Children are our future. Children’s books and arts & crafts.

Children are our Future

Oma introduces books for children as well as giving instruction for arts&crafts projects. She provides baking recipes for birthdays and shares her childhood memories. Some of the books she listed are translated in German and English. Oma also provides the information about the titles and how to get the translations. It is important to support both languages in a bilingual home. The selection of books include the classics like the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm as well as how the Rainbow Fish came to his colors. In addition you will find stories to share in connection with Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. Of course does Oma’s reading list as well include stories about nature and much more. What is a better way to share time with your children or grandchildren than sharing a story?

The Tales of Peter Rabbit can be found in both languages as well. Do you want to find out more about Oma’s collection of Peter Rabbit themed products and how to get them click here.

You will also find tips for making the first day of school for your child memorable. Oma shares with you some of her favorite treats for children, like the Schultüte/Zuckertüte a school cone. You will find the instruction to build your own school cone as well as invitations for the First Day in School. Add the homemade school pretzel to it and you are all set up for the First Day at School.

Christmas is always a magical time with children. Teach them how to make their own advent calendar to count the days down until Christmas.

First Day of School in Germany. Traditions. School Cone

The First Day of School in Germany is always picture perfect. See what makes the Einschulung so sweet and memorable.

First Day of School – Starting Primary School! In my day, the beginning of the school year started in spring and not after the summer break. The first day of school or Einschulung, as we say in Germany is a very festive event and celebrated with traditions. My godmother gave the new backpack called Ranzen […]

Best Christmas Books for Children — According to Oma.

Best Christmas Books This December, I’m starting a new campaign. I invite all families to turn off their TVs. Instead, take the time to reconnect with one another. Talk, decorate, bake, and if you have small children, read to them! The holidays are filled with magical moments—and some of my fondest memories are bundling up […]

Matchbox Advent Calendar

Matchbox Advent Calendar. Children will have a great “time” making this Advent Calendar. See why.

Matchbox Advent Calendar A matchbox advent calendar counts the days until Christmas Eve—starting on the first of December and ending on December 24th. These calendars come in different shapes, sizes, and themes. Each day, a little door or window is opened—often revealing a special treat for children who greatly anticipate the coming of Christmas. This […]

St Martins Day Lanterns

St. Martin’s Day celebrated in Germany with lanterns. Sun, Moon, and Stars.

St Martins Day Lanterns St Martins Day Lanterns are the highlight of Martin’s day in Germany. You can find the most beautiful lanterns displayed in store windows and available for sale inside. For this special German holiday, children also create St. Martin’s Day lanterns in kindergarten and grade school. They make them at home—and with […]

Bread Man Recipe St Martin's Day

Bread Man Recipe for Weckmaenner or Stutenkerle

Bread Man Recipe Bread Man Recipe is used to bake Martin’s Men for the celebrations of St. Martin’s Day. In Germany they are called Weckmaenner or Stutenkerle. Ingredients for Bread Man Recipe: 500 g (17.6 oz) of all-purpose flour 1 package of yeast rapid rise 2 tablespoons of sugar 1 pinch of salt 1 egg […]

Great Children's Books Autumn

Ten Great Children’s Books Autumn and beyond. Fall Page Turners.

Great Children’s Books Autumn Ten great children’s books autumn and beyond. As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, what better time to cozy up by the fireplace with your children or grandchildren and read a book from Oma’s library. The following list of recommended children books for fall and autumn include several […]

Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween cupcakes in a cone? Oh, that’s scary good!

Halloween Cupcakes Recipe: The translation I could find in German for Halloween Cupcakes is kleiner runder Kuchen fuer Halloween or Toertchen fuer Halloween. Ingredients for Halloween Cupcakes: 5 cold eggs 300 g (10.5 oz) of sugar 2 packages of Dr. Oetker vanilla sugar (OR) vanilla extract 250 g (8.8 oz) of potato starch (OR) corn […]

Children's Books Summer

Summertime is story time: Oma’s Top 10 Children’s Books for summer reading.

Children’s Books Summer Summer vacation is a great time to read and relax. The following collection of children’s books summer is a complement to other literary lists you’ll find in the “Children” section of my website. The first book in this series is an amazing balloon journey to finding a lost sibling, followed by a creative […]

German School Cone Tradition

Treat your kids to a great first day of school. Make a School Cone (Zuckertuete/Schultuete). Here’s how!

German School Cone Tradition! The first day of elementary school can be an anxious time for any kindergartener or first grader. Make this day a little sweeter with a Zuckertuete, a German school cone tradition. This kinder cone (literally translated: sugar bag) is a German tradition that dates back to the early 1800s. Parents or […]

First Day School Invitations

Make an invitation for a First-Day-of-School Celebration. It’s easy with these templates!

First Day School Invitations! In Germany, the first day of elementary school is a major life event. One worthy of a celebration. Make your child feel extra special by adopting this German tradition. Have a First Day of School Party! Just like any fun-filled event, it starts with an invitation. Below you will find first […]