Autumn

Preserving Autumn Leaves With Wax Paper | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Every autumn, we try to preserve the leaves that we find on our many nature explorations. We like to use them for crafts, in nature journals, and on our nature table. I’ve experimented with a lot of methods of preserving leaves and not been super enthusiastic about any of them. I almost didn’t try using […]

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Seasonally Inspired Homeschooling First Grade Lesson - Week 6 | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

How was your homeschooling week? Sola and I have been finding a simpler rhythm for the remaining weeks that we have to drive Noctis to his school every day. Only two more weeks of driving him left! Sola has really enjoyed finger knitting, which is a relief, since she hadn’t enjoyed the rest of the […]

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Free Printable Autumn Window Transparency Template | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells http://bluebellsandcockleshells.com/

I got a bit behind over the summer with making monthly window transparencies, so decided to make a seasonal transparency this time that can stay up a little longer. One benefit to having window transparencies that we observed this summer is that they are a great way to prevent birds from hitting your windows. Did […]

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Even though I am a Thanksgiving cynic, I wanted to make something for our seasonal table to differentiate November from the rest of autumn. I’ve been wanting to craft with wood more and peg dolls are an easy and cheap way to do that. I thought these dolls came out nicely, so wanted to share my […]

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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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