February – March Circle Time

Come to the circle where dreams are found,
Take my hand and we’ll dance around.
Round and round and round we go.
Hello, hello, hello and hello.

Come to the circle, we’ll dance in a ring,
Jumping like lambs to welcome the Spring.
Round and round and round we go.
Hello, hello, hello and hello.

Good morning dear Earth
And good morning dear Sun,
Good morning dear stones
And dear flowers everyone.
Good morning dear beasts
And dear birds in the tree.
Good morning to you
And good morning to me.

(a compilation of verse from different sources and some bits added by me, audio clip: here).

***

Spring is coming, Spring is coming,
Birdies build your nests.
Weave together twig and feather,
Each on doing their best.

Spring is coming, Spring is coming,
Flowers are waking too,
Daisies, lilies, daffodillies,
Now are coming through.

Spring is coming, Spring is coming,
All around is fair,
Shimmer, glimmer on the meadow,
Joy is everywhere.

(Spindrift – although we sing it differently)

***
A little garden flower
Is lying in its bed.
A warm Spring sun
Is shining overheard.
Down came the raindrops
Dancing to and fro –
The little flower awakens
And soon begins to grow.

***

This is the way we sprout our roots,
Sprout our roots, sprout our roots.
This is the way we sprout our roots,
When spring time is here.

This is the way we stretch and grow. [etc]
This is the way we open our buds. [etc]
This is the way we bend in the breeze. [etc]
This is the way we smile at the sun. [etc]

(“Flowers Growing” by Jean Warren – sung to melody of “Here we go round the mulberry bush”)

***

There piped a piper in the wood
Strange music – soft and sweet
And all the little wild things
Came hurrying to his feet.
They sat around him on the grass,
Enchanted, unafraid,
And listened, as with shining eyes,
Sweet melodies he made.
The wood grew green
and flowers sprang up
The birds began to to sing;
For the music it was magic
And the piper’s name was Spring! 

 
(Audio clip: here)
***
Hand in hand you see us well
Creep like a snail into his shell.
Ever nearer, ever nearer
Ever close, ever closer.
Very snug indeed you dwell
Snail within your tiny shell.Hand in hand you see us well
Creep like a snail out of his shell.
Ever further, ever further,
Ever wider, ever wider.
Who’d have thought this tiny shell
Could have held us all so well.


Spindrift***

Clap up, clap down,
Clap behind, clap before,
Clap up, clap down,
As you were before.

(done slowly and fast).

***
Time for maths games, songs and movement, including skipping, jumping, clapping, beanbags.

***

My arms I stretch up high from the ground,
And make a half circle by swinging them round.
A straight line I make from hand to hand,
Then down to the ground where I do stand.

***
Open them, close them
Stretch them in the air.
Open them, close them,
Place them on your hair.

Open them, close them,
Give a little clap.
Open them, close them,
Place them on your lap.

***
Time to sit down for main lesson.

***
Our time for now has ended
And we have done our best
What we have learned will rest
Wisdom, love, and freedom will grow
And we will bless all those we know

***

Help us to do the things we should,
To be to others kind and good;
In all we do, in work or play,
To grow more loving every day.–

(Rebecca Weston)

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2 thoughts on “February – March Circle Time

  1. Meaghan says:

    I love your spring circle time. I found your blog through a yahoo Waldorf group as you had commented on a question I had about temperaments. I am new to Waldorf and appreciate all the help I can get. You blog will be a wonderful resource for me. I know my boys will enjoy some of these songs and poems.Meaghan http://raisingourfamily.blogspot.com

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