A picture of the Virgin Mary on the front-cover

On the frontcover of the first edition of "Mutter- und Koselieder" (1844) a mother with her two children is standing in a niche like a madonna in a church (A 17). At her feet she has a rose, an attribute to the Virgin Mary. The child on her right arm has a ball on a string in his hand. The ball is with Fröbel a symbol of Unity (God) and Universe.

Though Fröbel was a Protestant the Catholic The Virgin Mary Cult was of great interest to him. He thought that the Virgin Mary, Mother Nature and the earthly mother was a Unity.