Monday, July 9
Going Medieval For A Day
Two Saturdays ago we've had a wonderful Summer Festival at work with the theme Medieaval Market. After long weeks of preparation and getting on the nerves of each other at work. We finally made it and even landed on the Region's Top Newspaper. Here are some of the pictures I've got. I removed the faces of the kids to avoid any kind of conflict with parents of any sort. But you can see me of course and my dear colleagues in their costumes as well. Thank God for good colleagues who can sew good costumes :) Most of the clothes of the kids were also done by them. I told my boss she ought to open her own shop!
We've got animals on the loose, a roasted lamb and different market stalls selling - oil with herbs, home made jams, dried sausages, dried lavander and dried herbs and a whole lot more! The stalls were all manned by kids from 3-6 years old. I thought this would be the hit with the kids but as soon as they saw all the animals, they just forgot about their other duties! Of course such a festival is not complete without any sort of song and dance from the kids. I finally handed to the parents that yearbook I told you about and it was such a hit! The parents were so overwhelmed by it. Well that hardwork finally paid off (I did all of it in my own private time!!!) This was a first in this Kindergarden (and probably in a lot here in Germany). The would be first graders were also given their "Schultüte" a german tradition as shown in this picture. It's a cone shaped bag with lots of goodies inside like sweets and school stuff. I find this tradition really good because it marks the beginning of a child's life (School stress starts from here up!) Since our Festival had the theme of Medieval our "Schultüte" were also either a Knight or a Princess. Mind you this was all hand made except for that cone. On the kids's hand is of course his Yearbook :)