Our Favorite Groundhog Day Books | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

We’re having a hard time getting into our usual seasonal routine given all that is going on in our country right now, but I’m trying really hard to keep a semblance of seasonal rhythm going. Groundhog Day is only three days away now, but there is still time to try to pick up the reads […]

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Winter Scavenger Hunt | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Scavenger hunts are great way to get kids outdoors. As kids find the things they’re looking for, they can just cross them off or they could photograph them, sketch them in their nature journals, or even save the treasures for a nature table at home. The options are limited only by your imagination. I am […]

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Favorite Winter Picture Books | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I’m sorry for being so quiet this year! The current political climate has left me a bit discombobulated and I’ve taken on several new projects, as a result. So for the time being, I will be cutting back on blogging a bit, though hope to be here at least once a week still. Winter is […]

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How to Make Baumschmuck for Christmas | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Baumschmuck is German for “Christmas Ornaments” Last year, one of the craft classes at our homeschool co-op had these put out for display for a craft day. They called them baumschmuck, but when I looked up the meaning of that word in German, it just means “Christmas tree ornaments”. I thought they were very pretty […]

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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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