Like the Fall Tales List for Waldorf Kindergarten, this is NOT an all-inclusive list, these are just some tales I have enjoyed or I know other mothers have used at these ages…..Happy finding the tales that speak to you and to your family!
January (Okay, still Winter!)
Four Year Olds: Shingebiss (Winter Wynstones)
Five Year Olds: The Snow Maiden (Plays for Puppets)
Six Year Olds: The Twelve Months (www.mainlesson.com);
Four Year Olds: “Pussy Willow Spring” from Suzanne Down’s “Spring Tales” or a story about how the snowdrop got its color
Five Year Olds: “The Rabbit and the Carrot” a Chinese Tale found in the Spring Wynstones and also in “An Overview of the Waldorf Kindergarten”
Six Year Olds: “The Three Brothers” by the Brothers Grimm
There are also a few Saint Valentine’s Day stories on mainlesson.com
For ages three and a half or so and up for Saint Patrick’s Day: “Lucky Patrick” from “Spring Tales” by Suzanne Down
There is also a great “leprechuan” circle adventure/movement journey in the book, “Movement Journeys and Circle Adventures” based upon “Tippery Tim” the leprechaun in “Spring Tales” by Suzanne Down
Four Year Olds: The Billy Goats Gruff
Five Year Olds: “Little Brown Bulb” from “Spring Tales” from Suzanne Down or “Little Red Cap” from Brothers Grimm
Six Year Olds: “ Bremen Town Musicians” from the Brothers Grimm; or “An Easter Story” from “All Year Round” or “The Donkey” by The Brothers Grimm
Four Year Olds: Goldilocks and The Three Bears
Five Year Olds: “Mama Bird’s Song” from “Spring Tales” by Suzanne Down or”Rumpelstiltskin” by the Brothers Grimm
Six Year Olds: “Frog Prince” from the Brothers Grimm
Four Year Olds: “Chicken Licken” or “The Pancake” with Spring details
Five Year Olds: For Ascensiontide, the story “Forgetful Sammy” from “All Year Round” or “Twiggy” from “Plays for Puppets”
Six Year Olds: “The Magic Lake at the End of the World” (from Ecuador, found in “Your’re Not The Boss of Me! Understanding the Six/Seven Year Transformation) or “Queen Bee” from the Brothers Grimm or “Forgetful Sammy” or “Twiggy” as listed for the five-year-old.
Four Year Olds: “The Pancake” with spring/summer details
Five Year Olds: “Goldener” (Plays for Puppets)
Six Year Olds: “Snow White and Rose Red” or “A Midsummer Tale” from the book “An Overview of the Waldorf Kindergarten”, also in “Plays for Puppets”
What are your favorite stories? Please add them below!