The teacher leads games, poems, seasonal songs and little dramas, which work in the children to integrate their whole being. A snack at the lovely table set with candles is preceded by a blessing, then everyone moves outside for playtime. Each day has an artistic activity which creates a soothing weekly rhythm for the child. Activities include watercolor painting, drawing, beeswax modeling, seasonal crafts, sewing and finger knitting. Hearing a fairy tale, acting it out, or seeing a puppet play completes the morning. Capable and loving teachers specializing in education for the early years plan the school life with the child’s special talents and needs in mind.
All of your curriculum materials including mp3s and video tutorials are available through a teacher portal immediately after you make your purchase. You can read more about how this works here.
Why do we call this a “Curriculum Experience” ? Because when you purchase Earthschooling curriculum you not only receive a full curriculum (without the need to purchase any additional materials) but you also receive:
*Teacher support videos, mP3s and live support worth over $200.00
*Instructional Movement/Eurythmy videos worth over $50.00
*24-Hour member forum
*Bi-monthly Q & A sessions with a Waldorf teacher worth over $180.00 a year
*Access to member photo galleries
*Access to your experience on any device – mobile phone, tablet or computer – from any location
*Member chat forums
*Weekly newsletter with tips, updates and more
*Free updates for life (we add new material every year)
*Cultural & language enrichment lessons including Spanish, German, French, Arabic and more worth over $185.00
Each of the months below includes a weekly planner guide with specific daily lessons
All Months Include
1. Seasonal and monthly songs & mp3s for each of those songs
2. Mp3s for all the stories & lessons
3. Access to extra Cultural Enrichment Lessons
4. Optional parent handwork including felting, knitting, sewing & more
5. Weekly bread & snack recipes
6. Songs that help the child get prepared for math and language learning
7. Wet-on-wet watercolor verse & activity
**Note that any lessons we do with the alphabet or numbers this year are not formal lessons and do not require any writing. Formal math and language start in first grade. However, we do explore pre-alphabet and pre-number related activities this year.
August Kindergarten Lessons
Themes: Rhythm, Time & Guides
Lessons Include: The Letters “A & B” in Nature, Learning About the Year, Story: The Flock of Birds, Science: The Discovery of Salt, Aesop’s ABCs, Finger-knitting, Felted Beads, Stories About Time, Story: The Squirrel and the Chestnut, The Number 1 in Nature, Making Dream Catchers, Science Story: Straw & Coal, Science Story: Beans & Barley, Making a Fairy Home, Flower Children, Apple Bowl, Corn Dolls, and much more!
September Kindergarten Lessons
Themes: Bees & Honey, Wisdom & Age, Leaves & Apples, Dragons
Lessons Include: The Letter “C & D” in Nature, Science Story: Queen Bee, The Bee & Honey Game, Story: The Wise Woman & The Hen, Science Story: The Wisdom of Sunrise, A Yarn Doll, Aesop’s ABCs Story: C, The Number 2 in Nature, Science Story: Why the Evergreen Keeps His Leaves, Alphabet Art with Leaves, Story: The Fire of the Dragon, Science Walk: How Old is the Tree?, Floating Dragon Craft, Story: The Silver House, and much more!
October Kindergarten Lessons
Themes: Birds, Explorers and Adventure, Multi-cultural World, Darkness & Light
Lessons Include: The Letters “D, E & F” in Nature, Story: Jack and the Beanstalk, Game: Gathering the Birds, Weaving Like the Birds Craft, Aesop’s ABCs Story: D, E & F, Story of Arachne and the Spider, Story: Table Be Set, Lucet Craft, Four Special Multi-cultural Stories, Multi-cultural game, Multi-cultural Foods, The Number 3 in Nature, Science Story: Bat & His Friends, Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Lantern, Surprise Pumpkin Painting, and much more!
November Kindergarten Lessons
Themes: Peace, Family, Being Grateful, Helping
Lessons Include: Letters G, H & I in Nature, The Number 4, Story: Turkey the Peace Eagle, Story: The Mice, Native American Peace Stick Craft, Aesop’s ABCs Story: G, H & I, Nature Chimes Craft, Science Story: The Earth, Story: How Corn Grew, Story: The Story of the First Corn, Story: The Hen and Chick Family, A Hand Game with a Song, Story: One Good Meal Deserves Another, Make a Bonnet Craft, and much more!
December Kindergarten Lessons
Themes: Balance, Harmony, Diversity in Nature, Inner World
Lessons Include: The Letter “J, K, L & M” in Nature, The Number 5, Story: The Spindle, the Shuttle, and the Needle, Craft: A Picture of Peace, Pomander Craft, Story: A Small Fish, Story: Little Piccola, Craft: The Edible House, Science Story: The Sparrows, Painting: Everything Blue, Science Story: The Cedar Tree, The Racing Mice Craft & Game, Story: The Squirrel, Beaded Snowflake Craft, Winter Solstice Art, Five Days of Kwanza Stories from Africa, Stained Glass Cookie Craft, Cocoa Mix Craft, Grain Craft, and much more!
January Kindergarten Lessons
Themes: New Beginnings, Ice & Snow, The Moon, Animals
Lessons Include: The Letter “L, M & N” in Nature, The Number 6, Story: The Fairy’s Gift, Four Stories about Travel, A Renewal Basket Craft, Aesop’s ABCs Story: L, M & N, Science Story: The Big Dipper, Story: By the Light of the Moon, Sidewalk Chalk Craft, Story: Snowcap and the Snow Fairies, Science Story: The China Pitcher, Snow Globes or Sand Globes Craft, Story: The Travels of Fox, Story: More Friends Come with Snow, Toy Parachute Craft, and much more!
February Kindergarten Lessons
Themes: Candles, Love, Beauty, Bountiful Life
Lessons Include: The Number 7, Story: The Boy in the Moon, Story: Restoring the Moon, Flowers Glowing Craft, Aesop’s ABCs Story: O, P, Q & R, Letter P, Q & R in Nature, Story: Little Red Riding Hood (our original naturalist version), Science: Seasonal Sounds, Paper Batik Craft, Story: Beauty and the Beast (KG Version), Herbal Sachet Craft, Basic Felting Craft, Story: More Folks in Red, Water Cycle Song, and much more!
March Kindergarten Lessons
Themes: The Wind, The Irish, Picnics, Rainbows
Lessons Include: The Letter “S, T & U” in Nature, Science Story: The Oriole Who Flew with the Wind, Wind Chime Craft, Story: The Sun & The Wind, Science Story: The Wind, Aesop’s ABCs Story: S, T & U, Story: My Fairy House, Story: The House that Shaun Built, Fairy Candle Craft, Story: The Calico’s Story, Spring Circle Game, Story: The Beautiful Horse, A Walnut Boat Craft, Ten Days of Spring Crafts, Persian Wishing Soup, The Number 8 in Nature, Rainbow Pinwheel Craft, Fluttering Leaves Art, and much more!
April Kindergarten Lessons
Themes: Stories of Jokesters, Herbs, The Earth, Recycling
Lessons Include: The Number 9 in Nature, Story: The Donkey, Story; The Five Little Fishes, A Dream Pillow Craft, “How Green Was Born” Art, The Letter “V, W & X” in Nature, Science Story: Baby Bird in Spring, Science Story: The Little Pink Rose, Herbal Decorated Eggs, Aesop’s ABCs Story: V, W & X, Science Story: Sunbeams, Science Story: The Rainbow, Herbal Perfume Craft, Herbal Perfume Game, Story: The Ducks, Woodworking Crafts: A Pencil Holder & A Picture Holder, and much more!
May Kindergarten Lessons
Themes: Song & Dance, Mothers &/or Mentors, Gathering Nature, Mayfair
Lessons Include: The Number 10 in Nature, Aesop’s ABCs: Y & Z, Honeybee Cookies, Candied Flowers Craft, Science Story: The Little Plant, Story: The Six Swans, Story: Rainbow Cat, Rose Bead Craft, Soap Craft, Berries, Story: The Mill, Kindergarten Embroidery Craft, Story: Marcella the Violet, Story: The Little Boy’s Walk, Dried Flower Crafts, Mayfair Celebration Activities, and much more!
June Kindergarten Lessons
Themes: Sun & Sand, Friends, Fathers &/or Family Time, Midsummer
Lessons Include: Nature Yoga, Story: Goldenrod, Story: Seagull Song, A Child’s Sand Mandala Craft, Autumn Surprise Nature Walk, Story: A Forest Full of Friends, Yarn Craft, Sing Little Bird, Story: The Boy Who Went Out of the World, Nature Walk: Classifying Nature (KG Level), Sandpaper Shirt Craft, Story: Baa Baa Black Sheep, A Nature Walk of Shadows, Story: Midsummer Magic, Story & Movement: Parts of Plants, Butterfly Net Craft, and much more!
July Kindergarten Lessons
Themes: Far Away Lands, Campfires & Camping, What Can You Do?, Space Clearing
Lessons Include: Far Away Numbers, Story: Jack and the Beanstalk, Story: Under the Apple Tree, Paper Spinner Craft, Story: A Picture of Peace, Story & Movement: Picnic Packing, Birch Bark Dishes Craft, Daffodils Art, Story: Giant Energy & Fairy Skill, Story: A Farmer Went Riding, Leaf Embroidery (KG Level), Space Clearing in Nature, Space Clearing at Home: Five Days of Activities!, Story: The Elves & The Shoemaker, and much more!
Verses for Kindergarten (Listed by Month)
MP3s for Kindergarten Verses
Guides for Kindergarten
Kindergarten Planner (PDF)
Kindergarten Supply List (PDF)
Weekly Themes for the Kindergarten Year (PDF)
Teacher Support Tutorials Included in this Package
Introduction to the Kinderlyre (Video)
How to Make a Felted Doll (Video)
Kindergarten Landscape Chalk Drawing Tutorial by Waldorf Teacher Brian Wolfe (Video)
Basics of Finger-knitting (Video)
Finger-knit Flowers (Video)
Handwork: Dreamcatcher (Video)
Handwork: How to Knit: How to Knit a Rabbit (Video)
How to Make Fairy Wings (Video)
Pre-Needle Felting for Kindergarten (Video)
Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Part 1: 1 (Video)
Block Crayon Tutorial Series: Part 1: 2 (Video)
Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Foundations: Part One (Video)
Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Foundations Guide (PDF)
Homemaking 101 by Rahima Baldwin (Video)
Teacher Tutorials & Parent Crafts
When indicated in your lesson plans for the month, some parent crafts (but not all) have a video. Any available videos for your monthly parent craft are located below. You will also find some kindergarten teacher support materials here including instructions on how to do a chalkboard drawing for the kindergarten classroom and more.
The videos below are actually on our freebies page. I am locating them here, too, so you have everything in one place…
Enrichment and Extra Lessons
Garden Themes for the Month (PDF)
Extra Fingerplays (PDF)
Guide to Science Stories Preschool Through Fourth Grade (PDF)
Lists of Curriculum Concepts to Submit to State Supervising Teacher
Correspondence Charts between Earthschooling & Core Curriculum for State Board
Extra Member Benefits
Member Blog with Extra Lessons Indexed by Grade, Season and Topic
Kindergarten Grade Chat Room
24-Hour Member Forum
FAQs Page for Kindergarten
Kindergarten Links Page
Member Galleries of the Kindergarten Year, Classrooms & Lessons
Kristie’s Private Galleries of Earthschooling Photos
Teacher Reference Materials
Mini-Course: Waldorf 101 Mini-Course (PDFs)
Webinar: Planning Meeting with Waldorf Teacher Diane Power (MP3 & PDF)
Webinar: Planning Meeting with Earthschooling CEO, Kristie Burns (MP3 & PDF)
Webinar: Rhythm and Stages in Waldorf Education (Video, MP3 & PDF)
Webinar: Basics of Early Childhood Education (Video)
Basic Waldorf Verses: Circle Time, Bread Making, Clean Up Song, Basic Waldorf Verses, Leaving Songs, Lunch Blessing Songs (MP3s)
Reference: Introduction to Basic Waldorf Watercolor (PDF)
Planner: Weekly Scheduler for Multi-Age Classrooms (PDF)
Planner: My Waldorf Year (PDF)
Planner: My Waldorf Year for the Southern Hemisphere
Planner: Earthschooling Basic Planner (PDF)
Planner: For the Choleric, Melancholic, Sanguine and Phlegmatic (PDFs)
Mini-Book: Waldorf Basics (PDF)
Article: A Dozen Lesson Planning Tips (PDF)
Article: Parent & Teacher Modeling (PDF)
Article: The Importance of Free Play (PDF)
Article: Adapting Stories (PDF)
Article: Celebrating Festivals in Early Childhood (PDF)
Article: The Rhythm of Learning (PDF)
Article: The Three Day Rhythm (PDF)
Music for the Classroom: Sheet Music for the Year: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (PDFs)
Available Benefits for an Extra Fee
All the items listed above come with the kindergarten grade curriculum. However, we also offer the following services below for an additional fee:
Graduation Certificates & Transcripts Available for Additional Fee
Certified Teacher Consultations Available for Additional Fee
Live Tutoring with a Waldorf Teacher Available for Additional Fee
Live Tutoring with a Handwork Teacher Available for Additional Fee
Kindergarten SamplesComplete Guide to Earthschooling Kindergarten Earthschooling Kindergarten Sample Chalk Drawing in Kindergarten – Teacher Support Tutorial Sample
If you are unfamiliar with this package and need additional samples beyond what we have provided on this page we suggest that you purchase smaller lesson blocks to sample the curriculum (you will be given credit for your block purchase if you decide to upgrade) or contact us at: CustomerService@TheBEarthInstitute.com. You may also be interested in visiting our Testimonial Page or What is Earthschooling page. You can view our company purchase and privacy policies HERE.
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