Here in New England and in many parts of the country, the temperatures are beginning to dip and the leaves are beginning to change into new and glorious hues. This changing landscape brings us a reason to celebrate autumn in all its glory!
Steph Green, the creative visionary behind Waldorf Family, has created these lovely autumn verse cards to help your family celebrate the changing of seasons. Print and place them on your nature tray, dinner table, or any spot that needs a little autumnal magic.
Yellow the bracken,
Golden the sheaves.
Rosy the apples,
Crimson the leaves.
Mist on the hillside,
Clouds grey and white.
Autumn, good morning!
Summer good night!
Let's go walking through the woods
This windy Autumn day
Through the leaves, all red and gold
We'll dance and sing and play
"Come little leaves," said the wind one day.
"Come o'er the meadow with me and play.
Put on your dresses of red and gold.
Summer is gone and the days grow cold."
As soon as the leaves heard the wind's low call,
Down they came fluttering, one and all.
Over the brown fields they whirled and flew,
Singing the soft little songs they knew.
Dancing and whirling the little leaves went,
Autumn had called them and they were content.
Soon they will sleep in their soft earthly beds
Waiting for winter to cover their heads.
“Little leaves, good night!”
Leaves at Play
Scamper, little leaves, about,
In the autumn sun.
I can hear the old Wind shout,
Laughing, as you run,
And I haven’t any doubt,
That he likes the fun.
So run on and have your play,
Romp with all your might.
Dance across the autumn day,
When the sun is bright.
Soon you’ll hear the old Wind say,
Like a leaf or a feather,
in the windy, windy, weather
We will whirl around and twirl around,
And all fall down together.
Red in Autumn
by Elizabeth Gould
Tipperty toes, the smallest elf,
Sat on a mushroom by himself,
Playing a little tinkling tune
Under a big red harvest moon;
And this is the song that Tipperty made
To sing to the little tune he played.
“Red are the hips, red are the haws,
Red and gold are the leaves that fall,
Red are the poppies in the corn,
Red berries on the rowan tall;
Red is the big round harvest moon,
And red are my new little dancing shoon”
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Introduce number concepts, letters and seasons the Waldorf way! Steph Green, who made these beautiful autumn verse cards for us, is also the artist and visionary behind Waldorf Family. We are proud to be one of the exclusive retailers for this whimsical line of wooden learning tools.
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