Seasonal

Seasonally Inspired Learning – 10 Halloween Activities for Kids

Halloween is only 17 days away! Are you ready? We’re not! We had the stomach flu all week! Blech! This is the longest stomach flu we have ever had in the 25 years that I’ve been parenting, but I guess it is not that unusual for it to last up to 10 days. Then last […]

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How to Make a Calico Corn Necklace | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Calico Corn (sometimes referred to as “Indian Corn”) Calico corn looks gorgeous as an autumn decoration, but can also be used to make a beautiful calico corn necklace for your child. Nothing man made can compare to the striking autumn jewel tones of calico corn. Sola and I made  calico corn necklaces for many years […]

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Seasonal Learning - 10 Fun Autumn Leaf Crafts | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

The leaves are falling, and around here, it’s our favorite part of the homeschool year! We finally have found our rhythm for the year. We’ve found a balance between school work, structure classes, time to explore, and down time. The weather is getting cooler, but there are still plenty of nice days. Plus, there are […]

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Seasonal Activities for Michaelmas | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Michaelmas is coming up next week, on the 29th. It is a not a holiday that we have traditionally celebrated, but since we are Waldorf influenced homeschoolers, we at least make Dragon Bread, sing a Michaelmas song, and read a story. Song – Music Through the Grades: Michael Song, page 29 Poem – The Waldorf […]

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The first day of Autumn will be here next week! We are all very happy about that around here and are hoping for some autumnal weather to go with it. We are especially excited that the full moon is coinciding so closely with the first day of autumn and this weekend we will going to […]

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