Late Winter Playgroup Songs (Cycle 3)

These are the songs, poems, and handplays for our weekly Waldorf in the Woods playgroup for February and March. Our puppet show will be The Porridge Pot, and will be told using table puppets.

I’ve included short clips of the two new songs and “Star Secrets” is sung to the tune of  “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” -  the rest are spoken. When I have a chance I’ll try and repost the vids I have of our old standby songs or make new ones.

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Follow, follow me

To the ring of the fairies

Follow, follow me,

Where the fairies dance and sing.

Gather with you now

All the magic you can carry,

As we circle ‘round the dancing fairy ring.

Now look around

We’ve made a ring

By holding hands you see.

Yes, here I am,

And there you are,

Together we are we.

Rain by Robert Louis Stevenson

The rain is raining all around

It falls on field and tree,

It rains on the umbrellas here,

And on the ships at sea.

Knock, Knock Gnomes by Betty Jones

Knock, knock gnomes, in our homes

Of stony rock, we knock, knock, knock!

To make our way, to the light of day,

For shining light makes our gems bright!

Seeds will grow, reflect and show

The colors of our good Mother Earth!

Begin by crouching in a circle. Tap one fist on top of the other alternately while all slowly rise until upright. End by fluttering fingers high overhead to reflect colors while turning in place.

Gnome Song

When the gnomes go underground

With the flowers they have found

With seeds bags on their back

They march in boots of black

When the cold winds blow ‘neath the roof of snow

They dance and work and sing

With the seeds they store in a cave dug before

They sleep and wait for spring

When the gnomes go underground

With the flowers they have found

With the seeds bags on their back

They march in boots of black

They march in boots of black

They march in boots of black.


Star Secrets by Margret Meyerkort

Twinkle, twinkle little star

How I wonder what you are?

Art thou a gateway in the sky?

Art thou a little angel’s eye?

Shine your starry light to earth.

Bring a thousand stars to birth.

Stars in seed pod, apple, pear,

Stars in flowers everywhere.

So you guide me near and far,

Twinkle, twinkle, little star


Shivering, Quivering by Betty Jones

Shivering, quivering, freezing cold                            Hug self and shiver body and voice

Rub your hands, then your arms hold. BRRR!            Rub hands and arms

Shivering, quivering, frosty as ice,                            Hug self and shiver.

Rub your feet hard, at least once or twice! BRR!   Rub one foot and then the other.

Shivering, quivering, blow out your air,                 Shiver, exhale loudly.

Take a deep breath and blow it out there!               Breathe deeply, exhale loudly


Wintersong by Hermien Ijzerman

The world is in a silent mood;

It’s snowing, snowing in the wood,

And whiteness covers ev’rything!

Whoever knows what lies beneath the snow?

The snow has covered ev’thing!


Dot, dot, dot

And a big question mark.

Little spiders crawl up your back

Little spiders crawl down your back

Little spiders crawl up your arms

Little spiders crawl down your arms

Cool breeze, tight squeeze.

Egg on the head and the yolk drips down.

Creepy crawlies, creepy crawlies…


The Story Song

Anything can happen

In a fairy tale or rhyme

When you say the magic words

Once a upon a time

Handwashing Song (sung in the mood of the 5th)

Time to wash our hands,

Time to wash our hands

Welcome, welcome

Welcome to our table

Welcome, welcome

We all join hands together. (We sing this until every one is at the table)

Snack Time Blessing

Earth who gives to us this food.

Sun who makes it ripe and good.

Sun above and earth below,

Our loving thanks to you we show.

Blessings on our meal.

Goodbye Circle

Who will come to my wee ring?

My wee ring

My wee ring

Who will come to my wee ring?

And make it a little bit bigger?

The earth stands firm beneath my feet. The sun shines high above. Here I stand, so straight and strong – all things to know and love

I can turn myself and turn myself and stop me when I will. I can reach high on my tippy toes and hold myself quite still.

Goodbye now, goodbye now.

We leave you now

And off we go

Goodbye now

Goodbye to all of you.

Thank you for coming.

Rainbow Bridge Song

Goodbye, goodbye

Blessing on your way.

May the sun shine bright

In your hearts today.

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