Autumn

Our Favorite Autumn Picture Books | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

These are some of the best picture books for Autumn. This list has been accumulated over the last 2 1/2 decades and is still evolving. Be sure to check our other recommended reading lists for book for all seasons and holidays! Apple Cake – An old lady wants to bake an apple cake. She has […]

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Cooking with kids is a fun way for children to learn about nutrition, math, science and more! Young children love to help in the kitchen and though it usually require twice as much time and energy to cook something with young children, as it takes just to cook it yourself, it will help to guarantee […]

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Making Autumn Nature Fairies | From Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

One consideration that has been coming to mind for me lately is the crap that goes into a lot of craft projects (excuse my French). Over the years, I’ve done a lot of traditional craft projects with my children that use plastic cups, acrylic paints, store-bought pom poms, plastic beads, polymer clay, etc. Recently, I […]

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We made autumn-themed window transparencies this week. I had purchased Mit farbigen Transparenten durch das Jahr for inspiration. I knew the book was in German and that my German is very weak, at best, but I had not anticipated that the book would be so small, so the patterns were all small. If Dora wasn’t […]

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This week, we’ve been stuck at home as we’ve been still recovering from our colds. So I decided that with the ‘school year” starting next week, we’d use the time inside to set up our autumn nature/seasonal table (which is actually a shelf in our case). It feels a little weird setting it up right […]

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