Even though there are many castles through out all of Europe, we focused on them during our stay in Germany. I think this was Buddy's favorite part and he spent quite a bit of time learning how to draw them and using anything he could find to construct them.
We also learned that Germans often use beeswax clay for modeling and art. I couldn't find any beeswax clay, but the kids really enjoyed using modeling clay instead of their usual play-dough to create some beautiful works of art.
In each country that we study we also learn about a different habitat in nature. This time we studied rivers, lakes, and ponds. We learned about a catfish that can live for a few hours out of water. If it's pond dries up, it wiggles itself around in the mud looking for more water and the kids had a great time pretending they were wiggling in the mud.
We also had fun trying to see if we could get a paperclip to float on water the same way that water skaters do.
And of course, our favorite part is always trying some new food! Since Germany is well-known for it's sausages, we decided to try making some of our own. The kids loved squishing all the ingredients together, but had a hard time waiting patiently for the LONG process!
On our final day, we tried some bratwurst with sauerkraut. The kids loved the meat, not so much the cabbage. :)
And Sweetie made some Kirsch-Streuselkuchen for us for dessert!
Next week we will be headed to Africa! Auf wiedersehen!