Kidzeum Prepares For
by Beth Muselwhite
“Guten tag!” translates to “Good Day” in German! Christmas comes early in the Kidzeum at Grenada Elementary School! The students at GES are traveling to Germany in the Kidzeum for the new exhibit. This exhibit is titled, “Christmas in Germany”. As children enter this exhibit they face the twelve foot tall Christmas tree lit with gingerbread houses, gingerbread girls and boys, and many other decorations. String lights are hanging above their heads to resemble an outdoor Christmas market in Germany.
For the first visit to the exhibit, the students will learn directions, will locate Germany on a world map, will find out the time difference, and will decide what to wear. These activities will immerse the students in grades K-3 in an experience of what it might be like in a German town before Christmas.
The children walk into the Kidzeum’s “German Market” to learn about many of the Christmas traditions we have in the United States that have originated in Germany.
Christmas trees, gingerbread, nutcrackers, and peppermint are on the children’s list to help prepare a home in Germany at Christmas. The students are learning how to count in German and are listening to German folktales as they participate in different hands-on activities.
For the second visit, the children will hear the Christmas story and create a festive German snack to enjoy!
The Kidzeum looks forward to Grandparent’s Open House on November 30th, from 8:00-10:00. Grandparents are invited to join their grandchildren on this exciting day to tour the Kidzeum! While grandparents are visiting GES, they are also encouraged to step inside the library to shop for early Christmas gifts at the Scholastic Book Fair.