Thursday, December 29, 2016

Complete Story List - Waldorf First Grade Capital Letters

I'm going to take a brief break from my Main Lesson Book Photography Project to say that I've finally finished my list of stories for Waldorf First Grade Capital Letters! There are LOTS and LOTS of resources for using Grimm's fairy tales to teach the letters, and I'm happy to share the traditional story list with anyone who asks, but I wanted to come up with a creative way of doing the stories using picture books which I already had on my shelf. I was looking for some unusual choices for the letter illustrations, and some fun creative follow-up ideas for the stories I picked.

Here is the web page with all of the details on this main lesson block!

my merry little jumping juggling jester
which I painted years ago, when I was first learning about Waldorf

It also includes ALL of the links to the traditional resources as well, and lots of photos of the traditional illustrations. But here are my choices, first in alphabetical order, and then in the combinations which I will use for them. The web page includes all the stories which go with each letter and links to all the books I'm choosing, so I don't feel like I need to repeat that here.

  • A - Asparagus
  • B - Bubbles
  • C - Cave
  • D - Door & Den
  • E - Elephant
  • F - Feather
  • G - Goose
  • H - House
  • I - Icicle
  • J - Jump & Joy
  • K - King
  • L - Ledge
  • M - Mountain
  • N - Net
  • O - Otter
  • P - Parrot
  • Q - Queen
  • R - River
  • S - Shooting Star
  • T - Tower
  • U - Underground
  • V - Valley
  • W - Worm
  • X - Xylophone
  • Y - Yak
  • Z - Zucchini

Story and Activity Combinations:

    #1 - Worm + Underground

    #2 - Tower + Bubbles

    #3 - Yak + House

    #4 - River + Net

    #5 - Otter + Shooting Star

    #6 - Mountain + Elephant

    #7 - Feather + Goose

    #8 - Xylophone + Parrot

    #9 - King + Queen

    #10 - Ledge + Valley + Cave

    #11 - Icicle + Jump/Joy + Door/Den

    #12 - Asparagus + Zucchini

I would do this over two main lesson blocks, combinations 1 through 6 in one block and combinations 7 through 12 in the second block.

Please, as always, feel free to share any comments in the comment box and I will be sure to respond!


Looking back at this old post, I've realized that I have some newer ones that go with it very well.

See How Waldorf Teaches Capital Letters (October 14, 2019) for my detailed lesson plan notes from

    Tue, Oct 1 (L - Ledge, D - Dragon)

    Thur, Oct 3 (R - River, N - Net)

    Mon, Oct 7 (V - Valley, C - Cave)

    Thu, Oct 10 (M - Mountain, E - Elephant)

    Fri, Oct 11 (W - Worm, U - Underground)

You may also be interested in the post Shopping List for Capital Letters Block (March 25, 2020) which gives a summary of the artistic and hands-on projects I like to do for this block and all of the supplies needed.

This post contains affiliate links to the materials I actually use for homeschooling. I hope you find them helpful. Thank you for your support!

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