Story #47–Rainbow Land–The Red Fairy

Another old drawing–could be King Sunbeam–maybe

Rainbow Land—the Red Fairy


Oh lovely rainbow, see it span,

So lovely shining over the land

You are so red, gold, green and blue,

I’d like to climb it now with you.

From Quentenlieder: Music for Young Children in the Mood of the Fifth by Julius Knierim


Let’s put on our special rainbow climbing shoes and climb up to rainbow land.  King Sunbeam and Queen Cloudia are waiting for us.

“Good morning, good morning, dear king and queen of rainbow land.  Where are we going today?”

“Take our hands,” they say. “And we’ll fly away.  Hold on tight and off we go.”

Today, we take you to the home of Red Fairy.  There she is sitting and staring at the fire.  Look at the flames dancing, red gold and blue.

Red fairy invites us to sit by the fire and warm our hands.

“Now the days are growing short and the nights are growing long.  The days on your earth grow colder and you need the warmth of red.  The warmth of fire, the warmth of love. The warmth of your home and loving family and friends.

Look, my friend Golden and I have started painting the leaves.  Green fairy has gone to rest and now it’s our turn to paint the leaves and flowers and grasses.

But I am always around, no matter what the season, in the rising and setting sun and any place where there is warmth and love, for that is where I dwell.  I’m also in the lion’s angry roar and the hungry baby’s cry.  I am all around you.

Take some of my Red with you and make your own red.

Thanks for visiting!  Come back soon.

Thank you Red Fairy.  Thank you Queen Cloudia and King Sunbeam.

Let’s slide back down to earth.  Hold onto your red, though, it will keep you warm.

Whee!  Here we are and here is some red.


Oh lovely rainbow, see it span,

So lovely shining over the land

You are so red, gold, green and blue,

I’d like to climb it now with you.



This is the second installment of Rainbow Land.  I told the first one last week, and the children seemed to enjoy it.  As they painted, they talked about what they were painting–the sun, sunflowers, yellow leaves.  I will add some photos of their paintings–but they are just all yellow.  They got the color experience, I think.  I love painting like that.  And find it very meditative.  Can’t wait for red day tomorrow!

And (hopefully) only 2 more weeks in the splint!  I’ll keep you posted.

Next week–Golden and red meet–what color do you think they’ll make?

Thanks for stopping by!



I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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