Waldorf storytelling

puppet show

There is so much to love about our parent-led Waldorf playgroup, but I think the most magical part is when the story is told.

The children know it is time to make their way inside, after playing boisterously in the fresh air, when they hear us sing

puppet show is in the town, everybody gather round



They choose their seat, from toadstool cushions or little chairs. Then wait eagerly to see the puppet show revealed from beneath a playsilk. And our wonderful storyteller entrances them by singing

Mother of the fairy tale, take me by your silver hand. Sail me on your silver boat, sail me silently afloat. Mother of the fairy tale, take me to your shining land

The same story is told for at least three weeks. The children love the repetition and tell us if anything is different *grin*

And this week something was different!

playgroup story

king winter

The children had heard the lovely Australian adaption of A Winter Tale twice before and already knew it well ~ I think the Australian sprigs of leaves spoke to them. And the lovely kangaroo, wombat and kookaburra felt familiar.

And this week they were asked to help tell the story.

My daughter looked after the kangaroo, another little girl flew the kookaburra and their little friend helped the wombat find his way. And the bigger boys helped lead King Winter to the cave, where one of them had the very exciting task of bringing the fireflies to life {magical fairy lights beneath a playsilk cave ~ so magical!}


You should have seen their little beaming faces!

And so, for the third telling of each story, they will be asked to help. I can’t wait and I know they will adore being part of the story telling

Happy days, Kelly


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  • Reply Bek @ Just For Daisy September 14, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Oh Kelly this is magical! I absolutely love it! 🙂

    • Reply Kelly September 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      We are very lucky to have a beautiful storyteller in our playgroup 🙂 very blessed xx

  • Reply Kate Lloyd September 15, 2015 at 10:01 am

    So beautiful…

    • Reply Kelly September 15, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      ta Kate xx

  • Reply Jackie September 15, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Oh Kelly, how I would love to bring my cherubs to your playgroup. I just know we’d all be enchanted.

    • Reply Kelly September 16, 2015 at 6:31 pm

      We would so love to share our playgroup mornings with you all xx

  • Reply Nae Peters September 16, 2015 at 12:20 am

    this is gorgeous ??

    • Reply Kelly September 16, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks so much Nae 🙂

  • Reply Sara @ Happiness is here September 17, 2015 at 8:19 am

    This is so gorgeous!!!!

  • Reply kate @ livinglovinglaughing September 18, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I am so sad we didnt do the storytelling on our playdate… clearly i need to come back!! 😉 this looks absolutely wonderful, what a lovely storytime and love the repitition too! xx

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