Third Grade Waldorf Living Lessons Curriculum Package

USD $325.00

(Looking for options without all the living lessons?)
Third Grade Core Bundle: $100.00 HERE
Third Grade Curriculum Package: $200.00 HERE

These NEW Living Lesson Packages include everything that is in our Earthschooling Curriculum Packages but they go above and beyond by also providing you with Living Lessons. Living Lessons are video lessons where a teacher leads the class through a variety of main lessons, specialized lessons, stories, handwork, crafts, painting, form drawing, music, and more! You can use these lessons as examples to follow for your own teaching or can use them as supplements to your own teaching (we all need a break now and then. I would have loved to have these available on days I was ill or was taking care of my fussy baby). See free samples and full description below…


Living Lessons included in this Third Grade Package

This collection is always growing! When you make your payment you are only paying for the Living Lessons and curriculum listed below. This means that the price may increase for this listing as we add more lessons. However, once you make your purchase you automatically receive access to all the lessons listed below and all the future lessons as well! Once you enroll you retain access to the Third Grade Living Lessons for life and will never pay for future Third Grade Living Lessons not listed on this page.

We will update this list as we add more lessons. Currently the following lessons are included (all of these have been provided by Waldorf teacher Joy. See “Our Team” for more information)

Living Lesson Main Lessons: Waldorf Kinesthetic Movement
Kinesthetic Movement Lesson One
Kinesthetic Movement Lesson Two
Kinesthetic Movement Lesson Three

Living Lesson Main Lessons: Creation Stories Block
The Enchanted Sugar Maple: Main Lesson Story, Drawing, Verse & More: Part One
The Enchanted Sugar Maple: Main Lesson Story, Drawing, Verse & More: Part Two
The Enchanted Sugar Maple: Main Lesson Story, Drawing, Verse & More: Part Three
Hebrew Creation Story: Drawing, Verse & More: Part One
Cherokee Native American Creation Story: Drawing, Verse & More: Part One
Cherokee Native American Creation Story: Drawing, Verse & More: Part Two
Cherokee Native American Creation Story: Drawing, Verse & More: Part Three

Video Three Includes
Opening Verse
Verse for the lesson
Story: Day Three of Cherokee Creation Legend
Harp & Singing of Song: Castles
Movement with Copper Rod
Rhythm with Sticks
Balance Beam (How to Use)
Main Lesson Book – On Chalkboard (Follow Along)
Writing for Main Lesson Book

Living Lesson Main Lesson: Housebuilding
A Basic Shelter: Main Lesson Drawing, Activity & Verse

Living Lessons: Music
Soprano Recorder Story, Verse & Lesson: One
Soprano Recorder Story, Verse & Lesson: Two
Soprano Recorder Story, Verse & Lesson: Three
Soprano Recorder Story, Verse & Lesson: Four
Soprano Recorder Story, Verse & Lesson: Five
Soprano Recorder Story, Verse & Lesson: Six

Living Lessons: Grammar Main Lessons
These main lessons are taken directly from the Grammar block in the Earthschooling third grade daily planners which can be found in planners two and six. Teacher Amy has created one lesson for you each week to help you get a running start each week of this block. Four lessons are now available. Four more are coming soon!

Grammar Main Lesson: Planner 2: week 1: lesson 1 
Grammar Main Lesson: Planner 2: week 2: lesson 1
Grammar Main Lesson: Planner 2: week 3: lesson 1 
Grammar Main Lesson: Planner 2: week 4: lesson 1 

Living Lessons: Grammar Enrichment Lessons
These main lessons are taken directly from the Grammar block by Alan Whitehead and they enrich the previous lessons by introducing a new story and some fun practice verses. These are all taught by Teacher Amy Williams.

Alan Whitehead Grammar Lesson: Part One
Alan Whitehead Grammar Lesson: Part Two
Alan Whitehead Grammar Lesson: Part Three
Alan Whitehead Grammar Lesson: Part Four
Alan Whitehead Grammar Lesson: Part Five

Third Grade Grammar Review Lessons
“In Mary’s Garden” – Learning about Topics and Paragraphs
“In Mary’s Garden” – Learning about Who, What & When
Finding Adjectives & Adverbs – Story: “The Guilty Dogs”
Creating a Main Lesson Book Picture for “The Guilty Dogs”
Adverbs. Creating a Main Lesson Book Picture for “The Guilty Dogs”
Identifying the Beginning, Middle and End of the Story. Adjective and Adverb Review
More Adjectives and Adverbs

Living Lesson Handwork & Crafts

Felted Pumpkin Handwork Craft
Weaving Series: Part 1: Making a Cardboard Loom & Basic Weaving Techniques
Weaving Series: Part 2: Weaving Stripes and Dots
Weaving Series: Part 3: Creating Fringes, Curves, and Twining

See Living Lesson Samples Below

Teacher Joy: 3rd Grade: Soprano Recorder Lessons Teacher Joy: 3rd Grade: Shelter Building Lessons Teacher Joy: 3rd Grade: Creation Stories Main Lesson


Already included in this package are all the same benefits you receive with our traditional Earthschooling Curriculum Package below..

Theme: Self and Others – Where Do I Belong? Cultivate Confidence and Security

By the third grade, children are beginning to comprehend the difference between self and other and wonder where in the scheme of things they belong. To fortify their growing personal identity, they read creation and origin stories (teacher can choose one or more from: Aboriginal, African, European, Asian, etc.)

Around the age of nine comes a very important psychological change. The child has a stronger experience of its own individuality or identity (ego) and therefore begins to question adult authority. it may feel isolated from family and friends and therefore need more sympathy and firmness from teachers and parents. Again, the subjects given to Class Three are carefully chosen and timed to relate to this inner psychological change.

The origin and creation stories give the nine-year-old an inner picture of the vastness of the world and the wonders it holds. In handwork the children crochet a hat, a visible form of something protecting them. In the main lesson they learn about occupations such as house building, farming and traditional crafts. How do farmers provide our food. Unforgettable is an early morning visit to a cowshed with its characteristic sounds and smells, seeing the cows milked, feeling their warm breath, tasting the fresh milk! Farming, housing, building, measurement, and mastery of the multiplication tables and four arithmetic processes provide a practical foundation for scientific study and help ground the children. They go away together to spend a week on a farm. The study of grammar helps them to develop rational thinking. Each child takes up a stringed instrument: violin, viola or cello.

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.

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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 $150.00
*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

Main Lessons
Lesson Block: Creation and Origin Myths and Legends (PDF)
Lesson Block: G3 Native American Stories (PDF)
Lesson Block: House-building (PDF)
Lesson Block: G3 Language and Grammar (PDF)
MLB Samples: G3 Language by Hannah
Lesson Block: Third Grade Math Block (PDF)
Lesson Block: G3 Long Division Math Additional Lessons (PDF)
MLB Samples: G3 Math by Hannah
Teacher Guide: Guide to Science Stories Preschool through Fourth Grade (PDF)
Lesson Block: Third Grade Storyland of Science (PDF)
Lesson Block: Farming & Gardening Guide & Main Lessons (PDF)
Lesson Block: Herbs for Kids: Part One (PDF)
Farming Reference Book: 13 Chapters for Reference (21 PDFs)

Main Lessons in Art, Watercolor & Handwork
Art Lesson: Indian Art – Mandalas (PDF)
Art Lesson: G3 Watercolor Extra Lessons (PDF)
MLB Sample: G3 Art Hannah
MLB Sample: G3 Painting Hannah
Teacher Guide: Form Drawing Basics (PDF)
Lesson Block: G3 Form Drawing Main Book (PDF)
Lesson Block: G3 German Form Drawing (PDF)
Teacher Guide: Handwork: How to Spin Wool (Video)
Handwork Lesson: Handwork: Story for Spinning Wool (PDF)
Lesson Block: Handwork: Knitting and Weaving for Kids (PDF)
Lesson Block: Handwork: Felting: Felting a Mermaid (Video)
Lesson Block: Textiles and Clothing (PDF)
Handwork Block: Unicorn Patterns to Knit (PDF)

Main Lessons in Music
Third Grade Verses for the Year (PDF & MP3s)
Pentatonic Fingering Chart (PDF)
Pentatonic Recorder: Book One (PDF)
Pentatonic Recorder: Book Two (PDF)
Pentatonic Recorder: Book Three (PDF)
Soprano Recorder Fingering Chart (PDF)
Soprano Recorder Lesson Guide (PDF)
Soprano Recorder Music Cards (PDF)
Third Grade Sheet Music for the Year (PDF)
Second Language Verses in French, Spanish and German (PDF & MP3s)

Guidelines to Third Grade Eurythmy (PDF)
About Copper Rods (Video & PDF)
Moving in Etheric Space (Video & PDF)
7-fold Rod Exercise (Video & PDF)
Moving Straight Lines and Crosses (Video & PDF)
Moving Triangles and Six Pointed Stars (Video & PDF)
Eurythmy Verses (Video & PDF)

Teacher Resources Specific to Third Grade
Third Grade Planner
Third Grade Supply List
Reference: Leaf Shapes (PDF)
Third Grade Chalk Drawing by Waldorf Teacher Brian Wolfe (Video)
Block Crayon Tutorials Level Three: Drawings: Animal, Figures, Landscape Crayon Hacks by Waldorf Teacher Brian & Robyn Wolfe (Video)

Cultural Enrichment Lessons
Australia: Dream Time Stories, Part One, Two and Three (PDF)
Australia: The Cave (PDF)

Enrichment & Extra Lesson Blocks
Lesson Blocks: Supplemental Stories for Third Grade (PDF)
Supplemental Lessons: G3 Handwork, Science, Math
Supplemental Lessons for G3 Gardening (PDF)
Space Clearing Block (PDF)

Legal Support
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
Third Grade Chat Room
24-Hour Member Forum
Free Support
FAQs Page for Third Grade
Third Grade Links Page
Member Galleries of the Third Grade 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 third 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

Third Grade Curriculum Samples

Guide to Earthschooling Third Grade Introduction to & One Week of Third Grade FREE (69 pages free!) Third Grade Craft Block Sample Pages

If you are unfamiliar with this package and need additional samples beyond what we have provided on this page we suggest that you purchase subject blocks to sample the curriculum (you will be given credit for your block purchase if you decide to upgrade) or contact us at: 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.

The current value of this package is $720.00 if you were to purchase the items individually. You save over $500.00 by purchasing the package for only $200.00.