Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten - The Magic Onions

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten

The beauty of Waldorf education is that it meets the child where he is developmentally. The synergy of Waldorf teaching methods and child development is discussed wonderfully in an article by Dr Reggie Melrose called ‘Waldorf from a Neuroscientific Perspective‘.

The Morning circle is a great example of how Waldorf meets the young child where she is in her development. The circle is an out-breath that helps the children transition from unstructured playtime to a more the structured activities in the classroom.

It is a time of movement, song and gentle expression to ease the children into the day in a happy and inclusive way.

I find it beautiful in that it connects the children with each other and with the teacher and opens their spirits to receive the lessons of the day.

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Verses

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses : When I woke up this morning, the day had just begun.

 

 

WHEN I WOKE UP THIS MORNING
When I woke up this morning, the day had just begun.
I saw a golden flower with petals like the sun!
The flower was unfolding, and waking from the night.
Each petals face was shining in the morning light.
This petals name was Sophie, and this petals name was Teddy,
and this petals name was Kate, and this petals name was Catherine. (substitute each child’s name)
Now our golden flower has opened to the sun,
and we will shine and blossom til the day is done!

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten : Good morning dear Earth, Good morning dear sun.

 

GOOD MORNING DEAR EARTH

Good morning dear earth
Good morning dear sun
Good morning dear flowers
and the fairies, every one
Good morning dear beasts
and the birds in the trees
Good morning to you
Good morning to me

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten : Morning has broken, like the first morning

 

MORNING HAS BROKEN

Morning has broken
Like the first morning.
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird.
Praise for the singing,
And praise for the morning.
Praise for the springing
Fresh from the word.
Sweet the rain’s new fall
Sunlit from heaven.
Like the first dew fall
On the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness
Of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where His feet pass.
Mine is the sunlight.
Mine is the morning.
Born of the one light

 

Favorite Waldorf Morning Circle Verses for Kindergarten : Good morning starshine, the earth says hello.

 

GOOD MORNING STARSHINE
Good morning starshine
The earth says, “Hello”
You twinkle above us
We twinkle below
Good morning starshine
You lead us along
My love and me as we sing
Our early morning singing song
Gliddy glup gloopy
Nibby nabby noopy la la la lo lo
Sabba sibby sabba
Nooby abba nabba le le lo lo
Tooby ooby walla nooby abba nabba
Early morning singing song
A morning circle is sure to be the start of a very happy day.

If you have a favorite circle verses, I’d love to hear them in the comments.

If you’ve enjoyed these verses, I have also written an article that shares our favorite Waldorf mealtime blessing verses that I think you’ll love. Be sure to check back soon.

And, if you are after more Waldorf articles that showcase everyday family life, please have a look at the Discovering Waldorf Education archives.

Blessings and magic,

Donni

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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. Angela says:

    These are all lovely. I remember doing the second one at mommy-and-me class (Waldorf OC) and we still like singing it sometimes. Along with the movements, its a nice morning stretch and way to welcome the day!

  2. Oh my, I LOVE the first one. How sweet! We used to say the second one in the morning but stopped for some reason. Time to add them back to our morning rhythm. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. SManning says:

    It’s wonderful that songs by Cat Stevens and from Hair are still so popular.

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