Children in families who celebrate St Nicholas’ Day […]

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Seasonally Inspired Learning - 10 Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Well folks, we blinked and suddenly there are only two weeks until Thanksgiving! At the very least, the election season is over! Whether it went the way we wanted it to go or not, it is finally over! So, now we can focus on more positive things, like getting ready for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Fun for […]

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More of Our Favorite Thanksgiving Picture Books for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only 2 1/2 weeks away! Yikes! Where did the time go? We’re trying to get in the mood by getting out our Thanksgiving book basket. Here are favorite books for Thanksgiving. Bear Says Thanks – Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! […]

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Seasonally Inspired Learning - Celebrating Martinmas With Children | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Martinmas Halloween is over and Martinmas is next Friday, November 11. Saint Martin was a Roman soldier who cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snow storm so that the beggar would not freeze to death. “That night he dreamed that Jesus was wearing the half-cloak. Martin heard Jesus say […]

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