Sommerfest – Kindergarten


The kindergarten recently hosted the annual “Sommerfest” celebration.


Each year the parents are invited over to the kindergarten for an afternoon, to celebrate Sommerfest.  The deal is that each parent turns up with a plate of something tasty to be added to the buffet.

The afternoon commenced with a series of games.  Actually that is not true.  The afternoon started with the boys giving me a tour of the kindergarten.

I have to point out that the boys have been at this kindergarten for a year next month.  I also need to point out that I do 95% of the pick ups and drop offs.  So I may have seen around the kindergarten before.

However, it was lovely that they were excited to show me around.  I loved hearing what they thought and seeing it through their eyes.

So, back to the games…

They had a load of activities for the kids to do, including bowling, cycling and football.  For each game they played they got a stamp on their card.  They kids thought this was great fun.

Despite being British, the boys are not great at queuing though.  So there was a lot of trying to skip to the front and I was a little worried we were on borderline tantrum territory at one point.

The favourite game of all was the football one though.  The boys have decided they love football.  Daddy recently bought them a football in the style of the Euros 2016.  They ask Daddy all the time if football is on.

When Daddy has been watching the Euros, the boys have been excited that the ball on screen matches their new football.  Hats off to Bob L for noticing that, because we never pointed that out to him.

One of the wishes for the hubby is for some of the German football skills to rub of on one or both of the boys.  However, I think they may have a way to go yet, judging by the fact they kept missing the goals.


Anyway, if enthusiasm is anything to go by, they are half way there.  They even made the hubby by a German football top the other week.  Hubby did suggest an English shirt but they were not so keen on this idea.  They want to be like their friends who ALL have German tops.  All of them.  Every single one.  Including the teacher apparently!


Once the games had finished, we heard a familiar tinkle.  The kindergarten teachers arranged for an ice-cream van pop by.  Free ice-cream, what a treat.  Even the parents!!!

Sommerfest Storms

One of the things about living in mainland Europe is the thunderstorms are immense. I have never seen, or heard, anything like it.  This day was no exception, after a week of gorgeous weather, the inevitable thunderstorm started half-way through the event.

Anyway it was pretty good timing really, as we settled down inside to eat cake.  It could have been much worse.

Then the children were all presented with a certificate and a medal for taking part in the day in a heartwarming award ceremony.  The children all loved it.

On the way home Bob D said to me: “Do you like my kindergarten mummy, I like my kindergarten”.

I wholeheartedly said yes!


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  1. July 20, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Free ice-cream?! It’s pencilled in my diary for next year 🙂 So cute how excited kids get about showing you around ‘their’ classroom isn’t it? I had a similar experience today with my two as they showed me theire rooms for next year and introduced me to their new teachers 🙂 #BloggerClubuk
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    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 1, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      I love how excited they get too 🙂 x

  2. July 20, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    Oh my word this makes me miss Germany like mad!! Sounds like a wonderful event especially with free ice-cream!! #BloggerClubUK

    • Double the Monkey Business
      August 1, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      I always love a free ice-cream 🙂 xxx

  3. August 28, 2016 / 3:48 am

    Free ice cream! Yum! And it sounds absolutely adorable that your twins were so excited to show you around. And your boys will be happy to know that I knew that you were talking about real football, even though I’m American, even before I scrolled down to the pictures. 😉 My husband loves football.
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    • Double the Monkey Business
      September 6, 2016 / 7:16 pm

      Lol, they will be happy to know that! free ice-cream is always a good thing 🙂

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