Waldorf Education

Waldorf is just one of the many educational styles that we have tried during our decades of homeschooling. We found several aspects of Waldorf education to really resonate with us, which we like to share with our readers.

DIY Math Gnomes With Free Pattern | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Waldorf educations introduces children to all four math processes during one of the 1st grade math blocks. Since, Waldorf schools often use gnomes to help children internalize the concept of the four math processes, I decided to make a DIY math gnome set. In regards to the colors of the math gnomes, I found that […]

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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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Our Autumn Waldorf Nature Table | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

In addition to setting out our autumn book basket last week, we also set up our autumn nature table. Sola has taken complete ownership over setting up our nature tables. As with our previous nature tables, I thought I’d take the time to highlight a few of the things that we have found over the last […]

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Our Summer Waldorf Seasonal Table | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

With summer starting last weekend, we set up our summer nature table. As with our previous nature tables, I thought I’d take the time to highlight a few of the things that we have found over the last several years for our nature table. Sola’s favorite part of our summer nature table is our small […]

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Our Spring Waldorf Nature Table | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

The first day of spring is here! In celebration, we set up our spring nature table (shelf really). Like I did with our winter table, I thought I share where I had found some of the items on our shelf. The one aspect of our nature table that I change at least once a month […]

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