German Children's Songs

German Children’s Songs

German Children’s Songs –  Traditional Kinderlieder German Children’s Songs are an essential part in growing up in Germany. The first songs are lullabies for the babies, followed by the play-along songs in preschool and kindergarten and continued by the sing-along songs at a later age. Many of the German Children’s Songs are Folk songs which […]

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 […]