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.

Traditional German Christmas Carols

Traditional German Christmas Carols

Traditional German Christmas Carols for all Ages These 24 Traditional German Christmas Carols include the most famous and loved songs for the Christmas Season. Some melodies are the favorites of children waiting for the Nikolaus, and others are more church songs for the grown-ups. Of course, the worldwide known Silent Night, Holy Night and O […]

Christmas Wish List Two

Christmas Wish List Two – Games for Children

Christmas Wish List Two The Christmas Wish List Two includes classic board games, balancing games, and card games starting age three and older. While some games can be found in Germany, others can be found in the States. Some of them are traveling games, and all are linked to the places to purchase. To see toys […]

Christmas Wish List

Christmas Wish List – Gift Ideas for Children

Christmas Wish List The Christmas Wish List gives some ideas of toys for small boys and girls until the age of eight years. Some of the gifts are lower in price than others. They are available online in Germany and the States. The toys are linked out so that you can find the places to […]

German Schokokuss Sweets

German Schokokuss Sweets

German Schokokuss Sweets The German Schokokuss Sweets are made with beaten egg whites and sugar syrup, covered with dark chocolate. The Schokokuss is also known as Schaumkuss or Topkuss in Germany. Ingredients for German Schokokuss Sweets: 100 g (3.52 oz) of pasteurized egg whites (available at grocery stores) 200 g (7.05 oz) of sugar 1 […]

German Sandtorte Cake Recipe

German Sandtorte Cake Recipe and Halloween Cupcakes

German Sandtorte Cake and Halloween Cupcakes The German Sandtorte Cake is a classic recipe. The batter can be used for cupcakes in a ice cream cone. Ingredients for German Sandtorte Cake: 5 eggs, XL 300 g (10.5 oz) of sugar 2 packages of Dr. Oetker vanilla sugar OR 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract pinch of salt […]

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

Matchbox Advent Calendar – Children will have a great “time” making this Advent Calendar. See why. A matchbox advent calendar counts the days until Christmas Eve starting on the 1st 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 […]