Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fire Fairy Song

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.

video

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

3 comments:

Stacy said...

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

Saints and Spinners said...

Stacy,

Those are lovely lyrics! Thank you for posting them. I've added them to the main body of this post to make sure that seekers of fire songs find them easily.

Angelina said...

I am actually a Montessori teacher of 9 years with a bit of the Waldorf in my heart (having grown up with a Waldorf influence). My two year old, Bodhi, and I just sang this song with lots of tune variations 8 times, lighting and relighting the candle, with awe and adoration. Thank you so much for another shared treasure.