When my daughter was in Waldorf preschool, the teacher would light a candle after the children had sat down at the table for their snack. Then we would sang the following song as we held hands:
Help me call the fire fairies...
Fire fairies, come to us,
Bringing golden light from the sun,
Holding hands, please!
Until I had a child, I never understood the practice of holding hands at the table. Before, I thought it was simply to promote good will. Now, I know it's to keep children from grabbing the food!
I made a simple recording of the Fire Fairy song. I don't know who composed the song, but the teacher told me that most of the songs sung in the Waldorf school were for general use. I hope that if this song appeals to you, you can incorporate it into your own families' lives. For the graphic, I used the fire elemental recently created for Alkelda: Dolls for Storytelling, my online shop.
Update: In the comments, Stacy writes:
It's so interesting to hear how it is done in other schools. Ours is similar with some of the same tune:
fire fairies come to us
with a light and a glow
far from heaven to us below
when we put out the candle we sing:
fire fairies warm and bright
thank-you for your golden light