May Faire Toolkit

Happy May Faire season to you and yours! While we are apart, we want to be sure our community is able to enjoy and celebrate May Faire at home. Below, you will find several resources for celebration ideas including songs, crafts and videos. As we do every year, we celebrate the beauty of spring and its promise of new beginnings. Let’s celebrate all that we are becoming in this time and all that we will be together when we are reunited.

We hope to create a slideshow of our community’s remote celebrations this year, too! If you want to join us, please send pictures of your celebrations to us at vhogan@richmondwaldorf.com, and tag us on Facebook and Instagram

#RWSMayFaire #WaldorfCommunityStrong #MayFair

May Faire Collage & Sing-a-Long

We had so much fun seeing the photos from May Faires past! Some of them from over a decade ago, enjoy the festive May Faire songs courtesy of our very own Music Teacher Mrs. Walker. Sing along with us!

May Faire Crafts

What’s May Faire without a few festive crafts? With the help of fellow Waldorf Schools around the country, we’ve curated a few that really bring the spirit to you and your neighbors! 

May Cone Tutorial

Fresh Flower Crown Tutorial 

Paper Flower Crown Tutorial 

May Songs

I’ve been a wandering all this night,

And the best part of the day,

And when I come back home again

I will bring you a branch of May.

A branch of May I bring you here,

And at your door I stand.

It’s nothing but a sprout,

But it’s well budded out,

By the work of God’s own hand.

The moon shines bright,

The stars give a light,

A little before ‘tis day.

I call once more unto your house,

All in this month of May.

My song is done,

I must be gone,

No longer can I stay.

God bless you all,

Both great and small,

And send you a joyful May.

 

When the green buds show,

And May breezes blow

And the birds all call across the meadow,

Gay as bird on wing,

We’ll go wandering,

Sing a song of spring

The wide world over.

Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la,

Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la,

Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la,

The wide world over.

Warm will shine the sun,

Far from home we’ll run

Greeting everyone so kind and friendly,

As we go we’ll sing

Tell the world it’s spring

Make sweet echoes ring the wide world over.

Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la…..

The wide world over.

May Day Flower Circle

Festive verse and movement perfect for you and your little ones!

Share with Us!

We’d love to have you share a short video clip or a few photos of how your family celebrates the season! Families are welcome to tag our Facebook or Instagram account, or email us! Please be aware that any photos/videos become the property of RWS and may be published on our website or in other marketing materials. 

Thanks for celebrating with us!