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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Handwork in Education Teaching children to knit and handwork, in general, is a subject that is pretty exclusive to Waldorf education. I have read lots of theories about the why’s and wherefore’s for teaching handwork and teaching it in the specific order that Waldorf schools do. Honestly, I’m not going to get into all of […]

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

Japan 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 […]

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