It is customary to say a morning verse at the start of each day in Waldorf schools, in kindergarten and in the grades.
One of the reasons why Waldorf education is so successful in educating kids who excel, is that teaching methods meet students where they are developmentally, in a deep and authentic way. The synergy of Waldorf teaching methods and brain development is discussed fully in this great article by Dr Reggie Melrose :: ‘Waldorf from a Neuroscientific Perspective‘.
The morning verses for kindergarten children are sweet and often require gentle movement and song and set the happy tone for the day. They help young children transition easily from unstructured play to the more structured activities in the classroom. Here are some of my favorite Waldorf morning circle verses for Kindergarten children.
In the Grades, the morning verse is used help students set their intentions for the day (and their future). This verse brings the class together in unity, in strong meaningful words and affirmations that help to build strong characters and caring individuals.
Favorite Waldorf Morning Verses for The Grades
BRAVE AND TRUE I WILL BE
Brave and true will I be,
Each good deed sets me free,
Each kind word makes me strong.
I will fight for the right!
I will conquer the wrong!
WE ARE TRUTHFUL
We are truthful and helpful
And loving in trust
For our heart’s inner sun
Glows brightly in us.
We will open our hearts
To the sunbeams so bright
And we’ll fill all the world
With our heart’s inner light.
If you have a favorite Waldorf 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 and favorite Waldorf Morning Circle verses for Kindergarten that I think you’ll love.
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,