Festivals

Stories

Links

 

Poems and Verses for Children

a recitation resource for 

Waldorf Teachers

. . . but of course, anyone is welcome.

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Classes 1 to 3 (6-9 year olds) Classes 4 to 5 (9 to 11 year olds) Classes 6 to 7 (11 to 13 year olds)
Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6 Class 7

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Where to find what

Theme Poems 

During many years' teaching in a Steiner-Waldorf school I often needed a poem that would go with the theme of the lesson.   If I couldn't find one, I resorted to writing one myself.   As a result, a body of recitation material arose which I would like to make available to other teachers should they want it.   In addition I have included a few poems by other people - not necessarily with a main lesson theme - which I found worked particularly well or are just plain fun.   You will also find some rather thin pickings (perhaps to be fattened out in the future) under 'Festivals' and 'Stories'.

 

 

Verses

The verses were usually written for an individual child, but often had themes connected with the main lesson and so would be suitable for a whole class.   Where this is the case I have put the verse as a poem in the appropriate class.   Otherwise the verses usually try to encourage a quality such as self-confidence or courage, or just an appreciation of the beauty of the world.

Paul King

You can send me a message at:

messages@straightlineandcurve.co.uk

 

Where to find what

The Classes 1 to 3  link will take you to general (not necessarily main-lesson) poems or verses for this range of children.   But none of these categories is set in concrete, so you may like to browse around. 

The Class 1 link will take you to poems more or less specifically for class1.

The Class 2 link will take you to poems more or less specifically for class 2.

The Class 3 link will take you to poems more or less specifically for class 3 .

The Classes 4 to 5 link will take you to general (not necessarily main-lesson) poems more or less for this range of children.

The Class 4 link will take you to poems more or less specifically for class 4.

The Class 5 link will take you to poems more or less specifically for class 5.

The Classes 6 to 7 link will take you to general (not necessarily main-lesson) poems more or less for this range of children.

The Class 6 link will take you to poems more or less specifically for class 6.

The Class 7 link will take you to poems more or less specifically for class 7.

Happy browsing!

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Links and other resources

Birthday Verses by Roberto Trostli.   This is a beautiful collection of verses by another Waldorf teacher.   If you like the verses on my website you will certainly like these.  

Seven Stars of Gold by Peter Oram.   This is a little book (unfortunately not available free online - you'll have to buy or borrow it) of beautifully crafted poems for a Waldorf class in Wales.