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Good Morning Dear Earth

Good Morning Dear Earth
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Good morning dear earth

Good morning dear sun

Good morning dear stones

and flowers everyone

Good morning dear beasts

Good morning dear trees

Good morning to you and 

Good morning to me

The sun with loving light

makes bright for me each day.

The soul with spirit power

gives strength unto my limbs.

In sunlight shining clear

I revere, O God,

the strength of humankind

which thou has planted in my soul

That I with all my might

may love to work and learn

From Thee stream light & strength,

to Thee rise love & thanks

Morning Verse

Candlemas, which takes place on February 2, is a day that we can celebrate the midway point between winter solstice and spring equinox. Waldorf families often make candles  on this day to celebrate the longer days that we are beginning to see and to continue to provide warmth and light through the remainder of the winter. Making candles with pure beeswax is a lovely, sensory experience for children. Here are some verses to enjoy while celebrating this special season. 

A candle’s but a simple thing,

it starts with just a bit of string.

But dipped and dipped with patient hand,

it gathers wax upon the strand.

Until complete and snowy white,

it gives at last a lovely light.


Life seems so like that bit of string,

each deed we do a simple thing.

Yet day by day on life’s strand,

we work with patient heart and hand.

It gathers joy, makes dark days bright and gives at last a lovely light.

A Candle

When Candlemas Day is bright with sun;
Then Winter’s power has just begun –
But when Candlemas Day is dark with rain
Then Winter’s power is on the wane!

Candle, candle burning bright,

Winter’s halfway done tonight.

With a-glowing, we are knowing,

Spring will come again!

The first little groundhog digs a home in the fall, 

And curls up all winter rolled up like a ball. 

The second little groundhog comes out of his lair, 

On February second to get some fresh air. 

The third little groundhog looks up at the sun, 

He then sees his shadow and goes on the run. 

The fourth little groundhog at his dark shadow peeks, 

He goes back to his burrow for six more weeks. 

The fifth little groundhog hopes that skies will be grey, 

So that he will know that spring is on its way

5 Little Groundhogs

Bears hug in their cave so snug

Squirrels are restless in their hollow tree.

Fox family yawns and stretches in their lair. 
Groundhog pokes his head from the ground. 
Whiffs and sniffs and looks around.
Will or wont his shadow be found?

If it is, we all know
Spring is getting ready to go. 

Hug self with eyes closed; smile

Make hole with one hand, wiggle fingers of other hand through the hole.

Yawn and stretch limbs.

Make large ring with arms and poke head through

Sniff, look around through the hole.

Nod head "yes", then "no". shrug shoulders

Nod "yes" and rise to squat position

Spring up in place with outstretched limbs. 

Groundhog Day

by Betty Jones

Here is an adorable valentine's day story for you to enjoy with your little ones leading up to that special day. Children love to repeat stories and become familiar with them, so don't be shy to repeat it daily for the first few weeks of February. The children may even decide to tell you the story themselves!

Sung to Mary Had A Little Lamb

You’re a special

Friend of mine

Friend of mine

Friend of mine

You’re a special

Friend of mine

Be my valentine!

Author Unknown

Be My Valentine

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Out of a snow cloud, cold and gray,
Something dropped on St. Valentine’s Day,
Whirling and twirling and soft and light,
Like wee little letters all dainty and white,
And I guess the sky children were sending down,
This Valentine straight to the children in town.

A Valentine's Gift

Frost flowers on the window glass,
Hopping chickadees that pass,
Bare old elms that bend and sway,
Pussy willows soft and gray.
Silver clouds across the sky,
Lacy snow flakes flitting by,
Icicles like fringe in line
That is outdoor’s Valentine.

Outdoor Valentine

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Love is a circle,
Round and round,
Love goes up,
And love comes down,
Love is on the inside,
Trying to get out,
Love is whirling and twirling about!

Love is a Circle

Late February is a great time of year, here in Eastern Canada, for starting some seeds. Since our growing season is so short here we often end up having to start our seeds inside the house. It's a great activity for the children to help with!

A little seed for me to sow,

A little earth to make it grow,

A little hole, a little pat,

A little wish and that is that.

A little sun, a little shower,

A little wish, and then a flower!

A Little Seed

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In our Winter garden, seeds lie warm below,
flowers are waiting, waiting, waiting
for the Spring to show

In our Winter Garden


Heigh ho, heigh ho, the farmer doth sow.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, the farmer doth sow.
The birds are a singing,
the little seeds springing,
Heigh ho, heigh ho, the farmer doth sow.

The Farmer Doth Sow

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